Topic: recovery

Injury 101: What You Need To Know When You’re Hurt

Injury 101: What You Need To Know When You're Hurt

Chances are you won’t read this until and unless you suspect you’re hurt. That’s human nature. Athletes get hurt, but it won’t happen to us, right? Until it does. If you’re living an active lifestyle, you’ll likely face an injury eventually. Plan for that with the same attention you plan for your successes. Getting back on track is dependent on taking proper care immediately. More »

Study Says Massage Helps Post-Workout Recovery; Get One Daily With Foam Rollers

Study Says Massage Helps Post-Workout Recovery; Get One Daily With Foam Rollers

You probably don’t need a study to make you want a massage, but researchers have verified that massage helps reduce inflammation after a strenuous workout, proving that it’s not just an indulgence. It’s necessary. But…as much as we’d all like to visit spas more often, weekly or even monthly massage is pretty much out of the question for a lot of people thanks to lack of time, money, or both. This is where my favorite fitness gadget comes in handy: The foam roller, otherwise known as “the poor woman’s massage.” More »

The Body Positive: The Disordered Diets of the Rich & Skinny

The Body Positive: The Disordered Diets of the Rich & Skinny

Celebrities with eating disorders are often raked through the coals by the entertainment press, their every ‘scarily skinny!’ photo published and, if in recovery, their every siting analyzed for signs of relapse. That is, for a while—then we move on to the next A-list actress (slash reality TV contestant slash monarch slash pop star) who might have an eating issue (and drive tabloid sales). More »

From Drug Addiction to Veganism: Raw Chef Douglas McNish Dishes on Food, Recovery, and The Secret

From Drug Addiction to Veganism: Raw Chef Douglas McNish Dishes on Food, Recovery, and The Secret

Aside from contributing great raw and vegan recipes to Blisstree, chef Doug McNish has a lot on his plate (no pun intended): He’s traveling to Hawaii to give raw cooking demonstrations; he’s working on his first book; and he’ll be flying to Hawaii next month to talk about raw and vegan foods. But he hasn’t always been a picture of health and success — just a few years ago, he weighed 270 pounds and was struggling with a drug addiction that forced him to give up his job and start all over again.

On March 6, he’ll be speaking at the F-You: Forgiveness Project in Toronto, Canada; we talked to Doug to learn more about his powerful personal backstory: More »

Video: Yoga Instructor Teaches With Broken Legs

Video: Yoga Instructor Teaches With Broken Legs

In today’s motivational anecdotes: Amy Keller-Bill, a yoga teacher in Utah, is teaching despite having two broken legs. She was hit by a truck over Thanksgiving weekend, breaking the tibia and fibula in both of her legs. She took some time away from the studio, but says the hardest thing about her injury was having to sit around and do nothing, so she returned to her post at the front of the class. She manages to demonstrate moves despite having rods on both sides and a plate on the left, saying that, “You think of little things that keep you from coming and working out, and they seem like minor things compared to two broken legs.” More »