What’s a Good Heart Rate Variability? Understanding Your HRV

    The measure of heart rate variability (HRV) has become increasingly popular and accessible to many with new wearable device technology. HRV is an individualized metric that can help monitor and track the body’s resilience and ability to manage stress. It's a sought-after indicator for those looking to optimize their overall health, performance, and recovery. Let's dive into everything you need to know about good heart rate variability.

    What Is a Healthy Resting Heart Rate?

    Resting heart rate (RHR) is the number of times your heart beats per minute (bpm) while at complete rest—measured either when sitting or laying down for a period of several minutes. RHR is a metric that is a useful tool as a predictor of both overall health and fitness level. Here’s everything you need to know about a healthy resting heart rate.

    Project Eclipse: How Shalane Flanagan Relied on InsideTracker to Run Six Marathons in Six Weeks

    Chasing big, wild, audacious goals is nothing new to Shalane Flanagan. This four-time Olympian, Olympic silver medalist, TCS New York City Marathon champion, World XC Bronze medalist, American record holder, Nike Bowerman Track Club coach, three-time New York Times best-selling cookbook author, and proud mom inspired runners and non-runners across the globe with her recent incredible running journey known as Project Eclipse.

    How to Prioritize Performance and Longevity in Endurance Sports

    Runners and endurance athletes often talk about their personal records (PRs), upcoming races, or the latest fitness tech or gadgets. But there’s always a looming question: How long can I keep going? Physical activity can delay signs of aging by promoting heart health, preventing low bone mass, improving coordination and balance, and lowering the risk of chronic diseases [1]. But endurance athletes also place unique strains on their bodies which can impact healthy aging and their longevity in ...

    Are Plant-Based Diets Beneficial for Athletes?

    It’s no surprise: Eating plants is good for health. Multiple studies have demonstrated that following a vegetarian or vegan diet not only promotes healthy aging, but is also protective against certain chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. [1-4] And there is an increasing sector of the population focused on simply reducing their consumption of animal foods. This shift towards a more plant-focused diet can specifically benefit amateur and elite athletes, as such an eating ...

    How Gut Health Affects Athletic Performance

    Research shows that a healthy gut microbiome can be beneficial for many aspects of overall health, wellness, and longevity. Optimizing gut health can promote immune system health, reduce inflammation, balance hormones, and improve the digestion and absorption of food—all actions that are also important components of being a healthy athlete. So, is there a connection between gut health and performance? Here's a synopsis of what the science says about the connection between a healthy gut and ...

    The Effects of Inadequate Sleep and Poor Sleep Quality in Athletes

    Athletes are always looking for ways to improve performance and take goals to the next level. Efforts for doing just that are often limited to waking hours: nutrition, hydration, recovery protocols, supplement routine and, of course, training itself. And despite all this, research shows that, on average, athletes neglect a critical performance tool: sleep. So how does inadequate sleep affect athletic performance? Interestingly, the oversight of sleep can impact performance, both directly and ...
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