Slowing Down to Speed Up: Olympian Tianna Bartoletta's Bedtime Routine for Improved Performance

I’ll sleep when I’m dead. That used to be my mantra. It felt concordant with a common mindset—one in which we see burning the candle at both ends as a sign of determination and unwavering focus. We celebrate folks who work around the clock to get things done, and we overlook the fact that perhaps they have neglected their families, health, and mental well-being to do so. But I went from being that person, the one who would tattoo her workout posts with the hashtag #NoDaysOff (completely ...

The 2020 Off Season Helped Me Recover from My Eating Disorder

I think our definition of success in sports is incomplete. We watch athletes reach top podium spots and break records, but we pay no attention to how long these winners stay in the sport. How many years do their bodies let them show up to start lines and reach finish lines? Longevity, right now, doesn’t count enough towards our measure of success. In March 2020, I finally admitted to having an eating disorder. Many have spoken up before me. I've read stories from athletes who I thought had ...

These Men Used InsideTracker Blood Tests to Turn Their Health Around

June is Men’s Health month, so there’s no better time to focus on men's health concerns. Are you a guy who’s put off that annual physical? Do you have a man in your life who’s notoriously stubborn about addressing that ache or pain? You’re not alone. Compared to their female counterparts, the average man pays less attention to his health, is more likely to put off regular medical check-ups and care, and smokes, drinks, and engages in risky behaviors more often.[1,2] So we talked to three ...

Exercise During Pregnancy: My Experience and the Science Behind It

It’s funny how a little plastic stick with double pink lines has the power to change life as you know it. Through the first week after learning I was pregnant, I dealt with the gamut of emotions—and questions! What would my pregnancy be like? How would my body respond to this huge change? Do I have to change my nutrition? And, of course, will I be able to continue working out? Here's how I adapted expertise from my doctor, physical trainer, and scientist husband (maybe you know him!) to answer ...
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