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Learn all about balancing training and recovery so that you can train smarter and achieve your goals.

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How athletes sleep | A peek into the sleep habits and sleep data of pro athletes

Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night but do athletes sleep more? And if they do, are they getting more and better sleep than the rest of us?

March 1, 2018
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Sleep like an athlete | How to fight jet lag when racing in a different time zone?

Don’t nap, obey the buzzer, try getting a jump start… Read more tips on how to fight jet lag from professional triathlete Chris Leiferman.

February 22, 2018
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When your heart rate goes up, the scale goes down – right?

Data doesn’t lie, so consider your heart rate monitor and your target heart rate for weight loss your best workout buddies. Here are three things to keep in mind when you’re exercising to lose weight.

January 23, 2018
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How fit are you, really? Your heart rate has the answer

You think you’re fit because you exercise every day, but are you, really? Read which heart rate variables reveal the true state of your fitness.

January 18, 2018
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12 athlete-approved ways to help you sleep better

Some people are naturally solid sleepers, while others require help to improve sleep quality. Try these simple but effective tips from well-rested athletes.

December 19, 2017
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When exercise as stress relief stops working, press the reset button

Read the top tips for stress relief from Polar Ambassador, Nutritionist and Trainer Brooke Turner.

December 11, 2017
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What is sweat rate – and why does it matter?

How does your sweat rate compare to others? Here’s what you need to know about sweat rate from Dr. Craig Feuerman, Medical Director at City Sports Medicine.

November 17, 2017
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Macronutrients 101

What are macros, what do they do and should you be counting them? Here’s what you need to know about macronutrients and macro-counting.

November 9, 2017
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Meal timing matters | 6 things athletes should understand about what and when to eat

As an athlete, when you eat is just as important as what you eat. Here are 6 things to understand about how meal timing can affect your performance.

November 8, 2017

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