Here’s why and how to balance your training with quality sleep and recovery, which is just as important as training hard.
Pro triathlete Lucy Charles-Barclay reveals her go-to recovery methods after training and racing.
Here’s why you should try deep breathing and how to get the hang of the right technique and routine.
Long story short, counting sheep should be prescribed daily on every athlete’s and exerciser’s training calendar. Here are Dr. Meeta Singh’s go-to tips to improve your sleep.
Here’s how stress affects recovery from exercise and what you can do to boost your recovery and achieve better fitness results.
Smart recovery is essential after a marathon or any big race. Follow these tips on how to recover from a race to keep some of the post-race soreness at bay.
If your life revolves around your sports goals, read these warning signs of overtaining and tips on how to regain balance between training and life.
Stretching isn’t just about flexibility but about posture, symmetry and range of motion. Here’s when, what and how to stretch to have a functional body.
Pro triathlete Kaisa Sali emphasizes the importance of taking a break from training and racing. Here is how she slowly starts off-season training after complete rest and full recovery.
Set yourself up for success in future training and races with this simple post-race recovery routine the day after your race. The Run Experience advises us how to get the blood flowing and reintroduce motion in the joints!
Here’s what athletes need to understand about the importance of tracking sleep, according to Michael Breus, “The Sleep Doctor”.
Do you recognize the fine line between pushing yourself and harming yourself? Here’s how Sebastian Kienle knows how much is too much.
We tapped into our anonymized data and put together a few highlights of the real sleep habits of Polar Sleep Plus users around the globe.
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?
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.
Some people are naturally solid sleepers, while others require help to improve sleep quality. Try these simple but effective tips from well-rested athletes.
Read the top tips for stress relief from Polar Ambassador, Nutritionist and Trainer Brooke Turner.
When given the choice, you should always favor the stairs over an elevator, right? Here, 5 Polar pros weigh in on the stairs vs. elevator debate.
Foam roll your way into the holiday season with Polar ambassador and personal trainer Lucy Young’s tips and go-to foam roller session.
What’s the relationship between heart rate variability (HRV) and exercising? Find out what your heart rate variability can tell you about your health.
Recovery is a vital part of training, but how do we know when to take a break? Read how you can keep track of your recovery level with Polar.
The correlation between sleep and athletic performance is undeniable. Take it from these 5 professional athletes who are playing hard and sleeping harder
Polar athlete Will Leer knows that sleep and performance sports go hand in hand. Read how he gets it all done – and manages nine hours of snoozing at night.
While passive recovery can be oh-so-satisfying, getting an active move on may help promote recovery. Here are four active recovery workouts to try.