Here’s why and how to balance your training with quality sleep and recovery, which is just as important as training hard.
If your life revolves around your workouts, there’s a risk you’ll end up overtraining. Here’s how to recognize the signs of overtraining and regain balance.
Former pro triathlete Kaisa Sali emphasizes the importance of taking a break and shares her tips on how to slowly start off-season training after full rest.
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!
Do you recognize the fine line between pushing yourself and harming yourself? Here’s how Sebastian Kienle knows how much is too much.
Read how professional triathlete Kaisa Sali monitors her training load and boosts recovery.
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 sleep well. Try these simple but effective sleep tips from well-rested athletes.
If exercise as stress relief stops working for you, maybe you’re doing it wrong? Press reset and read what kind of exercise is optimal for stress relief.
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 rolling will prevent lactic acid from building up in your muscles when you’re more sedentary than usual. Try this foam rolling session at home!
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 five professional athletes who are playing hard and sleeping harder.
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.
What is active recovery and when should you opt for it over total rest? Here’s what every athlete should understand about active recovery.
Triathlete Andy Potts has had many triumphant race finishes, but also his fair share of injuries. Here’s how he deals with injuries and comes back stronger.
When running is your job, recovery is all in a day’s work. Here’s how U.S. Olympian Molly Huddle recovers after running.
From unsuccessful workouts to shoddy sleep, there are a handful of signs you may need a training break. Here are the 7 signs it’s time to take a rest day.