Here’s why and how to balance your training with quality sleep and recovery, which is just as important as training hard.
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.
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 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.
What is active recovery and when should you opt for it over total rest? Here’s what every athlete should understand about active recovery.
Polar athlete Andy Potts has had many triumphant race finishes. He’s also had his share of injuries. Learn how he deals with injuries and comes back stronger.
No two injuries are alike. Here’s what physical therapist Abby Bales says all athletes should know about some of the most common running injuries.
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.
Steady-state training is an easy-to-moderate paced effort without any drama. Here are the benefits of adding steady-state cardio training to your workout mix.