Be a R.I.C.E. Agent: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation

What’s the first thing you should do when dealing with an injury? Well, if it’s a severe injury in need of immediate attention, head to the emergency room. If it’s a minor injury, such as a runner’s knee or a mild twisted ankle, the first steps are always rest, ice, compression, and elevation﹘ R.I.C.E..   […]

Blast From the Past: Is There Truth to Your Old Coach Saying “Rest Up”?

The phrase “rest up” resonates with me in a few different ways. Letting your body rest and recover is important for many different reasons. Even though sleeping is essential to your survival, there are still many questions surrounding the subject.   How much sleep do you really need? Do athletes need to log more hours […]