Optimal Health for Age-Group Athletes

health strategies & tools for achieving optimum performance and athletic longevity 

Health and fitness can be mutually exclusive, especially at the performance end of the spectrum. Chasing personal records, more often than not, demands the sacrifice of our health. Often, that sacrifice doesn't deliver the expected results. A focus on healthy athletic habits is one which will pay enormous dividends, both in a better quality of life and in a longer athletic career. 

Keystones

Athletic longevity is built on a foundation of optimal health. You might be able to game the system for a while but, eventually, your health will fail. Sleep well, eat a human-appropriate diet, control your stress, develop basic cardiovascular fitness and build foundational strength. Five simple keystones.

Habits

You aren't the sum of your goals, aspirations or dreams. At your most basic, you're the sum of your habits - those things you do unconsciously every day. Most of us are unknowing slaves to our habits but it's possible to reverse the tables and use them to our advantage.

Recovery

Almost everyone you speak to will tell you that recovery is as important as working out. The problem is that most people have no idea what actually constitutes recovery. Rather than simply sitting on the sofa, recovery is an active process. It's stuff you do, not simply the absence of activity.

Rehab/Prehab

Injuries aren't inevitable but they do happen. Sometimes it's a case of overuse, in which case you're to blame. Other times, you might be involved in an accident. Either way, you need to make sure that you rehabilitate the damaged tissues so that you heal up properly.

Keystone Articles

Recovery Articles

Habit Articles

Rehab/Prehab Articles

Other Optimum Health Articles

The Healthy Athlete Course

In over 20 years of working with people of all levels from elite to beginner, I created The Healthy Athlete Course that walks you through exactly what you need to do to create a level of health that virtually guarantees athletic longevity and superior performance. Rather than just providing information, it teaches a habit-based approach to creating far better levels of health than most people in the general population experience.

It's a summary of everything I've learned about being a truly healthy athlete, whether training or not. These are the exact things that I do every day in my quest to be healthier and fitter at 70 than most 20 year olds. I only wish someone had given me this information when I was younger.

Optimum Athlete Health Comes First

Athlete health has to come before the quest for improved performance.

Unfortunately, most people believe that athletic performance and health are mutually exclusive. Not only that, but they believe that the trade-off is worth it.

It only takes a few minutes thought to work out that this makes very little sense if you're not making your living from your sport. In fact, it makes just as little sense if you're a professional athlete.

The difference for the pro is that they almost certainly have quick access to professionals in various health disciplines, who are able to help them stay healthy. When did you last try to get an appointment with the best physiotherapist in your area? I have to wait 3 weeks to see mine.

To see my doctor, it's more like a month.

It makes far more sense not to ill or injured in the first place.

Achieving optimum athlete health isn't all that complicated but it does take a bit of work to achieve. Commitment and consistency are just as important in this area as they are in training.

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