Category: Active Recovery

  • After Work Stretches for Your Tight Neck and Shoulders

    After Work Stretches for Your Tight Neck and Shoulders

    Sometimes at the end of a long, stressful day, your upper body might feel more like a claw than a human torso. Sitting for prolonged periods, especially in the crossed-legged pose, and looking at screens can have that effect of rounded tightness in the neck, back, and shoulders—which is why some after work stretches are…

  • What It Is, and Who Could Benefit

    What It Is, and Who Could Benefit

    Few things make you feel older than groaning about your back hurting after a long day of picking up your toddler, hauling in the groceries, or even just sitting at your desk. And sure, maybe, you did sleep in the wrong position for the fourth day in a row, or perhaps, your persistent back and…

  • The Lower-Body Benefits of Soaking Your Feet

    The Lower-Body Benefits of Soaking Your Feet

    As I slipped under the covers of the massage table, it was only fair to warn my masseuse, Lulu, about the challenge ahead. “I’m sorry,” I said sheepishly. “My calves and hamstrings are so, so tight.” Lulu got down to business and did serious work on my body. My feet, calves, and hamstrings took a…

  • Ironman Recovery: A Veteran Competitor’s Tips

    Ironman Recovery: A Veteran Competitor’s Tips

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  • Ankle Stretches To Flex and Extend With Ease

    Ankle Stretches To Flex and Extend With Ease

    Any time we walk, run, jump, squat, or generally move our bodies from the feet-up, the muscles in our ankles snap to attention to make it happen. So if you want to keep everything in ship-shape, consider doing some ankle stretches. The ankle muscles, as well as the ligaments and tendons that as a whole…

  • A 10-Minute Stretch Session You Can Fit in Any Time

    A 10-Minute Stretch Session You Can Fit in Any Time

    The figure four stretch is a classic move in your stretching arsenal, and for good reason. Done lying on your back, you place one foot over your opposite knee, and then thread your arms under the thigh of your bottom leg so you can pull both legs—now in a position that looks kinda like the…

  • 13 Best Creams for Back Pain in 2023

    13 Best Creams for Back Pain in 2023

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  • Why You Don’t Actually Want To Speed Up Muscle Recovery

    Why You Don’t Actually Want To Speed Up Muscle Recovery

    When you’re hurting after a hard workout and eager to get to your next one—or, at least, to be able to get out of bed without groaning—anything that promises to make you feel better, faster has some appeal. And these days, there’s no shortage of products and experiences making that very promise, or at least…

  • A 19-Minute Morning Stretches for Seniors Routine

    A 19-Minute Morning Stretches for Seniors Routine

    Each month, a new trainer takes us through four of the best workouts they have in their back pocket. Follow along weekly for new ways to sweat it out with us. See All If the words creaky, tight, and sluggish define your mornings, a dose of breath and movement could be just what the doctor…

  • A Moulin Rouge Dancer Shares Her Health and Fitness Routine

    A Moulin Rouge Dancer Shares Her Health and Fitness Routine

    The storied Moulin Rouge, a theater tucked under its historic namesake windmill, might conjure up images of a redheaded Nicole Kidman and young Ewan McGregor in a Baz Luhrmann flick. But after seeing the actual Moulin Rouge show shortly after moving to Paris, I was taken aback by something I didn’t expect: The performance is…