Ever been to a physiotherapist or orthopedist? Every year, around 400,000 athletes are injured in sports accidents in Switzerland, over 90,000 of them in winter sports. You can't train for accidents, but you can increase your body's resistance. For top athletes, this is a regular routine. In the event of an injury, athletes receive optimal, round-the-clock care from several specialists. For a regular sports enthusiast, the situation looks quite different. One invests much less in injury prevention and preparation and needs much longer for recovery and readiness to sport. So what can you as a regular sports enthusiast do to enjoy life as pain-free as possible and save visits to physical therapists, orthopedists, and surgeons?
I must confess: the creamy shake that tastes like roasted pistachio, salty caramel, or Swiss chocolate is also my favorite post-workout snack. Whether it's a healthy choice is another question. Now before you too get seduced by the beautiful protein powder packaging and get confused by the endless list of L-amino acids on the package, let's answer some key questions about how much protein you actually need and what sources are best. Nutrition and sports performance experts Albers-Concepts, betteryou and Sarah Ledermann share their recommendations.
Top performers know that recovery is as important as training. Apart from good food and high-quality sleep, joyful movement is paramount for your mental and physical recovery and relaxation. Learn in this blog all you need to know about taking a relaxed walk, the effects it has, and how you can unlock a state of super recovery by combining it with a simple technique.
Why has it been recommended for so many years to warm-up before exercise and to stretch afterward with a "threat" your muscles would "shorten"? The musculature cannot shorten. Instead, it gets tense and cramped. This is how the so-called fascial adhesions occur. Now, let's get into a comfortable stretch pose and talk about when and how to stretch and warm-up correctly. It's a SPA for your body and I promise you'll learn to truly enjoy stretching. Warm-up? You don't need any before AURUM workout. Here's why.