Compression Socks: Are They Effective?

Compression Socks

Walk in any CrossFit gym in the country and you are sure to see quite a few people wearing knee-high compression socks.  These socks, also popular in the running and triathlon communities, are sold with the promise of  improved athletic performance and quicker recovery. Certainly compression socks have shown great benefit as a means to […]

Active Recovery

Active Recovery

If you are a runner, a cyclist, or a regular at a CrossFit gym, you have probably heard the term “Active Recovery.”  The phrase itself seems a bit oxymoronic, but the concept appears to have some basis in science (More on that later). Active recovery is the use of low-intensity exercise to resupply nutrients to […]

What is Health?

What is Health?

What is health?  According to a 1948 definition by the World Health Organization, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Ok, I like the broad definition which includes physical, mental, and social, but I am not so sure about the word, “complete.”  […]