Is Barefoot Running Safe and Effective?

Is there scientific evidence in favor of barefoot running? To answer this question, researchers assessed data from more than 500 runners and published their findings in the Journal of Sport and Health Science (1). The researchers led by Dr. Hryvniak found that barefoot running often changes a person’s biomechanics, or the way a person runs, compared to running with shoes. Dr. Hryvniak and investigators also confirmed that barefoot running could decrease running-related injuries. The majority

Better Training Results with Omega-3s

New research suggests that omega-3 supplementation is safe, bio-available and can improve athletic performance and well-being. By now it's no mystery that the two most important omega-3 fatty acids found in IsaOmega Supreme softgels—eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)—have positive effects on mood, behavior, physical performance, lipid profiles, and stress (1). But what research has explored exercise? Those who weight train or exercise intensely are familiar

Why Your Muscles Are Sore After Exercise

Muscle soreness is a fact of life for any athlete. But through a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms for why it happens, a little knowledge promises to help mitigate (if not fully eliminate) some of the suffering. As evidenced by the scientific research, some of that can be achieved through movement and nutrition strategies. All forms of exercise, if done at an intense enough level, can become painful. This can be particularly true immediately and 24 to 72 hours after exercise