Tagged: fatigue

What you should or should not before a competition

If you prepare for a game or race in the same way that you prepare for your usual workouts, you won’t be well-rested enough to maximize your performance.

On the other hand, you shouldn’t try new foods, sleep habits, or training techniques right before a competition. By fine-tuning these elements and developing a familiar routine, you can give yourself an edge over your competitors when it counts and elevate your game (not practice).

Relationship between alertness, brain and body performance

For decades, exercise physiology has struggled to pin down the limits of physical performance by studying the heart, lungs, and muscles of athletes. New experiments show that the brain plays a fundamental and often surprising role. And it also works the other way around: exercise shapes your brain, stimulates growth, and enhances memory and cognition—and some types of exercise are better than others.

The Physiology of Exercise – What role does my brain play in fatigue

No definitive conclusions are in sight, but there’s broad recognition that the brain plays a larger role than previously acknowledged. This role is unconscious, so you can’t simply “decide” to push through to your true physical limits—which is probably a good thing. What you can do, though, is gradually teach your brain what your body is capable of.

Sleep and psychiatric disorder

Sleep disturbances are common features of psychiatric disorders. The most frequent types of sleep disturbances are insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia), and parasomnia. Sleep disturbances are so commonly seen as symptoms of certain psychiatric disorders that...