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Five Reasons You Don’t Always Recognize Stress – Fitness Article

Five Reasons You Don’t Always Recognize Stress November 6, 2019 By Riikka Lamminen, Content Manager, Firstbeat The first thing you should know about stress is that it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Stress is an inevitable part of life, and you couldn’t cope without it. You need stress to get things done and perform in life. It makes you feel excited and productive. However, stress becomes a serious problem when it exceeds your ability to recover and bounce back. Especially troubling is the fact…

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Ask the Expert: What Is Training Load? And How Can It Help Me? – Fitness Article

October 24, 2019 By Herman Bonner, Communications Specialist, Firstbeat Physiologists, sports scientists and trainers have long used training load monitoring as a frontline tool to help elite athletes efficiently maximize their potential and minimize injury risks. In recent years, the ability to record the impact of your activities has become increasingly available with GPS training watches, smartwatches, cycling computers and other fitness devices. In this interview, physiologist Aki Pulkkinen, M.Sc., Firstbeat co-founder and current head of consumer products, explains the…

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