Olympic athletes, doctors, and sports medicine experts offer advice on how to safely return to an active lifestyle (and stay there).
Are you ready to get back out there, but are concerned about injury and burnout from an overly aggressive fitness routine? The Institute for Natural Medicine has gathered leading experts in sports medicine in this free eBook, Emerge Stronger, Natural Medicine for Sports Prehab, Rehab and Performance. With advice on hydration, nutrition, prehab, and recovery, it’s the ultimate resource for helping you get back to being active. Experts include:
Ashok Bhandari, ND: Naturopathic doctor to elite athletes and active people who want naturopathic sports medicine solutions to performance, recovery, and rehabilitation from injury.
Shalane Flanagan: U.S. Olympic marathon silver medalist, four-time Olympian, TCS New York City Marathon champion, and multiple American record holder shares her recipes and tips for hydration and sustainable energy from her book, Run Fast, Cook Fast, Eat Slow.
Elyse Kopecky: Flanagan’s co-author on Run Fast, Cook Fast, Eat Slow, running partner, motivational speaker, chef, and nutrition coach joins her friend in sharing foods and recipes to fuel the body for optimum performance.
Meagan Duhamel: Canadian Olympic gold, silver, and bronze medal-winning pairs skater shares the story of how she overcame stress fractures and a herniated disk to win Olympic gold after embracing a new lifestyle of eating plant-based foods and focusing on preventive therapies.
Arianne Jones: Detractors told Jones that she could never excel at luge because she has a small build. In a sport where size means speed, Jones defied the odds to become an Olympian and win a gold medal at the World Cup in 2016. How did she do it? While recovering from a broken back, she completely changed her eating habits, studied holistic nutrition, and became a chef. It became about food quality not quantity. Shortly thereafter, she was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease. Despite the challenges, she has not given up and her newly found holistic lifestyle has also become her career, as she guides others to make healthier choices and find balance.
Jonah Herscu, MA: Assistant Coach of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings is interviewed by his mother, Amy Rothenberg, ND, about the importance of good mental health and how to build a strong head game. Mother and son discuss the importance of healthy eating, healthy routines, mindfulness practices, and downtime.
Each of the experts in this eBook share their personal insights on sports medicine, the latest research, and tried-and-true tips for staying active, preventing injury, recovering quickly. Get recipes, tips, and advice from this powerhouse lineup of talent.
INM's team is made up of naturopathic doctors and health journalists.