The Olympian’s Eye: Visualization Techniques

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When is the last time you visualized the day in front of you? Created a mental road map for accomplishing your goals over the next 24 hours and imagined ways to overcome potential challenges? Michael Phelps, Allyson Felix, Ronaldinho and Lindsey Vonn do this on a daily basis. In fact 70-90% of Olympians now regularly practice visualization techniques, also known as “imagery”, …

Olympic Day Planning

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We all have routines. Whether we choose to admit it or not, we all have things that we do from one day to the next, in the same way, the same style… things that perhaps only a lover or close friend would know or recognize. The motion we use when we brush our teeth. The posture we sink into behind the keyboard. …

Two Public Health Lessons from Rio de Janeiro

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In a world where anti-depressants are fast becoming as common as Tylenol, it’s refreshing to run into a culture, an entire population or Blue Zone if you will, that possesses joy as a palpable entity. The Carioca spirit, or “joie de vivre” of the local Rio de Janeiro population, is not only infectious but palpable. It’s something even those living here for …