Day: May 23, 2022

Take It Easy: Too Much Exercise Frazzles the Vagus Nerve

Improving physical fitness requires putting stress on your system during vigorous workouts. But the quest for peak performance often backfires—the psychophysiological distress caused by excessive exercise isn’t good for you. Finding a “Goldilocks zone” where your daily workouts put enough stress on your body to improve fitness without overdoing it can be tricky.

Chris Bergland finishing a Triple Ironman in the early 2000s.

Source: Chris Bergland

For example, when I was trying to get in shape for extreme events like the Triple Ironman (7.2-mile swim, 336-mile bike, 78.6-mile run), the risk of injury and burnout was extremely high. Monitoring fluctuations in my heart rate variability (HRV) was a way to make sure I wasn’t overtraining.

The vagus nerve‘s ability to counteract the sympathetic nervous system‘s fight-or-flight stress response is reflected by higher HRV.

In addition to keeping tabs on how my nervous system responded to the previous day’s

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15-year-old golfer’s love for the sport saves him from the war in Ukraine

ROANOKE, Va. – More than 160 golfers teed off this weekend in the Scott Robertson Memorial Tournament in Roanoke.

But for one teenager, golf ended up rescuing his life from the war in Ukraine.

Nearly three months ago, 15-year-old Misha Golod found himself not on the golf course but traveling miles away to evacuate from his home in Ukraine.

“It’s been crazy,” he said. “I’ve been falling asleep hearing explosions, and I’ve been waking up hearing explosions. So it’s awesome to get away and to be here right now, but my parents are still there.”

Misha said his parents are now safe, but he misses them every day.

“It’s extremely nerve-wracking knowing that they are still there and anything can happen,” he said.

Misha’s passion for golf started at nine years old after watching his father play.

But once he recognized the sport required a strong mindset, Misha knew it

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Caleb Lomu Earns UCLA Football Offer as Bruins Continue to Target Offensive Tackles

The Bruins are officially targeting a fast-rising lineman who has already picked up a lot of attention on the recruiting trail this offseason.

Class of 2023 offensive tackle Caleb Lomu picked up an offer from UCLA football on Friday, he announced on Twitter. The Highland High School (AZ) product comes in at 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds and is fresh off a breakout season that helped him put his name on the map.

Lomu is also sitting on offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, BYU, Cal, Indiana, Nevada, Northern Arizona, Oregon State, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Washington and Washington State.

While Lomu had unofficially visited Arizona and BYU early last fall, he did not have a single Power Five offer heading into his junior season.

Northern Arizona and UNLV offered Lomu last summer, then Arizona and Arizona State sent theirs in September and December, respectively. The offers really

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