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How To Prevent Workplace Burnout From Burning You

Workplace burnout is a real phenomenon that has been getting increased media attention as we’re working more hours. More working hours means less personal time to do the things that can help reduce burnout.

Fortunately, there are some ways to prioritize your life in order …

Stay Healthier with these Tips for Reducing Your Stress

Stress doesn’t just happen in a vacuum. In fact, stress can play a role in chronic diseases like high blood pressure, obesity, and depression. Research shows that prolonged, high levels of stress can negatively impact our immune systems and promote inflammation, heart disease, and premature aging.

RISE to Metabolomics: Strength or Stamina For Metabolic Health?

What type of exercise, strength or aerobic training, is best for our health? We know that any type of activity, even walking, is better for us than being inactive. But going a bit deeper to understanding our complex metabolism requires a relatively new field of …

The 6 Dimensions of Health and How To Nourish Them

It can be hard to ignore the marketing drumbeat of the wellness industry: crystals, detoxing, probiotics, supplements…oh so many supplements. And as a result, there’s a feeling that the secret to wellness is hidden somewhere inside a Goop store or self-help book.

The …

Is Too Much Exercise Bad for the Heart?

Past studies found that endurance athletes, like marathon runners, have scarring in their heart muscles as well as coronary plaques which can cause a heart attack. So is too much exercise bad for us?

But first, it’s important to note that most of …

Dr. Sonja Stilp Helps Design the Future of Female Bike Seats

A woman’s search for finding a comfortable bike seat for long rides may finally be over. Drs. Andy Pruitt (inventor of Specialized’s Body Geometry program) and Sonja Stilp created a bike seat that reduces numbness and pain by mimicking the body’s response to different types of pressure. The result …

The RISE of Stem Cells in Sports and Regenerative Medicine

Doctors are recommending stem cell, or orthobiologic, therapy as the latest way to renew and repair damaged or diseased tissue and treat orthopedic and sports medicine conditions. Orthobiologics are products made from substances that are naturally found in your body. And the good news? RISE offers orthobiologics for the musculoskeletal system including …