The Parcourse: An Old Movement Returns with New Swagger

The beautiful nation of Switzerland has a history of novel inventions, including Velcro, Cellophane, and the World Wide Web. One that the country is lesser known for, but no less enriching to our lives, is the parcourse. The concept of the parcourse is simple: exercise stations spaced out along a nature trail. Its origin dates … Continue reading The Parcourse: An Old Movement Returns with New Swagger

Overcoming Fear of Failure Through Sports

Throughout my life, I have seldom been good at anything on first try. If you, like I, are human, your experience may be similar. Hockey players do not take theirfirst step onto the ice, race down the rink and snipe a wrist shot to the top corner, pumping a fist in the air as the … Continue reading Overcoming Fear of Failure Through Sports

Understanding the Difference Between Fast and Slow Twitch Muscle Fibres

Running a marathon and sprinting the hundred metre dash use the same muscles—but not in the same way. There are big differences beneath the surface. One difference is in fibre types: slow twitch and fast twitch. These fibres are both muscle, but that's all they have in common. Indeed, they both look and act different. … Continue reading Understanding the Difference Between Fast and Slow Twitch Muscle Fibres