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Heart Aflutter? Could be Atrial Fibrillation

Heart Aflutter? Could be Atrial Fibrillation

You expect to feel your heart “pound” during a hard workout or a sudden fright, but it can be troubling when you experience an abnormal heart rhythm at other times. Heart palpitations — which can feel like pounding, racing or flutte...
9/18/2018 | Heart Aflutter? Could be Atrial Fibrillation

Finding the Yoga Class That's Right for You

Finding the Yoga Class That

I’d like to start Yoga…but where do I begin?Maybe you are considering yoga for flexibility and strength training, or you’ve heard it’s a good form of cross training. Maybe your physical therapist even recommended it to help y...
9/17/2018 | Finding the Yoga Class That's Right for You

Why It Can be Hard to Transition Between Fitness Activities

Why It Can be Hard to Transition Between Fitness Activities

After more than a decade of competitive running, Daniel Wanta was confident in his fitness level. But when multiple scoliosis forced him to hang up his running shoes and hit the pool, he was surprised and initially frustrated. “I could run...
9/17/2018 | Why It Can be Hard to Transition Between Fitness Activities

Managing a Health Crisis

Managing a Health Crisis

When you experience an unexpected change in your health – a diagnosis, an injury or even a surgery – it can feel as if your world has turned upside down. And it can affect the whole family. UW Health psychologist Shilagh Mirgain, PhD, exp...
9/11/2018 | Managing a Health Crisis

What is the Keto Diet?

What is the Keto Diet?

Follow along on social media and you might see posts or pins promoting a “keto diet”. From recipes for ‘fat bombs’ to nutritional supplements on store shelves, the ketogenic diet continues to gain popularity as a way to burn f...
9/06/2018 | What is the Keto Diet?

Slow Down and Savor Summer

Slow Down and Savor Summer

For many of us, the summer months have flown by in a fog of activity. Before you know it, the leaves will turn and cool temperatures will set in. To make the most of the last days of summer, the UW Health Mindfulness Program offers you four...
8/31/2018 | Slow Down and Savor Summer

 

 

 

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