Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Resources

Looking for ways to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle? Experts from UW Health's Sports Medicine offer tips and advice to help you keep moving, achieve new goals, prevent injury and eat healthy. Listed below are the latest articles from the Sports Medicine e-Newsletter.

 

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Managing Stress Through Exercise

Managing Stress Through Exercise

UW Health Sports Medicine Fitness Center staff offers tips for managing stress through exercise.   When something causes us stress - whether it's running late for work, a disagreement with a spouse, or a near-accident on a bike - the effects on...
4/01/2020 | Managing Stress Through Exercise

Get Fit At Any Age

Get Fit At Any Age

When it comes to physical activity, there is truth to the old adage "you're only as old as you feel." While our bodies may change with age, the more physically active we are, the more we can minimize the typical aches and pains that can develop ...
1/03/2020 | Get Fit At Any Age

The Benefits of Going to the Gym

The Benefits of Going to the Gym

If you’ve been considering joining a gym, you know there are an overwhelming number of options out there. Low monthly fees, no contracts, 24-hour access, personal trainers, child care – the options are endless, but your wallet isn’t...
10/21/2019 | The Benefits of Going to the Gym

Helping Teens Learn the Mental Aspect of the Game

Helping Teens Learn the Mental Aspect of the Game

For those who were athletes in high school, you may have poignant memories of missing the ball, striking out or missing a goal. Even years later, the feelings can be quite strong and with reason. Teens are particularly hard on themselves, often ...
9/19/2019 | Helping Teens Learn the Mental Aspect of the Game

Preventing Yoga Injuries

Preventing Yoga Injuries

The popularity of yoga continues to rise, and there are a lot of good reasons to roll out your mat. “Yoga is unique in that it is meant to be restorative for both the mind and body,” says Melissa Fischer, a UW Health physical therapist wh...
7/22/2019 | Preventing Yoga Injuries

Eye Safety for Athletes

Eye Safety for Athletes

While few sports require eye protection - including youth leagues - athletes are at greater risk of eye-related injuries. It's a concern, because sports-related eye injuries account for approximately 100,000 doctor visits in the U.S. every year, acco...
5/22/2019 | Eye Safety for Athletes

Lifeguards Wanted: Seniors Encouraged to Apply

Lifeguards Wanted: Seniors Encouraged to Apply

Retirement can hopefully be a time of relaxation, enjoying hobbies and exploring some long-anticipated travel destinations. You may be surprised to learn it can also be a good time to become a lifeguard. As community aquatic centers encounter di...
5/22/2019 | Lifeguards Wanted: Seniors Encouraged to Apply

Training Tips for Runners: Common Running Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Here in Wisconsin, running is a favorite form of outdoor exercise for adults.Jenny Kempf, a Physical Therapist at UW Sports Rehabilitation Clinic, says one reason it's so popular is because it's so accessible."Anyone can go and run. You just need a p...
5/17/2019 | Training Tips for Runners: Common Running Mistakes and How to Avoid Them