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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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How Often Do You Change Your Movement Patterns?

How Often Do You Change Your Movement Patterns?

Summer is here, it’s time to play! When we watch kids play, we see them fall and bounce back up, climb things and swing on swing sets and tree branches. Run, cut, jump, swing repeat. Many of us are not in a place where we could step right ...
5/14/2018 | How Often Do You Change Your Movement Patterns?

RED-S Syndrome: What Athletes Need to Know

RED-S Syndrome: What Athletes Need to Know

It’s not uncommon for athletes to watch what they eat, but consuming too few calories for their activity level can trigger a serious condition called Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S) syndrome, or what’s more commonly known as ...
1/26/2018 | RED-S Syndrome: What Athletes Need to Know

The Facets of Fitness

The Facets of Fitness

Excuses. Almost everyone has one when it comes to exercising. No time, work schedules, kids, a health condition, the weather – Jude Sullivan, senior exercise physiologist at UW Health’s Fitness Center, understands. He’s heard c...
1/17/2018 | The Facets of Fitness

Where Have Your Resolutions Gone?

Where Have Your Resolutions Gone?

January 17 is Ditch Your New Year's Resolutions Day, at least according to the internet. Fitness chains around the country are beginning to see a drop-off in member check-ins. UW Health Fitness Center manager Jackie Kuta-Bangsberg has noticed it...
1/17/2018 | Where Have Your Resolutions Gone?

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Workout

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Workout

How do you know you’re getting a good workout? Your muscles feel tired and you’re sweating? You’re hitting your target heart rate? And yet why is the person on the next treadmill running faster than you and barely breaking a sweat?&...
9/27/2017 | How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Workout

Trigger Point Dry Needling: On-Point Pain Relief

Trigger Point Dry Needling: On-Point Pain Relief

Sometimes all it takes is the prick of a small needle to ease a painful, knotted muscle that has stubbornly resisted other forms of treatment. That’s one reason why a technique called trigger point dry needling is becoming more popular as a com...
8/24/2017 | Trigger Point Dry Needling: On-Point Pain Relief

CrossFit - A Physical Therapist's Perspective

CrossFit - A Physical Therapist

UW Health Sports Rehabilitation experts explain what CrossFit is, and how you can participate safely. For those who don’t know, CrossFit is a specific type of group exercise that has progressed into its own sport (an event/competition that...
7/21/2017 | CrossFit - A Physical Therapist's Perspective

Forget Exercise - Just Get Moving

Forget Exercise - Just Get Moving

Talking about the benefits of exercise is really a concept that’s worn out.That’s not something you’d expect to hear from two people whose careers are dedicated to helping individuals improve and maintain their health. But that&rsqu...
6/21/2017 | Forget Exercise - Just Get Moving