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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The Benefits of Exercise for Parkinson's Patients

The Benefits of Exercise for Parkinson

One of the best ways to combat the effects of Parkinson’s Disease, or other movement disorders, is to exercise on a regular basis. Admittedly, “exercise” is not a word that brings to smile to everyone’s face, but once you find...
2/15/2019 | The Benefits of Exercise for Parkinson's Patients

Bringing Release to 'Knotty' Muscles

Bringing Release to

It can come out of nowhere: one minute you’re fine, and the next a spot of painful muscle zings to an aching awareness below your shoulder blade. What Are Muscle Knots Commonly known as muscle knots, these tender spots are sometimes a...
1/24/2019 | Bringing Release to 'Knotty' Muscles

Tips to Help Female Athletes Reduce Their Risk of Injury

Tips to Help Female Athletes Reduce Their Risk of Injury

Women’s bodies are capable of some miraculous feats, but those physiological differences can also put women at higher risk of injury. Whether you’re swimming laps in the pool or working up a sweat on the running track, joint hypermobility...
1/07/2019 | Tips to Help Female Athletes Reduce Their Risk of Injury

Is a Fitness Tracker Right for You?

Is a Fitness Tracker Right for You?

You see them on wrists everywhere – restaurant servers, at the office, in the gym. Fitness trackers seem to have become de rigeur among the fitness conscious. They're becoming so popular that companies are even producing ones that look more lik...
12/01/2018 | Is a Fitness Tracker Right for You?

How to Prepare for Winter Sports

How to Prepare for Winter Sports

If you enjoy winter sports, chances are you’re already making sure your equipment is ready for the season. While your skis are tuned and skates sharpened, there’s another element to make sure is ready for the slopes – your body. Eve...
11/27/2018 | How to Prepare for Winter Sports

Finding Good Deals on Workout Clothes

Finding Good Deals on Workout Clothes

So you've decided to add running to your workout routine. The first thing you'll need to do is buy some gear, and if you limit your shopping to, say, an online athletic store, you may conclude this fitness initiative will require a second mortgage on...
11/22/2018 | Finding Good Deals on Workout Clothes

Eye Safety for Athletes

Eye Safety for Athletes

An American golfer at the 2018 Ryder Cup recently made headlines after his golf ball accidentally smashed into the eye of a spectator, resulting in permanent vision loss. While such severe accidents to spectators are rare, athletes are at greate...
10/29/2018 | Eye Safety for Athletes

Resetting Your Fitness Mindset

Resetting Your Fitness Mindset

Getting picked last for kickball teams. Trudging across the finish line in the one-mile run long after your classmates. Struggling through pushups in the fitness test. If your childhood memories of gym class are associated with dread, embarrassment a...
10/11/2018 | Resetting Your Fitness Mindset