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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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

Common Running Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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 | Common Running Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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