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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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

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

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 sclerosis 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

The Benefits of Strength Training

The Benefits of Strength Training

A well-balanced workout routine includes both aerobic training and strength training, but many people are reluctant to try lifting weights, whether because of unfamiliarity with the equipment and exercises, or a fear of “bulking up.” ...
8/20/2018 | The Benefits of Strength Training