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

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

How to Decide Whether to Try Qigong or Tai Chi

How to Decide Whether to Try Qigong or Tai Chi

In today’s frenzied, distracted world, as we frantically multitask and try to squeeze ever more into our days, it seems counter-cultural to intentionally s-l-o-w down and breathe. But that’s part of the attraction of both qigong and tai c...
8/09/2018 | How to Decide Whether to Try Qigong or Tai Chi

Do Compression Socks Help Runners?

Do Compression Socks Help Runners?

From world-class sprinters to neighborhood joggers, knee-high compression socks have become commonplace in the running world over the past few years. Available in a wide array of colors and compression levels, manufacturers have created socks to...
7/24/2018 | Do Compression Socks Help Runners?

How to Strengthen Your Core

How to Strengthen Your Core

A strong core can enhance athletic performance and prevent injury, but you don’t need to do dozens of crunches or hold a two-minute plank to get there. “Core stability is basically the ability to maintain postures in positions with m...
7/24/2018 | How to Strengthen Your Core