Injury Prevention

Summer Is Peak Time for Outdoor Sports Injuries

Summertime is the ideal time for outdoor activities like boating, swimming, barbecues and picnicking. It’s also ripe for sports injuries, says Nancy White, M.D., a Henry Ford Health System sports medicine physician. “We encourage people of all ages to get outside and take advantage of all the activities available during …

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Body Mind & Spirit
Tai Chi

Tai Chi: An Old Art for Modern Disease

Tai chi chuan, often shortened to tai chi, has garnered a lot of attention in recent years. The centuries-old mind-body practice involves slow, coordinated movements coupled with breathing exercises. Originally developed as a method of self-defense in the East, tai chi has been gaining recognition in the West for its …

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Preventing Injuries
Follow These 5 Bike Safety Tips

Let’s Ride! Get Ready with These 5 Bike Safety Tips

Summer is the ideal time to enjoy the fresh air and freedom of a bike ride. It’s also a fantastic way to add some activity to your day, burn some calories and get your heart rate up. Before you head out on your set of two wheels, though, be aware …

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Heart Health
Get Moving to Be Heart Healthy

5 Simple Ways Get Moving for Your Heart Health

You already know exercise is good for the heart. Trouble is, it also seems to be one of the most difficult lifestyle habits for people to adopt. The Link Between Exercise and Heart Disease For decades, scientists have known that people who don’t exercise regularly are more likely to develop …

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Sports Medicine

Referred Pain: What’s the Source of Your Sports Injury?

You might have heard the term “referred pain,” but maybe you don’t know what it really means. And for good reason; it’s a confusing concept. Referred pain is feeling the sensation of pain in a different location than where you sustained an injury. While scientists aren’t entirely clear about how …

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Understanding PAD
Leg Pain? Walk It Off

The Best Remedy for Leg Cramps? Walk It Off

Do you ever go for a walk, only to be derailed by cramping in your calves or a feeling of tiredness in your legs? Does the pain ever cause you to limp? If so, you could be experiencing claudication, which is leg cramping due to inadequate blood flow to the …

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Exercise Tips
How Setting Fitness Goals Can Motivate You

The Benefits of Setting Fitness Goals

It’s not uncommon for people to start an exercise regimen with some external prompting. Maybe it’s the number you see on the scale, a routine doctor’s visit, or running out of breath after climbing a flight of stairs. Whatever the reason, the right kind of goal setting is critical when …

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Healthy at Work

Standing Desks: Worth the Investment?

With today’s 24/7 schedules and unrelenting demands, it’s no surprise that Americans are trying to squeeze in activity anywhere they can. Some are even exploring nearly passive ways to work out – particularly since the vast majority of us spend most of our time sitting. Standing desks are becoming increasingly …

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Starting a New Workout Routine
Self-Conscious About Exercise?

Self-Conscious About Exercise? 8 Tips to Get More Comfortable

If you’ve ever tried to start an exercise program, you know overcoming obstacles is part of the drill. From identifying the best activity to carving out time for fitness, sticking to a new exercise regimen is tough. Perhaps the greatest challenge to getting yourself inside a gym? Embarrassment. Whether it’s …

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Advice for Staying Fit
7 Common Workout Mistakes to Avoid

7 Common Workout Mistakes to Avoid

Embarking on an exercise program is one of the best things you can do to support your health. Not only will you experience more energy and enhanced ability to participate in daily activities, but you’ll also reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases ranging from heart disease to diabetes. The …

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