Recovering from Sports Injury
Hot or Cold Therapy for Muscle Injury?

Hot or Cold Therapy: What’s Best for Muscle Recovery?

When your muscles are overworked and in need of some tender loving care, it’s not uncommon to seek comfort and healing in cold or hot treatments. In fact, for centuries doctors have been using extreme temperatures to ease pain and speed recovery. Which temp is best for your particular needs? …

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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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Advice for Athletes
5 Must-Do's for Outdoor Winter Workouts

5 Must-Do’s for Outdoor Winter Workouts

Exercising outdoors in any season has a number of added benefits. It reduces tension and stress, boosts your energy level and vitamin D, connects you with Mother Nature and saves you from spending money on expensive gym fees. The winter months, though, can pose some unique health and safety hazards. …

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Sports Medicine
Concussion Risk

How to Be Smart About Concussion Risk

The association between playing contact sports and suffering a concussion is very real. One estimate suggests that the likelihood of suffering a concussion while playing a contact sport may be as high as 19 percent per year of play. Knowledge is power, however, and heightened awareness about concussion can be …

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Healthy Athletes
Sports Injury? Don't Play Through the Pain

Sports Injury? Don’t Play Through Pain

When it comes to sports and recreation activities, injuries to athletes and weekend-warriors are inevitable. Some will occur during a practice or game, others may simply be an accident. Injuries can also happen due to poor conditioning or improper gear. No matter which sport you play, however, being smart and …

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Staying Healthy on the Course
How to Prevent 3 Common Golf Injuries

How to Prevent 3 Common Golf Injuries

Michigan is great (dare we say perfect?) for the outdoor adventurist. And for many, hitting the course for a round of golf is high up on the list of summertime activities that make Michigan so enjoyable this time of year. Whether you’re a golf newbie or a seasoned veteran, this …

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Fitness Advice

Is Fitness Testing Right for Me?

Many athletes have questioned if their exercise program was working at some point in their training. Should they be doing more of a particular kind of exercise to enhance their performance? Is there a way they could better achieve the results they desire? From high-performance endurance athletes to weekend warriors …

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Fitness Advice

7 Tips for Weekend Warrior Athletes

The term “weekend warrior” has long held a somewhat negative connotation. It’s meant to describe someone who exercises only on weekends. If you play golf on Saturdays and hit the gym on Sundays, but remained chained to your desk the rest of the week you could fall into this category. …

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Raising Healthy Kids
sports injuries

Sports Injuries & Student Athletes: A Parent’s Guide

Playing sports is a great way for children of all ages to maintain a healthy lifestyle and learn valuable life lessons, like working as a team, the value of hard work and practice, and confidence. While it may be every sports fanatic’s dream to have their kid make it big …

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Fitness Trends

Heart Rate Training: Get in the Zone

Whether you’re just starting an exercise program or you’re an athlete prepping for your next race, heart rate training can help you get in the zone. Using a heart rate monitor (which detects your pulse) tells you how hard—or easy—your heart is working. With a heart rate monitor, you can …

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