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Ouch. That Hurts!

Posted 10/6/2017 by UHBlog

Ouch. That Hurts!

Is pain keeping you from the activities you love? Learn how to handle a sports injury.

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Athletes and Asthma

Posted 9/13/2017 by UHBlog

Athletes and Asthma

Don't let asthma be a barrier to being active.

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What Is Hot Yoga?

Posted 8/21/2017 by UHBlog

What Is Hot Yoga?

Hot yoga is heating up in popularity.

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Ready? Set? Gotta Go!

Posted 8/16/2017 by UHBlog

Ready? Set? Gotta Go!

Don’t let irritable bowel syndrome sideline you.

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Snacks On, Snacks Off

Posted 8/7/2017 by UHBlog

Snacks On, Snacks Off

Satisfy the munchies without derailing your workout.

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New Law Tackles Sports Risk

Posted 7/21/2017 by UHBlog

New Law Tackles Sports Risk

Lindsay's Law requires parents, coaches and administrators to protect young athletes through sudden cardiac arrest education and training.

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Wearable Technology

Posted 7/14/2017 by UHBlog

Wearable Technology

Fitness trackers seem to be everywhere and tout benefits such as helping you move more and monitor your sleep patterns – but which features do you really need?

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Why You Need Electrolytes

Posted 7/4/2017 by UHBlog

Why You Need Electrolytes

Found in blood and cells, electrolytes are essential to physical activity because they regulate bodily fluids, yet many athletes neglect consistent electrolyte replenishment.

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Tenuous Tendons?

Posted 6/26/2017 by UHBlog

Tenuous Tendons?

There’s now a minimally invasive option for possible relief from tendonitis with quicker recovery and less pain than traditional surgery.

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Train Like a Marine

Posted 6/12/2017 by UHBlog

Train Like a Marine

Military-style workouts can take your body to the next level of fitness, but make sure you know what to expect before you enlist.

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Your Hips Don’t Lie

Posted 5/23/2017 by UHBlog

Your Hips Don't Lie

Outpatient hip arthroscopy is a promising way to treat hip pain.

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Getting Ready for the Big Race?

Posted 4/17/2017 by UHBlog

Getting Ready for the Big Race?

Check out these last-minute race tips before you get to the starting line.

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Taking Your Game to the Next Level

Posted 3/24/2017 by UHBlog

Taking Your Game to the Next Level

Keeping up with your training during the off-season can help get you to the top of your game.

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Eating for Your Sport

Posted 3/17/2017 by UHBlog

Eating for Your Sport

Make sure you’re giving yourself a competitive edge by choosing the right types of food.

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Transitioning From the Treadmill to the Road

Posted 3/10/2017 by UHBlog

Transitioning From the Treadmill to the Road

The arrival of warmer weather is a good time to consider outdoor running.

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4 Spring Training Tips from MLB Strength Coaches

Posted 2/27/2017 by UHBlog

4 Spring Training Tips from MLB Strength Coaches

Get your body in condition for softball and baseball season with these tips from the experts.

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Functional Training vs Traditional Strength Training

Posted 2/20/2017 by UHBlog

Functional Training vs. Traditional Strength Training

Adding functional training to your workout routine can enhance your athletic performance.

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Foam Rolling for Athletes

Posted 2/13/2017 by UHBlog

Foam Rolling for Athletes

Foam rolling is a technique athletes can use to help release muscle knots and prevent injuries.

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Why Music Makes Exercise Easier

Posted 2/6/2017 by UHBlog

Why Music Makes Exercise Easier

Music and movement goes hand in hand, which is why music can give your workout an extra boost.

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Easing into a New Fitness Routine

Posted 1/31/2017 by UHBlog

Easing into a New Fitness Routine

If you are trying to get back in shape after a period of not working out, the key is to be patient, methodical – and don’t overdo it.

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Chilly vs. Chili: Eating for Cold Weather Exercise

Posted 1/27/2017 by UHBlog

Chilly vs. Chili: Eating for Cold Weather Exercise

Find out how to make sure your body is properly fueled for outdoor activities this winter.

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What Type of Athletes Are at Greater Risk for Heart Attacks

Posted 1/26/2017 by UHBlog

What Type of Athletes Are at Greater Risk for Heart Attacks?

While endurance sports do not bring on heart attacks in otherwise healthy people, certain categories of athletes may be more at risk.

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Return to Running

Posted 1/4/2017 by UHBlog

Return to Running

Learn how to warm up to running with a few simple tips.

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Winter Workouts You Can Do In Your Home

Posted 12/27/2016 by UHBlog

Winter Workouts You Can Do In Your Home

Don’t want to exercise in the cold? There are some easy ways to get a workout in without leaving the comfort of home.

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Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

Posted 12/26/2016 by UHBlog

Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

Learn how to know if you are too sick to work out – and how long you should wait before resuming your exercise routine.

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Are You a Fat Burner or a Sugar Burner?

Posted 12/13/2016 by UHBlog

Are You a Fat Burner or a Sugar Burner

This metabolic classification determines whether your body uses sugar or fat as its main source of energy.

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Best Holiday Gifts for Athletes

Posted 11/30/2016 by UHBlog

Best Holiday Gifts for Athletes

Have an athlete on your holiday list? Find the perfect fitness-themed gift.

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Burn, Baby, Burn: Just How Accurate are Those Calorie Counters?

Posted 11/21/2016 by UHBlog

Burn, Baby, Burn: Just How Accurate are Those Calorie Counters?

Can the calorie counter on your treadmill or wearable device really be depended upon for accuracy? An expert weighs in.

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An Athletes’ Guide to Holiday Feasting

Posted 11/15/2016 by UHBlog

An Athlete’s Guide to Holiday Feasting

Planning ahead and making wise substitutions can help you enjoy holiday favorites without overindulging.

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Does Sports Massage Improve Performance?

Posted 11/11/2016 by UHBlog

Does Sports Massage Improve Performance?

This technique used by professional athletes can be beneficial to your routine as well.

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Nature’s Obstacle Course: What You Can Learn from Off-Road Running

Posted 9/28/2016 by UHBlog

Nature’s Obstacle Course: What You Can Learn from Off-Road Running

Looking for a more adventurous workout routine? Try off-road or trail running.

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Eating for Your Sport

Posted 8/26/2016 by UHBlog

Eating for Your Sport

What you eat before and after an athletic event is key to giving your body the energy it needs, and helping it recover later.

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Astroturf vs. Grass – Avoiding Sports Injuries

Posted 7/19/2016 by UHBlog

Astroturf vs. Grass: Avoiding Sports Injuries

The disadvantage of artificial turf is that it presents a higher risk for serious knee and ankle injuries.

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Concussions: Signs and Symptoms

Posted 7/15/2016 by UHBlog

Concussions: Signs and Symptoms

Concerned about your young athlete suffering a concussion?

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5 Healthy Smoothies Recipes

Posted 7/12/2016 by UHBlog

5 Healthy Smoothies Recipes

Five smoothie combinations that are sure to satisfy you.

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Lactic Acid Myths: The Truth Behind Your Sore Muscles

Posted 7/11/2016 by UHBlog

Lactic Acid Myths: The Truth Behind Your Sore Muscles

Get some relief from your soreness.

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Are You An Accident Waiting to Happen? What to Do about These Common Injuries for Men

Posted 7/4/2016 by UHBlog

Are You An Accident Waiting to Happen? What to Do about These Common Injuries for Men

Men are at an increased risk for some types of injuries.

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Which Supplements Do You Really Need

Posted 6/14/2016 by UHBlog

Which Supplements Do You Really Need?

As an athlete, you’re bombarded with ads for vitamins and supplements to keep your body on its A-game. How do you sort the frivolous from the necessary and supplement the gaps in your diet?

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Fitness Summer Gear Guide

Posted 6/10/2016 by UHBlog

Fitness Summer Gear Guide

It’s the perfect time of year to exercise outdoors. Do you know what gear you need to stay safe and injury-free while you train for your sport?

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The 20-Minute Water Workout

Posted 6/7/2016 by UHBlog

The 20-minute Water Workout

Sometimes it’s good to make waves, especially when diving into a water exercise program.

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