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Feel the Burn

Posted 6/18/2018 by UHBlog

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Make sure to take precautions when working out during hot summer days to avoid overheating.

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Get in Golf Shape

Posted 6/11/2018 by UHBlog

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Working with a physical therapist can help work on your golf swing to avoid injury and improve your game.

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Men and Depression

Posted 6/11/2018 by UHBlog

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The statistics about men, depression and suicide attempts are startling. Know how to recognize the signs, and how to get help.

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Not-So-Funny Bone

Posted 4/30/2018 by UHBlog

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When elbow pain strikes, it’s most likely not a serious condition requiring surgery. Find out what the culprit could be.

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Orange Theory

Posted 4/23/2018 by UHBlog

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High-intensity interval training can help you continue to burn calories even after your workout is over.

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Gotta Tabata

Posted 3/21/2018 by UHBlog

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Tabata is a popular type of high-intensity interval training that combines short bursts of intense activity with periods of rest, and can be modified for any fitness level.

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Microtears and Mass

Posted 2/5/2018 by UHBlog

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Building muscle mass requires tearing and repairing muscle tissue. Learn techniques to do this safely and effectively.

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Healing Heels

Posted 1/19/2018 by UHBlog

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Sharp persistent heel pain can be a sign of plantar fasciitis. Find out what causes this painful condition and how it can be treated.

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Go Heavy or Go Home

Posted 1/12/2018 by UHBlog

Woman weight training

Weight training is not just for the guys; women can benefit from strength training as well.

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No Pain, No Gain

Posted 12/29/2017 by UHBlog

Woman weight training

Separate fact from myth when it comes to post-workout muscle soreness.

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Better Than Burpees

Posted 12/18/2017 by UHBlog

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Learn about some high-intensity exercises that are good alternatives to the dreaded burpee.

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Is 20 Minutes Enough?

Posted 11/20/2017 by UHBlog

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Is 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise a day all you need to maintain good health? Experts say that all depends.

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Beat Back Pain

Posted 11/13/2017 by UHBlog

Beat Back Pain

Back pain stopping you in your tracks? Get back in the game with these pain relief tips.

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Athletes and Acupuncture

Posted 11/6/2017 by UHBlog

Athletes and Accupuncture

Acupuncture can help relieve pain, ease inflammation and even enhance athletic performance.

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Nutrition Checkup

Posted 10/20/2017 by UHBlog

Nutrition Checkup

Whether you’re looking to up your game or recovering from an injury, consulting a dietitian can help ensure you’re getting the nutrition you need.

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Putting the Athlete First

Posted 10/19/2017 by UHBlog

Putting the Athlete First

Help ensure that your child continues to stay active and enjoy sports by avoiding the common pitfalls that make kids lose their love of the game.

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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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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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Let’s Get Free School Sports Screening Exams

Posted 4/25/2017 by UHBlog

Let's Get Free School Sports Screening Exams

Get a jump on a winning season. Take advantage of this free sports screening event to be sure your student-athlete is in top form.

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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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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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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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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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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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Pre-Winter Workout: Getting Your Body Ready for the Cold Weather

Posted 10/28/2016 by UHBlog

Pre-Winter Workout: Getting Your Body Ready for the Cold Weather

Don’t want to be stuck inside for your winter workouts? Get a jump start on adapting your outdoor routine.

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Why Your Child Should Try New Sports

Posted 10/25/2016 by UHBlog

Why Your Child Should Try New Sports

If a child is experiencing frustration or injuries in one sport, encourage them to try something new.

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Ways to Safeguard Your Health in the Locker Room

Posted 9/29/2016 by UHBlog

Ways to Safeguard Your Health in the Locker Room

A locker room can be a breeding ground for bacteria, viruses and other things that can make you sick. Take these steps to protect yourself.

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You’re Not 20 Anymore: Tips for Older Athletes

Posted 9/21/2016 by UHBlog

You're Not 20 Anymore: Tips for Older Athletes

: Physical fitness is important at any age, but make sure you know your body’s limitations before that workout.

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The Five Best Full-Body Exercises

Posted 8/31/2016 by UHBlog

Five Best Full Body Exercises

A quick 20-minute workout a few times a week may be all you need to maintain good fitness.

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Your Bench Press and Shoulder Pain

Posted 8/30/2016 by UHBlog

Your Bench Press and Shoulder Pain

Using improper technique while bench pressing can lead to these common shoulder injuries.

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The Hidden Ab that You Shouldn’t Ignore

Posted 8/29/2016 by UHBlog

The Hidden Ab that Will Get You a Six-Pack

Don’t make the mistake of ignoring your other abdominal muscles in pursuit of a “six-pack”.

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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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