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core activation

The Importance of Core Activation in Your Workout

If the core is not activated when using resistance, the lumbar musculature will kick in on overload, causing a muscle imbalance. This is often how back pain begins. A few simple steps can prevent lumbar pain when strengthening.

gym mistakes

5 Common Workout Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Exercise is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your health. But inadvertent mistakes in the gym could lead to injury -- and hurt, not help, your overall health.

trampoline

Home Trampoline Safety: What Parents Should Know

Home trampolines have spiked in popularity recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But they cause thousands of injuries every year.

exercise variation

The Importance of Variety in Creating Your Exercise Program

Exercise variation is an important factor when designing an exercise program, with many benefits when you change exercises every so often, such as increased performance and decreased injury risk.

running injuries

Running Injury or Muscle Soreness? How To Tell, What To Do

Listen to your body’s cues. While muscle soreness is a healthy and expected result of exercise, pain can indicate an injury that needs medical attention.

urgent care

Urgent Care, Orthopedic Injury Clinic or ER: Where To Go For Care

When serious injury or illness occurs, it can be tough to figure out the most appropriate place to get medical care. Many people would head straight to an emergency room. But that may not be the best choice for your condition – or your wallet.

return to play

Advice To Athletes for a Safe Return to Organized Sports

Some organized sports are starting up again. Before returning to play, athletes can follow these tips from UH Sports Medicine to protect themselves and others.

concussions

Why Girls Take Longer To Recover From Concussion

Girls sustain the highest rates of concussion in soccer, basketball and cheerleading. These same sports also generally have less sideline medical coverage for games.

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