Sports Medicine & Exercise
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Maintaining physical activity as you get older will help you keep your independence longer, prevent or manage any chronic illnesses and easily continue to do everyday tasks.
Most fall athletes are coming off a summer of limited activity. This can lead to preventable pain and soft tissue injuries that could last throughout the season.
Unfortunately, as runners begin to train for their first running competitions, many become injured. Here are some of the most common running injuries and tips on how to avoid them.
Endurance athletes experience significant sweat and energy losses that need to be replaced for proper performance. Here is advice from UH Sports Medicine on how to prepare for an endurance event.
U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from parts of Olympic competition has brought attention to the pressure that elite athletes face. But are there lessons to be learned for the rest of us?
As little as a 2 percent decrease in your bodily fluids can result in a 10 percent to 20 percent deficit in your performance. Know the symptoms of dehydration and tips to keep the fluid flowing.
Everyone who has exercised in hot, humid conditions knows it feels harder to perform. Besides affecting performance, exercising in the heat increases the risk of serious illnesses such as heat illness, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke.
Obesity and other chronic health issues are major risk factors for severe disease or death from COVID-19. This finding underscores a larger truth about how health and fitness play an important role in your ability to fight off viruses and illness.