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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.

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.

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.

return to the gym

Heading Back to the Gym? How to Reduce Your Risk of Infection

There may indeed be some risk of virus transmission at the gym. But you can take steps to lessen the risk -- learn how.

exercise at home

Stuck at Home? Try These Strength Exercises Using Everyday Items

Want to exercise but no longer have access to the gym? Here are some ideas for staying in shape.

shin splints and stress fractures

Shin Splints or a Stress Fracture? How To Tell

Whether your shin pain is due to shin splints or a stress fracture, it’s important not to keep training the same way through either injury. Learn what you can do to heal and avoid making the injury worse or getting it again later.

pre-game meals

The Best Food For Athletes To Eat Before a Competition

If you are an athlete getting ready for a game, match or competition, eating a well-balanced meal is an important part of your preparation. Here are suggested menus for morning and evening athletic events.

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