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Stay Motivated to Exercise this Winter: Here's How

Posted by Sports Medicine Team on Dec 16, 2018 1:04:00 PM

Topics: Trainer Tips, Fitness

When it’s cold and dark outside, you might be tempted to snuggle up inside where it’s warm and cozy instead of venturing out to exercise. But staying active all year is important for your health and well-being. If you have children, it also sets a good example for them, especially if you do activities together.

Kat Shuster, a Lake Health athletic trainer with the Lake Health Sports Medicine team, gives her top tips for staying active during the winter:

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How Can I Prevent Injuries when Shoveling Snow?

Posted by Sports Medicine Team on Dec 6, 2018 11:02:00 AM

Topics: Sports Medicine, Trainer Tips

Believe it or not, shoveling snow can be compared to strength training, and aerobically it’s similar to exercising on a treadmill! So just like exercise, there are things that you can do to reduce your risk of injury. Senior athletic trainer Sherrie Northrup with the Lake Health Sports Medicine team offers this advice to stay safe when shoveling snow this winter:

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Best Tips for Running Safely

Posted by Sports Medicine Team on Mar 28, 2018 1:29:00 PM

Topics: Student Athletes, Athletes, Sports Medicine, Fitness, Running

Running can be both challenging and exhilarating at the same time. Brad Morgan, MEd, AT, ATC, with Lake Health Sports Medicine, offers some important tips to ensure your runs are also safe: 

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How Much Water Should You Drink in Winter?

Posted by Sports Medicine Team on Mar 15, 2018 2:20:00 PM

Topics: Student Athletes, Athletes, Sports Medicine, Running, Fitness

When it's cold out, you might not feel thirsty. You sweat less in cooler temps as well. So how much water do you need to drink in the winter months? John Smith, MBA, MSEd, ATC, LAT, director of Lake Health Sports Medicine, explains: 

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Avoiding Low Back Pain

Posted by Sports Medicine Team on Feb 23, 2018 3:20:00 PM

Topics: Athletes, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

Back pain is common, especially after doing a once-in-awhile activities like cleaning out the attic. How can you prevent low back pain when lifting heavy items or moving boxes? Deb Walko, AT, EMT-B, CSCS, Lake Health Sports Medicine senior athletic trainer and injured-worker rehabilitation expert, offers a few tips

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What Is a Concussion Clinic and How Does It Help Local Athletes?

Posted by Sports Medicine Team on Jan 18, 2018 4:43:00 PM

Topics: Kids, Sports Medicine, Student Athletes, Athletes

The risk of concussions worries athletes, coaches and parents. Every time an athlete takes a blow to the head, quick evaluation is vital. Concussions have been on the forefront of medical research and media attention for over a decade, and concussion clinics now provide state-of-the-art care for a variety of patients who may have suffered a concussion. Learn more about the Lake Health Concussion Clinic, which operates full-time at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Wellness Campus in Mentor: 

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