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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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When Can I Start Exercising after Weight Loss Surgery?

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Apr 11, 2018 2:39:32 PM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, Fitness



Weight loss surgery patients find that success comes from not only the surgery, but from lifestyle changes that their bariatric surgery center help them achieve. Exercise is an important component of healthy living and weight management after bariatric surgery. How soon can you start exercising after weight loss surgery? Bariatric surgeon Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir shares what he recommends for his patients. 

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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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Can Yoga Help People with Osteoporosis?

Posted by Lake Health on Oct 27, 2017 4:47:00 PM

Topics: Wellness, Fitness

If you have osteoporosis-or are at risk for developing it-you may wonder what types of exercise are beneficial for you. Following your doctor’s advice for medication, nutrition and exercise can help strengthen your bones and prevent fractures. 

Anne Owens, BSN, MA, ERYT, a registered yoga teacher with Lake Health, explains how yoga can be safe and improve bone density:

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Barre Workout: 3 Basic Moves [video]

Posted by Lake Health Wellness Institute on Sep 30, 2017 3:59:00 PM

Topics: Fitness

Barre is one fitness trend we're betting is here to stay. While barre can seem intimidating (you may start to picture a ballet class), it is a great workout that you can do without any prior dance experience. It can even be modified for different fitness levels.

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Protect Yourself During Summer Exercise

Posted by Lake Health on Jul 14, 2017 2:41:00 PM

Topics: Fitness, Wellness

We all look forward to the warm days of summer! Sunshine, longer days and warmer weather make spending time outside extra enjoyable. However, for those who like to exercise or work outside, it is important to realize the possible risks.

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Should I do Strength Training or Cardio? [video]

Posted by Lake Health Wellness Institute on Jul 8, 2017 4:02:00 PM

Topics: Fitness, Trainer Tips

Should I focus on strength training or cardio? Which do you do first during a workout? How do I choose a strength-training program? What is high-intensity training? How do I fit cardio into a busy schedule?

Danielle Pape, fitness expert and certified personal trainer at the Lake Health Wellness Institute, has the answers to these common questions and more!

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5 Ways to Stay Active when Traveling

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Jul 6, 2017 3:09:00 PM

Topics: Fitness

Summer is the time for family vacations, fun trips and new adventures. Often, this means relaxing on a beach with a cold drink in hand. Staying physically active is another great way to spend a vacation – it helps you stay fit and reduces stress!

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Pre- and Post-run Stretches [video]

Posted by Lake Health Wellness Institute on Jun 19, 2017 9:19:55 AM

Topics: Fitness

Warm weather is here, and it’s a great time to begin running or walking outside! Danielle Pape, a fitness expert and certified personal trainer at the Lake Health Wellness Institute, demonstrates some simple stretches to try before and after your run:

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