If you find yourself at a swimming pool, beach or lake this summer, take advantage and go for a swim. Swimming not only offers a method to cool off in warm weather, but it is also a great activity that can be done year round providing several health benefits. Susan Judge Burns, Nurse Practitioner at NEBH, outlines a few of the benefits.Read Full Article
The summer months are a popular time to go on vacation, and many of us may find ourselves on a road trip and or sightseeing. While vacations can be relaxing, it is still important to stay active as a benefit to your overall health and wellness. NEBH physiatrist Sharon Bassi, MD, offers tips on how to stay active and healthy while on vacation.
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Tennis is a great recreational activity that offers a number of health benefits, including improved coordination, muscle development and cardiovascular health. In tennis, as in many sports, the repetitive motions and force on the shoulder and elbow can greatly increase risk for injury. Dr. Andrew Jawa, an orthopedic surgeon at NEBH who specializes in the shoulder, hand and wrist, offers three tips on how to protect yourself while playing tennis.Read Full Article
High intensity workouts that encourage people to push themselves and test their limits with a combination of cardio, weight lifting and core training are becoming increasingly popular. The workouts and competitive nature can push people to a new level of fitness that they have not seen before. However, as in all exercise programs, sometimes people can overdo and not listen to warning signs their body is sending them. Dr. Sean Rockett, Orthopedic Surgeon at NEBH breaks down the most common injuries and how to prevent them.Read Full Article
Many people have experienced back pain or strain at one point in their lives. While many people correlate their back pain to a certain activity like bending or lifting, the activity is often not the cause. When a person is not in shape, they lose the stability in their core that supports the back and keeps it strong.Read Full Article