For cyclists, the most commonly reported injuries come from overtraining, improper bike fit and overuse. Scott Taylor, physical therapist at NEBH, avid cyclist, and program designer for the Cycling Performance Improvement Program, has the following tips to cycle safely this season.Read Full Article
Warming up is crucial in preventing injuries and in overall safety while exercising. When you warm up your muscles, you allow them perform at their greatest range of motion; when you slowly raise your heart rate, you minimize the stress that exercise puts on your heart. Athletic trainers at the NEBH Sports Performance Center suggest some activities you might do before you exercise.Read Full Article
With Thanksgiving and the holiday season upon us, one thing that most of us try to avoid is holiday weight gain. Weight can impact your health in many ways, including the health of your bones and joints. When a person is even slightly overweight, it can add stress to their joints, especially their weight-bearing joints like the knees and hips. For example, every pound of weight gained puts an extra 3-5 pounds of pressure on knee joints.
So how do you make it through holiday gatherings filled with sweets and indulgences without packing on extra pounds? Follow these tips for eating healthy during the holidays.Read Full Article
If you suffer from arthritis, the pain and stiffness in your joints may prevent you from thinking about an exercise routine. However, exercise is crucial for those with arthritis. Exercise has a number of health benefits, including decreased pain and fatigue, increased strength and flexibility, and improved ability to manage symptoms or prevent injury. Below are three ways you can safely exercise with arthritis.Read Full Article