It’s no secret that you have to train fast to be fast. But training for a fast 5K time requires more than just speed work, it also requires some strategic workouts and nutrition habits. Here are three tips and training techniques you can incorporate to get that personal record you long for. Increase your cardiac … Continue reading How to run your fastest 5K
It is not unusual for a patient to report concussion-related concerns to me. Some tell me that they are worried their memory has been declining due to an injury suffered years ago. Others may share recent car accidents, sports-related injuries, or run-ins with kitchen cabinets. It can be frightening when a person perceives change in … Continue reading Can concussions cause lifelong problems?
Every fall, communities, parents and students are filled with exhilaration when their high school football team takes the field. We all believe, hope and dream that our team will be the state champion. As an employee of Rockdale ISD in Rockdale, Texas, Jeff Miller is part of this excitement and plays the role of athletic … Continue reading Gold Out: How Texas high school football and pediatric cancer research became teammates
Here’s what all parents need to know about safe infant sleep environments… According to a study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics journal Pediatrics in August 2016, the majority of parents are not placing their infants in safe sleeping positions. While this study is shining light on safe infant sleep practices, it’s important to … Continue reading Are you putting your baby to sleep safely?
For decades we’ve been warned that saturated fat is the major culprit behind heart disease, leading to the food industry producing low-fat and fat free versions of many of our favorite foods. But an article published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the sugar industry attempted to downplay sugar’s … Continue reading Sugar industry blames saturated fat for heart disease
Have you thought of swimming or exercising in water? In the brutal summer heat, water exercise can be a great alternative to stay fit without taking a toll on your joints. Rick Schultz, MD, an orthopedist on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock, treats a number of patients with … Continue reading Feeling weightless in water: 3 benefits of water exercise
When it comes to what can hurt our joints, illusions abound. So we asked Torrance Walker, MD, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, to help clear up the confusion surrounding five common misconceptions. Climbing stairs can harm your knees. FALSE. “In fact, climbing … Continue reading Is cracking your knuckles bad for you? 5 Joint myths busted
When was the last time you had time for yourself? Between work, errands, and the kids, we barely have time to slow down and relax. Stress will always play a part in our daily lives, but what happens when they consume our lives? What seems like a trivial issue can manifest into serious physical and … Continue reading Pick up a crayon: How coloring can alleviate anxiety
Fatigue. It happens. How do we combat it? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, fatigue is, “A reduction in the efficiency of a muscle or organ after prolonged activity.” As we all know, fatigue can be something that stops us in our tracks. It can debilitate your performance and keep you from getting your workouts … Continue reading 3 simple ways to combat fatigue and reduce stress