Running, jumping, cycling—just about any activity can be halted suddenly by a muscle cramp—that abrupt, involuntary pain that contracts your muscles in a tight spasm. Alex Hainzinger, Scott & White Wellness Program Specialist, explains muscle cramps and offers advice on how to prevent them. “Muscle cramps occur when your muscle contracts and doesn’t relax. They … Continue reading Managing muscle cramps
Written by Peggy Pletcher, MS, RD There’s no better way to get in shape for Spring than shaking up your workout with some cross training exercises, and no better way to cross train than to join in a triathlon. That’s swimming, cycling, and running all in one event and triathlons can be a great way … Continue reading Go On and “Tri”
Depressed? Stuck in a rut? Feeling like you can’t get up and do anything? One of the best things you can do to help alleviate the symptoms of major depression is to get out and get moving. Go for a brisk walk. Go to a Zumba class. Pump some iron. Get some exercise. “When you … Continue reading Can You Exercise Your Way to Happiness?
“Does running late count as exercise?” If that’s as close as you get to working out your 30 to 60 minutes a day, five to six times a week, then you might be out of shape. “You’re out of shape if you’re 30% over your ideal body weight or you don’t exercise for at least … Continue reading How to begin an exercise program when you’re out of shape
Scott & White podiatrist Dr. Devall weighs in on the company’s claims, the technology and how to buy and wear shoes responsibly These shoes help your jeans fit better, alleviate pain in your back and feet and improve strength and posture. What person doesn’t want all of those things, especially when exercise is a four-letter … Continue reading Are Toning Shoes All Hype and No Results?
For those who didn’t quite get a beach body during beach season, hiring a personal trainer may be the right method to get back into your skinny jeans before the holidays. Scott & White Wellness Specialist Alexander Hainzinger offers some tips and warnings about choosing a trainer and how to get the results you’re looking … Continue reading Scott & White wellness specialist offers tips on choosing a personal trainer
My button popped off my slacks at work today. As I was digging around for a safety pin I was thinking about the bag of kettle chips that took me less than eight hours to eat. As I’m getting older I’m gaining weight that won’t go away. I’ve tried several diets and a starving technique … Continue reading Consult your doctor before starting new diet or fitness program
Runners cross the finish line of a 26 mile marathon. Medals are awarded and the celebrating of a major accomplishment begins. But the people claiming victory aren’t your typical runners. They’re kids who have dedicated the last few months to training their bodies to complete a daunting task. The Be The Match donor program is … Continue reading Marathon gets kids moving, raises awareness for bone marrow donations
Pushing yourself away from the holiday dinner table doesn’t have to be the only exercise you do during the cold months ahead. There are safe ways to stay fit when Jack Frost is nipping at your nose. “You can exercise year round if you’re dressed appropriately,” said Robert Reeve, MD, Sports Medicine. In the colder … Continue reading Doctors weigh in on exercising in cold weather