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Exercise

Recreational Sports Injuries

Spring has sprung and area parks are starting to fill with recreational cyclists, skaters, tennis players, runners, and soccer enthusiasts among others. “While exercise is great, these weekend warriors should be aware of some common injuries that can occur and take preventive measures,” states Richard B. Schultz, MD, director of orthopedics at Scott & White …

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Managing muscle cramps

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 …

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Go On and “Tri”

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 …

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Scott & White wellness specialist offers tips on choosing a personal trainer

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 …

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Consult your doctor before starting new diet or fitness program

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 …

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Marathon gets kids moving, raises awareness for bone marrow donations

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 …

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