Exercise

August 5, 2020

5 Things You Can Do at Home to Relieve Joint Pain during COVID-19

By Jennifer Bringle Joint pain can be a really annoying affliction, and it can also be a debilitating condition that interferes with a sufferer’s quality of life. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, recognizing the difference between something that can be treated at home and something requiring an office visit is more important than ever. Luckily, […]

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July 16, 2020

Avoiding Injury While Recreating Outdoors—But Safe Care Is Available if You Need It

By Carolyn Comeau North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper put a stay-at-home order into effect in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. It was lifted on May 22, to many outdoor enthusiasts’ and athletes’ reliefs. This meant that citizens could again enjoy the outdoors with more frequency, while observing social distancing etiquette. Even though […]

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March 11, 2020

Spring into Action! 7 Steps to Take Now to Reduce Your Risk of Falls

By Cheri Hinshelwood Are these balance issues preventing you from enjoying spring? • Unsteady gait • Inability to stand from a seated position without pushing up on furniture • Walking around the house holding onto furniture • Using a cart at the store to steady yourself • Becoming inactive or deconditioned • Using shower chairs, […]

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March 2, 2020

Game Changer: High School Team Athletic Trainer Aids Heart Attack Victim during Football Game

By Cherry Odom, BSN, RN-BC “My symptoms started during the second quarter of the ball game,” said Tommy Gassaway, a baseball coach at Asheville Middle School. He was working his seasonal job as the clock operator at a junior varsity football game at Asheville High School, when he had shoulder pain and felt like he […]

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February 18, 2020

Postpartum Weight Loss: Healthy Strategies to Help Shed Those Pounds after Giving Birth

By Elizabeth Holmes, MS, RD, LDN, CSOWM Postpartum weight loss is similar to weight loss at other times in your life. The major difference is the change to your body and life after having a baby. What worked to lose weight and stay healthy before the baby may not work the same after baby. Losing […]

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January 14, 2020

Staying Safe on the Slopes: Tips for Skiing and Snowboarding

By Trisha McBride Ferguson For skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, winter sports make the months of colder temperatures more bearable. Speeding down the slopes brings a rush of adrenaline, a feeling of freedom — and all too often, injuries. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe on the slopes this season. Know the Risks […]

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January 7, 2020

Understanding Obesity by Talking to Your Child’s Doctor about Weight

By Evelyn M. Artz, MD About 17 percent of children and adolescents are obese. Overweight and obese children are at risk for weight-related problems as they grow. Part of providing excellent healthcare for children and adolescents involves discussing weight at doctor’s appointments. How Do We Define Obesity? Children and adolescents should have both their height […]

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December 11, 2019

5 Worst Ways to Derail Holiday Health: Try These Tips to Stick to Your Weight-management Plan

By Sonia Humphrey, MD It seems inevitable to most people: You will gain weight during the holidays. It’s a season that offers plenty of opportunities to indulge in fattening food while at the same time offers challenges to physical activity. But this can be the year you don’t gain weight during the holidays. To combat […]

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December 5, 2019

Tips for Exercising and Staying Healthy during Cold and Flu Season

By Benjamin Heyen, MD, Primary Care Worried about cold or flu impacting your exercise regimen? It can be frustrating when you’re feeling under the weather and don’t have the energy to work out. And sometimes, that cold weather may increase your motivation for a cozy night in instead of making it to the gym or […]

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October 7, 2019

In the Red Zone: Swelling and Heat Are the First Signs of Overuse Injuries

“No pain, no gain” is a common mantra among dedicated athletes. Sometimes it’s best to give it a rest. Building muscles or bones starts by stressing these tissues first. “With time to heal, muscles and bones rebuild themselves stronger and better than before. That’s how the body works,” said Elise Hiza, MD, orthopedic surgeon at […]

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