Exercise

February 11, 2019

Common Tennis Injuries and How to Prevent Them

By Thomas Starnes, MD Playing tennis is not only fun, but it’s a great way to exercise. Like with all forms of exercise, you have to be careful not to hurt yourself. Here are some tips to help you prevent injuries while you’re on the court. Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is an overuse […]

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January 29, 2019

6 Tips to Achieve Your Health Goals One Step at a Time

By Becky Holmes, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Every December 31, many people decide to become superheroes overnight – “I’m going to save more money, eat healthier, oh – and visit my parents more and eat out less.” The new year offers the wonderful feeling of a fresh start, and often centralizes around our health. Maybe we all […]

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January 25, 2019

Keep Your Brain and Body Safe When You Hit the Slopes

By Kelly Montague, Athletic Trainer Skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating – outdoor activities and sports that many here in western North Carolina look forward to in the winter. Along with winter sport activities comes the potential of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, with a concussion being the most common. Concussions are often most associated with […]

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January 11, 2019

Bundle Up: Don’t Get Frostbite – Keep Your Body Warm during Winter Activities

By Aaron Vaughan, MD Winter is here with the temperatures to prove it. Whether you’re an athlete and have a fitness regimen to keep up, you’re walking the dog or going ice skating, take note of important precautions to take when going outside for periods of time. Athletes need to be especially aware of the […]

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November 29, 2018

Embrace the Cold – 7 Tips to Keep Up Your Fitness Regimen this Winter

Why is it that settling into the winter season comes so easy? Whether you’ve spent the last six months training or you’re just getting started after a long hiatus, as soon as the days get shorter and temperatures begin to drop, excuses surface. When this happens, that little voice tends to talk you “out of” […]

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October 26, 2018

How Physical Therapy Can Help Live a Pain-Free Life

By Caroline Lieberman, Physical Therapist Living pain-free is crucial to quality of life. The ability to move without pain can impact a person’s ability to participate in – and simply enjoy – everyday activities, earn a living and experience independence. People often associate pain management with medication treatment plans. Reliance on opioids has led to the […]

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October 2, 2018

What’s the Secret to Motivation and Healthy Weight Loss?

By Rachel Bloomer, Mental Health Provider MOTIVATION! When we have it, we can accomplish amazing things. It can be disheartening when we lose it. Before we dive into some ways to avoid getting discouraged with weight loss, let’s debunk two myths about motivation. Myth No. 1: Motivation is energy and passion. Often times, when we […]

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September 10, 2018

Choosing the Right Sports Bra for Your Next Workout

By Kelly Montague, AT Shopping for a sports bra sounds simple – pick one you like, right? However, many women are unable to find one that is comfortable enough to work out in. Some may avoid exercise altogether due to being self-conscious about how they look and feel, or even because they have pain due […]

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August 15, 2018

In the Right Hands: Rehab and Physical Therapy at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

By Donna Rhodes featuring Marion Macy, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Marion Macy, Manager of Rehab Services and Physical Therapy, heads the rehab department at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital that turns the impossible into possible. Patients with joint replacements, stroke, severe back pain, cardiac issues, neck pain, shoulder surgery, ankle fractures, knee replacements, or just about any injury or impairment […]

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August 7, 2018

Staying Hydrated – Should You Add Sports Drinks to Your Workout Recovery?

By Aaron Vaughan and Eliza Parker If you listen to the advertising, you might think sports drinks do it all. More energy. Improved performance. Better concentration. But do they? People use sports drinks, such as Gatorade or PowerAde, to replace water (rehydrate) and electrolytes lost from sweating after exercise. A major component of staying hydrated […]

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