Sports Medicine & Exercise

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How You (or Your Child) Can Avoid Common Hockey Injuries

Keep your hockey player safe and injury-free this season by following these tips from the experts at UH Sports Medicine.

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How Small Amounts of Activity Can Reap Big Health Benefits

Recently released recommendations say physical activity has immediate health benefits, and can reduce blood pressure and anxiety and improve sleep quality and insulin sensitivity.

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Why Kettlebells Are a Great Addition to Your Workout Routine

Kettlebells are similar to barbells and dumbbells, but you can use it for dynamic movements that improve strength and explosive power. Kettlebells are easy to incorporate into a cardio circuit routine

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How Best to Fuel Your Body After a Workout

Your workout should also include a game plan for how to fuel your body -- before and after your routine.

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Gym Membership Neglect

Signing up for a gym membership may have been your New Year’s Resolution, but if it’s almost summer and you’ve hardly made it in the door, you may be suffering from a case of gym membership neglect. Neglected gym memberships are more common...

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How A Unique Approach Can Treat -- and Prevent -- Knee Ligament Injuries

Once considered an adults-only injury, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are being seen increasingly in young athletes, some as young as 10. Learn about a unique, three-pronged approach to treat and prevent ACL tears.

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How Stem Cells Can Help Sports-Related Injuries

If you've suffered a sports-related injury, you may be a candidate to undergo stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma therapy, just like pitcher Bartolo Colon, golfer Tiger Woods and tennis player Rafael Nadal.

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How You Can Keep Exercising Through the Years

Just because you're getting older doesn't mean that being active has to end. In fact, those who stay active in their later years tend to stay healthier. Learn how to keep exercise a part of your life.

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