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New App Motivates Type 2 Diabetes Patients to Be More Active

January 10, 2018

A research team led by scientists at University of Utah Health have developed an online interactive app to help motivate patients to be more physically activity to manage their disease. ... Read more

Foam Rolling Exercises For Everyone

November 15, 2017

It’s a technique previously only used by athletes and trainers, but now foam rolling has gone mainstream. ... Read more

4 Stretching Myths Exposed

November 08, 2017

It’s important to stretch to maintain healthy joints and have appropriate mobility for physical activity. ... Read more

Get Your Body Ready for CrossFit

October 11, 2017

There are tremendous benefits to this popular athletic program, but as with any fitness program, it comes with factors worth considering before jumping onboard. Here’s what you need to know before giving it a go. ... Read more

Don’t let Overuse Be Your Crux in Rock Climbing

August 29, 2017

A huge number of climbing risks involve the overuse of your body at the climbing gym... Read more

Gone Golfing

June 14, 2017

How to get in great shape to hit the links. ... Read more

Exercise While Pregnant: What You Need to Know

May 30, 2017

Many expectant women, especially first-time mothers, have questions about physical activity during pregnancy. ... Read more

Can Exercise Cause Preterm Labor?

May 08, 2017

Many pregnant women worry about exercise and preterm labor. They shouldn’t. Exercise does not increase the risk of preterm birth. For some women, it may even decrease the risk.... Read more

Tough Workouts? You Could Be Dehydrated

March 27, 2017

Did you know that dehydration can actually make it harder to exercise? Don't sabotage your workouts—stay hydrated.... Read more

Nutrition: Why It Matters When Training

March 17, 2017

Nutrition and a proper diet are as crucial as your physical training for your half or full marathon’s success... Read more

Yoga Benefits for Men

January 25, 2017

Yoga may not be the first exercise men think of doing it. However, they should consider it. ... Read more

Are Fitbits Better than Low-Carb Sliced Bread? The Truth About Health Wearables

January 13, 2017

Can health wearables be helpful to healthcare providers? ... Read more

Six Ways to Dump-Proof Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 05, 2017

Remember those New Year’s resolutions you made? How many of those resolutions are still active? ... Read more

Pumping Iron: Safety Tips Weight Lifting

October 28, 2016

As the temperature drops but before the snow falls, more and more people are hitting the gym instead of the trail. Weight lifting has multiple potential benefits – it may increase metabolism, reduce the risk of osteoporosis, and reduce stress. ... Read more

Pumping Iron: Safety Tips Weight Lifting

October 28, 2016

As the temperature drops but before the snow falls, more and more people are hitting the gym instead of the trail. Weight lifting has multiple potential benefits – it may increase metabolism, reduce the risk of osteoporosis, and reduce stress. ... Read more

Get Up Out of Your Chair

August 17, 2016

Americans are becoming more sedentary – and it’s killing us. ... Read more

Can a Hike a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

January 08, 2016

U of U sets out to find science behind nature’s therapeutic value. ... Read more

The Best Diets for 2016

January 08, 2016

Every year U.S. News and World Report ranks the top diets for those wanting lose weight in the coming 12 months. But how do they come to their conclusions? ... Read more

Beating the Winter Blues

January 05, 2016

Winter can be a tough time. Days are shorter. Nights are longer. And here in Utah, the inversion makes it feel like we rarely see the sun. That can lead many to experience the “wintertime blues” or, as it is officially known, seasonal affective disorder or SAD.... Read more

Why Am I Out of Breath?

November 13, 2015

You do Pilates. You go running. You consider yourself to be in good shape. Then, one day, you find yourself out of breath while carrying groceries up a flight of stairs. What is going on? ... Read more

Simple, Low-Cost Activities to Keep Kids Active

June 15, 2015

School is out! A lack of mandatory outdoor recess, more time to watch TV, and fewer organized sports activities mean many kids might gain weight during the summer months. ... Read more

Staying Healthy After a Break-Up

May 26, 2015

There’s no doubt that our physical health is often influenced by our mental and emotional health. Research shows that depression has been linked to a number of physical ailments such as migraines, headaches, back pain, digestive issues and many others. ... Read more

Innovative Approaches to Preventing Muscle Loss Earns Micah Drummond, Ph.D., AGS Investigator Award

May 20, 2015

Assistant professor of physical therapy Micah Drummond, Ph.D., wields a rare trait that is becoming increasingly sought after in the world of scientific inquiry: he’s as equally comfortable explaining an exercise regimen to an elderly study volunteer as he is staring down a microscope. His translational approach to uncovering the secrets of staving off muscle loss during aging has earned him the 2015 Outstanding Junior Investigator Award from the American Geriatric Society.... Read more

5 Tips to Start Trail Running

May 19, 2015

If you like to hike and you like to run, why not combine the two? Here are steps to get started and how to stay safe: ... Read more

3 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

May 06, 2015

Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? These three gift ideas will bring a smile to your mom’s face—and best of all, they are good for her physical and mental well-being.... Read more

Walking an Extra Two Minutes Each Hour May Offset Hazards of Sitting Too Long

April 30, 2015

A new study suggests that engaging in low intensity activities such as standing may not be enough to offset the health hazards of sitting for long periods of time. On the bright side, adding two minutes of walking each hour to your routine just might do the trick. These findings were published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).... Read more

Junk Food: A Not-So-Pretty Perspective

April 30, 2015

You sat down to eat a few bites of ice cream and before you knew it, the whole pint was gone. Do you think a little extra exercise will negate what you ate? Think again. ... Read more

How Good Is Your Gym Hygiene?

April 23, 2015

While the gym is a great place to get fit and have fun, it can be a hotbed for disease and germs. Here's how to protect yourself.... Read more

Pack Essentials for Day Hikers

April 22, 2015

Even if you're hiking close to home, the adventure could take an unexpected turn. Make sure you take these items with you. ... Read more

No, Your Fitness Tracker Won’t Give You Cancer

March 30, 2015

Wearable devices like Fitbit are supposed to improve your health. So why is a newspaper column suggesting they may pose a cancer risk?... Read more

Can Maximalist Shoes Cure Your Plantar Fasciitis?

March 23, 2015

Barefoot running is out. Maximalist shoes are the hot new trend in running, and some runners think they’re better for plantar fasciitis.... Read more

Fitness Through Housework

March 05, 2015

Find out how many calories you burn doing three different household chores, and how you can bump up the intensity level for each.... Read more

4 Active Dates for Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2015

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Instead of doing the predictable dinner and a movie, opt for an active date that will really get your heart pumping and blood flowing.... Read more

How to Track Your Calories and Lose Weight

February 03, 2015

Has winter not been so nice to your midsection? Do you want to drop a few pounds before spring? Here’s how to calculate the numbers to achieve your goals. ... Read more

Being Inactive May Be Worse Than Being Overweight

January 27, 2015

Everyone needs to exercise, whether you’re trying to lose weight or not. Even a little bit helps.... Read more

Outdoor Fun at Your Doorstep: Winter Edition

January 20, 2015

It’s a winter wonderland, so bundle up and head outdoors to enjoy it. Here are eight fun, fat-burning activities within a 30-minute drive of Salt Lake City.... Read more

Ranking Popular Diets

January 14, 2015

The beginning of a new year is when many people try to change their eating habits in hopes of a slimmer waist line, and better health in general. Not all diets are created equal though.... Read more

Track Your Way to Fitness

January 12, 2015

Regular physical activity will not only help you get into shape. It also reduces your risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and stroke. This form makes it easy to track your way to getting fit. ... Read more

How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

January 08, 2015

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? While 92% of people who set resolutions do not achieve them, you can be among the 8% who do. Here’s how.... Read more

4 Indoor Activities for Kids

December 29, 2014

Don’t load up on movies every time cold weather comes to town. Here are four activities that kids can do indoors at home.... Read more

Try the Fitness Trend That's a Real HIIT

October 27, 2014

High-intensity interval training is one of the year's hottest fitness trends. Find out how to get started.... Read more

Physical Activity May Fight Depression

October 27, 2014

A 50-year study found that people who exercise regularly experience less depression than people who are not active.... Read more

4 Joint-Friendly Exercises

October 20, 2014

Exercise may not sound appealing to people who suffer from chronic joint pain, but it is important to stay active. Here are four surprising activities that are easy on the joints. ... Read more

Take Small Steps to Prevent Elderly Falls. Literally.

September 26, 2014

Age may bring on creaking knees, bad backs, and overall an increased likelihood of injury from falls. So what should you, or an elderly loved one, be doing now to prevent dangerous falls from happening in the future? ... Read more

The Heart of the Matter

September 15, 2014

Demands on CEOs can lead to cardiac problems... Read more

Beating Diabetes

August 18, 2014

Diabetes is set to become the next big health crisis in America. ... Read more

Too Little Exercise, Not Too Much Food, Blamed for Obesity

July 16, 2014

Inactivity is the main reason we're gaining weight, new research suggests. But it's not that simple.... Read more

Fun in 30 Minutes or Less

May 13, 2014

Here are seven fun, fat-burning activities within a 30-minute drive of Salt Lake City. See how your favorite activity stacks up, and pick a new one to try this week! ... Read more

Exercise Tips & Tricks: Stretching Smarts

May 06, 2014

What are the health benefits of stretching? Should you stretch before or after exercise? How long should you hold a stretch? Should you stretch if you¿re stiff? ... Read more

Fix Your Form, Pushups, Planks and Crunches

April 29, 2014

Some exercises, if not done properly, can do more harm than good. Physical therapist Erin Probert demonstrates the correct (and incorrect) way to do pushups, planks and crunches.... Read more

5 Easy Pieces: Bicycling Safety

April 24, 2014

Dr. Henrie shows you five tips to be a safer cyclist.... Read more

Fix Your Form, Squats and Lunges

April 22, 2014

Some exercises, if not done properly, can do more harm than good. Physical therapist Erin Probert demonstrates the correct (and incorrect) way to do squats and lunges.... Read more

What's Your Path?

April 21, 2014

Over the years, healthy lifestyle choices have declined and prescription drug consumption has increased. It's time to take stock and change course. ... Read more

Exercise Tips & Tricks: Plantar's Heel Rehab

April 16, 2014

Physical therapist Erin Probert shows you some stretches and exercises that sufferers can do to relieve the pain associated with plantar fasciitis.... Read more

Health at Home: Get Up and Move

April 02, 2014

How can parents help get kids involved in physical activities?... Read more

Cycling's Ultimate Challenge: Eating for Endurance

March 18, 2014

Nutrition plays a key role in attaining peak performance when training for, or competing in, an endurance event. Consuming adequate calories and choosing the proper fuel source before, during, and after your activity can help you perform your best and reduce your recovery time.... Read more

Cycling's Ultimate Challenge: Winners are Made in the Winter

March 13, 2014

Are you longing for warm summer rides? Lacking motivation to train due to the darkness and chilly weather? You are not alone! Here are 10 tips that will spice up your cycling this Winter and come Spring, you will be a stronger, faster athlete!... Read more

60 Seconds to a Healthier You: Foam Roller Exercises

March 11, 2014

University of Utah Health Care Physical Therapist Holly Barber, explains some simple exercises with a foam roller to work your posture and your legs.... Read more

Preventing Muscle Loss During High-Altitude Exertion

February 26, 2014

High-altitude athletes lose up to three times more muscle than their lowland counterparts. Stacie Wing-Gaia Ph.D., explains how to power through high altitude exertion while protecting muscle loss. ... Read more

5 Training Tips for Running a Half Marathon or Marathon

February 13, 2014

Physical therapist and director of the Runner's Clinic Laura LaMarche, DPT, outlines five tips for you to train for a long distance run. ... Read more

Ten Exercise Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

December 10, 2013

Rick Henriksen a family medicine doctor for University of Utah Health Care discusses ten exercise pitfalls that people fall into in the winter season and how to avoid them.... Read more