Posts in Health & Fitness

13Oct

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and at HCA Midwest Health and Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, we are dedicated to continuing to deliver world class care in the prevention and treatment of this disease. We want to take the time this month to celebrate survivors and their loved ones, raise awareness around the importance of […]

11Sep

HCA Midwest Health wants to remind you that as youth sports start back up in some communities, remember these steps to help keep players, coaches and families safer​ during the COVID-19 pandemic: Before the sports season starts: Check to make sure sports and recreation activities are approved by your local and state government. Understand the […]

18Aug

Agility, or the ability to react quickly to change without losing your balance, is an important skill not only for playing sports, but also for everyday living. Strength training helps improve agility, but so do balance and coordination exercises. Simple moves include standing on one foot, standing on tiptoe and walking heel to toe. Specific […]

05Jun

High-intensity interval training may boost your fitness at a cost — perhaps increasing your risk for injuries. This popular type of training combines aerobics, weight lifting and calisthenics at maximum effort, followed by recovery periods. “These workouts are marketed as ‘one size fits all.’ However, many athletes, especially amateurs, do not have the flexibility, mobility, […]

01May

Wrong fuel = poor performance Many young athletes either don’t eat breakfast or eat the wrong thing for breakfast. They may even skip lunch. Don’t forget “breakfast” literally remains “to break a fast “. This means after sleeping all night the body is craving appropriate nutrition. Not eating or eating too many simple sugars and […]

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