Whether you’re a runner, cyclist, play a sport or just get out and play, it’s important to follow best practices when it comes to nutrition and hydration, especially in the summer. Here are some tips from the experts at Gwinnett Medical Center’s Sports Medicine Program:
Prevention is key to living long and living well. Getting preventive screenings and immunizations are among the most important things you can do for yourself. Take time to review these guidelines for screening tests and immunizations. Use the charts below to remind yourself of when you need to see your healthcare provider based on your personal health profile. Make an appointment today!
If you’ve always wanted to call yourself a runner, the time is now. It’s easy to start a running routine. It’s relatively inexpensive, you don’t need high-tech equipment, you can do it almost anywhere, and you don’t have to learn special techniques—after all, you already know how to run.
To get you started, we answer some top questions about how to begin a running program and how to best protect your joints from injury during exercise.
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Because you’re human, you’ve probably been here before: You decide to adopt a new healthy habit and you hit the ground running, only to find your athletic shoes (literal or metaphorical) gathering dust soon after.
It happens to everyone, so don’t beat yourself up. Try these tips for overcoming some common stumbling blocks.
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In the past, a stroke was like a lightning bolt out of the blue: unpredictable, unpreventable, untreatable and devastating. But today, researchers know that many “brain attacks” can be prevented by controlling certain risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. It also spells trouble if you smoke cigarettes, pack on too many pounds, drink too much and don’t exercise. Still, life can deal out other risk factors like an unlucky card hand, with age, ethnicity and heredity also playing a role in strokes.
Many of us are dangerously ignorant of the risk factors and warning signs of stroke. As the nation’s third leading cause of death (trailing heart disease and cancer) stroke leaves many survivors with lifelong disabilities.
Take this quiz to find out what health issues could be putting you at risk and what you can do to protect yourself. Note each question that applies to you. Then, read on to learn more.
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Rhonda lost 125 pounds with the help of advanced bariatric surgery. She's keeping it off with a lifetime of weight-loss support from Gwinnett Medical Center's Center for Surgical Weight Management.
|Click here to watch Rhonda share her weight loss journey.|
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