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Our Sports Medicine Expert’s Best Advice for Runners

Spring welcomes runners back to the outdoors this time of year. Whether it’s your first 5K or your 8th marathon, injury prevention is a top priority for all runners. Dr. Brett Martindale, Sports Medicine Specialist at our Professional Center South has some advice that’ll keep your stride strong all season long.

Yoga for Beginners: 6 Styles to Try

“Yoga” can be an intimidating word. Most of us think that we are unable to do yoga because we see these advanced practitioners doing things that our bodies cannot. The thing about yoga is that there are many different ways to practice. One thing I like to tell people who are starting out is that yoga is for every body. Just because you can’t touch your toes, does not mean you will not be able to do yoga. You don’t go to a yoga class when you are already flexible, you go to gain flexibility.

5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Stay Injury-free This Season

Of the 30 million American youth athletes that participate in extracurricular sports, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that some 3.5 million kids ages 14 and under annually seek medical attention due to some sort of sports injury. There’s always a risk of injury when it comes to any sort of physical activity – that’s just a fact of playing sports – but the good news is that there’s a lot that parents can do to ensure their children stay as safe as possible. With a new school year fast arriving and kids rejoining their various fall sports teams to prepare for the upcoming season, now is as good of a time as ever to review some of these safety strategies and tips:

How I healed my mind with yoga (and how you can too!)

I’m Hannah, a mental health therapist (MSW, CSW) and yoga instructor. But I wasn’t always either of these. In fact, I probably said the words “I don’t like yoga” at least a dozen times before I was 23 years old. “It’s too easy.” “It’s just stretching.” “It’s fluffy hippy-dippy stuff.” Then, at 23 years old, I went to my first hot yoga class. 90 minutes. 107 degrees. Humid. No talking. Eyes on yourself in the mirror in front of you. The instructor speaks, then you move. It was miserable. I thought to myself, “Never again…”

Time for a New Pair of Running Shoes?

Rising temps and blooming scenery welcome runners back to the pavement this time of year. At a glance, running seems like a pretty simple sport: just lace up and take off. But if you’ve ever been to a running store, you know there are more options, styles, and brands than ever before. Running shoes have unique features to improve upon the mechanisms of running—but how do you know which features are right for your feet? Dr. Jason Bruse, Ogden Clinic Podiatrist, has some advice about finding your perfect pair.