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Get Fit for the New Year: 8 Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health

When people think of getting fit for the New Year, they often have a weight, health, or strength goal in mind—run a 5K, drop 10 pounds, or lower cholesterol. While physical fitness is essential, it may be motivating to examine the benefits of exercise on mental health as well. At the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, […]

7 Winter Activities to Keep You Active in the Cold Weather

When the weather turns icy, many of us turn to the couch. There’s nothing quite as cozy as reading a book with a hot cup of tea and a stack of holiday cookies. BUT before you go into full hibernation mode, pause. There’s nothing wrong with relaxing in the winter, but it’s crucial that you […]

Take Caution this Winter: Avoid these Common Causes of Winter Back Injuries

‘Tis the season for joy, fun, and…back pain? While you might not be sliding down chimneys like the big guy, there are still plenty of ways to experience winter back injuries. You might not think of winter as prime time for neck and back injuries. After all, many of us are more active in the […]

Shoot Hoops Safely This Season: 6 Tips for Preventing Common Basketball Injuries

As the weather takes us inside, there’s one indoor sport everyone looks forward to: basketball! Whether you love playing pickup games, helping your kid practice, or plan to join a local rec league, basketball is a blast! It’s a great way to fit in exercise and warm up those colder months. Even from the stands, […]

Stay Healthy this Season: 6 Ways to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain and Joint Strain

Almost everyone slides a bit on their routine during the holiday season. With family activities, delicious cookies, pies, and big festive meals, it’s not uncommon to experience some holiday weight gain. Many people shrug it off until the new year when they’ll start (and sometimes quickly abandon) their resolutions. What if this year, you tried […]

5 Ways to Enjoy Outdoor Fall Activities

There’s nothing quite like autumn in Wisconsin. The leaves are changing, the weather turns crisp but still warm, and everyone takes advantage of the last days of outdoor fall activities before the winter cold weather sets in. Outdoor fall activities are good for your physical and mental health. Getting outside and moving is an excellent […]

Indoor Workout Tips: 6 Ideas to Keep You Moving After a Busy Summer

We all welcomed summer’s warm weather and longer days and relished the chance to get outside and move after what seemed like the longest spring ever. But as the days get shorter and a little chillier, it’s time to think about staying fit with indoor workouts. Whether you workout at home or belong to a […]

6 Reasons to Aim for 10,000 Steps a Day

We all know exercise is essential, but taking on a new exercise plan can be daunting. Do you need to learn complicated rules and new equipment? Understand the proper form? Do you need special gear? One of the simplest forms of exercise that can benefit anyone—from beginners to athletes—is walking! Walking only requires a pair […]

Ride Safe This Summer by Following 6 Important Bicycle Safety Tips

There’s nothing quite as fun as a bicycle ride in the summer. With your feet on the pedals and the wind in your face, biking feels exhilarating and free! Riding a bike takes us back to our younger years. After spending the spring months cooped up indoors this year, biking is especially appealing. Better still, […]