Yearly Archives: 2013

winter exercise

Exercising in Cold Weather

For climates that experience the change of seasons, especially the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states, winter can sometimes feel like it lasts from October through March. While most people head indoors at the first sign of frost, there are some who still forge ahead into the brisk temperatures to continue with… Read more »

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cold vs sinus

Tips to Avoid and Fight the Common Cold

Avoiding the Cold Wash your hands with soap regularly. Stay away from sick individuals if possible. If you work in a health facility or must care for a sick person, wash your hands after each patient contact. Avoid touching the nose, mouth, and eyes. Disinfect commonly-used objects in your household… Read more »

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gaming and robotic rehabilitation

Inpatient Rehab Technology

At the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, robotics and gaming technology are rapidly becoming valuable tools in rehabilitation. These technologies allow for precise, measured, and varied repetition that can be adjusted for each person’s individualized care. GameCycle®: A hand-operated exercise bike with a gaming twist Invented at the University of Pittsburgh, the… Read more »

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hockey players

Nutrition for Hockey: Making the Right Choices

Hockey season is in full swing, and that can often mean traveling long distances for away games. If you or your child travel for games and tournaments, it’s important to make the right nutrition and hydration choices. Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, is the director of sports nutrition at UPMC Sports… Read more »

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snow shovel

Let It Snow! 9 Tips for Shoveling Safely

Now that the winter snow has made its way to Pittsburgh, it is important to recognize safe practices for shoveling your snow. Although it can be great exercise, shoveling snow can also pose some serious health risks including sore muscles, lower back pain, exhaustion, and even heart attacks. Follow the… Read more »

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