Fitness

Whether you’re looking to bulk up, slim down, or just get in shape, our experts are here to guide you each step of the way. From exercise tips to safe supplement advice, we have the fitness information that’s the best fit for you.

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Should You See a Doctor Before Starting an Exercise Program?

You’re 50 years old and a pack-a-day smoker. You also have high blood pressure, and you haven’t exercised since Ronald Reagan was president. Should you see your doctor before hitting the local gym? If you’re in generally good health and starting off with light to moderate physical activity, an extensive… Read more »

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Tips for Training for a Marathon in Cold Weather (Video)

Are you training to run the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Half Marathon, or 5K? In order to be safe and successful on race day, proper training and preparation are vital. We’ve put together a series of helpful videos featuring the experts at UPMC Sports Medicine, focusing… Read more »

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Fit at Any Age

Comedian George Burns, who lived to be 100, often advised his audience to “Look to the future, because that’s where you’ll spend the rest of your life.” Vonda Wright, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine and a nationally recognized author of several books on active… Read more »

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