Close up of feet playing soccer
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

An ankle sprain is such a common injury that many people tend to just ice and hobble along until they feel ready to get back to their favorite activities. In order to prevent this type of injury or lingering pain from becoming chronic, it is important to take an active role in your recovery.

Danielle Kent running
Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

‘This can’t be that hard, this can’t be that hard….’ Those are the words that echoed through my brain as I was running through a series of simple balance and strengthening exercises a few weeks ago with physical therapy following an ankle sprain.

Female drinking from water bottle
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

Even here in Vermont, heat-related illness can be a major issue for athletes. Consequences range from decreased performance to death. In fact, heat stroke is the third leading cause of death in athletes after cardiac disorders and cervical spine trauma.

It is important to recognize and treat heat illness before major complications arise. Equally important is learning how to prevent it from happening in the first place.

Kids swimming in lake with orange life jackets
Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

Summer is full of exciting outdoor activities for your kids. Whether you have young children or teens, learn ways to keep your kids safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun.

Lab working holding a blood sample
Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

There are 200,000 cases of bladder cancer in the US every year. Of those, 16,000 people die annually. We can lower both numbers through early detection and treatment. It’s easier than you think.

Everything Counts graphic showing active people
Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

Daily physical movement is a life-long journey, and a big part of lifelong sustainability is adopting a learning mindset that allows us the flexibility to learn from our experiences and see each day as a wonderful new possibility. Learn how to aim for consistency.

Scene of mountains and people exercising
Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

For most of us, the hardest part of sustaining physical movement is figuring out how to make time for it in schedules that are already crammed full with work responsibilities and family needs. This week, learn HOW to prioritize your own self-care.

Tents set up in woods with tick warning sign posted to tree
Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

With cases of Lyme disease reported in every county and a new disease, Anaplasmosis, starting to spread throughout the southern part of the state, Vermonters need to be vigilant about protecting themselves from ticks and recognizing the early signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

We have all learned to have specific beliefs about how we should exercise. But, if this way of exercising has failed to keep you motivated, it may be the wrong way for YOU. Are you ready to bust some myths about fitness? Let’s go!

Scene of mountains and people exercising
Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

Does this sound familiar? You start an exercise program, vowing that you’ll stick with it, but then life happens. You miss one planned workout and then another one, and then another. Most of us have been there and it doesn’t feel good. Learn how you can feel better about exercise.