I always tend to gain a few extra pounds around the holidays. Can you please provide a few strategies I can use to prevent this from happening this year? Preventing weight gain over the holidays is an important step for your health. On average, Americans gain 1-2 pounds over the holidays. This may not seem like much, but the problem occurs when this weight is not lost leading to a gradual gain over the years. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Indiana now has the…
This week's episode of Injury Report Weekly provides an in-depth discussion on ACL injuries. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze ACL injuries, focusing on Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer. Listen to Dr. Klitzman and Brandon discuss treatment options, rehab protocols and expected recovery timetables associated with ACL injuries.
Whether you spend most of your day at home or in an office, you may feel that you’re not getting the exercise you need. And the approaching cold weather will make it even harder to stay active. However, there are simple things you can do to keep healthy and fit. 1. Schedule. No matter what form of exercise you choose, the most important thing is to make time for it on your schedule. Actually put it on your to-do list or calendar. 2. Equipment. A set of five-pound hand weights is essential for…
Whether in the news, on social media or through friends and family, we’re constantly hearing about new ways to improve our health. Here is information about three current trends, which may help to answer the questions: “is it for real – and does it work?” Oil pulling or oil swishing – Based on Indian traditional medicine, oil pulling dates back more than 2,500 years. The practice involves swishing one tablespoon of oil, such as coconut, sesame or sunflower, in the mouth…
Thanksgiving is synonymous with family, football and home-cooked meals. It also signals the beginning of the holiday season – a time when people tend to overeat and struggle to maintain healthy eating habits. With a little planning, however, you can enjoy some of your favorite holiday foods while managing your weight. Eat a small meal or snack before the festivities. You’ll be less likely to overindulge at holiday dinners and parties if you aren’t really hungry when you arrive. …
Indiana’s new concussion law may be keeping injured athletes off the field until they can safely return to sports, but there are still a few weak links in concussion treatment. Among them: players who won’t self-report their head injuries. Not all injuries are obvious to bystanders and coaches, according to Kevin Jones, MD, a physician at Indiana University Health. “Sometimes injuries are more subtle, and concussion isn’t necessarily the first thing you think of…
As the baby-boomer generation ages, many adults face difficult decisions about how to care for aging parents and relatives. There are currently more than 50 million caregivers in the United States. When an aging parent can’t live independently, their adult children must consider several factors. If you are thinking about becoming a caregiver to an aging parent or elderly relative, here are five important considerations to help your prepare: If possible, start planning now. The best time to…
Turkey, eggnog, cookies, and candy. Holiday foods are delicious and not always good for you. While the average amount of weight gained over the holidays is less than a pound, most people never lose the holiday weight they gain. So, how can you stay healthy during the holidays? Did you know Indiana University Health is now offering same-day primary care appointments from Indiana’s most highly skilled doctors? Schedule an appointment today at 844.8.IUHEALTH or visit iuhealth.org/primarycare.
Cold season, and all the cough and sneezes that go with it, is coming soon. Get your family prepared with these tips: Practice good hygiene to avoid a cold. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or wash your hands regularly, especially after being around people. You can also use sanitizing wipes on grocery carts and other surfaces to reduce your exposure. Pack a cold readiness kit. Because it’s a virus, medicines don’t cure a cold. You can, however, can pack a kit to get relief from symptoms.…
Get the latest insights from this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles (discussion begins at 0:41) Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins (discussion begins at 4:45) Wes Welker, WR, Denver Broncos (discussion…