The mystery behind muscle cramps during exercise… and potential causes and treatments

The mystery behind muscle cramps during exercise… and potential causes and treatments

By Brian B. Parr, Ph.D., ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist Muscle cramps are a common condition experienced during endurance exercise and many sports. Known as exercise-associated muscle cramps (EAMC), these sustained and painful muscle contractions tend to occur during prolonged exertion including exercise and physical labor that results in fatigue. Despite their frequency, the cause and treatment for muscle cramps is not well understood by many recreational and competitive athletes. Muscle Read more »
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September 24, 2019
Engraining Exercise as a Way of Life

Engraining Exercise as a Way of Life

Far too many trees have given their all for self-help books to be published about breaking bad habits. All too often the bad habits we so desperately want to leave behind were engrained in us at a young age, and the earlier we learned them the more difficult they are to shake. On the other hand, the good habits we develop as young children are likely to stick with us Read more »
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September 24, 2019
Common Workout Mistakes

Common Workout Mistakes

The good news is that you have made a commitment of time and effort to a regular exercise regimen. The bad news is, after several weeks or even months of working out, you aren’t seeing the results you had hoped for. Chances are that you could be committing some common workout mistakes that can sabotage your best exercise intentions. Here are some tips that can help you avoid these fitness Read more »
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July 08, 2019
“Summerize” your exercise routine.

“Summerize” your exercise routine.

Just because the mercury is rising to the near-triple digit mark doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your fitness plan. According to Mayo Clinic, a healthy adult should get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week. To safely make that happen in hot weather, you may have to make some adjustments to when, where and how you Read more »
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July 08, 2019
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in the news WellsFest 2019 to Benefit Extra Table’s Mission to Feed the Hungry
Posted Tue 09/24/2019 2:21AM

JACKSON, Miss. – Wells United Methodist Church has selected Extra Table as the beneficiary of the four fundraising events that read more »

UMMC Receives Healthiest Workplace Award for Focus on Employee Well-Being
Posted Mon 09/23/2019 10:08PM

JACKSON, Miss. – UMMC is the first-place winner in the 2019 Healthiest Workplaces in Mississippi competition sponsored by the Mississippi read more »

St Dominic’s Ranked in Top 100 Nationally for Consumer Loyalty
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JACKSON, Miss. – St. Dominic Hospital has been ranked among the top 100 hospitals nationwide in the 2019 NRC Health read more »

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