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How To Find the Best Shoe For Your Sport

August 8, 2017

Athletic shoes are not one size fits all. Selecting the right pair of athletic shoes can be similar to buying a car or a home; you’re going to spend a lot of time in them, so you want to be sure you choose something that is going to fit your lifestyle. Keep in mind these […]READ MORE

Are There Perks to Drinking Coffee?

August 8, 2017

I love the first sip of my morning coffee, and according to data from the Harvard School of Public Health, I’m not alone.  It is estimated that 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee on a daily basis, with an average intake of 3.1 cups a day. Believe it or not, moderate […]READ MORE

What to Expect from Outpatient Physical Therapy

July 7, 2017

Physical therapist are trained professionals who help patients regain motion, strength and function after an injury, stroke or other health event. Physical therapists provide care in the hospital (inpatient) and at physical therapy and rehabilitations centers (outpatient). If you are attending outpatient physical therapy for the first time, you should: Dress to Move Physical therapy […]READ MORE

Signs of “Bad” Muscle Pain

July 7, 2017

Every athlete is used to experiencing some amount of pain or discomfort. It may be burning pain at the end of a sprint or muscle aches from lifting heavy weight. Sometimes pain is part of the experience of becoming stronger and faster. However, not all pain is “good” pain. Some pain can mean you’ve pushed […]READ MORE

Travel Nutrition 101

July 7, 2017

As an athlete, a big part of life is the away game or out of town races/competitions.  Traveling is a part of the job.  So are the planning and preparation for these events.  Planning ahead could be the difference between a PR and GI distress that ruins the whole trip. Follow these tips to start […]READ MORE

Enjoy a Healthy Picnic This Summer

July 7, 2017

There’s nothing like a summer picnic to bring family and friends together. So far, the weather has held up nicely for locals and tourists enjoying downtime at the beach and parks. If you have reserved a shelter or invited guests to a gathering in your backyard, you’ll know planning the party is half the fun. […]READ MORE

Prevent ACL Tears With These 4 Exercises

June 6, 2017

Any athlete, especially those who play soccer, football and softball, are at risk for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, the most common sports injuries. Female athletes may be at an even higher risk of these injuries. All athletes can benefit from injury prevention programs to condition the knees and body. These programs are run and […]READ MORE

Adding Iron to Food Through Cooking

June 6, 2017

Many are trying to decrease the amount of red meat they are eating these days. There are many reasons, including reducing your carbon footprint or intake of saturated fat. Wait, what about the iron? Iron is an essential mineral which carries oxygen in the blood to all parts of our body. Plant sources (non-heme iron) […]READ MORE

Summer Skin Care: Four Tips To Stay Healthy

June 6, 2017

Summertime is much anticipated in Richmond for its gorgeous weather. There’s never a shortage of activities to enjoy when the sun shines, and at Bon Secours we encourage everybody to get out and move as much as possible. As you plan your next adventure, of course, it’s important to protect your skin, your body’s largest organ. […]READ MORE

Skills You Need For A Better Game of Tennis

May 5, 2017

Tennis demands a variety of athletic skills. You can’t simply be strong or fast. Your technique, your footwork and your coordination are all vital to your performance and require careful practice to get right. If you want to improve your tennis game, you’ll need to go back to the basics and focus on your skills. […]READ MORE