Posts Tagged: louisville

5 Underrated Running Spots in Louisville

5 Underrated Running Spots in Louisville

Running is a great way to stay healthy and fit this summer. Even regular casual jogging has been shown to reduce cardiovascular disease and lengthen life. Running has also been linked to better mood and memory. Unlike lifting weights and cycling, running requires almost no special equipment, making it extremely beginner friendly. With only a… Read more »

Patient of the Month Gail Tucker

Gail Tucker

Meet this month’s patient in the spotlight Gail Tucker! When COVID hit in March of 2020, Gail and her husband Dale (like many others) found themselves with a lot of extra time on their hands. Instead of going to the Northeast Branch YMCA, 4-5 times a week for the fitness center and water aerobics classes,… Read more »

Common Injuries in the Winter Olympics

What are the most common injuries experienced by Olympic Athletes? Learn here

As the 2022 Winter Olympic Games skate towards its finish, there’s a lot of anticipation around which country will take home the most medals. Right now, Norway and Germany are in the lead with 13 and 10 gold medals, respectively, while the United States trails with a formidable 8.  While there’s plenty of good reason… Read more »

How to Donate or Recycle Your Old Fitness Gear

Ready to get rid of old fitness gear

Ready to get rid of your old running sneakers, an ill-fitting sweatshirt, or a few pairs of sweatpants you never wear? Why not celebrate the season of giving and refresh your wardrobe by donating or recycling old fitness gear! The fashion industry is one of the biggest sources of pollutants, producing over 92 million tons… Read more »

10 Hidden-Gem Parks In Louisville, Kentucky

Where to Bike, Run, Hike, or Play Sports in Louisville, Kentucky

Whether you identify as a runner, fast walker, or recreational dog walker, you’re probably well-versed in the public parks around your house. In the past year, record numbers of people have flocked to their nearest park for recreation, exercise, social activities, and enjoying nature. Everyone has been spending more time outside, and it’s no wonder… Read more »

Preventing Cross Country Running Injuries

Student athletes running in a race are commonly injured

One of the most popular after-school sports in the fall is competitive, long-distance running, known as cross country. Cross country is highly accessible and draws interest from students of all ages and ability levels.  Despite the fact that many running-related injuries are very preventable, the rate of injury remains quite high for cross country runners…. Read more »

Plantar Fasciitis: Symptoms and Treatment

Heel Pain? It's Probably Plantar Fasciitis.

Did you know that 10% of the population will experience plantar fasciitis at some point in their lifetime? As one of the most common foot injuries and the leading cause of heel pain, plantar fasciitis ((PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is especially prevalent in runners and athletes, 40-60 year-old adults, obese adults, those who wear low-support shoes (like… Read more »

Common Elbow Injuries In Young Athletes

A young baseball player, suffering from Little Leaguer's Elbow

While the socialization and fitness found through joining a sports team provides innumerable benefits for children and young adults, most activities come with a heightened risk of accidental injury. Elbow injuries are particularly common in kids and young adults who play sports, whether from day-to-day overuse or an acute incident, like falling. Because children often… Read more »