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Winter workouts: Staying fit when temperatures drop

Published on November 13, 2017 By Zoe Carr, personal trainer, Mount Nittany Health Fit for Play

The warm weather, sun and occasional cool breezes of summer seem to make everything a bit better, don’t they? Warmer months even make it simpler for us to stay in shape. Let’s face it, physical activities like walking, gardening and biking are fun things to do! As winter months approach, however, these forms of exercise may not feasible, making the motivation to get moving more difficult.

While hibernating for the winter may sound appealing, in order to return to the things we love in the summer without any physical setbacks, it’s important that we keep ourselves healthy a...

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Keeping hunters safe: What to know before heading into the great outdoors

Published on October 30, 2017 By Rich Kelley, NREMT-P, EMS clinical supervisor, Mount Nittany Medical Center

Before heading out this hunting season, two things to keep in mind are health and safety. Hunting is a vigorous sport that often requires climbing rocky terrain and, in the case of deer hunting, hauling the deer out of the woods. This type of physical activity is strenuous and can be particularly hard on those with pre-existing health conditions, which is why it’s especially important to be aware of your health and always a good idea to see your healthcare provider for a check up before you head out this season.

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Stepping up your workout routine before hunting season st...

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Taking a proactive approach to breast health

Published on October 23, 2017 By Angelique Cygan, RN, breast health navigator at Mount Nittany Medical Center

Preventive measures in the world of medicine can play a key role in overall wellness. Often simple lifestyle changes go a long way in preventing illness and disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, studies have shown that the routine changes outlined below can decrease the risk of developing breast cancer, even in high-risk individuals.

Limiting alcohol. The more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk of developing breast cancer. The general recommendation — based on research on the effect of alcohol on breast cancer risk — is to limit yourself to less than 1 drink per day...

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  • Winter workouts: Staying fit when temperatures drop
  • Keeping hunters safe: What to know before heading into the great outdoors
  • Taking a proactive approach to breast health

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