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Is Too Much Exercise Bad for the Heart?

Past studies found that endurance athletes, like marathon runners, have scarring in their heart muscles as well as coronary plaques which can cause a heart attack. So is too much exercise bad for us?

But first, it’s important to note that most of …

Dr. Sonja Stilp Helps Design the Future of Female Bike Seats

A woman’s search for finding a comfortable bike seat for long rides may finally be over. Drs. Andy Pruitt (inventor of Specialized’s Body Geometry program) and Sonja Stilp created a bike seat that reduces numbness and pain by mimicking the body’s response to different types of pressure. The result …

The RISE of Stem Cells in Sports and Regenerative Medicine

Doctors are recommending stem cell, or orthobiologic, therapy as the latest way to renew and repair damaged or diseased tissue and treat orthopedic and sports medicine conditions. Orthobiologics are products made from substances that are naturally found in your body. And the good news? RISE offers orthobiologics for the musculoskeletal system including …

It is HOT outside! Time to Drink More Water On and Off the Trails.

Most of us are experiencing a heat wave this summer, it’s important to keep drinking water. Inadequate hydration can have a profound affect on our physical and mental condition, especially during the summer. And despite the proliferation of water bottles, canteens, Nalgenes, and hydration packs, many of us aren’t …

rise is on the RISE!

I founded RISE to help patients achieve their performance potential in fitness and life with the most personalized treatment experience available.  I am excited to announce that RISE is evolving and expanding so I can continue  my commitment to restore your body and your life.

Some …

Lift Weights and Live Longer

The correlation between lifting weights and living longer isn’t quite that simple, but the research is fairly convincing.

Two Studies Why Strength = A Longer Life

In fact, a study looked at the muscle mass and muscle strength of 4,440 adults aged 50 and above between 1999-2002. Later, in 2011, …

My Favorite Fitness Advice in 2017

I’m so proud of the fact that I’ve got a blog to share fitness, nutrition and exercise advice to help you maintain a happy and healthy life. The blog covered a lot of ground and I thought I’d use the last post of 2017 to reflect on the tips …