• It’s Snow Season: Stay Safe on the Slopes | Health & Fitness
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    It’s Snow Season: Stay Safe on the Slopes | Health & Fitness

    SUNDAY, Dec. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Skiiers and snowboarders, take note: You’re less likely to get hurt if you ease back into the winter sports season. “We see a lot of patients in the After-Hours Clinic (of the department of orthopaedic surgery) on their way back from skiing and snowboarding,” said Dr. Sabrina Sawlani, a sports medicine physician at UCLA Health, in Los Angeles. Sawlani, whose UCLA sports medicine fellowship included training at the urgent care ski clinic at Northstar Resort in Lake Tahoe, offered some tips for those who want to hit the slopes without getting hurt. Before downhill skiing, she recommended six weeks of cardiovascular conditioning through…

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  • How to help teens can avoid diet culture this holiday season
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    How to help teens can avoid diet culture this holiday season

    Editor’s Note: Katie Hurley, author of “No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident and Compassionate Girls,” is a child and adolescent psychotherapist in Los Angeles. She specializes in work with tweens, teens and young adults. CNN  —  “I have a couple of spots for anyone who wants to lose 20 pounds by the holidays! No diets, exercise, or cravings!” Ads for dieting and exercise programs like this started appearing in my social media feeds in early October, often accompanied by photos of women pushing shopping carts full of Halloween candy intended to represent the weight they no longer carry with them. Whether it’s intermittent fasting or “cheat”…

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