Category Archives: fitness

Lessons from Upstate: Sleep diaries, jungle races and ankle surgery

A roundup of news about people at Upstate Medical University: Studying how best to track sleep Wrist-worn devices are at least as accurate as paper diaries kept by people tracking their sleep habits, according to a study published in December … Continue reading

Posted in bones/joints/orthopedics, community, emergency medicine/trauma, fitness, health care, illness, nursing, prevention/preventive medicine, public health, research, safety, sleep, surgery, technology

Paddleboarding balances fun and exercise

BY JIM HOWE Kevin O’Keefe was intrigued when he saw a man and a woman standing on boards on Skaneateles Lake. Soon afterward he read about a paddleboard shop that gave lessons. “My wife and I had a lesson and … Continue reading

Posted in community, entertainment, fitness, nursing

She just goes: Ultramarathons have her running 100 miles at a stretch

BY AMBER SMITH Mondays and Fridays are rest days for Kristen Hyer, except during softball season, when she has games. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are her short runs, when she logs from four to 15 miles each day. Saturdays she … Continue reading

Posted in bones/joints/orthopedics, community, fitness, health care, surgery

Want to support Paige’s fund for kids with cancer but reluctant to run a race?

Alan Pack remembers the spring day in 2010 when Chris Arnold visited his running group to talk about his daughter, Paige, and the children’s cancer fund that was created in her memory. Pack’s running group — the 10-week No Boundaries  program … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, entertainment, fitness, fundraising, research, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics

High-intensity fitness boot camp keeps surgeon in shape

Staying fit can be a challenge during the long Central New York winters. Alex Helkin, MD, a second-year resident in general surgery at Upstate, follows a Fit Body Boot Camp program. He attends half-hour classes almost every day at Liverpool … Continue reading

Posted in fitness, health care, surgery

Fit and Fun: Corporate Challenge race winners extol the joys of running

The female runners from Upstate who won first place in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge’s Syracuse division say they run for fun and for fitness. Winning is nice, too. Mandy Brown, Meghan Dwyer, Ellen Furnari and Christina Phelan had a … Continue reading

Posted in community, fitness, volunteers

Boeheims receive Upstate’s Distinguished Service award

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The President’s Award for Distinguished  Service was given to James A. and Juli G. Boeheim. Below is their biography, as it appears in the convocation program. By Stephanie … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community, education, entertainment, fitness, fundraising, health care, history, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics, volunteers, women's health/gynecology

Kevin Neville received President’s Award

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Health Professions, was given to Kevin Neville. Below is his biography, as it appears in the convocation program. By … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, fitness, health care, history

Collegiate athletes assist in concussion assessment study

Collegiate athletes in the communities near Upstate Medical University are helping researchers improve the identification and assessment of head injuries in sports. Students playing sports at Cazenovia, Le Moyne and Onondaga Community colleges, Syracuse University and other schools may participate in … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, community, fitness, research

Here’s the summer Upstate Health magazine

Summer for many Central New Yorkers means getting outdoors, whether at amusement parks, on lakes or beaches, or in back yards. The summer issue of Upstate Health magazine features two nurses who kayak every chance they get. We also look … Continue reading

Posted in bioethics & humanities, brain/neurology, brain/spine/neurosurgery, community, diet/nutrition, ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology, fitness, heart/cardiovascular, nursing, patient story, research, stroke, surgery