Your life is an amazing journey, and our purpose is to guide you to health, heal you from sickness or injury, support your recovery and celebrate health in all forms. Here you'll find healthy resources, tips and inspiring stories so you can continue to be amazing.

How to Exercise Safely in the Arkansas Heat

We love that Arkansas is sunny and bright; but we know that sometimes, bright sunshine means temperatures soaring above one hundred. While we definitely encourage outdoor exercise here at Baptist Health, we want everyone to be aware and educated about safe habits when you’re outside in the heat. 

Here’s why we care: exercising in heat puts extra stress on your body and increases your core temperature. If you do not take the appropriate precautions, consistently exercising in heat can cause serious illnesses like heat exhaustion, heat cramps, exercise-associated collapses, or heat stroke. 

Here is what you can do to be prepared:

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

If you feel pain on the outside of your knee, you might have iliotibial band syndrome. Here's what causes it, how to treat it, and how to prevent it.

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Runner’s Knee: What Can You Do About It?

Runner's knee got its nickname because is a common ailment among runners, but it can happen to anyone. Find out what you can do about it.

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Plantar Fasciitis Is Painful. What Can Be Done About It?

If stepping out of bed in the morning cause severe pain in the heel of your foot, you may have plantar fasciitis. Our physical therapists explain the causes and treatment options.

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What Causes Low Back Pain and What Can You Do About It?

Low back pain? We can help! The physical therapists at Baptist Health Therapy Centers provide symptoms, causes and treatment options for low back pain.

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Eight Exercises to Shape and Strengthen

We know that in order to accomplish an improved physique there must be a nutritional component and exercise component. Check out these eight exercises to shape and strengthen.

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Shin Splints: Everything You Need to Know

Shin splints are painful and can derail an exercise routine, whether training for a marathon or running to stay in shape. Find out the common causes and what you can do about it.

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Simple Exercises that Keep Seniors Active

Regular physical activity keeps you amazing at any age. Linda Mahnker can attest to the benefits of staying active as an older adult. After suffering from osteoarthritis, Linda had two hip replacements only five months apart. She started exercising before her first surgery and continued to do so after both hip replacements, crediting exercise as part of her successful recovery. In the following videos, Linda and Baptist Health trainer Jeremy Ray demonstrate exercises that keep seniors active.

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BHealthy Exercise – CrossFit

While exercise is integral to your overall health, fitness regimens can often become monotonous and boring. If you’re looking for a high-intensity, varied workout, CrossFit could be right for you. The immersive fitness program is known for enhancing lifestyles. From its constantly changing workouts to its strong sense of community, CrossFit can help you live your most amazing life.

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Happy Trails to You

Whether you prefer a paved path and even ground or enjoy blazing a trail of your own, you can take advantage of all the health benefits hiking offers. To find your stride, visit some of these popular, local trails! 

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