Karen Sutton, MD

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Five Things to Know About Dating an Athlete

Dating an athlete can be a little mystifying, especially if you aren’t personally athletic. As a married woman I don’t come across this problem much anymore, but I remember back in college that sometimes athletes had issues dating non-athletic people. If you are...

Three Important Ways to Cool Down After a Workout

Recovery time is almost as important as the workout itself. Most people have a hard enough time getting to the gym, and never even really think twice about the recovery period afterwards. No matter how you work out, your muscles will have worked harder, and there will...

Five Ways to Convince Yourself to Work Out

Sometimes you just need a good reason to hit the gym. Every person who has ever worked out has had to fight the internal battle of whether to exercise, or stay home in bed. In fact, most of the times I think staying home in bed probably wins out, because taking the...

Tips for Beginner Triathletes

Completing a triathlon is a huge accomplishment, but comes with it’s own risks. When it comes to life goals, I am a huge proponent of setting goals for every different aspect of your life, from your professional life, to your fitness. For those of you who don’t know,...

How to Fight a Slowing Metabolism

Our metabolisms slow down as we age, but luckily there is something we can do about it. It starts to happen when you turn 30. Your metabolism begins to slow a little, so both maintaining and losing weight gets just a little harder. When you turn 40, the symptoms...

Six Signs You May Be a Bad Sports Parent

Sometimes being supportive of our children’s sports can go too far. If you have a TV or the Internet, chances are you have heard of the show Dance Moms. If you haven’t, you probably at least know what a stage mom is. On the off chance that you don’t, stage ‘moms’ are...

Snacks Before Bed: What is Safe to Eat?

If you’re going to eat before bed-time, be mindful of what you eat. First off, let me start by saying that eating just before bed is generally frowned upon in terms of weight-loss. Late-night eating can make your sleep more restless, and is generally lumped in with...

Six Psychological Benefits of Children’s Sports

Enrolling your kids in sports can have a positive effect on their lives. As a lifelong athlete, I have never questioned the benefits of sports for children. That being said, I wouldn’t force my kids to stick with any sports that they didn’t like, but I will always...

Is Indoor Tanning Linked to Depression?

Could indoor tanning actually cause depression? When we think of addiction, we typically think of alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes. What we really need to understand is that the psychology behind addiction has nothing to do with the actual vice, and is more about the...

What You Should Know About Fall Allergies

Fall allergies can be just as problematic as any other allergy. When you think of allergies, most of the time you think of the pollen that comes in spring time, covers everything, and ruins the days of millions of Americans every year. Runny noses, scratchy throats,...

Publix Supports Youth Soccer

The ‘Subs for Kicks’ program is Publix’s way of supporting youth sports. Youth sports are a very important part of development for many youngsters out there, as studies have proven that being involved in sports creates more well-rounded young adults, supports healthy...

Three Tips for Aging Athletes

Once an athlete, always an athlete, regardless of age. I have always been an athlete, regardless of whether I was playing lacrosse at Duke, or just meeting up with friends for some outdoor fitness. Athletes are drawn to the adrenaline of being active, the...

How to Handle Menopause Anxiety

Menopause is a big change, which can lead to stress and anxiety. Menopause is called ‘the change’, because it brings about a laundry list of changes to the physical bodies of women, which can create all kinds of mental manifestations, such as anxiety and stress. The...

How to Avoid Strains and Sprains During Sports

Strains and sprains are the most common sports injuries. As an orthopaedic surgeon, I am no stranger to strains and sprains. Having played Lacrosse for so many years also makes me acutely aware of just how common these types of injuries are, but also how important it...

How to Fight Middle-Age Weight Gain

Middle age often brings with it weight gains that are hard to control. It starts to happen to us all around the time we turn thirty. We notice small changes in our bodies, specifically around our metabolism and how easy or quickly we lose fat. Then by middle age, the...


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