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Five hydration and fueling tips for your run up to the Bix and other Summer Races

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, provides five helpful tips for dealing with hot temperatures and sunshine during your summertime run.

Fit at any age: Bettendorf Bix runner, cross-fitter inspires with no excuses

“Lifelong competitor” Bob Beardsley, of Bettendorf, has run the Bix 7 more than three dozen times and wasn’t about to let a little thing like a torn ACL keep him from “beating the elite” to win $2,500 in the 2018 event – thanks in no small part to a little help from ORA Orthopedics.

Chasing “the runners’ high” since 1980

Asked why he ran five miles a day, the Professor said “Because it makes me feel good.” Little did he know, it was all in his head.

Why I take the road less travelled

ORA Orthopedic’s Dr. Sanjay Sundar and his musical family take center stage in this moBecky Bernard, office administrator for the RI County State’s Attorneys Office and avid off-road cyclist, shares her passion for off-road cycling and mid-life fitness!nth’s “What Moves Me” feature story.

Granola is both nutrient and calorie dense

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, says there’s plenty to like about granola – but be careful what you put add to it if you want to eat healthy.

All-American track athlete chases his dream … in the pool

Debilitating shin injuries nearly sidelined Cole Connell’s dreams of becoming a champion heptathlete. He’s now recovering from his injuries and using the new underwater treadmill at ORA Orthopedic’s clinic in northwest Davenport.

Welcome to Let’s Move Quad Cities, an online news magazine dedicated to keeping  you moving. The publication is updated weekly and published by ORA Orthopedics for the Quad City area community as well as the patients, family, friends and staff of ORA and its partners. 

Run and walk with the best at the Bix-7!

Join an estimated 18,000 runners and walkers as they take part in this nationally-recognized, seven-mile road race that concludes with the Midwest’s biggest post-race party.

Five hydration and fueling tips for your run up to the Bix and other Summer Races

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, provides five helpful tips for dealing with hot temperatures and sunshine during your summertime run.

Fit at any age: Bettendorf Bix runner, cross-fitter inspires with no excuses

“Lifelong competitor” Bob Beardsley, of Bettendorf, has run the Bix 7 more than three dozen times and wasn’t about to let a little thing like a torn ACL keep him from “beating the elite” to win $2,500 in the 2018 event – thanks in no small part to a little help from ORA Orthopedics.

Chasing “the runners’ high” since 1980

Asked why he ran five miles a day, the Professor said “Because it makes me feel good.” Little did he know, it was all in his head.

Why I take the road less travelled

ORA Orthopedic’s Dr. Sanjay Sundar and his musical family take center stage in this moBecky Bernard, office administrator for the RI County State’s Attorneys Office and avid off-road cyclist, shares her passion for off-road cycling and mid-life fitness!nth’s “What Moves Me” feature story.

Granola is both nutrient and calorie dense

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, says there’s plenty to like about granola – but be careful what you put add to it if you want to eat healthy.

All-American track athlete chases his dream … in the pool

Debilitating shin injuries nearly sidelined Cole Connell’s dreams of becoming a champion heptathlete. He’s now recovering from his injuries and using the new underwater treadmill at ORA Orthopedic’s clinic in northwest Davenport.

Welcome to Let’s Move Quad Cities, an online news magazine dedicated to keeping  you moving. The publication is updated weekly and published by ORA Orthopedics for the Quad City area community as well as the patients, family, friends and staff of ORA and its partners. 

Run and walk with the best at the Bix-7!

Join an estimated 18,000 runners and walkers as they take part in this nationally-recognized, seven-mile road race that concludes with the Midwest’s biggest post-race party.

Battle of the Bulge
Eat Smart with Jeni
Success Stories
QC Outdoors
What Moves Me
Why I take the road less travelled

Why I take the road less travelled

ORA Orthopedic’s Dr. Sanjay Sundar and his musical family take center stage in this moBecky Bernard, office administrator for the RI County State’s Attorneys Office and avid off-road cyclist, shares her passion for off-road cycling and mid-life fitness!nth’s “What Moves Me” feature story.

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Get Fit
Battle of the Bulge
Where did all the kids go?

Where did all the kids go?

Boomer blogger and outdoor activity advocate, Alan Sivell, remembers the good ol’ days of summer that would take kids out of the house and give them the time and space for all kinds of fun, games, and adventures. But now … there are no kids to be found.

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QC Outdoors
Neighborhood fireworks are tough on furry friends

Neighborhood fireworks are tough on furry friends

For LMQC Outdoor blog-dog, Kaia, the 4th of July is full of bright lights, fun in the park, and – unfortunately – loud noises when the fireworks go off. Here are some things to keep in mind to make such a noisy holiday a little less stressful for the four-legged members of your family.

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Eat Smart with Jeni
ORA Health Tips
What Moves Me
The music moves him

The music moves him

ORA Orthopedic’s Dr. Sanjay Sundar and his musical family take center stage in this month’s “What Moves Me” feature story.

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Get Fit
Them’s the breaks.

Them’s the breaks.

Gabe Lareau, 19, our featured “Bike-to-Work Week” blogger, shares some tips for making sure your bike remains relatively trouble-free (even if it means you might have to make a repair on the fly) and safe for your travels.

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What Moves Me
ORA Health Tips
Battle of the Bulge
Success Stories
QC Outdoors
Head west, young man (and women and boys and girls)

Head west, young man (and women and boys and girls)

Outdoor blogger, Teri Stickler and her 4-legged companion, Kaia, check out the natural habitat and restored wetlands at West Lake Park, located just west of Davenport. It’s just one of several summertime adventures for the intrepid duo.

read more
Eat Smart with Jeni
Eat to hydrate this summer

Eat to hydrate this summer

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, tells you how you can beat the heat and improve your hydration by eating fruits and vegetables that help increase your water intake.

read more
What Moves Me
Get Fit
Battle of the Bulge
ORA Health Tips
QC Outdoors
Exploring forest and prairie at Illiniwek

Exploring forest and prairie at Illiniwek

Outdoor blogger, Teri Stickler and her 4-legged companion, Kaia, explore forest, prairie and the Mississippi River as they venture through Illiniwek Forest Preserve, located north of Hampton, IL.

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What Moves Me
Success Stories
Eat Smart with Jeni
Marvelous melons

Marvelous melons

According to LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, melons are a nutritional miracle food. Nutritious, flavorful, and easily digestible, you can include a variety of melons to keep meals interesting, tasty, and nutritious.

read more
QC Outdoors
A historic hike through the Quad Cities

A historic hike through the Quad Cities

Let’s Move QC’s intrepid Outdoor Bloggers, Kaia and her human, Teri Stickler, headed to the west end of Davenport to check out the trails and spring flowers in Sunderbruch Park. With its more than 130 acres of parkland, Sunderbruch Park is a gem in the Iowa Quad Cities.

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Battle of the Bulge
Success Stories
Get Fit
A lifetime of biking can take you places.

A lifetime of biking can take you places.

Gabe Lareau, 19, Moline is LMQC’s 2021 Bike To Work Week Blogger, sharing his love for cycling and perspective on the benefits of biking to work and the issues surrounding local cycling routes.

read more
Eat Smart with Jeni
Hydration 101: Keep your cool

Hydration 101: Keep your cool

According to LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, over-heating can happen here in the Quad Cities, drinking enough water keeps your body cool, aids in post-exercise recovery and can improve your mental function. Jeni provides some useful tips for staying hydrated and healthy this summer.

read more
Battle of the Bulge
What Moves Me
ORA Health Tips
QC Outdoors
A walk across the water

A walk across the water

Join LMQC Outdoor bloggers Teri and Kaia as they take a tour of the new I-74 bridge – by way of its amazing, 14-foot wide pedestrian walkway – which spans the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities.

read more
Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the Bulge
Where did all the kids go?

Where did all the kids go?

Boomer blogger and outdoor activity advocate, Alan Sivell, remembers the good ol’ days of summer that would take kids out of the house and give them the time and space for all kinds of fun, games, and adventures. But now … there are no kids to be found.

read more
Eat Smart with Jeni
Success Stories
What Moves Me
The music moves him

The music moves him

ORA Orthopedic’s Dr. Sanjay Sundar and his musical family take center stage in this month’s “What Moves Me” feature story.

read more
QC Outdoors
Neighborhood fireworks are tough on furry friends

Neighborhood fireworks are tough on furry friends

For LMQC Outdoor blog-dog, Kaia, the 4th of July is full of bright lights, fun in the park, and – unfortunately – loud noises when the fireworks go off. Here are some things to keep in mind to make such a noisy holiday a little less stressful for the four-legged members of your family.

read more
Get Fit
Them’s the breaks.

Them’s the breaks.

Gabe Lareau, 19, our featured “Bike-to-Work Week” blogger, shares some tips for making sure your bike remains relatively trouble-free (even if it means you might have to make a repair on the fly) and safe for your travels.

read more
ORA Health Tips
Battle of the Bulge
Eat Smart with Jeni
Eat to hydrate this summer

Eat to hydrate this summer

LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, tells you how you can beat the heat and improve your hydration by eating fruits and vegetables that help increase your water intake.

read more
Success Stories
What Moves Me
QC Outdoors
Head west, young man (and women and boys and girls)

Head west, young man (and women and boys and girls)

Outdoor blogger, Teri Stickler and her 4-legged companion, Kaia, check out the natural habitat and restored wetlands at West Lake Park, located just west of Davenport. It’s just one of several summertime adventures for the intrepid duo.

read more
Get Fit
ORA Health Tips
Battle of the Bulge
Eat Smart with Jeni
Marvelous melons

Marvelous melons

According to LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, melons are a nutritional miracle food. Nutritious, flavorful, and easily digestible, you can include a variety of melons to keep meals interesting, tasty, and nutritious.

read more
Success Stories
What Moves Me
QC Outdoors
Exploring forest and prairie at Illiniwek

Exploring forest and prairie at Illiniwek

Outdoor blogger, Teri Stickler and her 4-legged companion, Kaia, explore forest, prairie and the Mississippi River as they venture through Illiniwek Forest Preserve, located north of Hampton, IL.

read more
Get Fit
ORA Health Tips
Battle of the Bulge
Eat Smart with Jeni
Hydration 101: Keep your cool

Hydration 101: Keep your cool

According to LMQC Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, over-heating can happen here in the Quad Cities, drinking enough water keeps your body cool, aids in post-exercise recovery and can improve your mental function. Jeni provides some useful tips for staying hydrated and healthy this summer.

read more
Success Stories
What Moves Me
QC Outdoors
A historic hike through the Quad Cities

A historic hike through the Quad Cities

Let’s Move QC’s intrepid Outdoor Bloggers, Kaia and her human, Teri Stickler, headed to the west end of Davenport to check out the trails and spring flowers in Sunderbruch Park. With its more than 130 acres of parkland, Sunderbruch Park is a gem in the Iowa Quad Cities.

read more
Get Fit
A lifetime of biking can take you places.

A lifetime of biking can take you places.

Gabe Lareau, 19, Moline is LMQC’s 2021 Bike To Work Week Blogger, sharing his love for cycling and perspective on the benefits of biking to work and the issues surrounding local cycling routes.

read more
ORA Health Tips
Battle of the Bulge
Eat Smart with Jeni
Success Stories
What Moves Me
QC Outdoors
A walk across the water

A walk across the water

Join LMQC Outdoor bloggers Teri and Kaia as they take a tour of the new I-74 bridge – by way of its amazing, 14-foot wide pedestrian walkway – which spans the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities.

read more
Get Fit
ORA Health Tips
Battle of the Bulge
Eat Smart with Jeni
Road trip goodies that won’t crash your diet

Road trip goodies that won’t crash your diet

Before you climb in the car for your next road trip, make sure you pack food that’s good for you and good to go. Nutritionist blogger Jenny Tackett passes along four healthy tips to make sure you’re cutting some calories (and saving a few bucks) on your next trip.

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What Moves Me
QC Outdoors
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ORA Health Tips
Bike School Part 3: Road safety and path etiquette

Bike School Part 3: Road safety and path etiquette

In segment three of the Bike School series from ORA Orthopedics and Rock Valley Physical Therapy, avid cyclists, Dr. Andrew Bries and Anna Perry share some tips on bike handling and rules to stay safe while on bike paths or on the streets.

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Battle of the Bulge
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Five ways to eat smart at a picnic.

Five ways to eat smart at a picnic.

Summer is filled with fun, outside activities and that means more outdoor meals. Picnics can be a great change of pace from an indoor meal, but beware of over-indulging. LMQC Nutrition Blogger, Jeni Tackett shares her five tips for surviving your next picnic.

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QC Outdoors
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Sitting all day? For your health, get up!

Sitting all day? For your health, get up!

Does sitting long hours really have an effect on your health? It sure does … even after a brisk morning workout. Now with our new normal of working from home, you may be sitting way too much.

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ORA Health Tips
Battle of the Bulge
This biker’s tires and spirits are pumped!

This biker’s tires and spirits are pumped!

Boomer blogger and avid cyclist, Alan Sivell, has his tires pumped about the progress made to-date on the bike path over the Mississippi that’s part of the new I-74 bridge. It’s going to be a great year to be on two wheels!

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Cycling Nutrition: Food is Fuel

Cycling Nutrition: Food is Fuel

What you eat and when you eat it can make a difference in the quality of your bike ride. Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett shares her tips on preparing and consuming “bike fuel.”

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Back in the saddle after two new knees

Back in the saddle after two new knees

When it comes to putting on the miles, fewer do more than avid cyclist, Tom Hannah, 64, Davenport. His goal this summer, a good 75 miles a week or about 300 miles a month, biking along the scenic trails and byways of eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Thanks to two total knee replacements, he’s back in the saddle with no more pain, swelling, or limping.

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QC Outdoors
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4 reasons to ride: a prescription for good health

Bike School Part 1: Cycling for life

ORA’s Dr. Andrew Bries and Rock Valley Physical Therapist Anna Perry share their reasons why cycling is great for fitness, rehab after surgery, or at any age when impact sports are not an option.

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