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Bettendorf biking’s got the (concrete) edge

Bettendorf has earned a reputation for being a bike-centric community in the QCA. And with good reason. Learn how Bettendorf’s “wide sidewalks” came to be … and what’s yet to come!

Every morning Is a good morning for Zander.

WQAD News Anchor Angie Sharp is a new mother with an appreciation for staying strong for her son after Zander was diagnosed with hip dysplasia soon after his birth.

A fan of the great outdoors

Meet ORA Orthopedic’s Dr. Joseph Martin in this “What Moves Me” profile.

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!

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.

Robotic surgery is a horse of a different color.

Laura Byers, Erie, IL, is looking forward to a summer riding Cash, one of three horses she owns at her farmette, following successful robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery.

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. 

Honoring those injured or killed in cycling accidents.

From 6 – 7:30pm on Wednesday, May 18, you can ride with the QC Bicycle Club as they join the global “Ride of Silence” to raise awareness of bike and traffic safety issues.

Bettendorf biking’s got the (concrete) edge

Bettendorf has earned a reputation for being a bike-centric community in the QCA. And with good reason. Learn how Bettendorf’s “wide sidewalks” came to be … and what’s yet to come!

Every morning Is a good morning for Zander.

WQAD News Anchor Angie Sharp is a new mother with an appreciation for staying strong for her son after Zander was diagnosed with hip dysplasia soon after his birth.

A fan of the great outdoors

Meet ORA Orthopedic’s Dr. Joseph Martin in this “What Moves Me” profile.

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!

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.

Robotic surgery is a horse of a different color.

Laura Byers, Erie, IL, is looking forward to a summer riding Cash, one of three horses she owns at her farmette, following successful robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery.

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. 

Honoring those injured or killed in cycling accidents.

From 6 – 7:30pm on Wednesday, May 18, you can ride with the QC Bicycle Club as they join the global “Ride of Silence” to raise awareness of bike and traffic safety issues.

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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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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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!

read more
QC Outdoors
Trails galore at Sunderbruch Park

Trails galore at Sunderbruch Park

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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Eat Smart with Jeni
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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Finally! A bridge to somewhere.

Finally! A bridge to somewhere.

LMQC Boomer Blogger Alan Sivell takes a ride on the half-mile long trail along the west side of the I-74 bridge connecting the Iowa and Illinois riverfront trails.

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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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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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What Moves Me
Get Fit
Battle of the Bulge
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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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
Battle of the Bulge
Spring can’t come soon enough.

Spring can’t come soon enough.

The Professor has been worrying that if he didn’t get outside on a more regular basis, he might have lost ground he might not get back. It turns out if you haven’t exercised in a year – or at all – you can reverse functional loss.

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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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ORA Health Tips
QC Outdoors
A walk on the “wild side”

A walk on the “wild side”

Spring has sprung and woodland wildflowers are showing their faces throughout the wooded ravines of the Quad Cities. Let’s Move Outdoor Blogger, Teri Stickler, and her beloved pooch, Kaia, take us on a tour right along an old Bettendorf trail.

read more
Battle of the Bulge
Life and losing weight begins at 50

Life and losing weight begins at 50

LMQC Boomer Blogger Alan Sivell and his friend, Jim. “I’m not on any medicine today,” says Jim, who resisted the delectable-looking scones at the SAU coffee shop when we met for coffee.

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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!

read more
Eat Smart with Jeni
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.

read more
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What Moves Me
QC Outdoors
Trails galore at Sunderbruch Park

Trails galore at Sunderbruch Park

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
ORA Health Tips
Battle of the Bulge
Finally! A bridge to somewhere.

Finally! A bridge to somewhere.

LMQC Boomer Blogger Alan Sivell takes a ride on the half-mile long trail along the west side of the I-74 bridge connecting the Iowa and Illinois riverfront trails.

read more
Eat Smart with Jeni
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.”

read more
Success Stories
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.

read more
What Moves Me
QC Outdoors
Get Fit
ORA Health Tips
Battle of the Bulge
Eat Smart with Jeni
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What Moves Me
QC Outdoors
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
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.

read more
Battle of the Bulge
Spring can’t come soon enough.

Spring can’t come soon enough.

The Professor has been worrying that if he didn’t get outside on a more regular basis, he might have lost ground he might not get back. It turns out if you haven’t exercised in a year – or at all – you can reverse functional loss.

read more
Eat Smart with Jeni
Success Stories
What Moves Me
QC Outdoors
Get Fit
ORA Health Tips
Battle of the Bulge
Eat Smart with Jeni
Vitamin D: the magic cure?

Vitamin D: the magic cure?

Can adequate Vitamin D levels help you prevent cancer, avoid a heart attack, and even reduce the symptoms of COVID-19? Learn the facts about Vitamin D and how it can help you power through what’s left of winter!

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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
A walk on the “wild side”

A walk on the “wild side”

Spring has sprung and woodland wildflowers are showing their faces throughout the wooded ravines of the Quad Cities. Let’s Move Outdoor Blogger, Teri Stickler, and her beloved pooch, Kaia, take us on a tour right along an old Bettendorf trail.

read more
Get Fit
ORA Health Tips
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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Battle of the Bulge
Life and losing weight begins at 50

Life and losing weight begins at 50

LMQC Boomer Blogger Alan Sivell and his friend, Jim. “I’m not on any medicine today,” says Jim, who resisted the delectable-looking scones at the SAU coffee shop when we met for coffee.

read more
Eat Smart with Jeni
How much protein is enough?

How much protein is enough?

Exercise and diet experts alike sing the praises of protein to sate hunger, build muscles, and keep your fitness plan on track. LMQC dietary blogger and Registered Dietitian, Jeni Tackett, explains protein basics and why we all need it.

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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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Battle of the Bulge
The diet of Sisyphus

The diet of Sisyphus

LMQC Boomer Blogger Alan Sivell shares the ups and downs of his diet and fitness journey – which, unfortunately, has included occasional stops at the fridge.

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Adventuring near the QC: 3 great parks, nature hikes

Where to get away from it all (for an hour)

We hit the trail and head to three spots just north of the Quad Cities with outdoor blogger Wade Ellett where we can take in some outstanding scenery and enjoy out-of-the-way parks filled with beautiful nature trails.

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