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Exercise and Fitness

Exercise is not just a weight loss tool - it's an effective "medicine" for disease prevention and treatment.

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NEAT (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis)

Fitness & Weight Management

Mankato, MN
05/11/2017
12-12:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
05/15/2017
12-12:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
06/19/2017
9-9:30 a.m.
Sarona, WI
08/18/2017
7-9 p.m.

In The News

Camp Wabi registration open for kids who struggle with weight

In addition to traditional camp activities, kids entering grades six through 10 receive healthy lifestyle coaching for one hour a day by specialists. 

February 21, 2017

From The Blog

Monday Run Day 14: Warning signs of overtraining

With the marathon date getting so close, we know you want to put in your best performance when race day comes. However, now is also peak time to pay attention to your body and watch for warning signs of overtraining.

April 23, 2017

Monday Run Day 13 Staying safe while running

You’re getting close now. All of your hard work will soon pay off. Don’t forget: we want to be there cheering you on at the finish line. Make sure you are being safe in your training so you can keep going strong right to the end.

April 14, 2017

Monday Run Day 12: Recovery recipe 2

As you push yourself through training, do you reward yourself with a refreshing treat at the end of your workout? Selecting the right treat can ensure your body gets the proper nutrients needed to repair itself.

April 7, 2017

Monday Run Day 11: Fuel during and after exercise

Do you sometimes run out of steam partway through a run? When you are really pushing yourself, such as training for a marathon, you may need to fuel up during your workout.

March 31, 2017

Exercise benefits for bariatric patients

If your goal as a bariatric patient is to improve your health and enhance longevity, losing weight by modifying your diet and having bariatric surgery is not enough. You also need to understand the importance of increasing your level of physical activity.

Sunghwan Choi DPT By Sunghwan Choi March 28, 2017

Monday Run Day 10: Fuel before exercise

Are you starting to feel like the “The Little Engine that Could?” As you continue to push yourself, remember that nutrition is an incredibly important piece of the puzzle.

March 24, 2017

Monday Run Day 9: Balancing training and family

By now, you likely have put in hour after hour, day after day and week after week of training for this race. Have you found yourself begging family and friends for forgiveness while dedicating so much time to achieving your goal?

March 17, 2017

5 nutrition tips to maximize your workouts

Did you know when and what you eat can have an impact on your workout? Eating and exercise are connected, and you can maximize the effectiveness of your workouts by using a few tips.

John Murphy MD By John Murphy March 14, 2017

Monday Run Day 8: Assessing your protein needs

As you reach the midpoint of your training, are you looking for ways to fine-tune your regimen and up your performance? Let’s take another look at your diet. Do you really know how much protein you need when exercising?

March 10, 2017

Monday Run Day 7: Dealing with pain and swelling

We’ve all heard the saying, “No pain, no gain,” and chances are by this time in your training, you’ve felt some pain. When should you power through, and when should you take it easy and get checked out?

March 3, 2017

Monday Run Day 6: Assessing your carbohydrate needs

As you’re burning up the miles, you’re giving your body the fuel it needs to go the distance. One important thing to remember as your body works to recover between runs and workouts is to make sure you’re giving it enough carbohydrates.

February 24, 2017

Monday Run Day 5: Staying motivated

Are you finding times when you look at the long road ahead and wonder how you’ll maintain this pace until you reach the finish line? A slight shift in perspective might help.

February 17, 2017