Health Topics

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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.

Classes & Events

Family Swim

Youth Programs

Chippewa Falls, WI
07/21/2018
1-6 p.m.

High 5 Yoga

Fitness & Weight Management

Eau Claire, WI
07/21/2018
Thursdays, 5-6 p.m.; Saturdays 9-10 a.m.

Family Swim

Youth Programs

Osseo, WI
07/22/2018
12:30-8 p.m.

Aqua Zumba

Fitness & Weight Management

Menomonie, WI
07/23/2018
10:30-11:15 a.m.

Enhance Fitness Class

Fitness & Weight Management

Eau Claire, WI
07/23/2018
7-8 a.m.

Aqua Zumba

Fitness & Weight Management

Menomonie, WI
07/25/2018
5-5:45 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
07/27/2018
10-11:30 a.m.

Family Swim

Youth Programs

Barron, WI
07/28/2018
11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Family Swim

Youth Programs

Menomonie, WI
07/29/2018
6-8 p.m.

Family Swim

Youth Programs

Eau Claire, WI
08/03/2018
7-8:45 p.m.
Sarona, WI
08/14/2018
7-9 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
08/17/2018
10-11:30 a.m.

In The News

Ongoing discussions regarding a fitness partnership in New Prague

New Prague Area Schools (NPAS), the City of New Prague and Mayo Clinic Health System are in ongoing discussions regarding a fitness partnership in New Prague.

May 10, 2018

From The Blog

15-minute workout: Combo exercises

Busy day? We all know how hard it can be to fit a workout into our schedule, but why not get started with a 15-minute home workout using combo exercises?

July 16, 2018

15-minute workout: Resistance bands

Busy day? We all know how hard it can be to fit a workout into our schedule, but why not get started with a 15-minute home workout?

July 2, 2018

Fueling strategies for distance runners

Distance running — a 10k, half marathon or full marathon — all are high-calorie-burning endurance events that require a solid nutrition plan. Depending on your body weight, the duration of the run and the intensity of your training schedule, you’ll need to adjust your nutrition plan or fuel accordingly

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin June 5, 2018

The 5 elements of fitness

Variety is key to a healthy diet. Turns out, it’s also key to a healthy fitness routine. Incorporate these 5 fitness elements to ensure success.

June 1, 2018

Taking the first step: Starting or restarting an exercise program

When you're starting a fitness program, one thing is true: the first step often is the hardest. We have tips, a 5K training plan and foam rolling details to get you started right.

May 22, 2018

Staying on track with your training

Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a first-time runner, training for an upcoming race can be difficult — both physically and mentally. In fact, it’s pretty common to have the excitement wear off and to have to remind yourself of why you ever wanted to complete this race in the first place.

May 8, 2018

Get Fit Assessment

Knowing your starting fitness level will help you set goals you feel you can achieve, resulting in a bigger change and continued motivation. Use this assessment to determine your starting fitness level, create goals and monitor your progress after six and 12 weeks.

April 30, 2018

Progressive overload: Get stronger in a healthy way

Whenever you want to improve your exercise capacity, it’s important to understand progressive overload. Progressive overload means challenging your muscles and body by gradually increasing the stress put on them.

April 24, 2018

Running Q&A: Choosing the right distance, increasing miles and more

Nothing gets me more motivated than signing up for a race, putting it on the calendar and working toward that goal. My excitement about marathons and running means I tend to get a lot of running-related questions from friends and coworkers. Here are some of the most common questions I get and my thoughts.

Christopher Crocker PAC By Chris Crocker April 16, 2018

Designing your taper to maximize your potential on race day

An important piece of training that many new runners forget to calculate into their program is the taper. Taper is the reduction in training load before a competition in order to optimize performance on race day.

April 11, 2018

Tips to keep runners hydrated

The National Academy of Medicine determined that adequate intake for men is roughly 13 cups and women is nine cups per day. For athletes, the thirst mechanism can be an unreliable signal to drink. Your observed thirst may be reduced because you’re focusing so much on the activity in which you’re participating.

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin April 2, 2018

Gaining lost weight? There’s help to keep it off

If not being able to keep weight off is something that’s been discouraging you, you might gain some motivation by hearing from the more than 10,000 people who have lost more than 30 pounds and kept it off for more than a year.

Shirley Shelley, R.D. By Shirley Shelley March 26, 2018