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

Enhance Fitness Class

Fitness & Weight Management

Eau Claire, WI
09/24/2018
7-8 a.m.

Community Wellness Challenge

Fitness & Weight Management

New Prague, MN
10/01/2018

Community Wellness Challenge

Fitness & Weight Management

Fairmont, MN
10/01/2018
Mankato, MN
10/03/2018
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Mankato Marathon

Fitness & Weight Management

Mankato, MN
10/20/2018

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

Don’t just sit there: Exercises for the office

Sitting at a desk all day can be harder than it sounds. Try these 5 desk exercises to get rid of the strain sitting puts on your body.

September 18, 2018

15-minute workout: Core

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 a stability ball?

July 30, 2018

Boost long-term health with balance training

If you participate in regular cardio exercise or weight training, you may think you're reaching every component of fitness, but have you thought about balance training?

Benjamin Nesseim MD By Benjamin Nesseim July 23, 2018

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