Health Topics

Find information on many health topics, listed A to Z.

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
03/27/2019
7-8 a.m.

Aquatic Physical Therapy

Fitness & Weight Management

Mankato, MN
04/01/2019
2-2:50 p.m.

LIVESTRONG at the Y

Fitness & Weight Management

Eau Claire, WI
05/01/2019
9-10:15 a.m.

Train with the Eau Claire Express

Youth & Family Programs

Eau Claire, WI
06/01/2019
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Aqua Zumba

Fitness & Weight Management

Menomonie, WI
06/03/2019
10:30-11:15 a.m.

Aqua Zumba

Fitness & Weight Management

Menomonie, WI
06/05/2019
5-5:45 p.m.

Splash Pad Fun

Youth & Family Programs

Cameron, WI
06/20/2019
11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
New Auburn, WI
06/21/2019
7-9 p.m.

Family Yoga in the Park

Youth & Family Programs

Barron, WI
06/29/2019
10-11 a.m.

Camp Wabi

Fitness & Weight Management

New Auburn, WI
08/04/2019

In The News

Fairmont begins mall walking perks program

Mayo Clinic Mile at Five Lakes Centre encourages area residents to walk at the mall and earn perks based on completed miles.

February 14, 2019
Aquatic Physical Therapy class in Mankato

A water-based exercise class designed to promote healthy living, weight loss, pain management, and strength and conditioning in a setting that reduces stress on a person’s joints and body.

February 14, 2019
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: 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?

March 14, 2019

Interval training for heart health

When it comes to exercise, what’s best for your heart: slow and steady, or fast and furious?

January 24, 2019

Setting SMART goals

Whether you’re starting a new exercise program, trying to eat healthier or find some time for yourself, setting a SMART goal positions you for success

November 20, 2018

15-minute workouts you can do at home

Fitting a workout into a busy schedule can be hard. Luckily, you do not need to spend hours at the gym each day to improve your health. In fact, you can get a great workout in just 15 minutes.

November 20, 2018

Better health starts by changing one thing

It's time to break the vicious cycle of exercise and diet plans that simply aren't sustainable. To start your path to better health, I want you to change one thing.

Graham King MD By Graham King October 2, 2018

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

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?

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