Health Topics

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

Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss, or bariatric, surgery helps you lose weight and lowers your risk of medical problems associated with obesity.

Classes & Events

Aquatic Physical Therapy

Fitness & Weight Management

Mankato, MN
07/15/2019
2-2:50 p.m.
Fairmont, MN
07/16/2019
12 p.m.

HEALTH Program for Weight Management

Fitness & Weight Management

Mankato, MN
07/17/2019
12-1 p.m.
Mankato, MN
07/18/2019
7 p.m.

Bariatric Connections

Support Groups

Eau Claire, WI
07/24/2019
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Bariatric Connections

Support Groups

Menomonie, WI
07/24/2019
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
08/07/2019
5:30 p.m.

Mayo Clinic Diet Program: Sept.-Dec.

Fitness & Weight Management

La Crosse, Wis.
09/24/2019
Weight in at 3:45 p.m. – Class time 4 to 5:15 p.m.

From The Blog

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

June 24, 2019

Keep track of bite, lick and taste calories

A nibble here and a bite there can quickly add up to a 1,000 or more extra daily calories. Read how easily it can happen.

Rhonda Jenson By Rhonda Jenson June 13, 2019

3 steps to control your environment and weight

When you think about managing your weight, eating healthy foods and physical activity come to mind. But have you thought about your eating environments? Tackle them with some addition, subtraction and saying no.

Elizabeth Lindsay By Elizabeth Lindsay May 28, 2019

Don't fall for a fad diet

Hear about a diet plan that seems too good to be true? It probably is. Learn the signs of a fad diet and three key elements in all healthy plans.

May 21, 2019

14 common food package claims

You want to eat healthy, but what does “healthy” on a package really mean? How many calories does an item labeled “calorie-free” have? Learn the meanings of common food package claims.

April 18, 2019

6 steps to enjoy Easter while managing weight

Are all the Easter goodies too tempting for your waistline? Hop to success with these six simple tips.

Elizabeth Lindsay By Elizabeth Lindsay April 16, 2019

Take control of how much you eat

You may be unsure of how much you should eat to lose weight, and understanding portions can be tricky. Use these comparisons to help judge a healthy portion.

April 9, 2019

Weight loss program, bariatric surgery return woman to active lifestyle

Hiking, swimming, yoga, chasing her grandchildren — Susan Girdhari leads about as active a lifestyle as one can get. But that wasn’t always the case.

March 6, 2019

Hard work, determination help woman prepare for successful knee surgery

For over a decade, Ann Statz endured substantial knee pain that restricted her activity. Her weight kept surgery out of reach. Learn how determination helped her overcome that hurdle.

November 26, 2018

Tips for staying on track during 'national eating season'

This time of year marks the beginning of what often is referred to as “national eating season” — the time between Halloween and New Year’s Day. You can stay in control. Here's how.

Pamela Franz, R.N. By Pamela Franz November 21, 2018

Fuel for your mind

When you pay attention to what you are eating and how you eat, it can not only improve your health, but also your mind.

November 15, 2018

Think outside the cereal box

Are you skipping breakfast because you think it will help you lose weight? We'll explain why you should think differently.

Eileen Dutter, R.D. By Eileen Dutter October 22, 2018