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
11/18/2019
2-2:50 p.m.
Fairmont, MN
11/19/2019
12 p.m.

HEALTH Program for Weight Management

Fitness & Weight Management

Mankato, MN
11/20/2019
12-1 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
11/20/2019
5:30-7 p.m.
Mankato, MN
11/21/2019
7 p.m.

Bariatric Connections

Support Groups

Eau Claire, WI
11/27/2019
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
12/04/2019
5:30 p.m.

Bariatric Connections

Support Groups

Eau Claire, WI
01/22/2020
5:30-6:30 p.m.

From The Blog

Tips for staying on track during 'national eating season'

Are you eyeing up the leftover Halloween candy? Or, planning the next holiday feast? These helpful strategies can keep the weight off and still allow you to enjoy the holiday festivities.

Pamela Franz, R.N. By Pamela Franz November 5, 2019

Enjoying new adventures thanks to bariatric surgery

Kathy Schmidt is trying new adventures and, most importantly, participating in life again after bariatric surgery. Read about her new outlook on life.

November 4, 2019

Clean eating: What does that mean?

Most Americans eat a diet rich in heavily processed foods packed with fat, sugar, sodium, chemicals, preservatives, food dyes and other additives. Learn how and why clean eating can be a healthy way of living.

Eileen Dutter, R.D. By Eileen Dutter September 12, 2019

8 healthy tips for summer dining

It’s summer and the warmer weather tends to influence our dining habits. Whether you are dining out or grilling at home, here are some healthy reminders.

July 26, 2019

Don't sabotage a healthy lifestyle when feeling rogue: 20 reward ideas unrelated to food

Looking to treat yourself? Try one of these 20 reward ideas unrelated to food to keep your diet on track without sabotaging a healthy lifestyle.

July 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

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