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How to create happiness

You can learn to be happy — or at least happier. Make a commitment to yourself to find happiness in each day. Use this list to get started.

Sissy Yang NP By Sissy Yang June 15, 2022

How to determine your foot arch type

Whether you're a casual or competitive athlete, sports put tremendous pressure on your feet, ankles and legs. Here's how to choose a shoe that best fits your foot.

Matthew Weber, D.P.M. By Matthew (Matt) Weber March 23, 2022

Is virtual prenatal care from OB Nest right for you?

Virtual prenatal care enables you to take an active role with a unique experience from Mayo Clinic OB Nest. Find out if this program is a good fit for your pregnancy journey.

Cara Syth, M.D. By Cara Syth December 21, 2021

Are you ready to change habits to lose weight?

Think you're ready to take on the challenge to lose the extra weight? This readiness assessment can help you get on track for success. 

Rhonda Jenson By Rhonda Jenson January 14, 2021

Clean up your hand-washing skills

Help your kids clean up their hand-washing skills before school starts. Here are some tips and a coloring sheet to get them motivated.

August 10, 2020

6 tips for making the most of your health care video appointment

During this time of social distancing, learn how video appointments are changing the way you receive care and how you can make the most of your visit using technology.

March 31, 2020

Record keeping can help you lose weight — and keep it off

Does it seem like you are eating all the right foods, exercising and your weight still isn’t going down? If you’re not keeping track of what you’re eating and what you’re doing for exercise, you need to start.

Shirley Shelley, R.D. By Shirley Shelley February 10, 2020

Try the 'Road to Resilience: Raising Healthy Kids' program

Would you like to build resiliency skills with the children in your life? This program, designed to help build skills in a number of areas, is appropriate for all children, especially for those who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

January 13, 2020

Mental and Emotional Health Assessment

Many aspects impact your mental and emotional health, including worry, mood, sleep, stress, relationships and alcohol consumption. Take a few minutes to answer 9 questions that will help evaluate your wellness.

July 30, 2019

Exercises for a happy back

Don't let back pain slow you down. Learn how to stretch and strengthen your back properly to keep you moving.

May 21, 2019

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

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