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

Aquatic Physical Therapy

Fitness & Weight Management

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

Enhance Fitness Class

Fitness & Weight Management

Eau Claire, WI
12/16/2019
7-8 a.m.

Family Yoga in the Park

Youth & Family Programs

Barron, WI
12/28/2019
10-11 a.m.

Enhance Fitness Class

Fitness & Weight Management

Chippewa Falls, WI
01/03/2020
1:15-2:15 p.m.

In The News

Tips to avoid running-related injuries

Warm weather encouraging athletes to hit the streets earlier this year. 

March 27, 2019
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

From The Blog

5 tips for walking your way to better health

Walking is a gentle, low-impact cardio exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. Learn how walking can benefit you, and get five tips to get started.

Timothy Sheneman DO By Timothy Sheneman December 9, 2019

6 tips for a successful run

Running is one of the world's most popular sports, hobbies and ways of staying fit. But it can lead to the occasional injury. Get tips from a physical therapist for a successful run.

Jordan Moen By Jordan Moen September 26, 2019

Strategies for safe, successful summer race performance

Are you interested in competing in a summer race event? Make sure you are taking the necessary precautions to properly train and prepare your body for the physiological demands of a race.

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim July 23, 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

Aquatic exercise: Healthy, easy on the body

Do you find it difficult to exercise because of reduced mobility, pain or balance issues? Aquatic exercise is a fun, effective way to focus on fitness in a gravity-reduced environment. Here are five things you need to know before you begin.

Kimberly Olsen PT By Kimberly Olsen June 17, 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

5 ways slimming screen time is good for your health

Have you ever considered how much time you or your family members spend on a screen? Too much time can become a problem. Learn 5 reasons that slimming your screen time is good for your health.

April 26, 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

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

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 19, 2018