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Exercise and Fitness

Exercise is not just a weight loss tool — it's an effective "medicine" for disease prevention and treatment.

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Fitness & Weight Management
La Crosse, WI

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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

From The Blog

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Picking a marathon training plan

Running a marathon is a bucket list item for many people. Key to crossing it off the list is picking the right training plan. Here's what you should consider before you lace up your shoes.

Troy Hoehn ATC By Troy Hoehn April 20, 2021
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Preparing for your first long run

Incorporating running into your life is an excellent decision for your health. Proper preparation for any race is important, so here are a few tips to get you started.

Peter Johnson PT By Peter Johnson March 19, 2021
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Does exercise help you lose weight?

Your first instinct may be to go to the gym when you want to lose weight. Learn why this may not produce the results you want and what's more effective.

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim March 3, 2021
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15-minute workouts you can do at home

Staying active is important not only for your body, but for your mind. Here are three 15-minute workouts you can do at home.

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim February 18, 2021
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Taking the first step: Starting or restarting an exercise program

Let's face it. Starting an exercise can be hard. But, it can also be incredibly rewarding. Learn how to get started and stick to it.

Mikal Mikkelson PAC By Mikal Mikkelson February 11, 2021
Senior woman working out at home

Ways for seniors to remain active during winter

Physical activity is good for people of all ages, especially seniors. Here are tips to keeping moving even during winter's cold, dark days.

Kelly Carlson PT By Kelly Carlson January 29, 2021
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Don’t just sit there: Exercises for the office

If your job has you sitting at desk most of the day, that can be tough on your body. Here's some tips to ease the stiffness and soreness to keep you alert and focused.

Beau Johnson PT By Beau Johnson January 21, 2021
SMART goals

Setting SMART goals for success

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.

Joanne Genewick DO By Joanne Genewick December 31, 2020
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Debunking the top 10 workout myths

Not everything you’ve heard about maximizing your workouts to transform your body is true. Read about the top 10 workout myths, and get the facts.

David Webster, L.A.T. By David Webster November 25, 2020
Pumped woman after working out, wearing an Apple watch.

Prevent boredom, injury during physical activity

Have you ever started a new fitness journey only to be plagued by boredom or new aches and pains? Get tips for avoiding boredom and injury with physical activity.

Troy Hoehn ATC By Troy Hoehn September 24, 2020
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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, change one thing.

Graham King MD By Graham King September 21, 2020
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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.

September 16, 2020