Health Topics

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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.

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

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

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

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

Keep your cool while exercising in the heat

Warm weather is a perfect motivator to get outside and move around. But when summer goes from warm to hot, exercising could be risky — unless you’re prepared with these tips.

Chaun Cox MD By Chaun Cox August 5, 2020

The importance of movement

Movement. It seems like the simplest thing in the world. Our bodies are designed to run, jump and manipulate objects. But how often do we use our bodies at their full potential?

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim June 8, 2020

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.

May 27, 2020

15-minute workouts you can do at home

Many gyms and fitness facilities likely are closed due to social distancing requirements. However, 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 March 18, 2020

5 inexpensive home fitness equipment items

Working out can increase your health and fitness, but getting to the gym can be difficult. Start your home gym with these five inexpensive pieces of gear.

January 26, 2020

How to strengthen your core

Learn how to strengthen your core — abdominal, pelvic, diaphragm and back muscles — to help prevent back pain.

Denise Grabowski MS PT By Denise Grabowski January 20, 2020

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