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.

October

Fitness & Weight Management
La Crosse, WI

An occupational and physical therapist-led group specializing in education and exercise for those experiencing chronic pain.

For more information call 608-392-9768.

December

Community Education
Mankato, MN

Learn how exercise can help with depression, blood pressure, cholesterol, bone density, sleep and many other aspects of health.

The Speaking of Health series is a partnership with VINE Faith in Action.

From The Blog

Runner drinking bottled water

Strategies for safe, successful summer race performance

Summer races are back and in full swing. If one is on your calendar, be sure to take necessary precautions to properly train and prepare your body for the demands of a race.

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim July 1, 2021
Sitting crosslegged in yoga pose

Yoga therapy: Relieve pain, manage stress

Yoga is known to improve symptoms from chronic health conditions. Watch a video to learn sitting or standing yoga postures that can relieve muscle tension, reduce pain, increase energy and improve sleep.

June 17, 2021
Child jumping on sofa holding moms hands

Screen time and body weight — is there a connection?

If you're looking to make the most of your time at home — and prevent obesity — consider unplugging screens and reconnecting with your family. These tips will help you get started.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth May 18, 2021
Mother and child exercising

Exercise daily and raise a family? Really?

Are you busy raising a family and not finding the time to exercise daily? You're not alone. Here's a few helpful tips for fitting in your workouts.

Trevor Rich, M.D. By Trevor Rich May 13, 2021
Exercise during pregnancy

Exercise during pregnancy: Safe, beneficial

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time to get active. Learn how exercise can help you cope with the physical changes of pregnancy and labor, plus what to do and and how much.

Sarah Hotovy MD By Sarah Hotovy April 29, 2021
Terri Nordin, M.D. By Terri Nordin April 29, 2021
Hands holding knee in pain

Managing pain, swelling during marathon training

Everyone has heard the saying "No pain, no gain." If you're training for race, chances are you've felt some pain. Here's how to keep working toward your goal.

Paul Osterman LAT By Paul Osterman April 23, 2021
Feet walking trail by prairie grass

Walking for fitness

Spring is a wonderful time to start a walking program. Learn how to take that first step, set goals and get on track for better health.

Keri Coon NP By Keri Coon April 22, 2021
Runner on paved path

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
Female running on boardwalk by water

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
Exercising on elliptical

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
Women working out barefoot

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
Tying workout shoes

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