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Change Your Program to Change You

You’ve been dedicated to your training and exercise routine for months.  The problem is, you’re not seeing the amazing results like you did when you first started your workout plan. What’s up with that?  You’re in a workout rut, and you need to make some minor changes in your program to keep seeing major changes in YOU. Read More »
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A Change of Pace Leads to Boston

Lisa Kolda, a four-time Boston qualifying marathoner who was recently named one of the 2015 Sioux Falls Marathon’s elite runners, has spent the last nine years on the run. “I wasn’t always a runner,” says the 37-year-old radiology surgery technologist at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center. Read More »
Exercise · Avera Health
More than one half of an average person’s day is spent in a seated position. That much sitting can come with harmful health outcomes.

Move More, More Often: Too Much Sitting Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Even if you’re eating right, exercising and otherwise taking care of your body, there could be one serious health risk that you’re overlooking: sitting too much. In our “sitting-centric” society, you probably spend more time sitting than you might realize. Just consider how much time you spend sitting at a desk, in front of a computer or TV screen, or behind a steering wheel. Read More »
Exercise, News and Events, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

Ten Practical Ways to Ease Stress

Feeling stressed? You’re not the only one. We all feel stressed from time to time. Daily life stressors — from dealing with kids going back to school to concerns about finances, family or work — or even more serious life events can all cause stress of varying degrees. Read More »
Exercise, Mental Health, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

Fitness Trackers

When it comes to getting fitter and healthier, knowledge is power. Fitness trackers, or wrist-worn gadgets, can tell you more about yourself than even you ever knew. I bought my FitBit in October of 2014 and I was excited to start wearing and seeing the daily numbers. Read More »
Exercise · Avera Health

Living with Diabetes: Adapting Exercise into Your Life

Have you ever tried to start an exercise program with the goal of lowering your blood sugar levels only to run into a roadblock?  Maybe you’ve been told you should lose weight or walk more to decrease blood sugar levels, but don’t even know where to begin? Read More »
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