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We All Have a Battle!

I love the fall in Sioux Falls. Not only is the weather gorgeous, but for many of us it is the start of school, football season and the Sioux Falls Marathon and Half Marathon. Each year I run in the race, I am in awe of the number of individuals who worked so hard throughout the summer to get ready for the race. Read More »

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Women measuring waistline

Changing The Way Of Measuring Progress Through Waist Circumference

Progress is defined as “the forward or onward movement toward a destination.” In the world of health and fitness, measuring progress usually means looking at your “magical” number that pops up on the scale, which either makes you happy or puts your day into a downward spiral. Read More »

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staying fit during cancer treatment

Staying Fit During Cancer Treatment

Exercise is important even while undergoing cancer treatment. It helps to maintain weight, improve mood, boost energy and promote better sleep; it is also enjoyable. However, many times I see patients who quit their exercise routine during cancer treatment.
While it is important to follow your physician’s orders for medication, it is equally important to follow an exercise routine while undergoing cancer treatments. Read More »

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6 Simple Outdoor Exercises

The sun is finally shining and the grass is turning green. After our long winter, I am ready to get outdoors and get active!
With the amount of options in outdoor activities, the park can be your gym, walking trails your treadmill and many other ways to stay active this summer. Read More »

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Summer Biking Safety

It is that time of year again when families and children are engaging in outdoor activities, including bicycling, one of my favorite sports. If you haven’t taken your bike out from winter storage, it is time to do so. Check the tires, brakes and lights and do not forget your helmet. Read More »

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Five “I Can Do That” Tips for Spring

While we patiently (or perhaps impatiently by now) wait for spring to arrive, we often tick off a list of things we do in order to put winter behind us and prepare for summer. Perhaps you wash up winter coats, caps and mittens and put them away for the season. Read More »

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