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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
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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 »
Exercise · Sacred Heart

To Stabilize or Mobilize

We’ve all done it at one time or another.  We work out. We get tight, stiff and sore — or all of the above.  So we try stretching, mobilizing, foam rolling, rolling with a tennis ball or lacrosse ball. We get our hands on “self torture devices” that move us around in odd shapes, do body work, manipulation, contortion, voodoo or anything that might give us relief. Read More »
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Chronic condition? Here are 10 things you should be asking your doctor

When it comes to your health and dealing with a chronic condition, there is no such thing as a “stupid” question. In fact, the more you know, the more you’ll feel satisfied with the outcome of your visit to the doctor. Read More »
Exercise, News and Events, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

Exercise With a Partner for Improved Success

Do you want increased success maintaining your fitness routine and have better results in the process? Exercising with a partner might be the answer. Around this time of year, the initial enthusiasm you had for fitness glory around New Year’s could be waning. Read More »
Exercise · Sacred Heart

Top 10 Workout Trends for 2015

The new year means new goals! I wanted to share with you the 10 trends that the American College of Sports Medicine has predicted for 2015. The cool thing about these trends is that people of all ages, sizes and function can do these! Read More »
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