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No Time in the Day for Exercise? Take the Stairs! (Infographic)

When you’re busy it can be hard to get 30 minutes of activity into your day. Debbie Lancto, Health and Wellness Champion at Avera Health Plans, has a solution: take the stairs. Research says using the stairs burns twice as many calories as walking. Read More »
Exercise · Avera Health

10,000 Steps: The Reason Behind the Number

Have you ever wondered where that elusive 10,000-step number came from or how many steps are right for you? Have you wondered about those crazy Fitbits that everyone is wearing? In the physical therapy department I have many patients every month ask me about walking goals so let’s tackle the question. Read More »
Exercise · McKennan

4 Health Challenges We All Struggle With and What to Do About Them

People think about health, fitness and performance. A lot. In fact, 66 percent of folks put fitness as their top goal for the year. Problem is, most don’t follow through. Here is a breakdown in numbers: 66: Percentage of resolvers set fitness goals as part of their resolutions. Read More »
Exercise · Sacred Heart
Marthon runner

But it’s cold out there: Why winter can be a great time to run

If you think of running as a sport that’s reserved for track stars, think again. Given that you’re healthy enough, anyone can begin running – even in the winter. Just ask Lisa Kolda, who didn’t start running until nearly age 30. Read More »
Exercise, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

Lifestyle Changes to Help You Lose Weight

It’s easy to fall into the latest fad diet craze. Many products promise so much — but rarely do any of them result in weight loss alone. If you want to lose weight, it takes a lifestyle change in what you eat and how you eat, and a commitment to regular exercise. Read More »
Exercise, News and Events, Nutrition, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

Six Ways to Help Your Weight Loss Resolution Stick

Now that it’s the new year, you’ve probably noticed all the advertisements about fat burners, pills and other products that promise to help you lose weight in a flash. Be wary of these claims. Rarely do they result in weight loss alone. Read More »
Exercise, News and Events, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health