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Paddleboarding On Nokomis: Fitness & Leisure Working In Tandem

We’re in the final days of July, so there’s no time like the present to get out on the water. Take your pick: kayaking, tubing, water skiing, or how about SUP? On Tuesday, WCCO This Morning’s Ali Lucia headed to Lake Nokomis for a little walk on the water. SUP stands for “stand up paddleboarding.”

07/28/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Workouts You Can Fit In Anywhere

Getting into better shape in definitely a challenge for both your body and mind, perhaps no more so than when you’re taking a break at the lake or the cabin. This week on Get Movin’ Monday, Jason DeRusha and Kim Johnson were looking for help getting prepared for those summer fitness challenges.

07/27/2015

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Good Questions: Muscles, Corn & More

Every Friday, Heather Brown takes a moment to answer some of your Good Questions that may have slipped through the cracks. This week, she’s checking the weather, getting corny, and listening to Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical.”

07/24/2015

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Good Question: How Many Steps Should We Be Taking Daily?

As more and more of us are wearing our health technology on our arms, it is become easier to figure just how much we are exercising. You have likely heard the new magic number of how many daily steps we should be taking is 10,000, but it turns out that number is not new — and it is also somewhat arbitrary.

06/24/2015

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Study: Two-Thirds Of Americans Are Overweight Or Obese

A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Minnesota fares better than the rest of the upper Midwest states — it’s the only state to trim trim its obesity rate since 2007.

06/22/2015

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Minnesota-Based Child Care Co. Strives To Make Kids Healthier

First Lady Michelle Obama called on private businesses to do their part in her fight against childhood obesity, and 150 of them are answering her call. A Minnesota-based child care company is one of them, and they are seeing results.

06/02/2015

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5 Simple Exercises That Lower Stress

Looking for a way to lower stress? Try these five exercises from Dr. Tami Meraglia, author of “The Hormone Secret: Discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in Just 30 Days.”

04/14/2015

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Get Out Of The Sandbox And Get Your Core In Gear

Now that spring is here, it’s a great time to get back into a workout routine. And you don’t have to lug a bunch of exercise equipment around with you. WCCO Mid-Morning’s Kylie Bearse talked with health and fitness expert Ali Holman.

03/30/2015

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Bill Would Update Student Phys Ed Standards, Require Tests

A Minnesota state senator wants to hold more schools accountable for their students’ physical education. Sen. Susan Kent introduced a bill Monday that would require yearly assessments of students’ physical health starting with the 2017 school year.

01/26/2015

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5 Surprising Mental Benefits Of Exercise

Exercise is proven to have both physical and mental health benefits. Sian Beilock, author of “How The Body Knows Its Mind” from sister company Simon And Schuster shares five surprising mental benefits of exercise.

01/14/2015

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When Measuring Wellness, Look Beyond The Scale

Are you ready to start a new workout plan? Whatever your reason to get fit may be, it’s no secret that gyms will be flooded with new members as many look to change our workout ways in 2015.

01/06/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Fitness Expert Helps Us ‘Swap This For That’

With the New Year upon us, chances are that getting in better shape is on your list of resolutions. But your plan for accomplishing that goal might not be as effective as you think.

01/05/2015

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Switch Up Your Workout Routine With ClassPass

If running on a treadmill for hours at a time sounds a little boring, join the club — then enter ClassPass. It allows people to access dozens of unique fitness studios all over the Twin Cities, like Six Degrees in Uptown, for a monthly fee.

01/02/2015

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Can An Extreme Fitness Regimen Lead To A Miscarriage?

A recent study showed that women who were active most days of the week were three times more likely to have fertility problems compared with inactive women, regardless of their weight.

01/02/2015

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Gym Challenges People To Swap Resolutions For Commitments

Making a resolution is one the first things we do in the new year. Many make them, most don’t keep them. So rather than resolving to do something in 2015, Life Time Fitness is observing “Commitment Day,” hoping to help people commit to something.

01/01/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: The Firm’s Doug Melroe

He’s known as the guy who teaches work out classes in a Speedo, or as the maker of the Twin Cities Pride Parade’s most outrageous float. But he’s really just a perfect combination of his parents.

12/09/2014

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How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever

Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.

12/08/2014

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Study: Regular Exercise Adds Years To Life Span

All that exercise will pay off, and could even add years to your life. Canadian researchers recently found young adults who did 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week added up to five years to their lives.

11/27/2014

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Iraq Vet Opening Vet-Run, Military-Style Gym

Twenty-eight-year-old Derek Weida lost his right leg after being shot while on patrol in Iraq. Now he’s opening a gym run solely by combat veterans

10/06/2014

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Good Question: Are Marathons Bad For Our Health?

This coming Monday, you might see a few of your co-workers limping around the office after almost 12,000 people lace up for this Sunday’s Twin Cities Marathon — 26.2 miles that circle around Minneapolis and St. Paul. As one marathoner who’s competed in the past put it, “My muscles, my legs, my calves … felt like crap.”

10/02/2014

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J.J. Smith’s Cleansing Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

This pineapple smoothie recipe from JJ Smith will give your body a total cleanse, making a happier and healthier you.

09/30/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Working Out At Home

For many of us, it’s easy to find an excuse to not go to the gym: you don’t have time, you’re too tired, soon the weather will likely make the roads bad. Excuses begone! There is a Twin Cities’ company that helps people customize their workout plans so they can get movin’ in their own homes.

09/22/2014

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Good Question: Where Do Food Cravings Come From?

Pizza, nachos, ice cream — when it comes to food, we all have our favorites. And depending on the time of day, we may crave one type of food over another. “We are just descendants from cave men, so it was all about survival,” said Christina Meyer-Jax, a registered dietician.

09/18/2014

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Fairmont Man Turns 100, Reveals Secret To Staying Young

Herbie Haertel of Fairmont, Minn. celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday. “I was born July 26, 1914,” Haertel said. He served our country during World War II, and recently received a special letter from President Obama.

07/26/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: 3 Simple Outdoor Exercises

Monday is our chance to start fresh and get a jump on the week. Every Monday, the WCCO Morning Show presents ways to improve your life from experts around town. This week, Women’s Health Magazine’s Next Fitness Star and Tiger Athletics owner Stacie Clark is back.

06/23/2014

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