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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.
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.
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
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.”
This pineapple smoothie recipe from JJ Smith will give your body a total cleanse, making a happier and healthier you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since 1995, the first full week of April has been declared National Public Health Week. It’s a chance for communities across the country to focus on promoting health and wellness. So we’ve decided to contribute to that by letting you know about a ways you can get healthy or healthier.
It’s the second full week into the New Year and those of you with resolutions to lose weight may already be getting a little bored. That’s why the WCCO Morning Show went flying into some unique workouts. For Thursday, Natalie Nyhus definitely went outside the box — an aerobics class held completely on trampolines.
It’s the second full week into the New Year and those of you with resolutions to lose weight may already be getting a little bored. That’s why the WCCO Morning Show went flying into some unique workouts. For Wednesday, Nina Moini showed everyone how to do aerial yoga.
It’s the second full week into the New Year and those of you with resolutions to lose weight may already be getting a little bored. That’s why the WCCO Morning Show went tumbling into some unique workouts. Jamie Yuccas found one that will have you cheering yourself on to lose weight.
There’s cold. And then there’s subzero, frostbite cold. Record-breaking frigid temperatures started blanketing the Midwest on Sunday in part because of a “polar vortex,” which one meteorologist says will send piles of polar air into the U.S.
If losing weight is on your resolution list for 2014 but working out is painful or difficult, there’s technology now available to the general public that may help you reach your goals. NASA has created an anti-gravity treadmill called the AlterG, and WCCO-TV’s Natalie Nyhus tested it out.
Regardless of how your 2013 was, everyone gets a fresh start on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. For many, they mark this new beginning with a resolution. Much like the first day of school, looking at your goals for the year can be daunting.
Twenty-eight-year-old Derek Weida lost his right leg after being shot while on patrol in Iraq. “I was thinking, ‘There’s a good chance I could die out here.’ And I obviously came really close,” Weida said. He struggled with what to do with his life when he came home, but now he has a plan to help himself, and veterans just like him. Derek loved everything about the military, especially the brothers and sisters he made as part of the 82nd Airborne Division.