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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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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Workout Routine

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.

04/08/2014

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Need A New Workout? Try Aerobics 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 Thursday, Natalie Nyhus definitely went outside the box — an aerobics class held completely on trampolines.

01/16/2014

Aerial Yoga

Aerial Yoga Combines Grace With Exercise

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.

01/15/2014

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Enjoy The Unique Health Benefits Of Cheerleading

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.

01/14/2014

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Experts Warn Of Frostbite, Dead Batteries In Cold

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.

01/05/2014

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NASA’s Inflatable Treadmill Relieves Pain Of Working Out

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.

01/02/2014

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How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

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.

01/01/2014

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Iraq Vet Plans To Open Vet-Run, Military-Style Gym

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.

12/20/2013

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