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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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Best Healthy And Diet Books For The New Year

With New Year’s just around the corner, you’re ready to be fitter, trimmer, and healthier. These great books from Simon & Schuster will help you kick off 2014 the right way—and stick to your health resolutions this year.

12/20/2013

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Scientists: Prenatal Exercise May Boost Baby’s Brain

Researchers in Canada have discovered that expectant moms can give their babies a boost in life just by keeping fit while pregnant – and all it takes is a half hour a day. According to researchers at the University of Montreal, low-impact work-outs, like swimming and walking actually help a newborn’s brain develop faster. For most pregnant women, 20 to 30 minutes of moderate exercise is recommended on most, if not all, days of the week. Scientists placed electrode caps on babies who were 8- to 12-days old and measured activity as their brains’ responded to different sounds.

11/11/2013

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Good Question: Why Do Women Get Cellulite?

Every year, people spend billions of dollars trying to get rid of cellulite, a condition that occurs in 70-90 percent of women. Men get it too, but it’s very rare. So, that had us wondering: Why do women get cellulite? According to Dr. Elizabeth Farhat, a dermatologist with Allina Health Clinic, the big reason is hormones. Estrogen means women tend to have more fat than men, but where they store it and the structure of the skin play major contributing factors.

11/04/2013

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‘U Of M’ Expert Questions If CrossFit Benefits Outweigh Risks

Five years ago, the word CrossFit probably wouldn’t mean a thing to any of us. Now, things have changed and Crossfit is all the rage. However, not everyone is convinced that CrossFit is a good thing.

09/25/2013

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Using Exercise To Relieve Chronic Aches, Pains

Chronic aches and pains can keep you from going to the gym or doing any kind of exercise, but the irony of that is that exercise is probably exactly what you need to alleviate the pain you’re having — whether it’s in your joints or your back.

09/19/2013

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Preventing Falls, Back Pain Through Exercise

We all know that working out is good for your body, but it also can make aging more comfortable.

09/12/2013

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Good Question: How Far Can We Push Our Bodies?

On Monday afternoon, 64-year-old Diana Nyad finally accomplished something she’d attempted five times over the past 35 years: swim without a shark cage from Cuba to Florida.

09/02/2013

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Local Gym Owner Named America’s ‘Next Fitness Star’

Women’s Health Magazine went in search of the next “it” trainer, and they found her right here in the Twin Cities. Stacie Clark, of Plymouth, Minn., was just named America’s “Next Fitness Star.”

08/15/2013

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Want To Walk On Water? Try Yoga On The Lake

Our Minnesota lakes give us the chance to be on the water in boats, kayaks, on skis. Now, many are getting on the water to do some yoga. The Shed Fitness Studio is launching a new yoga class on Thursday that puts its students on paddle boards.

07/24/2013

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Health Watch: US Falling Behind In Every Measure Of Health

New research shows the U.S. is falling behind other countries in just about every measure of health, including how long people live. Two of the main reasons are poor diet and lack of exercise.

07/10/2013

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Minnesotan A Finalist For ‘America’s Next Fitness Star’

Women’s Health Magazine is looking for the next “it” trainer. They’ve narrowed it down to five women, and one of the nominees works right out of the Twin Cities.

06/28/2013

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Tap Into Positivity With Affirmation Workouts

A Twin Cities woman is encouraging people to explore affirmations plus physical activity as a technique for self-improvement. Ellie Peterson looks at exercise differently. She says it’s not about being a certain size or even burning calories.

06/05/2013

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