Top 4 Reasons To Try RunningFor spectators watching thousands of runners along Summit Avenue during next Sunday’s Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, 26.2 miles might seem like an impossibly long distance. But as any marathoner will tell you, it seemed pretty impossible to them, too, until they started pounding the pavement and setting goals.
Top 5 (Free) Workout Apps For Android, iOSMost of us understand the value of getting exercise and sticking with it, but we all need a little motivation to get our butts off whatever relaxing contraption we find ourselves resting on. Well, a good start to getting into a workout regimen is by first getting those fingers some exercise by using your Android or iPhone and downloading some of these workout apps.
Paddleboarding On Nokomis: Fitness & Leisure Working In TandemWe'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."
Get Movin' Monday: Workouts You Can Fit In AnywhereGetting 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.
Good Questions: Muscles, Corn & MoreEvery 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."
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.
Study: Two-Thirds Of Americans Are Overweight Or ObeseA 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.
Minnesota-Based Child Care Co. Strives To Make Kids HealthierFirst 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.
5 Simple Exercises That Lower StressLooking 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."
Get Out Of The Sandbox And Get Your Core In GearNow 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.
Bill Would Update Student Phys Ed Standards, Require TestsA 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.
5 Surprising Mental Benefits Of ExerciseExercise 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.