The eighth annual American Fitness Index is out, and the Twin Cities comes in at Number 2.
A new study in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, finds most 3- to 5-year-olds are not given enough time for active play in child care centers.
Finding time to run or do any sort of workout can be difficult for any mom, especially when you’re a mother of three, like Dawn Alstatt. Now, she is making it her mission to help new moms return to running.
Some former top-ranked military officials in Minnesota say prioritizing gym class and healthier school meals are a matter of national security.
A new, experimental class of drug is giving hope to the 1 in 6 American adults who struggle with high cholesterol. It’s showing promise in patients who don’t respond to traditional statins.
Chipotle announced today says the food it prepares will be free of genetically modified organisms or GMOs. It’s the first major restaurant chain to make this change. So, what foods contain GMOs? Good Question.
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.”
Hospitalized children, and their parents, say it’s because of what they’re breathing at school. Halle Wassenberg, 7, spent months seeing different doctors.
There is a new twist in the real-life medical drama of Angelina Jolie Pitt. The actress revealed in an op-ed in the New York Times, she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week.
Minnesota health officials confirmed Friday morning that two more Minnesota children have died from the flu. The cases happened a few weeks ago, but were just confirmed as being flu-related.
Life Time Fitness Inc. said Monday that it will sell itself to two private equity firms for more than $2.8 billion, in a deal that will turn the gym chain into a private company. The companies value the deal at more than $4 billion, when debt is included.
More Americans are choosing to live alone than ever before. And while it’s healthy to have “down time” by yourself, one study says too much alone time may shorten your life. Researchers at Brigham Young University studied 3 million people.
Many shoppers use receipts to keep track of their spending, but the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency wants to see more Minnesota businesses go paperless. It’s not just because of the environmental aspect, there’s also a potential health risk associated with a certain type of receipt paper.
Apple’s announcement brought the potential for a healthier future with innovative technology that’s guaranteed to take the world by storm for its practicality and it’s privacy risks.
An annual report on patient safety shows more errors but fewer deaths in Minnesota hospitals in the past year. The Department of Health found 277 so-called “adverse events” in categories long been tracked, such as wrong-site surgery or foreign objects left in a patient.
We’ve all seen the claims – eat this for better health or add this for better nutrition. Even junk foods are now disguised as being good for you. So, this Monday we’re getting movin’ by giving our grocery list a face lift with some help from Kowalski’s dietitian, Sue Moores.
Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.
This week was dedicated to Congenital Heart Defect Awareness. But Minnesota mom Becky Hunt is honoring kids with heart defects all year long, through baking.
Employers chipping in for their workers’ gym memberships could get state funding under a new bill at the Legislature. A pair of Minnesota lawmakers wants to reimburse small- and medium-sized businesses $40 monthly for gym memberships they cover for employees.
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.
With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.
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.
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.
Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. It’s the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the previous year, as required under President Barack Obama’s law. Those who were uninsured face fines, unless they qualify for one of about 30 exemptions, most of which involve financial hardships.
It’s a challenge that schools across the nation are facing, how to make school lunches healthier and tastier. Wednesday in Minneapolis, a group of school lunch directors from several states got together for a culinary boot camp.