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Wayzata Man Loses 80 Pounds … Skijoring

A Wayzata man is only a portion of the man he once was after he lost 80 pounds in a very Minnesota-like way. A dramatic picture shows Dallas Johnson before and after he started skijoring. The sport combines cross country skiing with dog racing and the two are tethered together with a bungee.

02/10/2015

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To Gluten Or Not To Gluten And Why Should I Care?

Confused by Gluten? Feeling like Paleo is the way to go? Or are you just not sure who to believe? You’re not alone. Here’s why I changed my attitude towards food and why you should care!

02/05/2015

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Research Says Most Fail At New Year’s Resolutions

Millions of Americans are busy writing up their New Year’s resolutions for 2015. According to a U.S. government survey, the top resolutions this year are to lose weight, get organized and spend less money.

12/27/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Don’t Count Calories, Count Cups

A Minnesota doctor says many of us are making a big mistake when it comes to our diets. Dr. Nick Meyer is an orthopedic surgeon, but it was his patients’ weight issues that motivated him to dive into nutrition.

10/13/2014

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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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Mille Lacs Band Members Lost Over 1,000 Pounds

More than 150 members of the Mille Lacs of Ojibwe lost a total of over 1,000 pounds as part of a weight loss challenge issued by the tribe’s chief executive.

06/06/2014

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Angela Davis Is Living Healthier, Losing Weight With ‘Just The Basics’

It wasn’t too long ago that WCCO anchor/reporter Angela Davis had chronic joint pain and needed medication to control her blood pressure.

05/12/2014

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Good Question: What Is A Healthy Weight Loss Rate?

When Stillwater native Rachel Frederickson took home $250,000 on Tuesday night’s The Biggest Loser, Twitter lit up with criticism of the former high school swimmer. She’d shed 150 pounds over seven months to get down to a 105-pound frame. That was almost 60 percent of her body weight – the biggest percentage body weight loss in the show’s history.

02/05/2014

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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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Eagan Woman Loses 117 Pounds, Wins $10,000

A woman from Eagan is $10,000 richer after she changed her life for the better. Christine “CC” Hodges started her weight loss in February 2012 and then kicked it up a notch for the Lifetime Fitness’ National 90-Day Transformation Challenge.

11/13/2013

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Eagan Woman A Finalist In Fitness Challenge, Loses 117 Pounds

If someone told you that you could lose more than 100 pounds or have $10,000, what would you choose? A local Eagan woman may be hours away from getting both. Christine or “CC” Hodges lost 117 pounds in a year and a half. A majority of that weight’s come off in recent months.

11/12/2013

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Man Suspected In Rogaine Thefts Arrested

A man suspected of stealing almost $10,000 in teeth-whitening strips, weight-loss pills, condoms, Rogaine and other products from Walgreen stores in Colorado has been arrested in Idaho. Sheriff’s officials in Jefferson County, Colo., said Friday that 27-year-old Curtis M. Williams also is suspected in similar thefts in Utah, Minnesota, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska and Puerto Rico.

06/28/2013

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New Fitness Test Blurs Line Between Trainers And Doctors

Many people hit the gym to lose weight, but what they’re doing to drop pounds is changing. At Lifetime Fitness, some are now putting themselves through tests more likely to be found in a doctor’s office than a gym.

03/14/2013

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How To Shed Pounds Before Spring Break

Spring break is right around the corner, with all the nice weather, sunny beaches and warm waters that go along with it. Unfortunately, there’s also some accompanying pressure to trim down after spending winter under so many layers.

03/04/2013

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How To Help Your Overweight Partner Improve Their Health

It’s not an easy topic to talk about — your partner’s weight. Now, a new study shows more conflict between mixed-weight couples where one is overweight and the other is not.

02/27/2013

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How Reliable Is The Scale For Our Weight?

Most of us go through the battle of the bulge at one point or another. Stepping on and off the scale, many worry about what that number staring back will be.

02/08/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Calories, Credits And Baby Carrots

Betty Kline from Winona gets us started. As we vacillate between hot and cold weather, she wondered: Is it easier to burn calories in the winter or summer?

09/21/2012

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Kids Get Help To Battle Obesity At Camp Wabi

For many kids, summer includes a trip to camp where they learn and make new friends but the mission is much bigger at one camp: tackling kids’ widening waistlines.

08/20/2012

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How To Avoid The ‘Freshman 15′ At College

We’ve heard of the dreaded “Freshman 15″ — the 15 pounds first-year college students are said to gain when they go off to school.

08/03/2012

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Health Experts Offer Solution For Excess Skin After Weight Loss

One side effect for having surgery to lose a lot of weight: Excess skin. Now some doctors are offering a solution.

06/26/2012

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FDA Approves New Treatment To Battle Cellulite

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment to combat cellulite called “Cellulaze.”

06/14/2012

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Want To Look Younger, Feel Younger, Burn Calories? Try Freezing

What would you go through to look younger, feel younger and burn calories? Would you be willing to freeze your butt off? People in the Twin Cities are exposing themselves to 220 degrees below zero for just those reasons.

05/17/2012

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Technology To Help You Track Fitness Goals

When you start a new workout routine it’s much more helpful to achieve your goals if you can see your progress. That way you know if your endurance is increasing, if you’re losing or gaining weight, and if you’re getting stronger.

01/17/2012

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Bypass Vs. Binding: What’s Effective For Weight Loss?

Every year about 220,000 Americans have weight loss surgery. That’s more than twice as many from just a decade ago. There are two common types of procedures, and a new study finds that one may be more effective.

01/16/2012

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Frank Loses Nearly 20 Pounds In 1 Month On ‘Paleo Diet’

When it comes to diets, it seems there’s always a new fad or trendy way to lose weight. I started a new a diet a little over a month ago. It’s popular, but it’s not a fad. In fact, its ancient.

11/23/2011

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