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.
Sometimes our greatest failures lead to our greatest accomplishments, something to remember as we enter the second week of our new year’s resolutions. For inspiration, check out Lee Hersch, who has faced setbacks in her college career and diet and exercise plans.
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.
Minnesota had another weekend of good running weather, which made for perfect conditions in Mankato. For most runners, finishing a marathon just once is good enough for a bucket list, but one bold runner decided 26.2 miles just wasn’t enough.
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.
Most weeks, the WCCO Morning Show starts off the work week with some tips for keeping your body fit. But what about maintaining your financial health? For this week’s Get Movin’ Monday segment, Natalie Nyhus talked with money-saving expert Carrie Rocha to see how she is saving money by writing lists.
Twin Cities residents have innumerable reasons to feel good about where they live, but it’s nice to lay them out in numbers anyway. According to a list of rankings from Gallup and Healthways, the metro area ranks just outside of the top 10 among the country’s top cities for overall well-being.
In a spacious new office overlooking Seventh Street in Downtown St. Paul, help is just a phone call away. This is where Minnesotans with interest in purchasing health care coverage through MNsure call-in with their questions.
The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is less than two weeks away, and all this week we’ll be giving tips to help you make sure you’re ready to run. You may think running a marathon is just about running, but there’s actually much more that goes into it.
Bullying is becoming an increasingly high-profile problem in schools across our state and the country. A new study suggests the effects of name calling aren’t just emotional but physical, as well.
Minnesota’s new online health insurance marketplace has started airing television and radio ads statewide. The broadcast spots supplement bus advertising, billboards and posters in the Twin Cities, Rochester, Duluth, St. Cloud, Mankato and Moorhead.
It’s the first day back at school for many children, and that means they’re out of parents’ sight for lunchtime. Whether you pack a lunch or do hot lunch, it can be tricky to make sure you child is eating properly at school.
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.”
Acupuncture can be a great stress and pain reliever. But there’s a prickly side to it that you feel in your pocketbook. Acupuncturist Kerri Casey of Minnesota Community Acupuncture saw that as a problem. “If you have to come two or three times a week, who can afford $65 dollars three times a week? It’s a very limited group of people and I knew I couldn’t afford it,” Casey said. “And I said if I can’t afford acupuncture, how are other people gonna afford that?”
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.
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.
Minnesotans have hundreds of fitness options. They can run the Stone Arch bridge, pedal the greenway, maybe hop on a yoga mat. But according to Women’s Health Magazine, there is only one place that offers the best workout in Minneapolis: Tiger Athletics.
Many would be lying if they said they’ve ever stuck with a New Year resolution that involved working out. If your situation is similar, and you’re a dog owner, The Canine Coach might be able to help.
Dancers are known for being long, lean and agile. But instead of slipping into pointe shoes and a tutu to get that shape, celebrities are reportedly turning to the Gyrotonic Expansion System to get those physical attributes.
“If only I could change just this one thing about myself or my life, I’d be happy.” Does that sound like something you’ve thought before?
The long-held view of fat in our diets is that it causes health problems. One registered dietitian says that’s not the case anymore and that we need fat to stay healthy and thin.
Minneapolis and St. Paul do not want for top ratings on various surveys of superlative civic qualities, but in case anyone needed a reminder, both earned top 10 rankings in women’s health.
As our parents age, they worry about becoming frail and losing their independence. And we dread the talk – about their driving, moving to a nursing home, and preparing for worse. Mark Rosen and his mom are going through it now.
There is more to the fair than the fried foods and Midway rides. WCCO’s Matt Brickman wanted to find the odd things at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.