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Outdoor Play

Learn more about the latest initiatives from Feeling Good MN focused on “Outdoor Play” in this month’s Kare 11 segment.

BLEND Fit Kid Series

BLEND Fit Kid Series: Sign up today! If you’re looking for ways to keep your kids active and social this summer and fall, look no further! The BLEND Fit Kid Series offers a variety of local family fitness events throughout Central Minnesota. Learn more and sign up today! BLEND Fit Kits Series information can be… Read more »

Don’t let your kids be couch potatoes

Janet Handrigan, MD CentraCare Health Medical Director of Wellness When I was a child, we played outside until our moms made us come in. We played kick the can, tag, softball and sometimes just ran for the fun of it. Now we are afraid to let our kids outside without direct supervision so they sit… Read more »

Why is playing serious business?

Sue Peck, Pediatric Physical Therapist CentraCare Health – Long Prairie When you watch kids on a playground, it appears that they are just running around having fun. Actually, play is vital to the development of children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Playgrounds are built for varied ages and abilities. Some playgrounds simply have swings… Read more »

10 outdoor play ideas

Andrew Maloney, MD, Pediatrician CentraCare Clinic – Health Plaza Pediatrics After winter, all of us — especially children — are eager to be outdoors as much as possible. Muddy yards and cool breezes don’t need to keep children from getting fresh spring air. Consider these ideas for making the most of spring outdoor play for your family.… Read more »

Fishing

Learn more about the health benefits of fish and fishing on the latest Feeling Good MN segment on Kare 11.

Heart-Healthy Eating: Fish

Topic Overview As part of a healthy diet, eat at least two servings of fish each week. Oily fish, which contain omega-3 fatty acids, are best. These fish include salmon, mackerel, lake trout, herring, and sardines. Click here for 10 Fish Recipes recommended by CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center If you cannot eat fish, you can also… Read more »

Cholesterol and Triglycerides: Eating Fish and Fish Oil

Topic Overview Eating fish, at least 2 servings each week, is part of a heart-healthy diet. But fish and fish oil supplements do not lower cholesterol. Some people take fish oil supplements to help lower triglycerides. Fish oil supplements can lower triglycerides. Do not take fish-oil or omega-3 fatty acid supplements to lower your risk… Read more »

5K Training Plan for New Runners

Three workouts for each week leading up to the 5K are shown here. Don’t do the workouts on back-to-back days. Instead, give your body time to rest in-between workouts. Either by not exercising that day or just going for a short walk. Prior to each workout, start with a five minute warmup walk — to… Read more »