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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…

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Keep your fitness equipment from collecting dust

Alyssa Monson, Registered Dietitian CentraCare Weight Management So you asked and received (or in my case, treated yourself to) some new fitness gear. YAY! In November, we added some items to your wish list. Now what? Review the tips below to incorporate these items into your current activity routine. Resistance bands Resistance bands are a…

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Seven steps for running success

Kelijo Fernholz, Exercise Physiologist CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center There may not be a more simple sport to begin than running. All you need is a pair of shoes, an open road and you’re good to go. And at around 100 calories burned per mile, it’s a good activity for those trying to lose weight,…

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Heart Health

Learn more about Heart Health and the F.A.T.S. (Fat. Activity. Tobacco. Sleep.) guidelines from Dr. Chip Martin-Chaffee

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Better Living: Exercise & Nutrition Daily

Adopting a heart healthy lifestyle is beneficial at any age. But imagine the life our kids can enjoy if it starts early? It’s as easy as encouraging the smart eating and physical activity guidelines from the BLEND 5-2-1-0 Wellness Program: 5 – Eat fruits and vegetables at least five or more times every day. 2…

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Prevention Services – CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center

For more information about our heart and vascular services, call 320-656-7020. CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center can help you lower your risk of heart disease or recover from a heart event. With our full line of prevention services, you can achieve your best health. Cardiac Calcium Scoring This simple imaging test measures the amount of…

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Project Brainsafe

Learn More About Project Brainsafe Project BrainSafe is a community-wide collaborative committed to improving the standard of care for concussions. Project BrainSafe’s goal is to improve the recognition, diagnosis and management of concussions for people of all ages living in Central Minnesota. Find out more at BrainsafeMN.com

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Understanding Concussions

With 3.8 million concussions occurring each year in the U.S. (based on data from the Centers for Disease Control), awareness about this serious injury is growing. With increased awareness, though, comes the increased possibility for confusion. Did you know that the following could result in a concussion? Slips and falls Motor vehicle accidents/whiplash Sports injuries…

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Concussion Care Plans and their role in recovery

Karla Fleming, MS, SLP-CCC Project BrainSafe Executive Committee Member Outpatient Rehabilitation | CentraCare Health Plaza Previously, we talked about concussion symptoms and the importance of proper identification and care when experiencing a prolonged recovery. Today we’ll discuss an important component of the recovery process — the Concussion Care Plan. Minnesota’ s Concussion Law states when…

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