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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…

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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….

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Fishing

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

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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…

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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…

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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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