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Tips to running your first 5K without training for greater than 30 minutes a day

Written by: Joel Mason, P.T. with Agnesian HealthCare Bone & Joint Health Ever get interested in completing a 5K Race but afraid to try? There is nothing to be embarrassed about. It is much more common than you might think, but the task is also more achievable than many realize. The most common concern I encountered [...]

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Exercise-Associated Heat Cramps

Tis the season for all sorts of athletes to get cramps when exercising. Whether you play football, tennis, run or bike, exercise-associated heat cramps (EAHC) can be quite painful and debilitating. As an athletic trainer, I am often called out on the field during a football game to stretch out a calf. Athletes are usually [...]

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Eating to prevent cancer

The Journal of the American College of Nutrition unveiled new dietary guidelines for cancer prevention. The focus of the new guidelines is a plant based diet. Food choices should be focused on fruits, vegetables and legumes, and limiting certain foods like well-cooked meat and alcohol. Six dietary recommendations to help prevent cancer: Reduce consumption of [...]

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Realistic versus reality to be a big loser…

Have you seen the biggest loser or are you a fan of the show? Well, I am not a fan…why you ask? It is reality TV, not real life and most people reality. Think about it…the contestants are taken to a ranch and have nothing to do but work out and eat the healthy food [...]

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12 quick exercises for a home workout

The beauty of these exercises is that you can do them at home with body weight, gravity, and a few simple resistance items like free weights and a resistance band. To improve muscle tone and strength, exercises should be done to fatigue to overload the muscle with excellent technique and form. Don’t worry so much [...]

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A prescription for good health

The Fond du Lac Living Well Coalition is currently partnering with local healthcare providers to pilot a fruit and vegetable prescription program known as Fresh5. As physicians, we often do not take the opportunity to “prescribe” fruits and vegetables. I believe this is a very important step to help our patients live a healthier lifestyle. [...]

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Some body basics

Have you ever wondered about how the food you eat gets turned into your new body cells, tissues and organs? And then, how what you eat will be the building blocks for a great body build or how what you lack will set your body up for weakness, poor function and possibly disease or injury? [...]

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Resistance tube exercises for a quick home resistance workout

The beauty of these exercises is that you can do them at home with body weight, gravity and a resistance tube. To improve muscle tone and strength, exercises should be done to fatigue to overload the muscle with excellent technique and form. Don’t worry so much about the number of reps, think about the mind [...]

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Think twice before serving alcoholic beverages this summer

In 2014, the World Health Organization issued a report concluding that no amount of alcohol is safe. Alcohol was labeled a carcinogen (cancer causing agent) in 1988. It has long been known to increase cancer risk of the mouth and throat especially when combined with smoking. Over the past 10 years, researchers are now learning [...]

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What breast feeding moms should know about weight loss

While there are many things moms wish they had known about breastfeeding, one of the most common concerns relates to frustration at not losing all their pregnancy weight. Not eating enough calories is the biggest barrier to weight loss success during breastfeeding. Many times moms incorrectly believe that cutting calories is the key to weight [...]

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