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Pregnancy tip #6: Don’t skip breakfast

Don’t forget about breakfast. Breakfast is important for everyone to consume, especially when pregnant. A healthy breakfast will help jumpstart your metabolism for the day and give you energy. Make sure your breakfast contains a whole grain source and a protein source.  Some examples are a whole grain cereal with low-fat milk, oatmeal with ¼ […]

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Fish and Couscous

Pregnancy tip #5: A fishy question

Is fish safe during pregnancy??? There are so many concerns with eating fish due to mercury content when pregnant. Studies show that eating fish is very healthy for a pregnant mom and baby, but also that high amounts of mercury can damage the development of a baby’s brain. The FDA and EPA state a pregnant […]

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Pregnancy foot comfort

Pregnancy tip # 4: happy feet

Happy Feet! There is no denying your feet will hurt at some point during your pregnancy. Try to minimize this by wearing comfortable, non-restricting shoes.  My favorite shoes to wear lately are running shoes since I am on my feet the majority of the day.  If you do not have a comfortable pair to wear- […]

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Pregnancy hydration

Pregnancy tip #3: hydration

Proper hydration while pregnant plays a very important role in the development of your baby, helps your body regulate temperature, helps flush out sodium and lessen swelling, prevent constipation and hemorrhoids, lessen fatigue, and many more benefits. Water is the best source of fluids to stay hydrated.  A pregnant woman needs more fluids than the […]

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The importance of using a foam roller

Written by: Sarah Schultz, MS, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center, Fond du Lac What do you do when your muscles are really sore after a hard workout? Please don’t tell me you lay in bed! One great way to assist with muscle recovery is to use a foam roller. Foam rollers come in many […]

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Pregnancy tip #1: exercising during pregnancy

I want to introduce myself for those of you who do not know me. I am an Exercise Physiologist in the Cardiac Services department at Ripon Medical Center, and I also teach several group exercises classes per week and personal train in the Wellness Center. We have had many inquires recently about exercising when pregnant. […]

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Heart stethescope

Why should we care about heart health?

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This includes heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease. Most of the risk factors for heart disease are modifiable by preventive measures, and adjunctive drug therapies. These include: Diet Physical inactivity Obesity Smoking Hypertension (elevated blood pressure) Dyslipidemia (elevated lipids) Diabetes […]

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Why am I not losing any weight?

We are one month into the new year, and this is when we (RMC Wellness Center staff) start to hear the phrase, “Why am I not losing any weight?” The easiest response is to say, “be patient.” We don’t want to see you becoming a statistic, where 80% of people who join a gym in January […]

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winter workout

Jump Start Your 2016

It’s a new year and it can be a new you! Some people like to set resolutions or look for a fresh start when the New Year comes…others simply need a change or need to get back into the routine at the gym after the celebrations that this time of year brings (including the Pack’s latest […]

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A Skin-to-Skin C-Section Experience

Those precious first moments! The day your child enters the world is one of the best days of your life. But for Shelly Ketelhut, a Fond du Lac resident, the birth of her first son, Max, 4, didn’t go as picture perfect as she had planned. After 26 hours of labor, she ended up having […]

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