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Fall Chores Can Keep You Active

Summer’s gone, but the beauty of autumn is that all the winter preparation work we do can help us burn calories and get active. Why not accomplish two positives with every step, swing of the rake and bag of leaves hauled to the curb? Read More »
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Hectic Hunting and Harvest Season Can Jeopardize Safety: Stay Well this Fall

Autumn’s cooler evenings and changing colors make it a rewarding time of year, but for hunters and agricultural producers, it can be a less-safe season due to increases in activity, stress and a general frantic quality that comes after summer. Hunters may not have kept fitness levels high to appreciate the additional effort needed to hike, haul and shoot when they return to the trails to bag game. Read More »
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Wearable Tech Helps Track Your Fitness Goals

Today’s wearable tech is encouraging users to get active. Quite popular right now are the FitBit activity and calorie trackers. Let me start with a little reminder that buying the most expensive FitBit isn’t going to magically make you more fit by burning calories for you. Read More »
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Gardening Ergonomics: Keep Your Plants – and Your Body – Healthy

Summer is here in all its glory. If you’re like me, it’s time to enjoy the outdoors and satisfy that passion for growing things. There is nothing more gratifying than watching something you planted become a beautiful flower or mature into a delicious tomato or cucumber. Read More »
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Step to it: 10,000 Daily

Living in the Sioux Falls area, we are so fortunate to have miles of bike path, several parks and outdoor activities to keep us active during the summer. What a perfect place to be for the LiveNow Challenge!  Studies show that 10,000 steps daily is the right activity level to help prevent weight gain and keep you on track for a healthy lifestyle. Read More »
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Cardiac MRI Offers Clear Images for a Clearer Diagnosis

Photo Courtesy of Dakota Wesleyan UniversityJason Christensen, head women’s basketball coach at Dakota Wesleyan University, was cleared for more activity, thanks to clear images of his heart through cardiac MRI. Cardiac MRI provided such clear images of Jason Christensen’s heart, he’s been cleared to run and lift weights, rather than wonder if such activities might harm his heart. Read More »
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