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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 »
Exercise, Sports Medicine, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health
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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 »
Exercise, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

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 »
Exercise, News and Events · Avera Health

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 »
Exercise, Heart Health, Sports Medicine · Avera Health

No Time in the Day for Exercise? Take the Stairs! (Infographic)

When you’re busy it can be hard to get 30 minutes of activity into your day. Debbie Lancto, Health and Wellness Champion at Avera Health Plans, has a solution: take the stairs. Research says using the stairs burns twice as many calories as walking. Read More »
Exercise · Avera Health

10,000 Steps: The Reason Behind the Number

Have you ever wondered where that elusive 10,000-step number came from or how many steps are right for you? Have you wondered about those crazy Fitbits that everyone is wearing? In the physical therapy department I have many patients every month ask me about walking goals so let’s tackle the question. Read More »
Exercise · McKennan