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Running into Fall Marathon Season - Tip #7

In order to see positive results you need to push yourself when you're training, but there's an appropriate threshold to reach when testing your limits. Beau Johnson, physical therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System, explains the importance of balancing your body's breakdown and ability to recover. In addition, he shares tips for better understanding [...]

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Quick Hints for Improving Men's Health

Hesitant about going to the doctor for a checkup? Don’t be. A healthy patient-provider relationship and some regular maintenance can give you a long, healthy life. Paul Loomis, M.D., Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire says, “Prioritizing your health in your thirties and forties is analogous [...]

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Back Pain and Pregnancy: Ways to Minimize Strain

Back pain is a common complaint for pregnant women. As you gain weight, your center of gravity shifts forward. To avoid falling forward you compensate by leaning back, which can strain the muscles in your lower back. Laura Damrow, certified nurse midwife at Mayo Clinic Health System in Tomah, says, "In [...]

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Running into Fall Marathon Season - Tip #6

The core element of an effective, efficient running performance is properly training your core muscles. Beau Johnson, physical therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System, reveals that core muscles are more than abs. In fact, according to Johnson, targeting your core means addressing everything from your chin to your ankles. And optimizing this massive muscle [...]

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Running into Fall Marathon Season - Tip #5

Are you looking to improve your running efficiency, eliminate pain and reduce your chance of injury? Simplifying your running cadence can solve these problems — as well as others. Beau Johnson, physical therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System, provides insight on how running form affects you. He explains that the way [...]

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Get Grilling With These Tips

SPRINGFIELD, Minn. — Grilling season certainly doesn't end with summer. If you're firing up the grill this Labor Day weekend be sure to keep health and safety in mind. Mayo Clinic Health System registered dietician Linda Carruthers says, “Grilling is fun, delicious and can actually be a very healthy way to cook. [...]

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Running Into Fall Marathon Season - Tip #4

Fuel belts, gel packs, water bottles and more. Every runner has their equipment preferences, but some runs require certain items more than others. While most runners simply opt for shoes and workout clothes, you may want to consider additional items for long distances. Beau Johnson, physical therapist at Mayo Clinic Health [...]

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Mayo Clinic Summer Camp Fights Obesity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OHxkwhnuY4 Kids' summer camp season may be winding down but, for one special group of campers, this may be just the beginning. Camp Wabi is a place where children learn to escape what could otherwise be a lifelong cycle of obesity. Here’s Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network. [...]

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