Exercise / Fitness

Water keeps your body in balance
More than 50 percent of your body weight is water. So how much do you need to drink every day? CentraCare Health Medical Director of Wellness Janet Handrigan, MD, explains why water is so important to your health and how much you need.
Let’s talk turkey!
What’s as much a Thanksgiving staple as the turkey and cranberries? The CentraCare Wishbone Run! This fourth and final event of the Bernick’s Family Fitness Series takes place Thanksgiving Day at the St. Cloud Area Family YMCA. This festive get together features a 5K, 2-mile and 1K run. Cost is $5 for individuals and $10-$30 for families. Register today!

Short Bout of Exercise Might Boost Your Memory

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 -- Just a little bit of light exercise can immediately improve a person's memory, new Japanese research suggests.

How little? The small study involved 36 healthy college-aged men and women and found that just 10 minutes of relaxed cycling on a stationary bike was all it took to improve recall during memory testing conducted right afterwards.

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Hey Home Exercisers, Sometimes Gym Classes Offer Added Benefits

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 -- There's nothing like the convenience of working out at home or going for a walk on your schedule.

But taking classes at a gym or fitness center could hold some motivational magic for you. And you don't have to give up your home gym or on-your-own workouts. Think of adding a gym routine as a way to make your fitness efforts more well-rounded.

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Over 1.4 Billion of World's Adults Face Disease Because of Inactivity, WHO Says

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 -- Couch potatoes, take note: Sedentary living has put more than one quarter of the world's adults at risk for serious disease, a new study says.

More than 1.4 billion adults face a higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, dementia and certain types of cancer because they get too little physical activity, World Health Organization (WHO) researchers concluded.

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AHA: It Takes More Than a Bribe to Get Some People to Exercise

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Getting people to exercise isn't as easy as dangling money in front of them like a carrot in front of a hungry horse. It turns out it's better to show them the money, and then threaten to take it away.

As obesity rates rise and physical activity decreases in this sedentary age of binge-watching and being glued to a computer at work, researchers are trying to figure out the best ways to get people to move their bodies. Health insurance companies already use economic incentives -- often in the form of lower premiums -- to encourage people and their employees to exercise and embrace wellness programs.

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Exercising on an Empty Stomach: Good Idea or Not?

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 -- It's an age-old question, whether it's better to exercise before or after eating.

Research done in the United Kingdom might provide the impetus for some people: According to a small study, exercise burns more body fat when you do it on an empty stomach.

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