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By Craig Cox
It's a bracing zero degrees this morning as I set off for work, but -- mercifully -- there's no wind to speak of, which makes for a splendid amble through the park. I even took a moment to stretch my calves at the foot of the stairs that take me to 46th Street and the Ford Bridge.
By Craig Cox
I mentioned earlier that I'd never set foot in a health club before about a year ago, so it's almost goes without saying that the whole strength training routine remains pretty foreign to me (that is not me in the photo).
By Craig Cox
Of course I didn’t do any stretching to speak of last night at the gym (see previous post). I mean, I did sort of stretch my calves and hamstrings before I revved up the treadmill, but you’re supposed to do…
By Craig Cox
In the fall of 1998, I blew out my right knee playing basketball. I remember the occasion because it happened around the same time that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Randall Cunningham sustained a similar injury. Cunningham was back in the lineup…
By Craig Cox
That nasty northwest wind I mentioned yesterday was out in force this morning, knifing through my corduroys like a hundred icy daggers. Of course, like a good Minnesotan, I just put my head down and pushed on through. Not a…
By Craig Cox
I've been a pretty faithful bicycle commuter for the past 30-some years. But, when the first big snow falls here in the Twin Cities, I typically park my bicycle in the garage and rely on the automobile to get to work. I've taken enough spills on the ice over the years to convince me that it's the most prudent approach. Usually, I'm back on the road by April.
vegetables
By Gina DeMillo Wagner
Tired of yo-yo dieting and endless hours on the treadmill? The secret to real and lasting weight loss is simpler than you think.
art-of-self-care
By Courtney Martin
Overcoming barriers to self-care can be difficult, especially for women. Here are some tips to make time and space for ourselves.
van jones
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Van Jones works to bring a clean environment and a healthy way of life to the urban poor.
Colorful vegetables and fruits
By Alyssa Ford
Phytochemicals — plant-based micronutrients that contain protective, disease-preventing compounds — might just be the best-kept secret in nutrition.
Two women hugging
By Anjula Razdan
“Fight or flight” may be seen as the traditional choice when faced with stress, but your real response may depend on your gender.
Sleep-soundly
By Sarah Moran
Getting enough sleep is essential to health, happiness and productivity. Here’s how to give your slumber the priority it deserves.
By Catherine Guthrie
When an otherwise healthy, fit person who has “done everything right” receives a cancer diagnosis, it can feel unfair on many levels. Still, experts say, don’t ditch your healthy habits now — they may be some of your strongest allies in recovery.
Help Wanted
By Joseph Hart
Trained to listen and support, rather than simply dole out advice, health coaches are attracting more attention than ever — from patients and from a healthcare industry desperate for solutions.
The Cares of Caregiving
By Patrick Downes
When your aging parents aren't living as healthfully as you'd like, it can create a stressful situation — for them and you. Here's how to cope.
By Sarah Tuff
Wine and cheese aren't the only things that get better with age. Thanks to masters divisions in many sports, older athletes are finding fun new ways to get fit.
Play Together, Stay Together
By Alyssa Ford
Having fun with your partner can bring you closer — and keep you closer over time.
A Better Birth
By Kara Douglass Thom
Medical interventions have their place. But simpler, healthier birthing options abound — and they're becoming more popular. Want to make your pregnancy and labor as safe and empowering as possible? Consider your choices, including the birthing partners, plans, and environments that suit you best.
By Kelle Walsh
Are myofascial problems holding you back? Discover how deep-release techniques can help you work out the kinks and improve your flexibility.
By Catherine Guthrie
Has modern life depleted your vitality? Here's how to reclaim it.
By Sarah Moran
The ancient healing practice of Reiki can help you feel more balanced and relaxed. Discover what this alternative treatment entails – and the many other benefits it can bestow.
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