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Springing Into Spring Workouts

By American Council on Exercise By Debi Pillarella Are the winter blues wearing you down? Is that usual treadmill routine getting old? Good news—spring has arrived! It’s time to take advantage of the rising temperatures and longer days. Before you head … Continue reading

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Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

By Greta Macaire, R.D. Community Health Resource Center The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain. According to the National Institutes of Health, … Continue reading

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Obesity may be declining in state, Pine County

State health officials say Minnesota has kept itself a little trimmer these days, and local health officials believe that programs offered in Pine County have helped make a difference towards that goal.  The state’s adult obesity rate dropped from 27.6 … Continue reading

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Tobacco Regulations Welcomed

May 5, 2016 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations on tobacco products welcomed, but the FDA still has critical to-do list By bringing all tobacco products under the agency’s jurisdiction, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has, at … Continue reading

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Mille Lacs County Considers Tobacco Free Facilities

March 1st 2016 : Partners in Healthy Living (PiHL) staff/ Health Educator from Mille Lacs County Alisha Voigt and Emily Anderson from the Association for Non Smokers presented on the topic of a tobacco free grounds policy to the Mille … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Health shares local smoke-free success story

MN Statewide Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) story:  Mora employer becomes local champion of smoke-free worksites Lakes and Pines Community Action Council (CAC), a nonprofit organization in Mora that employs 115 people, adopted a new smoke-free workplace and environmental policy in … Continue reading

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Combat the Winter Blues: Stay Fit with Boxes

Since it is cold outside, and the majority of adults spend most of their day at work and the work environment has a significant potential to influence health, the Isanti County Wellness committee created a solution for employees to be … Continue reading

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Dementia focus added to help build healthier communities

The Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) community-led health improvement efforts are getting a $27.2 million funding boost from the Minnesota’s Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), a state and locally-funded partnership now operating in all 87 counties. Partners in Healthy Living … Continue reading

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WELLKids Program to Begin in Mora

FirstLight Health System is partnering with Trailview Middle School in Mora for a new program offered through Wellness First, a free service FirstLight provides that focuses on preventative health. WELLKids, 4-week after school wellness program, one day a week, to … Continue reading

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