As part of Live Well Winona’s effort to involve the community in its mission to promote health and wellness, we are inviting community members to write or submit articles about each of our health dimensions every month.
If you have written an article relating to one of our health dimensions that you would like to share through our website and newsletter, please email it to us at [email protected] Be sure to include a title, the author, and an optional photo.

Grace

If you've never witnessed the petite blonde frame of Grace Ping in motion, it's quite the site. Her name lends itself well as a description of her movement. She is graceful, smooth, and strong. Her stride is so natural - she makes running look effortless. Yet it's not without great effort that she broke the 5k world record for a ten year-old female on April 26th. Winona is proud and humbled by the ...

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Source:  Toothman, Jessika.  "5 Best Family Fitness Activities"  11 March 2009.  HowStuffWorks.com. <http://lifestyle.howstuffworks.com/family/activities/outdoor/5-best-family-fitness-activities.htm>  29 April 2014. With all the emphasis on getting in shape these days, the idea of starting a workout routine for the whole family might be a little daunting. But getting fit doesn't have to ...

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Article Submitted By Rod Baker Article Written By Harvey Mackay and Published in Harvey's Weekly Column. Visit website. I went for a jog with two good friends the other day. A very long jog. A half-marathon, in fact. Mark Paper, a friend since childhood, and Bobby Eldridge, both very successful businessmen, joined me for the second straight year of P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon ...

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Mav

Article by "Maverick the black lab" shared by owner Jay Wnuk Quick background: my faithful human and I have been gradually building our mileage over the winter. His goal is to set a PR in an upcoming half marathon in Utah in March. Most of our runs are after work, in the dark, on snowy back roads. We have been lucky if it has gotten over the freezing mark, I think we ran one time with the ...

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Follow Alex's blog! http://dietitianthattris.com/ Hi, I’m Alexandra Economy. I am a registered dietitian and triathlete. I am not a physically gifted super-star athlete. I swim, bike, run and eat my way to living a healthy lifestyle, and I am always striving to continually push myself to improve physically and mentally. Triathlon is one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S. right now, ...

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Article by Janneke Sobeck, Director of Live Well Winona Kids are dying. 10 years ago the average age to focus on for substance abuse prevention was 16. The tragic reality is that today some 10-11 year olds struggle with chemical dependency.  Let me say that again. 10-11 year olds. 5th graders! Self-medicating results from our youth suffering from depression, peer pressure, and the inability ...

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MR

Article by Janneke Sobeck, Director, Live Well Winona What's on the race calendar for 2014? In order to answer this question, let's reflect back on 2013. The Mississippi Medley was a fun and fresh take on our local run/walk races. The Medley collected races in a series that made it easier and cheaper for people to sign up and participate in events throughout the year, by having one standard ...

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Article by Jennifer Simmet, Live Well Winona Intern One of the most important rules in working out is keeping your routine fresh and fun so your body is consistently challenged in different ways. Without switching up your workouts, your muscles will get used to the repetitive motions and physical progress will plateau out. That being said, there have been a number of additions to Winona’s ...

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Written By Beth Rose, RN, MSN, MAAT, St. Anne Winona Being new to St Anne’s I was easily lured to take the challenge of starting the list of participants for the Mud Run. I thought it a good chance to get to know my co-workers. We were all very enthusiastically encouraged to partake by our very own Wellness Director. We were a medley of 21 humans of varying sizes, ages, and abilities. We were a ...

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Written by Alexandra Economy, MS, RD, LD, Winona Hy-Vee Dietitian Those who have completed a triathlon before can understand the wide array of feelings, physical and emotional, that are experienced once you cross that finish line. It’s often called the triathlon “bug” as the thrill and excitement of the events are addicting and afterwards you find yourself online researching where and when your ...

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