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Coach Tom’s Corner

Pick the best workout warm-up for you


I have a running discussion with one of my fellow coaches regarding the necessity of warming up before working out. Most coaches go with a warm-up of about 15 minutes. My colleague prefers an extensive warm-up period exceeding an hour. On the other hand, I often just build some light cardio and/or strength activities directly into the workout, which can […]

Essentia Health receives prestigious Healthgrades awards

 Highlighting its already-strong reputation for providing comprehensive heart and vascular care, Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention by the company Healthgrades. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Coach Tom’s Corner

Use “influencers” to keep you on track


 If you are of a certain vintage, you may be unfamiliar with the current usage of the term “influencer” in the context of marketing. Broadly speaking, an influencer is someone who has a following large enough to leverage for commercial benefit; … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Important to take medicine as prescribed; know when it is time for knee replacement

 Q: My mom is 62 and has been taking high blood pressure meds and statins for a few years. I looked at her meds the other day and I don’t think she’s taking what she’s been prescribed. How should I talk to her about it? — Audrey C., Camden, New… Please register for a free account or log in below […]

MASSAGE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Massage helps after snow removal


 Yes, we have LOTS of snow outside. For us here in northern Minnesota, that’s kind of the understatement of the year at this point in 2020. Many of us are busy moving it so we can get through our day without it hindering us too much. Moving it c… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

How diet slows sperm motility; are the elderly on too many meds?

 Q: My wife and I are trying to get pregnant, but things aren’t working out. Before we try in vitro, what can I do to increase my contribution to our chances? — Stan Y., Willoughby, Ohio A: In vitro fertilization isn’t always effective. For wo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

COACH TOM’S CORNER

Healthy advice that’s worth repeating


 I had still more conversations this past week. I was reminded that my message in this column is fairly consistent (read repetitious). It’s true. I restate essentially the same basic thoughts in nearly every column: Take care of yourself! So let… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

January is National Radon Action Month

New MDH data shows that radon mitigation differs statewide

 New data from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) indicate that people in neighborhoods with the lowest incomes and more renters may be less able to protect themselves from radon, an invisible, odorless gas that can cause lung cancer. In r… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Recovering from a silent heart attack; artificial sweeteners aren’t healthy alternatives

 Q: I went to see my doctor last month because I was feeling off balance and short of breath. He sent me to a cardiologist, who did a blood test and told me that I’d had a mild heart attack! An echocardiogram confirmed it. I never felt any chest… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Coach Tom’s Corner

Do the work and the results will follow


 “Inch by inch, life is a cinch.” – Robert H. Schuller The quote continues, “yard by yard, life is hard.” A soybean farmer friend of mine used to say this a lot. Specifically, the inch by inch part. It’s a truism that any activity, aspiration, … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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