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Minutes in Motion

A six-week community physical activity challenge to get moving this spring. Besides the payoff of better health, there's a chance to win great prizes.
Worksite Wellness

It is a six-week community physical activity challenge. Track and record your minutes of physical activity. Win prizes when you meet the challenge.
Swing Into Shape

This safe and effective exercise program teaches gentle movement to improve range of motion, flexibility, muscle strength and endurance.
bodyweight exercises to try at home
Bodyweight exercises to try at home

By Hannah M. Cornell, PTA, Physical Therapy Gundersen Boscobel Hospital and Clinics Don't have access to a gym or equipment? No worries, bodyweight exercises can be just as effective by
Exercise and your immune system
Exercise and your immune system

By Laura Birkel, RD, CD, Gundersen Nutrition Therapy Find Healthy Recipes There's no shortage of products marketed to boost your immune system - from over-the-counter supplements to guzzling orange juice
Which exercises burn the most calories
What exercise burns the most calories?

By Hannah M. Cornell, PTA, Physical Therapy Gundersen Boscobel Hospital and Clinics Burning calories doesn't mean you have to do some form of cardio for hours at a time, or
Two women in exercise clothing jogging across a pedestrian bridge.
How does physical activity impact diabetes?

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but it's especially impactful if you have type 2 diabetes. For example, physical activity: Relieves stress Strengthens the cardiovascular system Builds
Summer footwear
Tips to pick the right summer shoes

Did you know there are 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles and tendons in the human foot? All the more reason to take care of your feet
Is winter zapping your motivation to exercise
Is winter zapping your motivation to exercise? Try these tips.

For many people, it can be difficult to maintain an exercise routine once temperatures dip and snow flies. While it's normal to feel unmotivated this time of year, you don't
older woman with dumbbells
Feel your best during and after cancer treatment with LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Cancer is a life-changing disease that often takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected by it. That is why Gundersen has partnered with the La Crosse Area
a couple jogging on a road in the fall
Exercising during and after cancer treatment

While exercise is one of the best ways we can take care of our bodies, special consideration often is required when it comes to working out during or after cancer
Success Stories

Login: Community Members Login: Gundersen Employees Minutes in Motion motivates doctor Steven Manson, MD, Pediatrics, used his time working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to improve his physical fitness
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Low impact aerobic exercises to try

Some people don't exercise or are worried about exercising because they have an injury or are uncertain about modifying activities for their fitness level. Many people also are nervous to
how to practice social distancing
How to practice social distancing

Social distancing can help stop the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Here are some things that are safe for you and your family to continue and other activities that
two parents playing basketball with children
Parents - get active with your kids

Think like a kid. Most kids like to play outside, be competitive and be silly. Race your kids down the block. When they get tired, have them time you as
paddle boarding
Try something new: Stand-up paddle boarding

Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is a new, unique, water sport that is growing in popularity. Growing at a fast rate over the past three years, it provides substantial, beneficial exercise
Virtual Academy: Exercise

When we spend a lot of time working our brain at school or work, it's important to give ourselves breaks throughout the day to allow our minds and bodies to
Virtual Academy: Physical activity

When we spend a lot of time working our brain at school or work, it's important to give ourselves breaks throughout the day to allow our minds and bodies to
Virtual Academy: Stretching

When we spend a lot of time working our brain at school or work, it's important to give ourselves breaks throughout the day to allow our minds and bodies to
woman stretching on the floor
Switch up your workout routine

First, if your workout routine is working for you and you're enjoying it, don't feel the need to change what is working. However, if you are experiencing any of the

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