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  • THRIVE: Adding Movement At Work

    THRIVE: Adding Movement At Work

    Thursday, November 16 2017 6:40 PM EST2017-11-16 23:40:54 GMT

    Dawn Naples from Bodyworks by Dawn said research shows that even if you get 30 minutes or more of exercise a day, spending the rest of your time sitting is hazardous to your health.

    Dawn Naples from Bodyworks by Dawn said research shows that even if you get 30 minutes or more of exercise a day, spending the rest of your time sitting is hazardous to your health.

  • THRIVE: Treating Adolescent Acne

    THRIVE: Treating Adolescent Acne

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 6:35 PM EST2017-11-14 23:35:04 GMT

    Teens who are more active and involved in sports are even more prone to acne.

    Teens who are more active and involved in sports are even more prone to acne.

  • THRIVE: Pound Fitness Class Demo

    THRIVE: Pound Fitness Class Demo

    Thursday, October 12 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-10-12 22:41:41 GMT

    Pound Pro Laurie Thorstad says, "Pound is a fitness class that utilizes under used muscles."

    Pound Pro Laurie Thorstad says, "Pound is a fitness class that utilizes under used muscles."

  • THRIVE: Drinking Adequate Amount Of Water

    THRIVE: Drinking Adequate Amount Of Water

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-10-10 22:42:32 GMT

    Although we have a great supply of water here in America, a lot of people choose sodas, coffee or alcoholic beverages to quench their thirst. 

    Although we have a great supply of water here in America, a lot of people choose sodas, coffee or alcoholic beverages to quench their thirst. 

  • THRIVE: Preventing Trips And Falls

    THRIVE: Preventing Trips And Falls

    Friday, October 6 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-10-06 15:23:33 GMT

    The first and most important thing is to make sure you're staying active. 

    The first and most important thing is to make sure you're staying active. 

  • THRIVE: Time To Get Your Flu Shot

    THRIVE: Time To Get Your Flu Shot

    Friday, October 6 2017 11:24 AM EDT2017-10-06 15:24:47 GMT

    Why now is the time to get your flu shot to be prepared for the upcoming season.

    Why now is the time to get your flu shot to be prepared for the upcoming season.

  • THRIVE: College Students Facing Depression

    THRIVE: College Students Facing Depression

    Thursday, September 28 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-09-29 01:41:13 GMT

    College is nothing short of an enormous transition for young adults. 

    College is nothing short of an enormous transition for young adults. 

  • THRIVE: Dealing With Bullies

    THRIVE: Dealing With Bullies

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-09-27 03:45:56 GMT

    Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior that perceives power imbalance.

    Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior that perceives power imbalance.

  • THRIVE: Madison East Mall Walking Campaign

    THRIVE: Madison East Mall Walking Campaign

    Thursday, September 21 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-09-21 22:39:16 GMT

    Madison East Mall is a hot spot for many to get in their exercise by walking laps and socializing with friends. 

    Madison East Mall is a hot spot for many to get in their exercise by walking laps and socializing with friends. 

  • THRIVE: Osteoporosis

    THRIVE: Osteoporosis

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:41 PM EDT2017-09-20 03:41:38 GMT

    Millions of Americans are dealing with osteoporosis. 

    Millions of Americans are dealing with osteoporosis. 

  • THRIVE: Children Vision Screenings

    THRIVE: Children Vision Screenings

    Thursday, September 14 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-09-14 22:38:37 GMT

    Every experience starting at a young age is an opportunity for growth and development.. but if vision isn't up to par, a delay in that can happen. 

    Every experience starting at a young age is an opportunity for growth and development.. but if vision isn't up to par, a delay in that can happen. 

  • THRIVE: Wearing Ear Protection

    THRIVE: Wearing Ear Protection

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:33:29 GMT

    Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, and one of the most common occupational illnesses in the United States.

    Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, and one of the most common occupational illnesses in the United States.

  • THRIVE: Treating Reoccurring Ear Infections

    THRIVE: Treating Reoccurring Ear Infections

    Thursday, September 7 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-09-07 21:16:49 GMT

    Symptoms of an ear infection may include earaches and thick, yellow fluid coming from the ears.

    Symptoms of an ear infection may include earaches and thick, yellow fluid coming from the ears.

  • THRIVE: Suffering Less From Sinus Infections

    THRIVE: Suffering Less From Sinus Infections

    Thursday, August 31 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-09-01 01:19:13 GMT

    Sinus infections are broken down from acute, subacute and chronic. 

    Sinus infections are broken down from acute, subacute and chronic. 

  • THRIVER Izzy Lind Running To Battle Anxiety

    THRIVER Izzy Lind Running To Battle Anxiety

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-09-05 22:36:28 GMT

    Izzy's struggle with anxiety started to impact her life negatively when she entered six grade. 

    Izzy's struggle with anxiety started to impact her life negatively when she entered six grade. 

  • THRIVE: Healthy Eating Habit Tips

    THRIVE: Healthy Eating Habit Tips

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-08-29 22:42:53 GMT

    Getting your child to eat well and enough during meal times can be a struggle for many parents when raising kids.

    Getting your child to eat well and enough during meal times can be a struggle for many parents when raising kids.

  • THRIVE: Relaxation Tips Before Bed

    THRIVE: Relaxation Tips Before Bed

    Thursday, August 10 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-08-11 02:11:17 GMT

    Sleep is an important part of our routine and everyone would like to fall asleep promptly when laying down, but sometimes it can be tricky to. 

    Sleep is an important part of our routine and everyone would like to fall asleep promptly when laying down, but sometimes it can be tricky to. 

  • THRIVE: Adult Immunizations

    THRIVE: Adult Immunizations

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-08-08 22:44:44 GMT

    Every year thousands of adults in the U.S. become seriously ill and are hospitalized because of diseases that immunizations can help prevent. 

    Every year thousands of adults in the U.S. become seriously ill and are hospitalized because of diseases that immunizations can help prevent. 

  • THRIVER: Elissa Dulski's Story

    THRIVER: Elissa Dulski's Story

    Monday, August 7 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-08-07 14:59:43 GMT

    Nominated Thriver Elissa Dulski says, "I gained 85 pounds with my daughter and during that pregnancy it was hard on me and my self–esteem." 

    Nominated Thriver Elissa Dulski says, "I gained 85 pounds with my daughter and during that pregnancy it was hard on me and my self–esteem." 

  • THRIVE: Greater Mankato Area United Way To Host 8th Annual Women With Heart Luncheon

    THRIVE: Greater Mankato Area United Way To Host 8th Annual Women With Heart Luncheon

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 4:52 PM EDT2017-08-01 20:52:47 GMT
    More than 500 women are expected to attend tomorrow's 8th annual Greater Mankato Area United Way Women with Heart Luncheon. CEO Greater Mankato Area United Way Barb Kaus says, "It's a wonderful way to bring the women together of the region to show their support for improving people's lives." United Way focuses on helping families in need lead healthy and successful lives. Kaus says, "We need to include all aspects of who gives to united way and supports the beautif...
    More than 500 women are expected to attend tomorrow's 8th annual Greater Mankato Area United Way Women with Heart Luncheon. CEO Greater Mankato Area United Way Barb Kaus says, "It's a wonderful way to bring the women together of the region to show their support for improving people's lives." United Way focuses on helping families in need lead healthy and successful lives. Kaus says, "We need to include all aspects of who gives to united way and supports the beautif...
  • Thrive: Preventative Exams For Women

    Thrive: Preventative Exams For Women

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:40:49 GMT

    Preventative exams are important for women as their bodies age and change. Mankato Clinic Dr. Tara Denke says, "As women age and change our bodies age and change and some of the things that happen can affect our ability to just live our lives so as women age we want to see them through the reproductive years. We want to see them through the parimenopause years and of course then the menapausle years and all of those areas of life." The exam consists of a standard physical ...

    Preventative exams are important for women as their bodies age and change. Mankato Clinic Dr. Tara Denke says, "As women age and change our bodies age and change and some of the things that happen can affect our ability to just live our lives so as women age we want to see them through the reproductive years. We want to see them through the parimenopause years and of course then the menapausle years and all of those areas of life." The exam consists of a standard physical ...

  • Thrive: Pregnancy Myths Part Two

    Thrive: Pregnancy Myths Part Two

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:01 AM EDT2017-07-19 14:01:39 GMT

     With all this advice coming from a variety of sources, it's inevitable that there are some myths in the mix.  Mankato Clinic M.D Mark Taylor says, "The old thing about remember you're eating for two is still out there and pregnancy is not a license to pig out. But you do want to expand your calories a little so it's about 300 calories a day for a normal patient. There are different patients with different." Adding that those extra calories should be healthy choice..

     With all this advice coming from a variety of sources, it's inevitable that there are some myths in the mix.  Mankato Clinic M.D Mark Taylor says, "The old thing about remember you're eating for two is still out there and pregnancy is not a license to pig out. But you do want to expand your calories a little so it's about 300 calories a day for a normal patient. There are different patients with different." Adding that those extra calories should be healthy choice..

  • THRIVE: Pregnancy Myths

    THRIVE: Pregnancy Myths

    Thursday, July 13 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-07-13 22:52:37 GMT

    Everything from books to magazines to relatives and neighbors have a plethora of advice about pregnancy do's and don'ts.

    Everything from books to magazines to relatives and neighbors have a plethora of advice about pregnancy do's and don'ts.

  • THRIVE: Preparing For Pregnancy

    THRIVE: Preparing For Pregnancy

    Thursday, July 6 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-07-06 22:35:20 GMT

    Becoming the healthiest version of yourself is the best thing you can do when trying to become pregnant. 

    Becoming the healthiest version of yourself is the best thing you can do when trying to become pregnant. 

  • Thrive: Exercise and Pregnancy

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-07-05 02:48:38 GMT

    There are several healthy habits to practice when pregnant and exercise is one of them

    There are several healthy habits to practice when pregnant and exercise is one of them

  • THRIVE: Making Exercise A Priority

    THRIVE: Making Exercise A Priority

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-06-28 03:45:11 GMT

    We are all busy people and lack of motivation and time to squeeze in a workout can get the best of us. 

    We are all busy people and lack of motivation and time to squeeze in a workout can get the best of us. 

  • THRIVE: Jason Peterson Makes Healthy Lifestyle Change

    THRIVE: Jason Peterson Makes Healthy Lifestyle Change

    Thursday, June 29 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-06-29 22:39:53 GMT

    Jason Peterson has made changes to his physical health this past year by joining Kato Crossfit and is seen as a Thriver to friends and family.

    Jason Peterson has made changes to his physical health this past year by joining Kato Crossfit and is seen as a Thriver to friends and family.

  • THRIVE: WYSIWYG Offering More Than Just Healthy Nutrition

    THRIVE: WYSIWYG Offering More Than Just Healthy Nutrition

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:31 PM EDT2017-06-27 16:31:29 GMT

    What You See Is What You Get is about more than just healthy food options.

    What You See Is What You Get is about more than just healthy food options.

  • THRIVE: Understanding Heat Stroke to Avoid It

    THRIVE: Understanding Heat Stroke to Avoid It

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-06-21 00:11:51 GMT

    As we enter the warmest months of the year, it's important to be aware of heat related illnesses.

    As we enter the warmest months of the year, it's important to be aware of heat related illnesses.

  • THRIVE: International Men's Health Awareness Week

    THRIVE: International Men's Health Awareness Week

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-06-13 22:44:35 GMT

    Bringing awareness to men and boys getting annual checkups.

    Bringing awareness to men and boys getting annual checkups.

  • Thrive: Children's Museum Of Southern Minnesota

    Thrive: Children's Museum Of Southern Minnesota

    Monday, June 12 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-06-12 21:29:49 GMT

    The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota has a temporary exhibit space where they have the ability to rotate exhibits every 3–4 months. 

    The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota has a temporary exhibit space where they have the ability to rotate exhibits every 3–4 months. 

  • Thrive: New Juice Recommendations

    Thrive: New Juice Recommendations

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 11:41 PM EDT2017-06-07 03:41:15 GMT

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping children from drinking juice. 

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping children from drinking juice. 

  • Thrive: Sculpture Tour Promoting Wellness

    Thrive: Sculpture Tour Promoting Wellness

    Monday, June 5 2017 6:31 PM EDT2017-06-05 22:31:07 GMT

    Sculptures began lining the streets, marking their spot on May 13. 

    Sculptures began lining the streets, marking their spot on May 13. 

  • Thrive: Shingles Can Strike Years After Chicken Pox

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:53:49 GMT

     Anyone who has experienced the chicken pox virus may have a reactivation known as shingles. 

     Anyone who has experienced the chicken pox virus may have a reactivation known as shingles. 

  • THRIVE: Hepatitis C Treatment

    THRIVE: Hepatitis C Treatment

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:11 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:11:22 GMT

    New drugs have made Hepatitis C treatment more effective. 

    New drugs have made Hepatitis C treatment more effective. 

  • THRIVE: Harvest Of The Month

    THRIVE: Harvest Of The Month

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-05-17 01:44:35 GMT

    Eating fruits and vegetables are an essential part of our diets to stay healthy...

    Eating fruits and vegetables are an essential part of our diets to stay healthy...

  • THRIVE: School Snack Carts

    THRIVE: School Snack Carts

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-05-10 03:39:04 GMT

     Participating area schools are utilizing a snack cart in the morning to help keep kids on track.  "A hungry student is a student that might have trouble focusing on their schoolwork, concentrating in the classroom. There might be behavior issues, trouble learning so this is just kind of a morning snack to hold them over until lunch," ISD 77/Mankato Clinic Foundation, Kelsey Rounds said.  The snack carts are brought to the hallways around 9:30 in the morning.

     Participating area schools are utilizing a snack cart in the morning to help keep kids on track.  "A hungry student is a student that might have trouble focusing on their schoolwork, concentrating in the classroom. There might be behavior issues, trouble learning so this is just kind of a morning snack to hold them over until lunch," ISD 77/Mankato Clinic Foundation, Kelsey Rounds said.  The snack carts are brought to the hallways around 9:30 in the morning.

  • THRIVE: Less Invasive Bunion Surgery

    THRIVE: Less Invasive Bunion Surgery

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-05-03 22:52:09 GMT

    A bunion is a bump on your big toe where a normal bone changes position to become more prominent or stick out. 

    A bunion is a bump on your big toe where a normal bone changes position to become more prominent or stick out. 

  • THRIVE: Maintaining Behavioral Changes

    THRIVE: Maintaining Behavioral Changes

    Thursday, April 27 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-04-27 22:51:58 GMT

    Whether it has to do with working out or dieting, making a life change can be difficult enough in itself, but maintaining that behavior change forever is the hardest part.

    Whether it has to do with working out or dieting, making a life change can be difficult enough in itself, but maintaining that behavior change forever is the hardest part.

  • THRIVE: Maintaining Sleep Schedule

    THRIVE: Maintaining Sleep Schedule

    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-04-21 01:35:10 GMT

    Maintaining steady sleep schedule with ways to fall asleep without using medication.

    Maintaining steady sleep schedule with ways to fall asleep without using medication.

  • THRIVE: Prostate Cancer Screenings

    THRIVE: Prostate Cancer Screenings

    Thursday, April 6 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-04-06 22:38:46 GMT

     The men's health forum coming up on April 11 brings health awareness to men.. Focusing in on prostate cancer at this year's event. 

     The men's health forum coming up on April 11 brings health awareness to men.. Focusing in on prostate cancer at this year's event. 

  • THRIVE: Upcoming 2017 Men's Health Forum Focuses On Prostate Cancer

    THRIVE: Upcoming 2017 Men's Health Forum Focuses On Prostate Cancer

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-04-04 22:38:22 GMT

    The men's health forum is designed to reach an audience that doesn't necessarily pay as close attention to their health.  

    The men's health forum is designed to reach an audience that doesn't necessarily pay as close attention to their health.  

  • THRIVE: Nutrition Importance When Working Out

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-03-29 03:42:53 GMT

    Often times the importance of nutrition for fueling the body when exercising can be overlooked.

    Often times the importance of nutrition for fueling the body when exercising can be overlooked.

  • THRIVE: Treating Trauma With Brain Spotting

    THRIVE: Treating Trauma With Brain Spotting

    Thursday, March 23 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-03-23 22:38:33 GMT

    Three different ingredients make something traumatic to an individual.  

    Three different ingredients make something traumatic to an individual.  

  • THRIVE: Cancer Risks From Tanning Beds

    THRIVE: Cancer Risks From Tanning Beds

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-03-21 22:38:05 GMT

     "Recently saw a statistic that tanning beds cause more than 400 thousand skin cancers in the us a year. Here in the clinic we see skin cancer every day," Mankato Clinic Dermatologist, Dr. Paul Bandelin said.  

     "Recently saw a statistic that tanning beds cause more than 400 thousand skin cancers in the us a year. Here in the clinic we see skin cancer every day," Mankato Clinic Dermatologist, Dr. Paul Bandelin said.  

  • THRIVE: SMILES Program Works Toward Reaching Goals

    THRIVE: SMILES Program Works Toward Reaching Goals

    Monday, March 20 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-03-20 04:13:25 GMT

    SMILES is a center for independent living serving people with disabilities in the community.. And after coming across the Mankato Clinic's THRIVE campaign.. one SMILES counselor was inspired to use eat, move sleep into a program if their own. 

    SMILES is a center for independent living serving people with disabilities in the community.. And after coming across the Mankato Clinic's THRIVE campaign.. one SMILES counselor was inspired to use eat, move sleep into a program if their own. 

  • THRIVE: Exercise As Medicine

    THRIVE: Exercise As Medicine

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-03-14 23:56:52 GMT

    Using exercise as a natural medication.

    Using exercise as a natural medication.

  • THRIVE: Benefits Of Weight Resistance Training

    THRIVE: Benefits Of Weight Resistance Training

    Friday, March 10 2017 12:56 PM EST2017-03-10 17:56:13 GMT

    Although cardiovascular training is important.. often times women push weight resistance training off to the side.

    Although cardiovascular training is important.. often times women push weight resistance training off to the side.

  • THRIVE: Health Hazards Of Drinking Pop

    THRIVE: Health Hazards Of Drinking Pop

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 5:50 PM EST2017-03-08 22:50:12 GMT

    Pop's sweet taste, pleasant fizz and energizing jolt may often seem like just what you need. 

    Pop's sweet taste, pleasant fizz and energizing jolt may often seem like just what you need. 

  • Thrive: Fare For All, Saving Money On Groceries

    Thrive: Fare For All, Saving Money On Groceries

    Thursday, March 2 2017 6:34 PM EST2017-03-02 23:34:05 GMT

    Would you like to save money on your grocery bills this month? 

    Would you like to save money on your grocery bills this month? 

  • Thrive: Practicing Mindfulness To Change Thinking

    Thrive: Practicing Mindfulness To Change Thinking

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 6:44 PM EST2017-02-28 23:44:08 GMT

    Throughout the day many of us have negative thoughts running through our minds, but would do anything to make it stop and get rid of the worry. Mindfulness is the practice for managing thoughts and selecting your attention to give you an opportunity to worry less and select where you place that attention.  "I use it when I'm caught up in my worries or I'm bombarded with too many thoughts at once or I find myself in this negative space or thinking about myself in a negative w..

    Throughout the day many of us have negative thoughts running through our minds, but would do anything to make it stop and get rid of the worry. Mindfulness is the practice for managing thoughts and selecting your attention to give you an opportunity to worry less and select where you place that attention.  "I use it when I'm caught up in my worries or I'm bombarded with too many thoughts at once or I find myself in this negative space or thinking about myself in a negative w..

  • Thrive: Mastering Life's Challenges With Resilience

    Thrive: Mastering Life's Challenges With Resilience

    Thursday, February 23 2017 8:53 PM EST2017-02-24 01:53:06 GMT

    Resilience.. Mastering life's challenges by adapting regrouping and moving on.  

    Resilience.. Mastering life's challenges by adapting regrouping and moving on.  

  • Thrive: Cortisone Shots Improving Quality Of Life

    Thrive: Cortisone Shots Improving Quality Of Life

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 5:00 PM EST2017-02-22 22:00:09 GMT

     Cortisone shots are injections that may help relieve pain and inflammation in a specific area of your body.  

     Cortisone shots are injections that may help relieve pain and inflammation in a specific area of your body.  

  • Thrive: Dry Skin Remedies

    Thrive: Dry Skin Remedies

    Friday, February 17 2017 9:20 AM EST2017-02-17 14:20:03 GMT

    It's hard to escape the effects of the cold, dry, Minnesota winters. But preventative steps to minimize dry skin can be used to keep it under control. 

    It's hard to escape the effects of the cold, dry, Minnesota winters. But preventative steps to minimize dry skin can be used to keep it under control. 

  • Thrive: Dealing With A Binge Eating Disorder

    Thrive: Dealing With A Binge Eating Disorder

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 11:40 PM EST2017-02-16 04:40:02 GMT

    A binge eating disorder is not an easy thing to deal with and often makes sufferers feel alone.

    A binge eating disorder is not an easy thing to deal with and often makes sufferers feel alone.

  • Thrive: The Effects Of Asthma

    Thrive: The Effects Of Asthma

    Friday, February 10 2017 12:07 PM EST2017-02-10 17:07:14 GMT

    People with asthma deal with symptoms like wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.. 

    People with asthma deal with symptoms like wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.. 

  • Thrive: Importance Of Hearing Check-Ups

    Thrive: Importance Of Hearing Check-Ups

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 5:27 PM EST2017-02-08 22:27:47 GMT

    Having a hearing disorder can sometimes go without notice because without a check-up individuals start to adapt. 

    Having a hearing disorder can sometimes go without notice because without a check-up individuals start to adapt. 

  • Thrive: Protecting Your Eyes

    Thrive: Protecting Your Eyes

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 2:16 PM EST2017-02-07 19:16:55 GMT

    Some wear them as a fashion statement.. some wear them to avoid squinting.. but everyone should wear them for protection. 

    Some wear them as a fashion statement.. some wear them to avoid squinting.. but everyone should wear them for protection. 

  • THRIVE: Limiting Halloween Candy

    THRIVE: Limiting Halloween Candy

    Thursday, October 26 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-10-26 22:35:14 GMT

    One way can be by allowing kids to manage their own stash.

    One way can be by allowing kids to manage their own stash.

  • THRIVE: Making Vegetables More Interesting

    THRIVE: Making Vegetables More Interesting

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-10-24 22:36:39 GMT

    Mankato Clinic registered dietician Erin Gonzalez said there are many ways to explore different flavors, starting with butter.

    Mankato Clinic registered dietician Erin Gonzalez said there are many ways to explore different flavors, starting with butter.

  • Hitting The Water, With Fast Growing Water Sport

    Hitting The Water, With Fast Growing Water Sport

    Friday, June 24 2016 6:47 PM EDT2016-06-24 22:47:28 GMT

    It’s the fastest growing water sport in Minnesota and it’s also a great workout! We head out onto the water to take a look at stand-up paddle boarding. 

    It’s the fastest growing water sport in Minnesota and it’s also a great workout! We head out onto the water to take a look at stand-up paddle boarding. 

  • Run... Bike... Run... A Duathlon

    Run... Bike... Run... A Duathlon

    Tuesday, June 7 2016 6:36 PM EDT2016-06-07 22:36:31 GMT

    People of all ages and abilities are moving this summer, by signing up for tri or duathlons. 

    People of all ages and abilities are moving this summer, by signing up for tri or duathlons. 

  • More To Planning For Retirement Than Just Money

    More To Planning For Retirement Than Just Money

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 11:40 PM EDT2016-05-04 03:40:52 GMT

    It's a day many look forward to each day when they go to work... retirement. 

    It's a day many look forward to each day when they go to work... retirement. 

  • Teeing Off For Healthier Living

    Teeing Off For Healthier Living

    Friday, April 22 2016 7:51 PM EDT2016-04-22 23:51:30 GMT

    As the weather turns warmer, many of us are heading outside to get our exercise.

    As the weather turns warmer, many of us are heading outside to get our exercise.

  • Exercise Through Cycling

    Exercise Through Cycling

    Friday, April 8 2016 6:45 PM EDT2016-04-08 22:45:52 GMT

    With miles and miles of biking trails throughout our viewing area, it's no surprise more and more people are taking to two wheels to get their exercise. 

    With miles and miles of biking trails throughout our viewing area, it's no surprise more and more people are taking to two wheels to get their exercise. 

  • Eat, Move, Sleep: Finding Healthy Choices in the Freezer Aisle

    Eat, Move, Sleep: Finding Healthy Choices in the Freezer Aisle

    Monday, March 7 2016 11:51 PM EST2016-03-08 04:51:55 GMT

    Fruits and vegetables are key to any healthy diet, but research shows that most Americans are not getting enough fruits and vegetables in their daily diet.

    Fruits and vegetables are key to any healthy diet, but research shows that most Americans are not getting enough fruits and vegetables in their daily diet.

  • Eat, Move, Sleep: The Power of Fitness Tracking Technology

    Eat, Move, Sleep: The Power of Fitness Tracking Technology

    Saturday, February 27 2016 11:49 PM EST2016-02-28 04:49:17 GMT

    Fitness trackers:  it's a growing consumer product geared toward people wanting to know their activity levels. Our latest "Eat, Move, Sleep" segment tracks just what these devices can do.

    Fitness trackers:  it's a growing consumer product geared toward people wanting to know their activity levels. Our latest "Eat, Move, Sleep" segment tracks just what these devices can do.

  • Eat, Move, Sleep: Tips for Eating in Moderation

    Eat, Move, Sleep: Tips for Eating in Moderation

    Monday, February 29 2016 11:43 PM EST2016-03-01 04:43:44 GMT

    We've all heard the saying that eating anything is OK, as long as it's in moderation. That is sometimes easier said than done...but in the latest Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep segment, some tips for helping us savor the flavor.

    We've all heard the saying that eating anything is OK, as long as it's in moderation. That is sometimes easier said than done...but in the latest Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep segment, some tips for helping us savor the flavor.

  • Eat, Move, Sleep: Shopping For Your Health and Your Community

    Eat, Move, Sleep: Shopping For Your Health and Your Community

    Tuesday, February 23 2016 12:08 AM EST2016-02-23 05:08:57 GMT

    Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep Segment, KEYC News 12's Lisa Cownie shows us how we can shop to improve our physical health and our community's economic health.

    Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep Segment, KEYC News 12's Lisa Cownie shows us how we can shop to improve our physical health and our community's economic health.

  • Eat, Move, Sleep: Benefits of Fish

    Eat, Move, Sleep: Benefits of Fish

    Tuesday, February 16 2016 12:40 AM EST2016-02-16 05:40:11 GMT

    The latest Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep segment introduces us to a lean protein with numerous health benefits, if you know how to pick it and prepare it right.

    The latest Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep segment introduces us to a lean protein with numerous health benefits, if you know how to pick it and prepare it right.

  • Eat, Move, Sleep: The Perils Of Sugar

    Eat, Move, Sleep: The Perils Of Sugar

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 10:35 PM EDT2016-04-20 02:35:49 GMT

    It's an addiction many may not know they have...

    It's an addiction many may not know they have...

  • EAT, MOVE, SLEEP: The Stages Of Sleep

    EAT, MOVE, SLEEP: The Stages Of Sleep

    Tuesday, March 1 2016 7:49 PM EST2016-03-02 00:49:33 GMT

    For many of us, a healthy lifestyle means eating right and getting daily exercise. 

    For many of us, a healthy lifestyle means eating right and getting daily exercise. 

  • Eat, Move, Sleep: Sleep For Heart Health

    Eat, Move, Sleep: Sleep For Heart Health

    Tuesday, February 9 2016 6:35 PM EST2016-02-09 23:35:21 GMT

    As we enter week two of Heart Health month, this segment focuses on the "sleep" component beginning with one man's commitment to his heart....that came from his heart 

    As we enter week two of Heart Health month, this segment focuses on the "sleep" component beginning with one man's commitment to his heart....that came from his heart 

  • Eat, Move, Sleep: Quick and Healthy Breakfasts

    Eat, Move, Sleep: Quick and Healthy Breakfasts

    Monday, September 5 2016 7:51 PM EDT2016-09-05 23:51:17 GMT

    Mornings can be hectic getting the kids ready for school. In our latest Eat, Move, Sleep segment, we have some tips for getting out the door in a hurry while remembering to be healthy at the same time.

    Mornings can be hectic getting the kids ready for school. In our latest Eat, Move, Sleep segment, we have some tips for getting out the door in a hurry while remembering to be healthy at the same time.

  • Thrive: Managing Joint Arthritis

    Thrive: Managing Joint Arthritis

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 3:28 PM EST2017-01-31 20:28:22 GMT

    Joint arthritis is painful. In this Thrive report, KEYC News 12s Lisa Cownie shows us being active is one key in managing that pain. 

    Joint arthritis is painful. In this Thrive report, KEYC News 12s Lisa Cownie shows us being active is one key in managing that pain. 

  • Thrive: Thyroid And Body Function

    Thrive: Thyroid And Body Function

    Thursday, January 26 2017 7:29 PM EST2017-01-27 00:29:23 GMT

    There is one little gland in our bodies that can have a big impact on our energy levels, sleep patterns, and weight management. In this Thrive segment, KEYC News 12s Lisa Cownie tells more about the thyroid.

    There is one little gland in our bodies that can have a big impact on our energy levels, sleep patterns, and weight management. In this Thrive segment, KEYC News 12s Lisa Cownie tells more about the thyroid.

  • Thrive: Obesity And Joint Problems

    Thrive: Obesity And Joint Problems

    Tuesday, January 24 2017 7:40 PM EST2017-01-25 00:40:51 GMT

    Need another reason to stick with that weight management resolution you made? KEYC News 12s Lisa Cownie says giving your joints a break is a good reason to shed some pounds. 

    Need another reason to stick with that weight management resolution you made? KEYC News 12s Lisa Cownie says giving your joints a break is a good reason to shed some pounds. 

  • Thrive: Preventive Screenings

    Thrive: Preventive Screenings

    Friday, January 20 2017 9:54 AM EST2017-01-20 14:54:04 GMT

    We have an idea for a New Year's Resolution you should stick to, making appointments to get preventive screenings done. In this Thrive segment, KEYC News 12's Lisa Cownie breaks down what preventive measures are out there and when we should get them done.  

    We have an idea for a New Year's Resolution you should stick to, making appointments to get preventive screenings done. In this Thrive segment, KEYC News 12's Lisa Cownie breaks down what preventive measures are out there and when we should get them done.  

  • Thrive: Loren Ewert's Journey

    Thrive: Loren Ewert's Journey

    Tuesday, January 17 2017 7:20 PM EST2017-01-18 00:20:13 GMT

    Loren Ewert was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2005. Loren says, "I didn't pay that much attention and wasn't that careful with what I was eating." 

    Loren Ewert was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2005. Loren says, "I didn't pay that much attention and wasn't that careful with what I was eating." 

  • Being Well Equipped For The Hockey Season

    Being Well Equipped For The Hockey Season

    Friday, December 16 2016 7:49 PM EST2016-12-17 00:49:00 GMT

    With hockey season well underway there are many things to consider safety-wise before hitting the ice. KEYC News 12's Lisa Cownie looks into ways you can protect yourself on the ice.

    With hockey season well underway there are many things to consider safety-wise before hitting the ice. KEYC News 12's Lisa Cownie looks into ways you can protect yourself on the ice.

  • Thrive: Catching Up With Mary Jo

    Thrive: Catching Up With Mary Jo

    Tuesday, December 13 2016 8:04 PM EST2016-12-14 01:04:27 GMT

    KEYC News 12 and Mankato Clinic are nearing the end of our year-long community wellness initiative, Thrive. KEYC's Lisa Cownie catches up with the person that helped us kick it all off a little over a year ago. 

    KEYC News 12 and Mankato Clinic are nearing the end of our year-long community wellness initiative, Thrive. KEYC's Lisa Cownie catches up with the person that helped us kick it all off a little over a year ago. 

  • How to Select and Eat! A Pomegranate

    How to Select and Eat! A Pomegranate

    Monday, December 12 2016 6:45 PM EST2016-12-12 23:45:55 GMT

    Hy-Vee registered dietitian Holly Ellison says pomegranates are in season right now! And they are packed with both flavor and nutrients. For example,? its antioxidants help guard against cancer, heart disease, premature aging and atherosclerosis. ?

    Hy-Vee registered dietitian Holly Ellison says pomegranates are in season right now! And they are packed with both flavor and nutrients. For example,? its antioxidants help guard against cancer, heart disease, premature aging and atherosclerosis. ?

  • How Alcohol Affects Your Sleep

    How Alcohol Affects Your Sleep

    Tuesday, December 6 2016 3:07 PM EST2016-12-06 20:07:50 GMT

    As we wind down our year of the Thrive campaign, we focused on three categories eat, move and sleep. This time we’re talking about the sleep category and how alcohol may affect your sleeping throughout the night. 

    As we wind down our year of the Thrive campaign, we focused on three categories eat, move and sleep. This time we’re talking about the sleep category and how alcohol may affect your sleeping throughout the night. 

  • The Scoop on Preparing Ginger

    The Scoop on Preparing Ginger

    Monday, December 5 2016 6:42 PM EST2016-12-05 23:42:32 GMT

    Ginger and onions are packed full of flavor! 

    Ginger and onions are packed full of flavor! 

  • Coping With The Holiday Blues

    Coping With The Holiday Blues

    Wednesday, November 23 2016 1:21 PM EST2016-11-23 18:21:12 GMT

    If you are going through bereavement, the holidays can make the process even tougher. KEYC News 12's Lisa Cownie has more in this Thrive segment.

    If you are going through bereavement, the holidays can make the process even tougher. KEYC News 12's Lisa Cownie has more in this Thrive segment.

  • Add Brussel Sprouts to a Healthy Diet

    Add Brussel Sprouts to a Healthy Diet

    Monday, November 21 2016 10:00 PM EST2016-11-22 03:00:28 GMT

    Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian April Graff says brussel sprouts can be an easy and delicious way to incorporate a veggie into your lunch or dinner menu. 

    Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian April Graff says brussel sprouts can be an easy and delicious way to incorporate a veggie into your lunch or dinner menu. 

  • November is Men's Health Awareness Month

    November is Men's Health Awareness Month

    November is Men's Health Awareness month. The greater Mankato community embraces this with "No Shave November." 

    November is Men's Health Awareness month. The greater Mankato community embraces this with "No Shave November." 

  • Organize Your Fridge To Keep Food Fresh

    Organize Your Fridge To Keep Food Fresh

    Monday, November 14 2016 8:06 PM EST2016-11-15 01:06:18 GMT

    There are ways to organize your refrigerator to maximize food safety, freshness and longevity. April Graff, a registered dietitian with Hy-Vee Food Stores, says a first step is to put the healthy options for eating front and center and at eye level. 

    There are ways to organize your refrigerator to maximize food safety, freshness and longevity. April Graff, a registered dietitian with Hy-Vee Food Stores, says a first step is to put the healthy options for eating front and center and at eye level. 

  • Eye Care for Diabetes Patients

    Eye Care for Diabetes Patients

    Tuesday, November 8 2016 11:40 PM EST2016-11-09 04:40:26 GMT

    The National Institute of Diabetes estimates that more than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. November is Diabetes awareness month. Doctor of Optometry Nathaniel Graham says eye exams every 6 to 12 months are critical for patients with diabetes.

    The National Institute of Diabetes estimates that more than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. November is Diabetes awareness month. Doctor of Optometry Nathaniel Graham says eye exams every 6 to 12 months are critical for patients with diabetes.

  • Coffee: Brewing a Cup of Health

    Coffee: Brewing a Cup of Health

    Monday, November 7 2016 6:44 PM EST2016-11-07 23:44:34 GMT

    Statistics show that more than half of Americans 18 years and older drink at least one cup of coffee per day. Hy-Vee dietitian Laura Schmidt says dietary guidelines now tell us, that is okay! 

    Statistics show that more than half of Americans 18 years and older drink at least one cup of coffee per day. Hy-Vee dietitian Laura Schmidt says dietary guidelines now tell us, that is okay! 

  • Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep: Getting Healthy Sleep

    Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep: Getting Healthy Sleep

    Tuesday, November 1 2016 6:47 PM EDT2016-11-01 22:47:42 GMT
    It happens to all of us on occasion...we wake up in the middle of the night and find it hard to fall back asleep. In this Thrive segment, KEYC News 12s Lisa Cownie tells us what we should...and shouldn't do when that happens.
    It happens to all of us on occasion...we wake up in the middle of the night and find it hard to fall back asleep. In this Thrive segment, KEYC News 12s Lisa Cownie tells us what we should...and shouldn't do when that happens.
  • Basketball: Sport for All

    Basketball: Sport for All

    Friday, October 28 2016 8:00 PM EDT2016-10-29 00:00:20 GMT

    Basketball is a popular sport no matter what the age or ability. Scheels expert Chip Klabough says it's also a sport that requires little equipment, and thus, investment. He says things to keep in mind are the size of the basketball, which varies depending on age and gender. He also says backboards come in various materials and frames, so try them all out to see which will best suit your needs. Klabough says basketball is great exercise, particularly for cardio if playing a game. 

    Basketball is a popular sport no matter what the age or ability. Scheels expert Chip Klabough says it's also a sport that requires little equipment, and thus, investment. He says things to keep in mind are the size of the basketball, which varies depending on age and gender. He also says backboards come in various materials and frames, so try them all out to see which will best suit your needs. Klabough says basketball is great exercise, particularly for cardio if playing a game. 

  • Kids in the Kitchen

    Kids in the Kitchen

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 3:29 PM EDT2016-10-25 19:29:33 GMT

    Parents often wonder how to get their kids to eat their vegetables. Hy-Vee dietitian April Graff suggests one way is to get the kids involved in the kitchen! 

    Parents often wonder how to get their kids to eat their vegetables. Hy-Vee dietitian April Graff suggests one way is to get the kids involved in the kitchen! 

  • Healthy Halloween

    Healthy Halloween

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 8:03 PM EDT2016-10-19 00:03:34 GMT

    With our thoughts turning to Halloween, our thoughts can also be turning to how to make the holiday a little less scary for our diets. 

    With our thoughts turning to Halloween, our thoughts can also be turning to how to make the holiday a little less scary for our diets. 

  • Taking Thrive to the Schools

    Taking Thrive to the Schools

    Friday, October 14 2016 9:04 AM EDT2016-10-14 13:04:10 GMT

    Mankato Clinic recently donated copies of the book "The Rechargeables" to students in the St. Peter school district. It's the kid version of Eat, Move, Sleep. 

    Mankato Clinic recently donated copies of the book "The Rechargeables" to students in the St. Peter school district. It's the kid version of Eat, Move, Sleep. 

  • Busting Carb Myths

    Busting Carb Myths

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 5:27 PM EDT2016-10-11 21:27:06 GMT

    With Mankato Marathon weekend coming up, many participants may be thinking about carbo-loading. Hy-Vee Dietitian Holly Ellison want to do some carbo myth busting.  

    With Mankato Marathon weekend coming up, many participants may be thinking about carbo-loading. Hy-Vee Dietitian Holly Ellison want to do some carbo myth busting.  

  • Bike To School Day

    Bike To School Day

    Thursday, October 6 2016 3:54 PM EDT2016-10-06 19:54:20 GMT

    On the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 5, students in District 77 are encouraged to walk or bike to school. It’s the third year the district has participated in the program.  

    On the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 5, students in District 77 are encouraged to walk or bike to school. It’s the third year the district has participated in the program.  

  • Slow-Cooker Basics

    Slow-Cooker Basics

    Monday, September 26 2016 7:44 PM EDT2016-09-26 23:44:20 GMT

    There are some basic things to keep in mind when cooking with a crockpot or slow cooker. 

    There are some basic things to keep in mind when cooking with a crockpot or slow cooker. 

  • Tips for Right Marathon Apparel

    Tips for Right Marathon Apparel

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 5:55 PM EDT2016-10-04 21:55:37 GMT

    Mankato Marathon weekend is coming up on Oct 15 and 16 but now is the time to start planning what you are going to wear!  

    Mankato Marathon weekend is coming up on Oct 15 and 16 but now is the time to start planning what you are going to wear!  

  • Preaching Eat, Move, Sleep

    Preaching Eat, Move, Sleep

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 3:09 PM EDT2016-09-28 19:09:19 GMT

    When Reverend Michelle Hargrave picked up the book Eat, Move, Sleep a few months ago she didn’t know it would not only give her some healthy ideas for herself but would lead her to spread the information to her congregation and beyond. 

    When Reverend Michelle Hargrave picked up the book Eat, Move, Sleep a few months ago she didn’t know it would not only give her some healthy ideas for herself but would lead her to spread the information to her congregation and beyond. 

  • Plan Ahead for Healthy Mid Days

    Plan Ahead for Healthy Mid Days

    Thursday, September 22 2016 5:20 PM EDT2016-09-22 21:20:40 GMT

    With the busy pace of the work day, many of us often find ourselves hitting the drive through or the vending machine. Mankato Clinic Dietitian Erin Gonzalez says with a little planning we can help make the mid day a healthy part of our routine. 

    With the busy pace of the work day, many of us often find ourselves hitting the drive through or the vending machine. Mankato Clinic Dietitian Erin Gonzalez says with a little planning we can help make the mid day a healthy part of our routine. 

  • Making Meals, Making Memories

    Making Meals, Making Memories

    Thursday, September 22 2016 2:34 PM EDT2016-09-22 18:34:45 GMT

    Are family meals becoming a lost art? We hope not! Having family meal time together has been shown to have positive impact on our lives. 

    Are family meals becoming a lost art? We hope not! Having family meal time together has been shown to have positive impact on our lives. 

  • Plate-Portion Size is Key

    Plate-Portion Size is Key

    Tuesday, September 13 2016 8:00 PM EDT2016-09-14 00:00:16 GMT

    Throughout the Thrive campaign, we've talked a lot about the importance of "what" you eat. The importance of fruits, vegetables and protein. Mankato Clinic dietitian Erin Gonzalez says it is almost important to keep in mind portion size, no matter what you are eating. 

    Throughout the Thrive campaign, we've talked a lot about the importance of "what" you eat. The importance of fruits, vegetables and protein. Mankato Clinic dietitian Erin Gonzalez says it is almost important to keep in mind portion size, no matter what you are eating. 

  • Thrive: How to Cope With College

    Thrive: How to Cope With College

    Thursday, September 8 2016 2:40 PM EDT2016-09-08 18:40:16 GMT

    The transition from high school to college is an exciting and fun time, but it can also be scary for students and parents. 

    The transition from high school to college is an exciting and fun time, but it can also be scary for students and parents. 

  • Healthy From Home School Lunches

    Healthy From Home School Lunches

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 8:02 PM EDT2016-08-31 00:02:39 GMT

    Sending a home lunch with your child to school can be a healthy alternative. Hy-Vee dietitian April Graff says planning is key. She says to make the lunch the night before and have your child help.

    Sending a home lunch with your child to school can be a healthy alternative. Hy-Vee dietitian April Graff says planning is key. She says to make the lunch the night before and have your child help.

  • Ditch the Scale!

    Ditch the Scale!

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 7:57 PM EDT2016-08-30 23:57:56 GMT

    Mankato Clinic Dietitian Erin Gonzalez has a surprising tip as you continue on your weight management journey. "You don't have to step on a scale!" says Gonzalez.

    Mankato Clinic Dietitian Erin Gonzalez has a surprising tip as you continue on your weight management journey. "You don't have to step on a scale!" says Gonzalez.

  • Getting Back on Track for School

    Getting Back on Track for School

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 12:38 AM EDT2016-08-24 04:38:37 GMT

    If your children have been used to sleeping in this summer, it is time to start getting them back on a regular schedule. Experts agree, parents should start getting kids used to waking up for school 10 – 14 days before the first day.  

    If your children have been used to sleeping in this summer, it is time to start getting them back on a regular schedule. Experts agree, parents should start getting kids used to waking up for school 10 – 14 days before the first day.  

  • Cook Once, Use Twice

    Cook Once, Use Twice

    Monday, August 22 2016 6:43 PM EDT2016-08-22 22:43:12 GMT

    Leftovers are a fact of life. Sometimes they can be wonderful and sometimes they are the last thing you want to face again. But Hy Vee Dietitian Holly Ellanson says there is a way to look at leftovers that can save you time, effort and money. 

    Leftovers are a fact of life. Sometimes they can be wonderful and sometimes they are the last thing you want to face again. But Hy Vee Dietitian Holly Ellanson says there is a way to look at leftovers that can save you time, effort and money. 

  • Volleyball Works Every Muscle

    Volleyball Works Every Muscle

    Friday, August 19 2016 11:49 PM EDT2016-08-20 03:49:40 GMT

    Volleyball season is under way in area schools.Megan Svir is a coach at Dakota Meadows Middle School in North Mankato, she says despite what some people might think, volleyball is a very physical sport.  

    Volleyball season is under way in area schools.Megan Svir is a coach at Dakota Meadows Middle School in North Mankato, she says despite what some people might think, volleyball is a very physical sport.  

  • Fuel Up For Fall Sports

    Fuel Up For Fall Sports

    Monday, August 15 2016 7:57 PM EDT2016-08-15 23:57:06 GMT

    For many schools in our region, today is the start of the Fall sports season. Hy Vee Dietitian Laura Schmidt says this is a good time to check in to make sure your child is getting proper nutrition and hydration so that they are fueled up to do their best. 

    For many schools in our region, today is the start of the Fall sports season. Hy Vee Dietitian Laura Schmidt says this is a good time to check in to make sure your child is getting proper nutrition and hydration so that they are fueled up to do their best. 

  • Staying Active As You Age

    Staying Active As You Age

    Friday, August 12 2016 4:06 PM EDT2016-08-12 20:06:39 GMT

    Opening in July of 20-14, the Vine Faith in Action Adult Community Center has quickly become an important asset in our community. Janet Kiehm makes the most of the walking trail at the VINE adult community center. Staying active as the years go by is important for Janet.  Janet says, “I’m 85 and still walking without a walker, this has been beneficial for me.&rdq...

    Opening in July of 20-14, the Vine Faith in Action Adult Community Center has quickly become an important asset in our community. Janet Kiehm makes the most of the walking trail at the VINE adult community center. Staying active as the years go by is important for Janet.  Janet says, “I’m 85 and still walking without a walker, this has been beneficial for me.&rdq...

  • Dorms Don't Have to Doom Your Diet

    Dorms Don't Have to Doom Your Diet

    Monday, August 8 2016 7:53 PM EDT2016-08-08 23:53:47 GMT

    It's the time of year when students head back to school and for some that means leaving home for a residence hall on campus. Hy Vee dietitian April Graff says with a little planning, students can make sure they continue to get all the nutrients they need even without the home cooking! 

    It's the time of year when students head back to school and for some that means leaving home for a residence hall on campus. Hy Vee dietitian April Graff says with a little planning, students can make sure they continue to get all the nutrients they need even without the home cooking! 

  • Local Kids Grow Own Gardens

    Local Kids Grow Own Gardens

    Tuesday, August 2 2016 11:52 PM EDT2016-08-03 03:52:36 GMT

    Like many parents, Andrea Sheldon was finding it hard to get her children to eat their vegetables,until she got them involved in the process. 

    Like many parents, Andrea Sheldon was finding it hard to get her children to eat their vegetables,until she got them involved in the process. 

  • Making Healthier Concession Choices

    Making Healthier Concession Choices

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 11:48 AM EDT2016-08-30 15:48:16 GMT

    With the Fall sports season upon us, many will be attending games and other events. Along the way, a few trips to the concession stand will likely be in order! 

    With the Fall sports season upon us, many will be attending games and other events. Along the way, a few trips to the concession stand will likely be in order! 

  • Change Sleep Cycle from Summer To School

    Change Sleep Cycle from Summer To School

    Wednesday, July 27 2016 12:06 AM EDT2016-07-27 04:06:08 GMT

    Summer break will soon be over for area students, and that means getting back into a routine. An important first step might be to break the cycle of staying up too late and sleeping half the day away. 

    Summer break will soon be over for area students, and that means getting back into a routine. An important first step might be to break the cycle of staying up too late and sleeping half the day away. 

  • Healthy Summer Travels

    Healthy Summer Travels

    Monday, July 25 2016 6:42 PM EDT2016-07-25 22:42:20 GMT

    Don't let a vacation sabotage all of your healthy lifestyle habits. You can eat healthy on the road with a little planning. Hy Vee Registered Dietitian Laura Schmidt says keep in mind travel-friendly foods must be nonperishable.

    Don't let a vacation sabotage all of your healthy lifestyle habits. You can eat healthy on the road with a little planning. Hy Vee Registered Dietitian Laura Schmidt says keep in mind travel-friendly foods must be nonperishable.

  • Cycling for Fun and Health

    Cycling for Fun and Health

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 1:44 PM EDT2016-07-19 17:44:25 GMT

    Dozens gather at Scheels in Mankato each Thursday evening. It's called a Social Ride, but for many its turned into so much more. 

    Dozens gather at Scheels in Mankato each Thursday evening. It's called a Social Ride, but for many its turned into so much more. 

  • Food Hub Provides Local Fruits and Veggies

    Food Hub Provides Local Fruits and Veggies

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 10:09 PM EDT2016-07-13 02:09:39 GMT

    Now there is really no excuse not to eat your vegetables. The MVAC Food Hub in Mankato cleans and preps the veggies for you, all you have to do is pick them up each week. 

    Now there is really no excuse not to eat your vegetables. The MVAC Food Hub in Mankato cleans and preps the veggies for you, all you have to do is pick them up each week. 

  • Best Foods for Healthy Skin

    Best Foods for Healthy Skin

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 9:49 AM EDT2016-07-12 13:49:19 GMT

    Skin is our body's largest organ so we need to take care of. A super food to help achieve optimal skin health, and help with anti aging is watermelon, according the April Graf, a registered dietitian with Hy Vee Food Stores. 

    Skin is our body's largest organ so we need to take care of. A super food to help achieve optimal skin health, and help with anti aging is watermelon, according the April Graf, a registered dietitian with Hy Vee Food Stores. 

  • Dry Eye Dilemma

    Dry Eye Dilemma

    Wednesday, July 6 2016 9:16 AM EDT2016-07-06 13:16:04 GMT

    Whether for work or for play, screen time can be quietly hurting our vision. 

    Whether for work or for play, screen time can be quietly hurting our vision. 

  • New Food Trend: Spiralized Veggies

    New Food Trend: Spiralized Veggies

    Monday, July 4 2016 7:56 PM EDT2016-07-04 23:56:59 GMT

    There's a new trend in food these days, spiralized vegetables.  Essentially that is vegetables that are turned into really thin noodles. Laura Schmidt, a registered dietitian with Hy Vee Food Stores, says spiralizing might be a fun way to help you eat more veggies, especially for kids.  

    There's a new trend in food these days, spiralized vegetables.  Essentially that is vegetables that are turned into really thin noodles. Laura Schmidt, a registered dietitian with Hy Vee Food Stores, says spiralizing might be a fun way to help you eat more veggies, especially for kids.  

  • Combating the Obesity Rate in America

    Combating the Obesity Rate in America

    Wednesday, June 29 2016 10:52 AM EDT2016-06-29 14:52:02 GMT

    Dr. Gazzola with Mankato Clinic says the key to combating America's Obesity Rate is not only diet but also in making sure we are moving enough. 

    Dr. Gazzola with Mankato Clinic says the key to combating America's Obesity Rate is not only diet but also in making sure we are moving enough. 

  • Celebrate Dairy All Year Round!

    Celebrate Dairy All Year Round!

    Monday, June 20 2016 7:58 PM EDT2016-06-20 23:58:28 GMT

    June is National Dairy Month, but Hy Vee registered dietitian April Graf says dairy is something you should pay attention to and include in your diet all year round. 

    June is National Dairy Month, but Hy Vee registered dietitian April Graf says dairy is something you should pay attention to and include in your diet all year round. 

  • Give the Gift of Health This Father's Dayhea

    Give the Gift of Health This Father's Dayhea

    Tuesday, June 14 2016 8:10 PM EDT2016-06-15 00:10:00 GMT

    A thoughtful gift for Father's Day can include a personalized grilling gift basket, full of healthy options. One idea is to help Dad cut down on sodium and salt. Hy Vee registered dietitian Laura Schmidt says homemade seasoning rubs are easy to make. 

    A thoughtful gift for Father's Day can include a personalized grilling gift basket, full of healthy options. One idea is to help Dad cut down on sodium and salt. Hy Vee registered dietitian Laura Schmidt says homemade seasoning rubs are easy to make. 

  • Kayaking A Great Summer Workout

    Kayaking A Great Summer Workout

    Friday, June 10 2016 7:52 PM EDT2016-06-10 23:52:46 GMT

    Water sports are a popular way to work out in the summer months. Kyle Mallinson, a Scheels water sport expert, has a favorite way to enjoy the abundant water in our region. Kayaking! 

    Water sports are a popular way to work out in the summer months. Kyle Mallinson, a Scheels water sport expert, has a favorite way to enjoy the abundant water in our region. Kayaking! 

  • Try Tennis To Get Moving This Summer

    Try Tennis To Get Moving This Summer

    As the Greater Mankato Tennis Association continues its efforts to bring an indoor facility to the area so players can enjoy the sport year round, for now they are flooding the outdoor courts for summer play. It’s considered a lifelong sport, and it is great exercise to help you live a long life. 

    As the Greater Mankato Tennis Association continues its efforts to bring an indoor facility to the area so players can enjoy the sport year round, for now they are flooding the outdoor courts for summer play. It’s considered a lifelong sport, and it is great exercise to help you live a long life. 

  • Stay Healthy and Hydrated This Summer

    Stay Healthy and Hydrated This Summer

    Tuesday, June 7 2016 3:28 PM EDT2016-06-07 19:28:18 GMT

    The warmer weather is upon us, so staying hydrated is extra important! New Ulm Hy Vee dietitian Laura Schmidt says a general rule of thumb is eight 8-oz glasses of water a day. But, she says, there are lots of choices for hydration, such as energy drinks and even chocolate milk. 

    The warmer weather is upon us, so staying hydrated is extra important! New Ulm Hy Vee dietitian Laura Schmidt says a general rule of thumb is eight 8-oz glasses of water a day. But, she says, there are lots of choices for hydration, such as energy drinks and even chocolate milk. 

  • Limit Light For A Better Night's Sleep

    Limit Light For A Better Night's Sleep

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 6:49 PM EDT2016-05-31 22:49:09 GMT

    Because of the nicer weather, many of us tend to be more active during the summer months. But those long days may not be the best for getting a good’s night’s sleep. Throughout this Thrive campaign we’ve talked about the importance of good sleep maintenance. But with the change of seasons, and the days getting longer and longer, that might prove to be a challenge.  

    Because of the nicer weather, many of us tend to be more active during the summer months. But those long days may not be the best for getting a good’s night’s sleep. Throughout this Thrive campaign we’ve talked about the importance of good sleep maintenance. But with the change of seasons, and the days getting longer and longer, that might prove to be a challenge.  

  • A Healthy Commute

    A Healthy Commute

    Thursday, May 26 2016 6:44 PM EDT2016-05-26 22:44:07 GMT

    There’s a mode of transportation that is becoming more and more popular. It’s good for the budget, the environment, and our health. Bicycling! In fact more and more people, like Mankato Clinic Physicians Assistant Vicki Rose, are putting down their keys and biking to work.  Vicki Rose says, “Last summer I started to minimize the use of my car four days a week." Vicki commutes the six blocks from her home to her office on Main Street, but that is real...

    There’s a mode of transportation that is becoming more and more popular. It’s good for the budget, the environment, and our health. Bicycling! In fact more and more people, like Mankato Clinic Physicians Assistant Vicki Rose, are putting down their keys and biking to work.  Vicki Rose says, “Last summer I started to minimize the use of my car four days a week." Vicki commutes the six blocks from her home to her office on Main Street, but that is real...

  • Outside the Box Ideas for Grilling

    Outside the Box Ideas for Grilling

    Tuesday, May 24 2016 7:48 PM EDT2016-05-24 23:48:04 GMT

    Many will be firing up the grill this holiday weekend. Hy Vee Dietitian April Graf asks you to consider throwing something besides steak, burgers or hot dogs on the flame. 

    Many will be firing up the grill this holiday weekend. Hy Vee Dietitian April Graf asks you to consider throwing something besides steak, burgers or hot dogs on the flame. 

  • Dieting and Mental Health Are More Related Than You Think

    Dieting and Mental Health Are More Related Than You Think

    Thursday, May 19 2016 12:59 PM EDT2016-05-19 16:59:15 GMT

    Lisa Cownie sits down with Dr. Olson from the Mankato Clinic to show us how our diet impacts our mental health.

    Lisa Cownie sits down with Dr. Olson from the Mankato Clinic to show us how our diet impacts our mental health.

  • Defeating Depression, One Woman's Journey

    Defeating Depression, One Woman's Journey

    Wednesday, May 18 2016 1:03 PM EDT2016-05-18 17:03:28 GMT

    According to the Anxiety and Depression Association, depression affects nearly 15 million Americans each year, that includes our neighbors and friends. 

    According to the Anxiety and Depression Association, depression affects nearly 15 million Americans each year, that includes our neighbors and friends. 

  • Grow A Vegetable Garden In A Pot!

    Grow A Vegetable Garden In A Pot!

    Monday, May 16 2016 6:40 PM EDT2016-05-16 22:40:23 GMT

    These days, a lot of emphasis is placed on knowing where your food comes from. Hy Vee dietitian April Graf says that no matter where you live, on an acre, a smaller plot, or an apartment, you can grow your own vegetables! 

    These days, a lot of emphasis is placed on knowing where your food comes from. Hy Vee dietitian April Graf says that no matter where you live, on an acre, a smaller plot, or an apartment, you can grow your own vegetables! 

  • Which Health Bar is Right for You?

    Which Health Bar is Right for You?

    Monday, May 9 2016 6:44 PM EDT2016-05-09 22:44:53 GMT

    Have you ever wandered through the granola and protein bar aisle at the grocery store and felt overwhelmed? First, ask yourself what type of bar fits your needs? 

    Have you ever wandered through the granola and protein bar aisle at the grocery store and felt overwhelmed? First, ask yourself what type of bar fits your needs? 

  • The Scoop on Sugar

    The Scoop on Sugar

    Thursday, April 28 2016 8:01 PM EDT2016-04-29 00:01:14 GMT

    Sugar hides in many so called "healthy" foods. 

    Sugar hides in many so called "healthy" foods. 

  • Eat, Move, Sleep: Working Avocados Into a Healthy Diet

    Eat, Move, Sleep: Working Avocados Into a Healthy Diet

    Monday, April 25 2016 8:49 PM EDT2016-04-26 00:49:43 GMT

    KEYC News 12’s Lisa Cownie and Hy-Vee dietitian Holly Ellison show us that they should be a part of healthy diet year round.

    KEYC News 12’s Lisa Cownie and Hy-Vee dietitian Holly Ellison show us that they should be a part of healthy diet year round.

  • Volunteering: Good to Your Health and Environment

    Volunteering: Good to Your Health and Environment

    Monday, April 18 2016 7:57 PM EDT2016-04-18 23:57:07 GMT

    To kick off Earth Week, many grocery stores are highlighting programs that help people live healthy and help others at the same time. Hy Vee dietitian April Graf says just a trip down the grocery aisle can help you make a big difference. She says to look for labels that indicate the brand gives back in some way. 

    To kick off Earth Week, many grocery stores are highlighting programs that help people live healthy and help others at the same time. Hy Vee dietitian April Graf says just a trip down the grocery aisle can help you make a big difference. She says to look for labels that indicate the brand gives back in some way. 

  • Enjoy Soy As Part of Healthy Diet

    Enjoy Soy As Part of Healthy Diet

    Monday, April 11 2016 11:42 PM EDT2016-04-12 03:42:36 GMT

    As consumer's demand for protein increases, it is important to keep in mind that soy protein is a great choice. 

    As consumer's demand for protein increases, it is important to keep in mind that soy protein is a great choice. 

  • Biking Season is Here!

    Biking Season is Here!

    Friday, April 8 2016 6:34 PM EDT2016-04-08 22:34:19 GMT

    One way to get moving this spring and summer, a bike!  Brandon Knudsvig, Assistant Store Leader at Scheels, says, “The thing I like about biking is I’m able to get out and see a bunch of areas around Mankato. For me it’s convenient exercise. Get out and have fun!” 

    One way to get moving this spring and summer, a bike!  Brandon Knudsvig, Assistant Store Leader at Scheels, says, “The thing I like about biking is I’m able to get out and see a bunch of areas around Mankato. For me it’s convenient exercise. Get out and have fun!” 

  • Book Teaches Kids to Thrive

    Book Teaches Kids to Thrive

    Tuesday, April 5 2016 6:34 PM EDT2016-04-05 22:34:52 GMT

    Current research shows  35% of kids in elementary school aren’t adhering to a healthy diet, aren’t getting enough exercise or enough sleep, according to Mary VanRavenhorst with Pediatric Therapy Services in Mankato.  

    Current research shows  35% of kids in elementary school aren’t adhering to a healthy diet, aren’t getting enough exercise or enough sleep, according to Mary VanRavenhorst with Pediatric Therapy Services in Mankato.  

  • Make Half Your Grains, Whole Grains!

    Make Half Your Grains, Whole Grains!

    Monday, April 4 2016 6:39 PM EDT2016-04-04 22:39:51 GMT

    For a balanced diet, you want to have at least three servings of whole grains a day. But what are whole grains? Laura Schmidt, registered dietitian at Hy Vee in New Ulm, says whole grains means that when it is milled, the "whole" seed is used rather than just a part of the grain seed. 

    For a balanced diet, you want to have at least three servings of whole grains a day. But what are whole grains? Laura Schmidt, registered dietitian at Hy Vee in New Ulm, says whole grains means that when it is milled, the "whole" seed is used rather than just a part of the grain seed. 

  • Local Program Helps Those With Eating Disorders

    Local Program Helps Those With Eating Disorders

    Tuesday, March 29 2016 6:40 PM EDT2016-03-29 22:40:49 GMT

     Eating disorders can come in many forms, the most common eating disorder is binge eating. If afflicts 3 and a half percent of women and two percent of men.  Allyson Meyer is classified as a binge eater.  

     Eating disorders can come in many forms, the most common eating disorder is binge eating. If afflicts 3 and a half percent of women and two percent of men.  Allyson Meyer is classified as a binge eater.  

  • Eat, Move, Sleep: Summer's Fresh Produce Arrives

    Eat, Move, Sleep: Summer's Fresh Produce Arrives

    Monday, March 28 2016 10:51 PM EDT2016-03-29 02:51:36 GMT

     What's fresh and healthy in the produce section

     What's fresh and healthy in the produce section

  • Tips for Healthy Sleep Hygiene

    Tips for Healthy Sleep Hygiene

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 9:53 PM EDT2016-03-24 01:53:39 GMT

    March is National Sleep Month so KEYC News 12 has used that time to educate you on the importance of sleep to your health and just what it means to get a quality night’s sleep. Now we introduce some tips for healthy sleep hygiene. 

    March is National Sleep Month so KEYC News 12 has used that time to educate you on the importance of sleep to your health and just what it means to get a quality night’s sleep. Now we introduce some tips for healthy sleep hygiene. 

  • An "Egg"cellent Easter!

    An "Egg"cellent Easter!

    Tuesday, March 22 2016 8:39 PM EDT2016-03-23 00:39:57 GMT

    In the past, eggs have been branded as unhealthy, but with all of the latest research proving the health benefits of eggs, that bad reputation has flown the coop. 

    In the past, eggs have been branded as unhealthy, but with all of the latest research proving the health benefits of eggs, that bad reputation has flown the coop. 

  • Janesville Family Changes Lifestyle To Prevent Heart Disease

    Janesville Family Changes Lifestyle To Prevent Heart Disease

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 6:40 PM EDT2016-03-15 22:40:24 GMT

    The Rienhardt family in Janesville is using this year to take control of their health, by making  lifestyle changes in the way they Eat, Move, and Sleep. 

    The Rienhardt family in Janesville is using this year to take control of their health, by making  lifestyle changes in the way they Eat, Move, and Sleep. 

  • Don't Pile On Or Peel Off When It Comes To Potatoes

    Don't Pile On Or Peel Off When It Comes To Potatoes

    Monday, March 14 2016 6:40 PM EDT2016-03-14 22:40:55 GMT

    . Hy Vee Dietitian April Graff says potatoes are fine but to be careful of what you are putting on them. 

    . Hy Vee Dietitian April Graff says potatoes are fine but to be careful of what you are putting on them. 

  • Thrive: Eat. Move Sleep: The Importance of Properly Fitting Shoes

    Thrive: Eat. Move Sleep: The Importance of Properly Fitting Shoes

    Saturday, March 12 2016 12:05 AM EST2016-03-12 05:05:07 GMT

    With the weather warming up, more and more runners are hitting the road...and getting off the treadmill. 

    With the weather warming up, more and more runners are hitting the road...and getting off the treadmill. 

  • Eat, Move, Sleep: Healthy Food Choices and Your Teen

    Eat, Move, Sleep: Healthy Food Choices and Your Teen

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 11:07 AM EDT2016-08-30 15:07:56 GMT

    Is your teen complaining of being tired all the time? Is their skin breaking out? Are they having trouble focusing? It may all be because of their food choices.  In our latest Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep segment some helpful hints for helping teens make good choices when it comes to their health.

    Is your teen complaining of being tired all the time? Is their skin breaking out? Are they having trouble focusing? It may all be because of their food choices.  In our latest Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep segment some helpful hints for helping teens make good choices when it comes to their health.

  • Eat, Move, Sleep: Livestrong Program Unites, Strengthens Cancer Survivors

    Eat, Move, Sleep: Livestrong Program Unites, Strengthens Cancer Survivors

    Wednesday, February 24 2016 2:01 PM EST2016-02-24 19:01:26 GMT

    Three years ago, Mankato Clinic and the Mankato YMCA discovered a need in our community, helping cancer survivors connect in body, spirit and mind.   The Clinic offered a grant for the YMCA to start the Livestrong program.

    Three years ago, Mankato Clinic and the Mankato YMCA discovered a need in our community, helping cancer survivors connect in body, spirit and mind. The Clinic offered a grant for the YMCA to start the Livestrong program.

  • Eat, Move, Sleep: How One Woman is Facing Heart Disease

    Tuesday, February 2 2016 11:45 PM EST2016-02-03 04:45:37 GMT

    The basic philosophies of Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep are at the heart of helping one local mom of four on her journey toward a healthier lifestyle for her and her family.

    The basic philosophies of Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep are at the heart of helping one local mom of four on her journey toward a healthier lifestyle for her and her family.

  • Eat, Move, Sleep: Sticking to Your Resolutions

    Wednesday, January 27 2016 4:22 PM EST2016-01-27 21:22:11 GMT
    Wednesday, January 27 2016 5:07 PM EST2016-01-27 22:07:49 GMT

    Keeping resolutions.  Not everyone is able to keep them.  Erin Gonzalez, RD has some tips to help us keep those resolutions.   

    Keeping resolutions.  Not everyone is able to keep them.  Erin Gonzalez, RD has some tips to help us keep those resolutions.   

  • Thrive: Why "Eat, Move, Sleep" Works for the Health Initiative

    Thrive: Why "Eat, Move, Sleep" Works for the Health Initiative

    Wednesday, January 13 2016 12:42 PM EST2016-01-13 17:42:55 GMT
    Wednesday, January 13 2016 3:57 PM EST2016-01-13 20:57:31 GMT

    With the launch of a new year, KEYC News 12 is partnering with Mankato Clinic to launch a community-wide wellness campaign dubbed Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep. It based on the book by author Tom Rath. The book and this campaign highlights how making small choices can lead to big changes in our lives. Dr. Bob Gazzola says Mankato Clinic chose to base it's 100-year anniversary on this book because those three components are so vital in developing 

    With the launch of a new year, KEYC News 12 is partnering with Mankato Clinic to launch a community-wide wellness campaign dubbed Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep. It based on the book by author Tom Rath. The book and this campaign highlights how making small choices can lead to big changes in our lives. Dr. Bob Gazzola says Mankato Clinic chose to base it's 100-year anniversary on this book because those three components are so vital in developing 

  • KEYC News 12 and Mankato Clinic Launch Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep

    KEYC News 12 and Mankato Clinic Launch Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep

    Friday, December 18 2015 4:28 PM EST2015-12-18 21:28:17 GMT
    Friday, January 1 2016 12:00 AM EST2016-01-01 05:00:40 GMT
    As we launch into a new year, KEYC News 12 wants to make 2016 the year of YOU. Along with Mankato Clinic, we are launching the Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep campaign. 

    As we launch into a new year, KEYC News 12 wants to make 2016 the year of YOU. Along with Mankato Clinic, we are launching the Thrive: Eat, Move, Sleep campaign. 

  • Grilling Food Safety Tips

    Grilling Food Safety Tips

    Thursday, June 30 2016 9:01 AM EDT2016-06-30 13:01:38 GMT

    1/6 Americans will come down with food poising, and many of those cases happen during the summer months. Hy-Vee's Dietitian April Graff has tips to make sure you stay healthy during this grilling season. 1. Use A Meat Thermometer: Make sure you're cooking your meat to the proper temperature. Whole muscle meats (pork chops, steaks, roasts) need to be at least 145 degrees. Ground meat products should be at least 165 degrees. 2. Keep Hot Foods Hot and Cold Foods Cold: ma...

    1/6 Americans will come down with food poising, and many of those cases happen during the summer months. Hy-Vee's Dietitian April Graff has tips to make sure you stay healthy during this grilling season.

  • Kathy Mead's Journey with the Thrive Campaign

    Kathy Mead's Journey with the Thrive Campaign

    Wednesday, June 22 2016 12:40 PM EDT2016-06-22 16:40:47 GMT

    Kathy Mead knew she had to make changes in her life. She went to her doctor for a yearly visit and knew that it was time for her to switch things up. She started by adjusting her diet, but it wasn't until joining a gym that she really started seeing the results she wanted.  She stresses that it's the type of change that anybody can make. And although it can sometimes be a struggle get yourself to the gym, you'll feel better once you do.  Kathy set out on her jour...

    Kathy Mead knew she had to make changes in her life. She went to her doctor for a yearly visit and knew that it was time for her to switch things up. She started by adjusting her diet, but it wasn't until joining a gym that she really started seeing the results she wanted.  She stresses that it's the type of change that anybody can make. And although it can sometimes be a struggle get yourself to the gym, you'll feel better once you do.  Kathy set out on her jour...