6 Hot Tips for Safe Summer Dining

how not to get sick at the cookout

Wed. Jun. 13th, 2018  |  Eau Claire City-County Health Department

During this busy summer season of picnics, barbecues, and other activities involving food, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department would like to remind everyone about important ways to keep your food safe ...

4 Health Tips for Music Festival Season

keep safe while you rock out

Wed. Jun. 13th, 2018  |  Kirk Gunderson

Attending local or regional music festivals is an annual tradition for many people and can be a fun time to reconnect with friends while enjoying great music. I have staffed many first aid tents at music festivals ...

5 Common Mistakes Runners Make

and how to avoid them

Wed. Jun. 13th, 2018  |  Adam Condit, photos by Branden Nall, Kelsey Smith

You’re all fired up and ready to run! In fact, you might have a longer term goal you’re working towards and want to make this year your fittest year yet! Motivation is at an all-time high and you have daydreams ...

Going Yoga? How to Find A Teacher

Hot? Cold? Fast? Slow? The Valley offers a vast array of yoga options

Wed. Jan. 10th, 2018  |  Chris Hayden

Having grown up around here in the 1980s and ’90s, I think I can safely say that the alternative health boom of the ’90s was only distantly echoed in the Valley. Practitioners of yoga, for instance ...

In the New Year, Focus on the Moving Chains

when working on improving your health, small steps can ADVANCE you toward ultimate goal

Wed. Jan. 10th, 2018  |  Kyle Frank

The New Year is here! Were you one of the millions of people who set some new goal or resolution to work on in 2018? If so, to help you reach it, I think you should watch some football. I’m serious! ...

Indoors or Out, Just Keep Moving

how to keep your family active when winter weather drives you indoors

Tue. Jan. 9th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

School, homework, holidays, shorter daylight hours, and an ever-increasing pile of essential cold-weather gear become a nearly insurmountable obstacle in the way of staying active during ...

Rock, Run, & Roll

Charity Classic levels up with food trucks and live music

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017  |  Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Run, walk, bike, do whatever you need to do to get yourself over to Phoenix Park on Saturday, June 24 for Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic. This year for the first time ever, the Royal Credit Union Foundation is turning the Charity Classic – its longstanding annual, early morn charitable run/walk ...

Run Like a Boss

Blugold alum creates running app to give your workouts a musical push

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017  |  Tom Giffey

When it comes to getting fit, most of us could use some encouragement, whether it’s from a personal trainer, a digital device, or some upbeat tunes in our earbuds. BOSS Running, an iPhone app developed by a UW-Eau Claire alum ...

Eat That Sandwich!

when trying to lose weight, restriction rarely works, but moderation and substitution do

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017  |  Kyle Frank

Finally, the time has come to wake up from our winter hibernation, pack away the sweat pants, turn off Netflix, and get out and enjoy the beautiful weather and all that Wisconsin and the Chippewa Valley has to offer ...

Chasing Mom

reluctant runner follows in her mother's footsteps – and her socks, too

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017  |  Madeline Gray

I ran a marathon in my mother’s socks ...

Ignition Achieved

new gym sets fire to metabolisms, adds to downtown Eau Claire growth

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The fitness professionals behind Eau Claire’s FitELITE want to light a fire under your workout regimen with their new gym in downtown Eau Claire ...

Twist and Stretch: Yoga for Kids

teaching kids yoga basics can boost their breathing and strength

Wed. Jan. 11th, 2017  |  Katie Larson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The word “yoga” means “union” and is generally associated with bringing the mind and body together. Aside from building strength and flexibility, yoga incorporates breathing and relaxation techniques designed to release stress and negativity from our bodies and minds ...

The Weight Loss Hamster Wheel

understanding how your body burns fuel can help you lose weight for good

Wed. Jan. 11th, 2017  |  Kyle Frank

Has weight loss made it on to your list of New Year’s resolutions? Have you tried to drop pounds in the past only to feel like you weren’t making progress? If you answered “yes” to one ...

Going Yoga? How to Find a Teacher

Hot? Cold? Fast? Slow? The valley offers a vast array of yoga options

Wed. Jan. 11th, 2017  |  Christopher Hayden, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Having grown up around here in the 1980s and ’90s, I think I can safely say that the alternative health boom of the ’90s was only distantly echoed in the Valley. Practitioners of yoga, for instance, were few and far between, and yoga schools even fewer and farther ...

Floating Yogis Find Balance

new business teaches yoga atop paddleboards

Fri. Aug. 26th, 2016  |  Sammy Gibbons, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Practicing yoga involves an unbelievable amount of balance. But imagine taking that to the extreme, standing in a one-legged tree pose on a wobbly board, fighting the forces of gravity that are attempting ...

High Fives All Around

phoenix park yoga gathering is accessible, warm, and peaceful

Wed. Jun. 15th, 2016  |  Pan Thao, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Summer: the season of flip-flops, melted popsicles, and pollen dancing with the breeze. We all crave it (minus the allergies) after the long, cold darkness of winter ...