Healthful Thoughts From Our Contributors

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

By now you may have resolved to eat less, exercise more, lose weight, gain weight, eat clean, go vegan, or sign up for Dry January…ad infinitum. What’s worked for me is to start with a visit to my doctor’s office ...

Exercising the Senses

new Menomonie gym designed for kids with special needs

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A pair of Menomonie sisters opened a new breed of youth fitness and play facility in October. Jesse’s Jym, E4699 430th Ave., is an adaptive sensory gym where kids of all abilities can romp around and develop ...

In the New Year, Think

YMCA yoga instructor talks yoga for beginners

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Wendi Engum – a yoga instructor at the YMCA in Eau Claire who has been practicing yoga since 2000 – went to her first yoga class out of “pure curiosity” and found she instantly loved the new ...

Resolved to Ditch the Diet

start healthy diet-free habits and be your child’s best role model

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  Susan Krahn

As we start a new year, you might make a resolution to lose weight. If you are a parent, you might be asking yourself, “How will I fit a diet and exercise into my busy schedule?” Another important question to ask yourself is, “How will my diet and exercise affect my children?

The Right Steps for Winter

running during cold weather has benefits, but plenty of layers and a dedicated attitude are musts

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019  |  Justine Childs, photos by Max Childs

The alarm goes off while it’s still dark. I stumble out of bed still foggy from the dream I was having and reach for the pile on my dresser I prepared the night before: fleece-lined leggings, two shirts, two pairs of socks, jacket, hat, gloves, shoes. It’s 6am and I am going running. In the winter ...

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 ...