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Childhood Obesity Is a multifaceted problem that needs a multifacted solution. Be a part of the solution Did you know that the rate of US youths ages 2 to 19 who were obese rose from 14% in 1999 to 18.5% in 2015 and 2016, with the most significant increase among those ages 2 to 5?   These findings also showed a significantly higher obesity risk among Hispanics and African-Americans, compared with whites.  Obesity is on the
Heart Healthy Diet By Mackenzie Distad, EP-C, BS  ACSM  Certified Exercise Physiologist/Exercise Specialist Living a healthy lifestyle is the best way you can prevent or fight cardiovascular disease. Important components of a healthy lifestyle include regular exercise and physical activity, as well as eating a heart healthy diet. What you eat can increase or decrease your risk of heart disease. But which foods are good and how do you get started? It can be tough to
Heart Health Month at ExercisAbilities
By Mackenzie Distad, EP-C, BS  ACSM  Certified Exercise Physiologist/Exercise Specialist We’re right in the middle of Heart Month 2018 at ExercisAbilities and still striving to raise awareness on all things heart health related. Earlier this month, I wrote about the signs of a heart attack. Heart attack and heart failure are both heart related but two different things. Today, I want to talk to you about heart failure and the signs you may see as the
Why a specialized pediatric program is important when a child needs therapy.   Tessah Skoog, PT,DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy Beginning in January 2018, Exercisabilities now offers a pediatric program to meet the needs of the children in our community.  This new program creates a continuum of care from infant to adulthood in one location.  Your child can grow with their therapy program instead of growing out of it.  With a team just for kids,
Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling in the Winter By Mackenzie Distad Exercise Specialist / Exercise Physiologist Exercisabilities, INC. The cold weather we experience in Minnesota, along with the physical exertion of shoveling snow, can put strain on the heart. Snow shoveling is a known trigger for heart attacks, and can be more strenuous than exercising “full throttle” on a treadmill. If you need to clear away the snow this winter, here are some tips for