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 12 Celebrity Workouts

  1. Amy Kimmes

    It's not a sprint, it's a lifestyle

    Oh, geez. Your pants have tightened. Your buttons threaten to sever their ties with the threads that tether them to your blouse. And you can't get the ring of your betrothed on your finger any longer.

    • Dec. 30, 2013
  2. Brett Weinfurter works out Nov. 29 at the South Wood County YMCA in Wisconsin Rapids. CASEY LAKE/ 13 for 13

    Losing pounds doesn't strike out teen

    Brett Weinfurter has a tattoo on his arm: 'Don't give up, don't ever give up.'

    • Jan. 12, 2014
  3. Courtney Seidl has lost more than 40 pounds since this photo was taken in October 2011. Contributed photo

    Spurred on by engagement, Seidl took control of her health

    When Courtney Seidl got engaged two years ago, she wanted what every other bride-to-be wants: to look stunning at her wedding.

    • Jan. 12, 2014
  4. Harold Peterson works out at his Weston home. T'xer Zhon Kha/Daily Herald Media

    'I feel better and I know I look better'

    Harold Peterson knew he was overweight, weighing in at 297.5 pounds. But it wasn't until he was found to have type 2 diabetes in 1992 that he committed to improving his health.

    • Dec. 30, 2013
  5. State Representative Mandy Wright of Wausau goes for a run Dec. 6 in Wausau. T'xer Zhon Kha/Daily Herald Media

    Job poses challenge to balance

    Mandy Wright was an English teacher at Horace Mann Middle School when she took advantage of a free health care assessment through the Wausau School District's health insurance package.

    • Dec. 31, 2013
  6. Sarah Zuelke, left, and Katie Oelig are sisters who banded together to lose a combined 95 pounds in less than one year. Contributed photo

    Two sisters find weight loss success together

    As a member of her middle school cross-country team, Katie Oelig always came in last place.

    • Dec. 30, 2013
  7. 10 fitness facts

    Need help getting off the couch? These tips might inspire you.

    • Dec. 30, 2013
  8. Easy tips to stick to your healthy living New Year's resolutions

    Only 8 percent of people who make New Year's resolutions actually achieve their goals, according to a recent study by the University of Scranton.

    • Dec. 30, 2013
  9. Donna Hayes walks along Wildwood Station Trail on Dec. 16 in Marshfield. Megan McCormick/News-Herald Media

    One step at a time

    Donna Hayes, 54, of Marshfield started her weight loss journey in January 2012, but the timing of her resolve had nothing to do with New Year's resolutions.

    • Jan. 12, 2014
  10. Celia Eron, 65, of Stevens Point says the Diabetes Prevention Program at the Stevens Point Area YMCA has helped her develop healthier eating and exercise habits. She now enjoys riding bike and working out on an elliptical machine, has given up soda and tries to incorporate vegetables into every meal. Jamie Jung/Stevens Point Journal Media

    'A wake-up call'

    Celia Eron says diabetes runs in her family — both her mother and sister were found to have the disease, so when her blood glucose levels started to increase, she knew she needed to do something.

    • Nov. 12, 2013
  11. The Central Wisconsin Country Dancers kick up their heels during a summer event. Contributed photo

    Have you tried ... dancing?

    Janice Moen has a membership to a gym, but that's not where she gets her exercise.

    • Nov. 12, 2013
  12. Five tips to avoid holiday weight gain

    Who doesn't love the smell of a warm kitchen during the holidays? They're designed around food and bringing family, old friends and new friends together.

    • Nov. 12, 2013
  13. Adding in, not just cutting out, is key to better eating habits

    When you think of eating right, does your mind immediately turn to what you should cut out of your diet? The list of things you might consider giving up can be long and daunting.

    • Nov. 12, 2013
  14. Runners battle chilly weather as they run down First Avenue during the first-ever Eastbay Turkey Trot 5K in Wausau. About 480 runners took part in the event. Gannett Wisconsin Media file photo

    November Fitness Calendar

    Nov. 16: This run/walk will be held at Camp Alexander, south of Wisconsin Rapids. It's great for competitors, leisure runners, joggers and walkers. Chip timing will be available, and prizes given out to top-placing participants.

    • Nov. 12, 2013
  15. Cathy M. Mueller T'xer Zhon Kha/Daily Herald Media

    September checklist winner

    Cathy M. Mueller of Merrill received a $50 grocery gift card after her name was drawn from the completed September Commit to Change checklist.

    • Nov. 12, 2013
  16. Quick tips: Tips to avoid diabetic complications

    Don't smoke. Diabetic smokers are three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than nonsmokers who have diabetes.

    • Nov. 12, 2013
  17. People with diabetes should get an annual dilated eye exam from an eye doctor experienced with diabetes. Brandpoint

    Living with diabetes and maintaining healthy vision

    In 2012, diabetes health costs in the U.S. were $245 billion, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that by 2020, one in every three health care dollars in the U.S. will be spent on diabetes-related care.

    • Nov. 12, 2013
  18. Actor Tom Hanks in 2012 in New York City. Getty Images

    Tom Hanks reveals his role in growing diabetes 'epidemic'

    Tom Hanks' recent disclosure that he has Type 2 diabetes spotlights one of this nation's most troubling health dilemmas: a national diabetes epidemic.

    • Nov. 12, 2013
  19. A CycleOps wireless power meter on Jack Friess' carbon-frame bike shows and records heart rate, speed, distance, power, time, temperature and cadence. Thomas Kujawski/For 13 for 13

    Motivation in an app

    Jack Friess, 68, of Stevens Point is an avid bicyclist, but he says he has never ridden more than he did this past summer when he used a special application on his smartphone.

    • Sep. 30, 2013
  20. Lori Djumadi reacts after shooting a clay pigeon in July 2013 at the opening ceremony for the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association's shooting complex and learning center in the town of Rome. Casey Lake/For 13 for 13

    Have you tried ... trapshooting?

    Trapshooting, the sport of shooting clay pigeons, is accessible for all ages and abilities.

    • Sep. 30, 2013
  21. Quick tips: Living healthier than your parents

    Quit using tobacco. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

    • Sep. 30, 2013
  22. Gene Fleming gets in a workout while the weather permits. Photo courtesy Woodson YMCA

    October workout Q and A

    We asked avid biker Gene Fleming, 49, of Wausau about his exercise favorites in this month's Workout Q and A:

    • Sep. 30, 2013
  23. Josh Baldonado, an administrative assistant at Brown & Brown Insurance, works at a treadmill desk in the firm's offices in Carmel, Ind., in August. Workers sign up for time on the treadmills and have their phone and computer transferred to the workstations while they're using them. AP Photo/Michael Conroy

    More Americans exercise while they work

    Glued to your desk at work? Cross that off the list of reasons not to exercise.

    • Sep. 30, 2013
  24. Six to eight hours of sleep each night can keep depression at bay. Getty Images

    10 ways to KO stress

    Healthy habits can protect you from the harmful effects of stress. Here are 10 habits suggestions to get you going.

    • Sep. 30, 2013
  25. Healthy food under a buck

    Eating healthy on a budget can be difficult; but it can be done. These healthy foods cost under $1 per serving, so try to incorporate some of them into your weekly menu planning.

    • Sep. 30, 2013
  26. Dwight Stevens, center, shows a new student a kick Tuesday July 23, 2013 at the Stevens Point YMCA class he teaches two times a week. Casey Lake/Gannett Central Wisconsin Media

    Seniors fulfill later years through exercise (with photos)

    Age is not a barrier to staying fit. People who regularly exercise can count better focus and concentration, less stress, better digestion, immune system protection and improved sleep among the benefits to their health.

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  27. Getting older need not be an obstacle to a healthy sex life. Getty Images/Goodshoot RF

    Stay healthy to keep sex life fulfilling

    As we age, some changes in the body can alter the way adults experience their sex lives, either mentally or physically.

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  28. Volunteer nurse Irene LeClair of Wausau takes the blood pressure of Leah Pagel at Island Place apartments in Wausau on July 15. Dan Young/Gannett Central Wisconsin Media

    Volunteer: 'I feared the rocking chair'

    Dale Millard said he wasn't exactly 'at the top of the class,' but now the 63-year-old volunteers to be in school, helping elementary schoolchildren at Lincoln Elementary in Wausau.

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  29. Instructor Bonnie Dau, left, does Nordic walking with Jim Miller and his wife, Barb, at Kaiser Pool on July 13 in Wausau. T'xer Zhon Kha/Gannett Central Wisconsin Media

    Have you tried.. Nordic walking?

    Nordic walking is like regular walking except when you swing your arms the poles grip the ground and propel you forward.

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  30. Make eating more mindful, get healthier (video)

    1. Beware of hidden sugars. Substitute salsa for ketchup, sweetened condiments.

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  31. Morris Township, April 21, 2013 -- Runners and walkers head out on the course by Ginty Firehouse. Connor's House hosts its inaugural fundraising race, the Connor's House 5K, to support families of children with life-threatening illnessess requiring 24/7 care. More than 100 runners, walkers and strollers of all skill levels participated in the race starting at Ginty Field. Connor's House was founded in 2009 in memory of Connor Scott Millard, a spunky 8-year-old boy with significant medical and developmental challenges. By Karen Mancinelli For the Daily Record MOR 0422 connors Gannett Media file photo

    Training program prepares you for 5K

    Always been interested in entering a 5K race but didn't know how to start?

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  32. Betty Zimmerman of Wisconsin Rapids works out July 29 in the Silver Sneakers Class in Wisconsin Rapids. Casey Lake/Gannett Central Wisconsin Media

    August Workout Q & A

    We asked Betty Zimmerman, age 82, of Wisconsin Rapids, about her exercise favorites in this month's Workout Q and A.

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  33. Choose a hobby on the active side

    These hobbies will help make your free time just a bit more active. Consider:

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  34. The right food for body and mind

    The research on foods that might protect memory is still emerging and it's too early to say with certainty things we eat can change the course of brain disease.

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  35. Strategies help keep memory sharp

    People with some forgetfulness can use a variety of techniques that may help them stay healthy and maintain their memory and mental skills. Here are some tips that can help:

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  36. Portrait of an elderly woman smiling leaning forward on bicycle handlebars Getty Images

    Active living ideas from easy to vigorous

    These are some examples of moderate endurance activities for the average older adult.

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  37. Dick Bates and daughter Leanna Beckner wear special commemorative shirts showing their graduation years outside Sexton High School. Bates retired in 1990 and Beckner retired this year. Lansing State Journal file photo

    Study: Later retirement might reduce dementia risk

    New research boosts the 'use it or lose it' theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp.

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  38. ORG XMIT: WX105 Shou-Mei Li holds the hand of her husband Hsien-Wen Li, who is an Alzheimer's patient, at their home in San Francisco, in this photo taken, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Dementia is poised to become a defining disease of a rapidly aging population _ and a budget-busting one for Medicare, Medicaid and families. The Obama administration is developing the first national Alzheimer's plan to combine research aimed at fighting dementia with help for caregivers. Around the country, thousands of families are pleading for changes to improve early diagnosis and help keep loved ones at home instead of in nursing homes. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) AP file photo

    Getting care for the caregiver

    Are you sending a child to college this fall and caring for a parent back at home? You are not alone because more Americans are finding themselves in the role of caregiver of an aging adult.

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  39. HUR Senior Fitness equipment depicting the new technologies of 'Smart Card' use and pneumatic air resistance exercise equipment.

    Tech helps encourage fitness for seniors

    With more and more seniors getting fit inside the gym at rehabilitation centers and major advances in technology, we're seeing more and more electronic fitness resources.

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  40. Did you know?

    According to the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health, inactive people are nearly twice as likely to develop heart disease as those who are more active.

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  41. Falls know no season, take care

    Often we think of fall prevention and safety in the winter months due to the ice and snow, but falls happen year-round and many can be prevented.

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  42. Retirement 'weighs' on women

    Researchers hoped to determine whether retirement was associated with either weight gain or weight loss.

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  43. Lori Yonash

    June Checklist Winner

    Lori Yonash of Stevens Point received a $50 grocery gift card after her name was drawn from the completed June Commit to Change checklists.

    • Aug. 7, 2013
  44. Coming next month

    Some of the best things in life — you know the saying — are free. In the next edition, we focus on affordability. Get fit on a budget in September by sharing expenses, using what you already have and more. Get inspired in the next 13 for 13.

    • Aug. 7, 2013
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13 for ’13 - Monthly Themes

January - Overcome nagging injuries

February- Improve your dental health

March- Learn to cope

April- Get out: Central Wisconsin’s best places to be active

May- Exercise safely

June- Health issues for men vs. women

July- How obesity hurts

August- Stay active, alert as you age

September- Get fit on a budget

October - Live healthier than your parents

November- Fight diabetes in your family, community

This month - December- Take your workout to the next level

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