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 12 Quick Things

  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
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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 Wisconsinís 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


Bonus edition- Profiles of success


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