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Common foot problems in working people

Your feet shouldn’t hurt. If they do, something is not right.
Jane Heilmann Jane Heilmann 6 min read
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Five ways to reduce over-striding

Over-striding is a common running mistake seen in distance runners. This running fault (image 1 below) occurs when an athlete makes contact with the ground too far in front of their center of gravity, which increases shock and decreases performance. Ideal initial contact should occur under a runner’s center of gravity (image 2 below) and […]
Al Kraft Al Kraft 4 min read
Matt and Bonnie Puro and his cracked helmet

Bicycling injuries leave man thankful for care

'I consider myself in the lucky to be moving department.'
Pat Miller Pat Miller 9 min read
Kelsey Herrick, dietician, smiling at camera

Recovery nutrition tips after your run

One of the goals of sports nutrition is to improve the training outcomes. If your race is a 5K, 10K, half or full marathon being well-fueled at the beginning of your run is important, but so is the recovery at the end of your workout. Kelsey Herrick is a senior dietitian at Sanford Health and […]
Scott Seiler Scott Seiler 2 min read
Under-fueling can hinder running performance

Fueling for the long run: Are you eating enough?

The Fargo Marathon is fast approaching, and in preparation runners are out logging hundreds of miles on the roads and trails. As the mileage increases and runners hit the peak weeks of their training, nutrition becomes increasingly important. Despite this, many endurance athletes may not be eating enough calories to support that training and can […]
Lizzie Kasparek Lizzie Kasparek 6 min read
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Strength training tips for runners

By Charley Smook, Sioux Falls POWER coach Most runners think strength training will cause them to bulk up and slow down. The truth is ALL runners need to strength train. The key to a fast time is having a higher running economy. In simple terms, runner’s economy is stride frequency X stride length. To get […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
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Shin splints: ‘Too much, too soon’ injury

What it is: Shin splints are a classic “too much, too soon” injury, according to Brett Beil, a strength and conditioning expert with Sanford Health. They are a common injury among newer runners or those who increase their mileage or intensity too quickly. They’re caused by micro tears to the anterior tibialis, and the pain […]
Jacqueline Palfy Jacqueline Palfy 4 min read
Kathy Grady with a student from her youth triathlon training program

Swimming lessons benefit people of all ages

From children to adults to triathletes, the Sanford Wellness Center offers lessons, training programs and water exercise classes to all skill levels.
Hannah Nieman Hannah Nieman 7 min read
Brad Rilling with a couple of boys he met on a missions trip to Haiti

Sanford POWER’s Brad Rilling reflects on Haiti mission trip

"We felt as if there is more that we could be doing for people in other parts of the world."
Avatar Casey Kampa 8 min read
Sanford POWER Volleyball Academy

Fall volleyball league teaches youth the basics of the game

Getting kids involved with the sport early helps developing them as players and increases the competition and level of play.
Hannah Nieman Hannah Nieman 3 min read