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Sports dietician speaking with client about healthy food options

Fueling for Fargo: Start with small changes

It’s a little bit of a chicken or the egg question: Do you take care of your eating habits or your fitness habits first? Everyone comes at it a little differently. Maybe you need to start moving first, take just one step, and once that’s in motion you begin thinking differently about how you’re fueling […]
Jacqueline Palfy 4 min read
start of people running the 5k race in fargo

5Ks dominate national running scene, are good first race

FARGO, N.D. – Brett Beil is amazed as he drives to work in the winter. “Every time, I see people choosing to run outside,” says Beil, a strength and conditioning specialist with Sanford Health in Fargo. “It’s great to me.” The ice, snow and the relentless blowing of the wind across prairie don’t exactly lend […]
Jacqueline Palfy 8 min read
Man wearing a helmet slides into base during a baseball game. Concussion can happen even when athletes wear helmets.

How to avoid injury to avoid playing ‘old man’ baseball

I’m a baseball player at heart – it’s part of my identity. Even when I quit playing, I’ll still be a “baseball guy.” Because of that, I still enjoy playing as competitively as I can. Around here, it’s small-town amateur baseball and most guys are between the ages of 20 to 35 with a few […]
Brett Fischer 9 min read
Runners running during Fargo Marathon

Sanford Health named new title sponsor of Fargo Marathon

FARGO, N.D. — When you see or hear about the Fargo Marathon this year, you may notice something different. Fargo Marathon is proud to announce Sanford Health as the new title sponsor of the series of races happening May 14-19, 2018. “Sanford’s commitment to our community and the region, makes this a great partnership and […]
Nadine Aljets 3 min read
Augustana football player Sam Lee

Augustana football player overcomes challenges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Football, a beautiful collage of controlled chaos unreplicated in any other game. The players who choose this path respect the prepossessing dance between competitive violence and inevitable injury. For Augustana University left tackle Sam Lee, the word “injury” never derailed his pursuit to play collegiate football at a high level. Lee […]
Chad Curry 11 min read
Weather: Man and woman running on a trail in winter

Good gear, smart layers key to cold weather training

Even in frightful Upper Midwest winter weather, more and more people are finding outdoor training delightful. Comfort comes from gear and layers. The type of activity and the weather conditions dictates proper gear and number of layers. When good gear is properly layered, cold climate enjoyment increases, even in harsh conditions. Most athletic brands make […]
SHN Staff 3 min read
Physical therapist applying elastic therapeutic tape to shoulder of female client in office

Sports medicine: Your key to a healthy, active lifestyle

'We all want our kids to be successful and the best they can be, but that also involves balance.'
SHN Staff 6 min read
woman running in sioux falls marathon

Sioux Falls Marathon draws 2,600 from 40 states, 6 countries

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the first time in the history of the Sioux Falls Marathon, the 2017 event started and finished inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, and 2,607 runners from six different countries, 40 states and 600 cities crossed the finish line on Sunday, Sept. 10. The weekend began Saturday with the Sioux […]
SHN Staff 2 min read
Triathalon participants running out of lake

Sioux Falls 11-year-old is triathlon national champion

WALL LAKE, S.D. — Evan Mahrous switches gears flawlessly. He has to. Any stumble in transitioning from the bike to his running shoes costs him time. Today, on a breezy, sunny day at Wall Lake Park, no movement of Evan’s is wasted. With a head full of golden locks, Oakley sunglasses covering the sharp focus […]
Paul Heinert 3 min read
Woman running

Fighting ACL injury with simple, solid training

Basic training elements can reduce the chances of joining the 100,000 Americans facing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery each year. Basketball, soccer and football players are at higher risk of ACL injury. Female athletes are at an extremely increased risk and are five to seven times more likely to suffer ACL injury than their male […]
SHN Staff 2 min read