• By Mark “Coach Rozy” Roozen Coach Rozy Performance
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There are a number of elements that you can change up when you are doing resistance training to change up the work out. Most of us have some type of plan when we go to train. Sets and Reps we’ll use — Check and good! Weight to use — Check and Good! Exercises we want to do that session — Chec…

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United Way of Greater Yankton is once again partnering with Delta Dental Mobile Program to bring free dental care to the youth of Yankton. The Delta Dental Mobile dental truck will return to Yankton March 19-23 and will be hosted at Beadle Elementary School.

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Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center has opened a new Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit on the fifth floor of the Prairie Center, located on the main hospital campus in Sioux Falls.

  • By Mark “Coach Rozy” Roozen Coach Rozy Performance
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As we enter into the New Year, a number of us will have the goal to lose weight and tone up. If you belong to a gym you’ll see the lines to the cardio equipment; treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, etc. out the door and around the corner. The need to get in our “cardio training” is at it’s peak.…

  • By Mark “Coach Rozy” Roozen Coach Rozy Performance
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The other day I had the chance to address a group of parents who have kids that are in athletics. The question came up — it comes up a lot it seems — of what I thought was most important: training the skills for a sport or working on strength, conditioning and performance for that sport?

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HOWARD — In October 2017, the Horizon Health Foundation kicked off their second Employee Giving Campaign, “Planting the Seed for Healthcare.” Through this campaign, Horizon Health Care employees across the state were challenged to raise $40,000 in 40 days with more than 40 percent of staff p…

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Is a new, healthier you part of your 2018 plan? Quitting tobacco is a great starting point for your New Year’s resolution. And the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is here to help you reach your goal.

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The next Yankton Area Diabetes Support meeting will be Jan. 8, 2018, at 1-2 p.m. on the Avera Sacred Heart Campus, Pavilion, and conference room 2.

  • By Mark “Coach Rozy” Roozen Coach Rozy Performance
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Well, here we are! December is upon us — and the new year is knocking at our back door. Most people have already started making plans to shop, travel, spend time with family, and eat some delicious meals.

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SIOUX FALLS — Eating nearly one-third a cup of almonds a day — either alone or combined with almost one-quarter cup of dark chocolate and 2 1/3 tablespoons of cocoa a day — may reduce a risk factor for coronary heart disease, according to a new study.

  • By Wendell Potter Rural Health News Service
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One of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act to Medicare beneficiaries has been the gradual closing of a big and costly gap called the “doughnut hole” in the prescription drug (Medicare Part D) program. By the end of 2020 — if the ACA is not repealed or altered substantially by Congress — …

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Heritage Health, Nebraska Medicaid’s managed care delivery system, continues successfully serving more than 230,000 of Nebraska’s most vulnerable citizens, according to Thomas “Rocky” Thompson, interim director of the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care in the Department …

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PENDER, Neb. — Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) announced that the Healthy Families America (HFA) affiliate, Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP) has been accredited as a provider of high quality home visiting services to families who want to improve their child’…

  • By Mark “Coach Rozy” Roozen Coach Rozy Performance
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As we move into shorter days and the thermometer moves “south”, we also find we have a tendency to move less and eat a little more. The good news is we don’t have to pack on those extra pounds over the winter months. By following a few simple steps we can make the fall and winter part of our…

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The Yankton County and Bon Homme County Offices of Emergency Management are holding a free children’s influenza vaccination clinic Saturday, Oct. 21. The flu shot distribution will double as a full-scale exercise of the local and regional point of distribution (POD) plan, part of a larger lo…

  • By Mark “Coach Rozy” Roozen Coach Rozy Performance
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A sloppy workout and training session is a lot like a car that won’t start. It may look nice, but if it doesn’t take you where you need to go, what’s the point?

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Adult vaccine rates are statistically low. Adults who have not received, or are not up-to-date on their immunizations are not protected. Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership offers important adult immunizations.

  • By Mark “Coach Rozy” Roozen Coach Rozy Performance
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We know one of the goals of training, pushing hard during bootcamp and watching what we put between our cheeks and gums is to get LEAN AND STRONG, which goes into line with fitting into that wardrobe and having arms you can show off! Part of the trick that deals with what we put into our mou…

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HOWARD — In a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) has been named a Health Center Quality Leader and is one of four health centers in South Dakota to receive funding dedicated to recognize their health center’s quality i…

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VERMILLION — United Way of Vermillion is excited to partner with the Helpline Center to bring Youth Mental Health First Aid training to the Vermillion community. The free training will be held Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Vermillion Public Library Community Room.

  • By Mark “Coach Rozy” Roozen Coach Rozy Performance
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Wanted to touch base with you today about what is the best training method to drop body weight and body fat. Here is the thing — most people who are trying to shed body-fat are focused on one thing: HOW FAST CAN I GET THIS OFF. We all look for the “magic pill” or the next, newest way to burn…

  • By Mark “Coach Rozy” Roozen Coach Rozy Performance
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We’re all working to look good in the summer (and beyond!). We exercise, watch what we eat and grind away to drop those few pounds. Weight loss is often a frustrating pursuit, eluding even those who eat healthy and exercise. So what gives? Why won’t the scale budge even as you put out tremen…

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On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will touch the U.S. mainland for the first time since 1979, following a path that crosses the country from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina. Tens of millions of people who live within a 70-mile radius of its cross-country track will witness the e…