Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center Blog

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May 21, 2017

Getting to Know 5 Kitchen Knives

By Kate- Dietitian @zeratskykatherine
There are enough kitchen gadgets to fill entire stores. But ask a chef for advice and they will likely tell you their essential tool is a good knife. In the kitchen, a knife is as important as one’s fingers as they are an extension of a chef’s hand. Your ambitions [...]
Getting to Know 5 Kitchen Knives
May 15, 2017

"I am hoping to build community"

By rawlingsnicole @rawlingsnicole
When we make an effort to improve our own  personal well-being, no matter big or small, we are one step closer to being our best healthiest self!  Pam Horlitz is very  enthusiastic about wellness.  She became a Wellness Champion because she had made a few changes in her own life [...]
May 11, 2017

Eat Smart for Healthy Aging

By Kristen - Dietitian @blixtkristen
Throughout our life the foods we consume impact our health. Subsequently, emerging research is showing certain foods may promote cognitive health as we age. The MIND diet, which stands for Mediterranean-Dash Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay is showing that those who follow this diet over time had less cognitive decline, such as memory problems. The diet is appropriately named as it combines aspects of both the Mediterranean and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diets which both have been recommended for those with cardiovascular concerns.  All three diets emphasize plant-based foods and encourage us to limit intake of high saturated fat foods like red meats, fried foods, butter and sweets. The MIND diet's 10 brain-healthy foods: [...]
Eat Smart for Healthy Aging
May 8, 2017

Learn About Becoming a Group Fitness Instructor

By The DAHLC @dahlcsocialmedia
So you want to make a difference in others' lives while promoting a healthy lifestyle? Well, look no further than becoming a group fitness instructor here at the DAHLC! To become a group fitness instructor, follow the list below: Obtain AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Primary Group Fitness certification. It [...]
Learn About Becoming a Group Fitness Instructor
May 1, 2017

May at Club Kids!

By Ashlie - Membership & Media Coordinator @smitha123
Join us for super fun activities this month at Club Kids! May 1-6:  Balloons, Clowns, Acrobats, Cotton Candy…. Club Kids is becoming a CIRCUS this week! Bring the kids by to make crafts like balloon painting, cotton candy, shape clowns and more. There will also be lots of fun circus [...]
May at Club Kids!
May 1, 2017

12 Habits: Adequate Sleep

By rawlingsnicole @rawlingsnicole
Want to wake up renewed and energized? There is a lot you can do to get a better night’s sleep: What would happen if you didn’t sleep? Check out why sleep is so important. Use your senses to create the best environment for sleep. Take a look at tips from [...]
12 Habits: Adequate Sleep
Apr 27, 2017

Cycle Workout

By The DAHLC @dahlcsocialmedia
May is Bike Month so we are featuring a stationary bike workout from one of our Group Fitness Leads, Kelly. Follow the workout below and if you are new to the bikes, sign up for a free Intro to Cycle class where the instructor will show you how to properly [...]
Cycle Workout
Apr 27, 2017

Well-Being with a Purpose Reached its $50,000 Goal!

By The DAHLC @dahlcsocialmedia
More than 2,400 Mayo Clinic employees participated in the Well-being with a Purpose challenge, achieving goals to get physically active and raise $50,000! Thanks to generous patient benefactors, Mike and Cathy Schultz, five departments across Mayo Clinic will receive funds that will advance practice and research to support patients. During this 4-week challenge, employees logged a total of 1,993,080 minutes of physical activity and burned 10,916,162 calories. All teams had more than a 95% participation rate by team members recording at least 20 minutes of physical activity three times per week. The following is a list of how much each team earned, with Neuroscience (Team Rob) receiving the bonus with the highest participation rate from its team members at 116%: [...]
Well-Being with a Purpose Reached its $50,000 Goal!
Apr 25, 2017

Member Success: Cyrena

By Ashlie - Membership & Media Coordinator @smitha123
Meet one of our dear members, Cyrena. While she has always been good at balancing work and life and achieving personal goals, this year she knew her main goal was to learn how to swim. Naturally, Cyrena reached out to group fitness instructors Amy Schultz and Julie Fautsch for private 1:1 swim lessons. As she states, "Between Amy and Julie, my life has changed for the good. I can now finally say I accomplished one of my “lifetime” personal goals: learning to swim." Cyrena and her family have been taking vacations down south to the beaches throughout the years, and she knew it would be so much more enjoyable on those trips if she could dive into the hotel pool or swim at the beach. When she heard about the DAHLC during her Mayo employee orientation in 2006, she found the place she could learn to make this goal a reality. [...]
Member Success: Cyrena
Apr 24, 2017

Fresh Summer Salad

By The DAHLC @dahlcsocialmedia
Baby Field Green Salad with Balsamic Macerated Berries and Goat Cheese Calories: 120 | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 18g | Total Fat: 3g | Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: -12 oz baby greens -2 oz chevre -2 cups assorted fresh berries -1/2 cup julienne red onion -1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar -1/2 cup julienne red or daikon radish [...]
Fresh Summer Salad
Apr 23, 2017

Doing Good to Boost Your Mood

By Ashlie - Membership & Media Coordinator @smitha123
Can random acts of kindness be good for your health? The answer is a resounding yes! Have you ever had your coffee paid for by a stranger in line ahead of you? Or your next door neighbor cleared the snow off your driveway before you got to it? How about a simple [...]
Doing Good to Boost Your Mood
Apr 14, 2017

Summer Kick-Off Pool Party

By Ashlie - Membership & Media Coordinator @smitha123
When: Saturday, May 6 Time: 10 – 11am Cost: Free! Sign up online using the Member Portal or call 507-266-4688. Come experience the water with our Summer Kick off pool party led by Amy, Megan M, and Kelly! You will laugh as you move through activities and circuits.  If you [...]
Summer Kick-Off Pool Party