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Apr 3, 2017 · April Leadership Article

We hope everyone is enjoying spring! This month we are focusing on Healthy Aging in support of our upcoming events in April for Healthy Aging Week. And, let’s be honest, no one is getting younger…we are all aging. This, however, doesn’t have to be a discouraging thought. Rather, aging can be a wonderful process as we grow wiser, happier and healthier, both physically and mentally. This month, we are providing helpful resources that will teach you how to age in a healthy and positive way. Check out our informational healthy aging opportunities during Healthy Aging Week, April 24th-28th. There will be special events throughout the week including nutrition education, Active Older Adult (AOA) Fit Day, AOA group fitness classes and so much more! 

In this month’s newsletter, we are featuring spring cleaning tips. With the weather changing, now is the perfect time to de-clutter your home. When we have a clear or organized space, we tend to think more clearly and perhaps enjoy the simplicity of holding on to less stuff. For the workout, we are introducing a Rig workout that can be done in the new member area that will help introduce you to the area. We also have a delicious whole grain pancake recipe. It’s perfect for a family brunch! Lastly, hear from our member and fellow Healthy Living Center colleague, Shaun, as he decided to quit smoking and get healthier. Today, he is running in his seventh Boston Marathon!

In health,
Paul Limburg, M.D., Medical Director
and Beth Riley, Director

Click here for the April Newsletter.

Mar 1, 2017 · March Leadership Article

Happy National Nutrition Month! We know cooking can be a struggle some days with the busyness of the week, but we are here to help you with time-saving tips in the kitchen. Be sure to stop by the Nutrition Corner Board that is displayed throughout the facility and features a different topic each month. This board contains multiple handouts available for you to take and implement to continue a healthy lifestyle. We also have our newest nutrition program called Get Your Diet In Gear that incorporates a cycling workout while discussing the Mayo Clinic Diet Book, “Lose it & Live it Phases”. In addition to these offerings available to you as a member, we are also continuing to provide you the opportunity to learn more about nutrition with our culinary classes. These live demonstrations are filled with tips and ideas from our dietitians and chef. This month will feature: Pot O’ Lentils on March 9th or the 22nd. Only $4 to attend and you get to sample the food!

In this month’s newsletter, we are featuring 7 quick nutrition tips that will help you in selecting items at the grocery store and preparing meals for you and your family. The workout is a quick 30-minute cardio blast that can be done at the center, at home, or on vacation. It’s one that you can take with you wherever you go! For our recipe, we are sharing roasted vegetables. This is an easy and healthy way to prepare various types of veggies. Lastly, hear from our member, Melody, as she started her journey with a wellness consultation to lose weight, but what she found is what it looks like to pursue health in all its facets.

In health,
Paul Limburg, M.D., Medical Director
and Beth Riley, Director

Click here for the March Newsletter.

Feb 1, 2017 · February Leadership Message

February is American Heart Month, and we want to encourage you to keep up with your healthy activities to prevent heart disease and other illnesses. We know it takes hard work and dedication to walk through our doors, but if it means celebrating extra birthdays with the ones you love, then it is completely worth it. This is a reminder to continue to take care of your heart and be proud of what you are doing each day. We are!

With our focus on heart health this month, we are sharing 10 ways to stay motivated to reach your 2017 goals. These ideas will help you create a clear path so you continue to stay active, eat healthy and take time for yourself. For our workout, we paired five cardio machines with five pieces of rig equipment to give you various workout ideas that may encourage you to try something new. For the recipe, we are featuring a heart-healthy Blackened Fish with Mango Salsa. It’s light and flavorful! Lastly, you will hear from our member, Heather, who is a Mayo Clinic employee and a busy mom with two children. She shares her story about how she never previously thought about fitness or wellness goals and is now focused on her health and even participating in various running events.

In health,
Paul Limburg, M.D., Medical Director,
and Beth Riley, Director

Click here for the February newsletter.

Quick Links to the articles:
10 Ways to Stay Motivated
5 Workout Combination Ideas
Blackened Fish with Mango Salsa
Member Success: Heather

Dec 31, 2016 · Top 10 Changes in 2016

We had a wonderful 2016 serving you, our members. Our team was able to deliver on many new and exciting things based on your suggestions and feedback. Our mission is to provide you with the best member experience so you can focus on you while using the facility. Here are our Top 10 changes we made in 2016 because you asked for it! 


Looking ahead to 2017, we will continue to put your voice top of mind as we strive to have the healthiest workforce in America right here at Mayo Clinic, just like Dan Abraham envisioned when building this facility. We wish you all the best in the new year and remember, we are here for you at any stage of your wellness journey. Walking through the front doors is the first step and we know you can do it!

In health & happiness,
Paul Limburg, M.D., Medical Director
Beth Riley, Director

Click here for the PDF of the January Newsletter.

Quick Links to the articles:
Let’s Begin This… Together
Interval Track Workout
Vegetarian Chili Recipe
Member Success Story: Charis

Dec 1, 2016 · December Leadership Message

website-smallDecember is here! It’s filled with twinkling lights, rosie red cheeks, warm blankets, brisk weather and most importantly, it is filled with gratitude. Think about your family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, anyone in your life that is pushing you to be a better version of yourself. The gratitude you feel towards them is the essence of this season. And, as the hustle and bustle approaches, continue to focus on your gratitude and the spirit it holds. December is also a great time to reflect on your year. Think about yourself back in January, the goals you had set and the journey you went on as the seasons changed. We hope you can confidently say that you have grown from the experiences you have had in 2016 and can move forward to creating new and exciting plans for 2017.

In December’s newsletter, we are sharing meaningful ways to give. These gifts you won’t find on a shelf, yet they will create lasting memories and will challenge us all to think outside the box. We know this month also entails lots of cookies, pies and tempting treats. To help you stay on track, we are sharing a great incline workout from our Health & Wellness Coach, Tiffany. It takes 30 minutes and you will feel recharged afterwards. Then, we made a Mulling Spice recipe that is perfect to add to any tea, wine or cider. It also makes a nice gift! Lastly, hear from our member and Wellness Champion, Patrick. He has inspired many of his colleagues to continue living a healthy lifestyle and even developed a program that was accepted as an abstract to the 2016 Mayo Clinic Quality Conference! He is an inspiration and we want to thank him for all the effort he has invested to help change others’ lives for the healthier.

Wishing you health and happiness this holiday season,
Dr. Paul Limburg, M.D., Medical Director
and Beth Riley, Director

Oct 5, 2016 · October Leadership Message

image-fc8b3dd24e4dOctober is harvest season. This is the time, whether you have a garden or a field, you get to see all your hard work come to fruition. You took the time to plant the seed, provide the nutrients it needed, and now you get to reap the benefits of the fresh produce. Planting is a powerful metaphor for starting your healthy living journey. To begin, you need to prepare yourself and accept you are moving forward to this goal of a healthy lifestyle. Next, ensure you are doing what you need to to fuel your body and get the appropriate nutrients – whether it’s through food, sleep, exercise or motivation to keep you going. Once you feel you are on the path you are working towards, you will begin to reap the benefits. Whether the benefits are health related, positive mood changes, building relationships or whatever it may be – you will feel the hard work and dedication paying off. We wish you all the best on your journey and please reach out if there is anything we can do to support you.

For this month’s newsletter, if you are looking for a way to embrace the beautiful weather, we put together a list of 5 fall ideas to inspire you to take advantage of the outdoors and what this season represents. Our media team also got in the festive fall spirit and used a pumpkin as resistance in our workout. This is something easy to do at home and in just 5 moves, you will start to feel the burn after just a few short minutes. Then, for our recipe, we are featuring a refreshing butternut squash and apple salad recipe. The flavors will spring you into the fall season with just one bite! Lastly, hear from our member, Merrill, as he was told that he wouldn’t walk again without assistance. After working with our Health & Wellness Coach, Terri, Merrill is not only walking again, but he is also participating in various strength workouts. His ambition is inspiring!

Wishing you much health & happiness,
Paul Limburg, M.D., Medical Director
Beth Riley, Director