CentraCare Health Takes Lead Role in Earth Day Run

CentraCare Health will assume leadership of the Earth Day Run events beginning in 2016. The popular event will take place April 15-16 on the St. Cloud State University campus. Under the race direction of Bartt Gevens, the event will continue to feature a half marathon, half marathon relay, 5K run/walk and 1K kid’s run.

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Take a walk. Take a hike.

Dr. Ken Holmen, President/Chief Executive Officer for CentraCare Health, tells us to take a walk…take a hike. Why? The U.S. Surgeon General announced his Step It Up! Call To Action to Promote Walking and Walkability which aims to increase walking across the nation by calling for access to safe and convenient places to walk and wheelchair roll.

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No Bruising, Just Safe Cruising!

Walking and biking to school are great ways to get in physical activity and encourage growth and responsibility in your children. Of course, pedestrians and bicyclists have their own sets of rules to follow, and it is important that children are educated and aware of how to properly behave around motorists. Check out our ‘No Bruising, Just Safe Cruising’ video for tips and tricks on safe ways to get to school!

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Rolling the Statewide Pedestrian System Plan into Action!

As part of Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) work to achieve the Minnesota GO Vision, MnDOT has teamed up with the Minnesota Department of Health to develop a Statewide Pedestrian System Plan. Learn more about the plan and ways you can get involved over on our blog!

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Get to know your sweetener…

Katie Krebs, pediatric Registered Dietitian for CentraCare Health, tells us that: “any type of sweetener should be used in moderation.”  Learn more about sugar and sugar substitutes in Katie’s latest BLEND Guest Blog titled: Sugar and Sugar Substitutes – Moderation is Key. 

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