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ROUND 5, WEEK 10: IT’S NOT WHERE YOU START, IT’S WHERE YOU FINISH!
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ROUND 5, WEEK 10: IT’S NOT WHERE YOU START, IT’S WHERE YOU FINISH!

[caption id="attachment_23869" align="alignleft"]i2hc-finale-photo-2Beginning left, rounding off in the front: Daevon "Bubba" Goodlow, 11; Adero Riser-Cobb, Diane Sewell; Joel Bifulk; Tania (Tan-AY) Milton; Emory Goodlow, 2; Erick Goodlow; Jaime Stampley; Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn; Roger Cummings; Patricia Yates; Julie Hall; Shiela Sweeny; Carmen Robles and Emily Farlow. [/caption]Forty five days of extensive, intensive, grueling, torturous, invigorating and energizing reintroduction to our bodies at the F.I.T. Lab (Fitness, Innovation and Transformation) ended with the same great enthusiasm that was felt at the exciting Kick Off on January 17th, 2015.

ROUND 5, WEEK 9: Take it to the Mayo
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ROUND 5, WEEK 9: Take it to the Mayo

[caption id="attachment_23780" align="alignleft"]mayo-clinic-4I2H participants work out. Photo Credit Alaina Lewis[/caption]Week nine of the Insight 2 Health Fitness Challenge Round Five ended with a field trip to the $50 Million Dollar Mayo Sports Clinic in Block E downtown Minneapolis. The 20,000 sq. ft. facility opened its door to host the seventy plus I2H Fitness Challenge participants and their invited guests. Guests included Senator Bobby Champion, former I2H participants, community leaders, neighbors and family members.

Minneapolis Urban League helping Minnesotans get covered and minimize 2015 tax penalties during special enrollment period
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Minneapolis Urban League helping Minnesotans get covered and minimize 2015 tax penalties during special enrollment period

mpls-urban-league-logoWith tax season upon us, the Minneapolis Urban League is helping Minnesotans who must pay the tax penalty for not having 2014 health coverage, and who did not enroll in 2015 health insurance during the most recent open enrollment period, get 2015 coverage during MNsure’s special enrollment period. Getting enrolled during this special enrollment period will substantially decrease the amount of a 2015 tax penalty they may have to pay.

What’s eating you? END OF WEEK EIGHT Two weeks to the finish line …
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What’s eating you? END OF WEEK EIGHT Two weeks to the finish line …

I2HC Round Five

[caption id="attachment_23695" align="alignleft"]image700269Samples of exercises that can be done at home[/caption]Week eight of Round Five of Insight2Health Fitness Challenge ended with spring in the air, an extra hour of day light and noticible changes brought on after eight weeks of intensive, consistant, vigourous, tourtourous but invigorating fitness workout sessions. The Fitness Challenge is a comprehensive approach that embraces fitness training, nutrition guidance, and mental health counseling as core components of life style change that can enhance longevity with improved quality of life.

ROUND 5, WEEK 7: Fitness challenge includes cooking class at Mississippi Market
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ROUND 5, WEEK 7: Fitness challenge includes cooking class at Mississippi Market

[caption id="attachment_23654" align="alignleft"]image001Julie McMahon, My Sound Nutrition (2nd on right)[/caption]Week seven of the ten week challenge ended with a hands-on veggie cooking class facilitated by I2H Fitness Challenge nutritionist Julie (all about the food) McMahon of My Sound Nutrition. Using the spacious cooking classroom at the Mississippi Market on West 7th Street in St. Paul, Julie led Fitness Challenge members through a culinary journey with vegetables.

Colon cancer screening saves lives
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Colon cancer screening saves lives

[caption id="attachment_23533" align="alignleft"]mevissen 1Dr. Greg Mevissen, North Memorial Health Care[/caption]March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. It is a good time to stop and think whether you and your loved ones are up to date on colon cancer screening. Taking a few simple steps can save lives.

ROUND 5, Week six – It takes a village
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ROUND 5, Week six – It takes a village

I2HC Fitness Challenge – Week Six recap

[caption id="attachment_23507" align="alignleft"]image671880William (Bill) Tendle, Executive Director Southside Community Health Services[/caption]Neither snow nor sleet nor freezing temperatures could stop us from attending the Insight2Health Fitness Challenge (I2H) workouts sessions this past week. Six weeks into the ten week Fitness Challenge has built our stamina, helping us gain increased endurance and strength, and is showing fitness results.

Black women endure menopause longest
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Black women endure menopause longest

[caption id="attachment_23453" align="alignleft"]howard-healthPhoto credit: Alamy[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Sarah Finney, 57, said she gets hot flashes throughout her body at least once an hour. She even wakes up in the night with so much perspiration that she looks like she just left working out at a gym, she said.

I2HC Week Five Recap: HEALTHY SHOPPING AT MISSISSIPPI MARKET: ROUND 5, WEEK 5
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I2HC Week Five Recap: HEALTHY SHOPPING AT MISSISSIPPI MARKET: ROUND 5, WEEK 5

[caption id="attachment_23425" align="alignleft"]image661359Krysta Tanico (far right) of Mississippi Market Co-op led participants through The "Shopping on a Budget" tour [/caption]What started out as a New Year’s resolution has turned out to be a life changing, lifesaving event for me. My blood pressure at the Kick Off of the Insight2Healh Fitness Challenge V (I2H) on Saturday, January 17th read 194/92. Five weeks later, almost to the hour, my blood pressure reading was 112/74.

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