Go 100 for Health Benefits of Movement and Taking the Edge off Chronic Pain

Attend a fitness fun night in your community by joining our Go 100 for Health. We have walks and events scheduled across the region.

Congratulations on completing another week of the Go 100 for Health challenge!

Update
Fargo Fitness Fun Nights continue to see new walkers each week! Everyone is encouraged to continue the walking and stretching throughout the week and to bring someone new next time! In Bemidji, walkers are at 60,000 miles towards their goal of 100,000 miles! This past week the event was held at Paul Bunyan Telephone and a phone and golfballs were given away as the prizes.


Tell us about your week
Tell us about the healthy choices you made this week and win prizes! Five lucky winners received prizes for completing the last survey. Enter your healthy choices you made into this survey to win prizes. Winners will receive their prizes in the mail. There are still plenty of GREAT prizes so remember to enter!
(Note: This survey will close Monday, August 25, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.)
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Upcoming Walks/Events:
Christine, ND next walk: Monday, August 25, 6 p.m. 105 5th St. Christine, ND
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Fargo, ND event: Monday, August 25, 7 p.m. MeritCare Southpointe 2400 32nd Ave S
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Bemidji, MN next walk: Tuesday, August 26 5:30 p.m. Beltrami Humane Society
1612 Carr Lake Road SE
Take a dog walking!!
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Movement and Chronic Pain
Read more about this topic in the meritcare.com Health Library
Exercises to reduce low back pain

Key Points:
*Inactivity causes muscles (and heart) to lose strength, health risks increase
*Benefits: release endorphins (pain relievers), build strength, improve sleep quality, boost energy levels, maintain healthy weight, enhance mood, protect heart

Keep up the good work and we hope to see you at the next Go 100 for Health event. We encourage you to send this message on to your friends and others and motivate them to sign up too! It's not too late! Visit 100years.meritcare.com