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Objects in Mirror: April 16, 2008 Archive

How do you keep active and healthy?

Posted at 9:11 AM on April 16, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

After reading Sea Stachura's report indicating that lifelong exercise may prevent precursor to Alzheimer's, I started wondering if this would motivate more people to be active. From the feature:

If you exercise you probably have your own reasons for doing it. Maybe you want to lose weight or work off stress. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found another reason for regular exercise. It reduces the likelihood you'll develop mild cognitive impairment. MCI is a precursor to Alzheimer's.

While I enjoy walking the dogs to get outside and keep them from bouncing off the walls of our home, this extra reason doesn't hurt. That said I'm not sure it would be the first, second or third thing in my mind while tying my shoes before hitting the trail. Would it motivate you?

Do the immediate benefits of physical activity motivate you more than long-term health returns? How do you think about lifelong exercise? How do you stay active and healthy? Join our open online discussion to share your tips on being active.

Midday talks about Minnesota at 150

Posted at 11:29 AM on April 16, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Gary Eichten is talking about our "Sesquicentennial Summer," as Minnesota's sesquicentennial celebration draws near.

Word is the point isn't just to host a big state birthday party but to reflect on Minnesota history and our own social evolution.

MPR's Minnesota 150 collection: Tell your story, catch up on related celebration news, and get to know our state a little better.

More from MPR, courtesy the Midday page:

*May celebration to launch sesquicentennial events (04/12/2008)
*Stories from the Civilian Conservation Corps (03/27/2008)
*Sesquicentennial organizers look for state money (03/17/2008)
*Spinning stories of Minnesota (03/12/2008)
*Celebrating Minnesota's Sesquicentennial in song (01/31/2008)
*People of Minnesota (01/21/2008)
*150 years of Minnesota history (08/28/2007)

*The Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission

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