Stay On Track Over The Holidays

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

With holidays quickly approaching, this is a great time to plan ahead so that you can stay on the healthy track through all of the tempting food distractions.   Keep a food journal so that you can make sure you are getting enough of the necessary nutrients from fruits and vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats.  Once you have those …

Better Sleep…Better Day…Better Health

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

Sleep is mysterious. It evades some, entices some, satisfies others, and many people feel they can’t get enough of it.  What is fact, is that is a highly necessary component and predictor of good health.  The body goes into restoration and healing mode during sleep, and many repair processes occur.  People do require different amounts of sleep, and one of …

Evidence on Yoga and Stretching for Older Adults

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

We all need to move to stay healthy, and intentional stretching and exercise is an important part of this.  It requires setting aside 10-30 minutes ideally daily, to tune into your body.  A good stretch should be held 30 seconds and repeated for each muscle group 3 times. It requires knowledge of which stretches are appropriate for you and which …

November Featured Business

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Increase energy…feel stronger…move better! So many people would love to improve in all these areas.  The owners of the Eagan Anytime Fitness on Silver Bell Road would love to get the chance to help you meet these goals.  As the featured business of the month, they are offering the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a free 6 month …

Staying Healthy at Work: Lunch!

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

You’re not alone if you struggle to find healthy options for lunch. However, there are many options out there that you may not know are available. Planning ahead is an important part.  You may find it takes less time than you think!   Here is a link to an article from the Mayo Clinic Diet that has some great recommendations …

Get Smarter About Vitamin D

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

This time of year the hours of daylight are fading and so is the opportunity to get enough sunlight exposure to  produce Vitamin D.  This essential vitamin promotes bone strength and density, immune function, cardiovascular and neurological health, and a healthy gastrointestinal (GI) system.  Vitamin D helps the body maintain healthy levels of calcium and phosphorus.  It is needed for …

Maintain Your Microbiome

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

We all have one.  Each of ours is unique. It is composed of tiny minuscule organisms – inside our gut and intestines, inside the “tube” through the body from where food and drink go in to where they come out, on the skin and hair, and in the air we breathe.  This is the glorious microbiome.   The microbiome is …

Make your pumpkin treat better for you

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

Here is a fun fall recipe sure to satisfy your love of pumpkin AND your goal of health! For those who are grain-free or Paleo-friendly, this is not the recipe for you.  There will be more recipes along those lines in the future.  However, if you are eating grains as part of a healthy diet, then this IS for you. …

Staying Healthy at Work: Chair Ergonomics

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

Your chair is there to support you, so let it do that.  Take the steps needed to set it up specifically for you.  If you have your own chair at the office, then this may be easier because no one else will sit there at other times.  If you share your chair with others, then you will have to make …