"Healthy individuals mean healthy organizations"

How make your desk job healthier(WebMD)

Workplace wellness programs work (Medline Plus)

Single-parent and working-parent heart health

Why fruits and vegetables matter for men


footstepsSmall Steps Change of the Month

Include fruit at dinner! Add crushed pineapple to coleslaw or include orange sections, blueberries or grapes in a salad.

















Funding Opportunity

The South Dakota Department of Health Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion WORKWELL PARTNERSHIP GRANT is now accepting applications. Worksites are encouraged to submit proposals that promote healthy lifestyles by preventing, reducing and managing chronic disease through workplace environment and policy change. Each selected applicant will be awarded up to $2,000. Applications are due on or before February 13, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Enid Weiss via email at eweiss@tie.net.

Grant Overview | Grant Application

Rowing Exercise

woman exercising on rowing machineRowing is an efficient and effective low-impact exercise that utilizes the arms, abdomen, back and legs to provide a total body workout. This activity offers the opportunity for a wide range of training, from fat burning and aerobic conditioning to high-intensity anaerobic. The rowing stroke is a smooth, continuous movement. If you have a history of low back pain, special attention must be given to developing proper rowing technique to prevent injury. If you are interested in rowing as a form of exercise:

Learn more about rowing and rowing machines.

Steps to Wellness publicationSteps to Wellness

CDC recently released a new resource to help worksites increase physical activity among employees.  The new tool, Steps to Wellness – A Guide to Implementing the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in the Workplace, provides employers interested in establishing or expanding their wellness programs with easy and understandable steps on how to increase the physical activity of employees in the workplace. Learn more about Steps to Wellness.







15 Pilates moves that get results (WebMD)

Shape up and drop 10

You're It. Get Fit! President's Challenge

National Healthy Worksite Program (CDC)

Choose smart, choose healthy for women

Target heart rate

Breast-feeding is Best Feeding - resources for parents, employers and physicians

Get up & out

Selecting and effectively using a yoga program

Brain foods that may help you concentrate

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