Wellness

​Let breath be your guide

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 12th, 2015

By Marina Semerikov

Envision that you are in the grocery store, surrounded by people, loud conversation and the occasional temper tantrum. There is noise, there are bright lights and lines of people at check out. Now notice how you feel about this scenario. Does this imagery bring about feelings of serenity or joy? I didn't think so.

Next scenario, you are driving in traffic and waiting for the endless set of rail cars to pass through. In this visual alone, how does your face feel? Are…

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​No mountains, no problem

by Phil Hunt | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 22nd, 2015

First-annual Wild Goose Chase Mountain Bike Race this Sunday in Gooseberry Park

Besides its natural beauty, there is something perfect and primal about the woods. Many of us spent hours there as kids on our bikes, growing up, risking (and sustaining) injuries. It was a private world that generations of kids blazed through and wore down.

“When I was a kid, it was just us on our BMX bikes,” said Patrick Crary, a board member of Fargo-Moorhead Trailbuilders and a key personality who made…

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​Fargo-Moorhead metro awarded bronze

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 3rd, 2015

Rolling forward to being more bicycle friendly

By Will Mackman

Bike lanes, StreetsAlive!, Great Rides Bike Share – it’s hard to believe none of these existed in Fargo-Moorhead 10 years ago.Bike lanes, StreetsAlive!, Great Rides Bike Share – it’s hard to believe none of these existed in Fargo-Moorhead 10 years ago. When looking back only a decade we can see we are pedaling in the right direction to become a more bicycle-friendly community.

These efforts have not gone unnoticed. In…

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Manage your stress

by Ravi Panjini | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 3rd, 2015

Photo by Allan Foster

In its most instinctual sense the stress response is a way to deal with immediate or pre-imminent danger.

Let’s say a building nearby were about to collapse. The nervous system would respond by dilating the pupils, increasing heart rate and respirations, and shunting blood to the muscles.

The activated hormone system also deals with this immediate stress, pumping cortisol, epinephrine and other hormones into the bloodstream.

How many times in a year do we see that type of imminent…

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Feet Wanted: Fargo Streets Come Alive

by Taylor Blumer | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 3rd, 2015


How do we build a healthier, happier community? Finding an answer to that question is the “high-level” purpose behind Fargo-Moorhead’s annual StreetsAlive! events. The other, perhaps simpler purpose? Giving people a good reason to get outside and have fun.

StreetsAlive! will be held three days this summer – June 14, July 12 and August 30 – and its premise is pretty straightforward: close off a three-mile loop of city streets in Fargo-Moorhead from motorized traffic and…

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Bike Commuting: Practice random acts of cycling

by Sara Watson Curry | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 21st, 2015

Photo by Sam Javanrouh

With just a few days left in the merry month of May (aka National Bike Month), let’s delve into a few specifics of commuting by bicycle.

I’ve chatted with many folks that would love to commute by bike, but often they don’t know where to start. Starting something new means forming a new habit, and that can be tricky. Trial periods are dotted with success and unforeseen challenges. Sometimes harsh judgement from others (or even yourself) can keep you from having the behavior…

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​Pedal Power to the Children!

by Taylor Blumer | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 13th, 2015

Photo by J Earl Miller

Community sponsors bike overhauls for children in need

In the spirit of National Bike Month, Fargo-Moorhead Community Bicycle Workshop (FMCBW) has organized its first-ever Sponsor a Kid’s Bike event, a month-long donation program for funding the overhaul of used bikes and then giving them to kids in need.

The workshop has partnered with the YWCA Cass Clay for the event. The FMCBW will supervise the overhauls and safety checks for each bike, while the YWCA is working to match a perfectly…

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Keep rolling: ​Celebrate National Bike Month

by Sara Watson Curry | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 13th, 2015

By Sara Watson Curry

Since 1956, National Bike Month has had the simple goal of encouraging more Americans to put the fun between their legs. Or, more formally, the goal is to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.

There certainly is a diverse attraction to the bicycle. People come to them for fitness, recreation, transportation, environmental concerns, affordability, love of the mechanics and more. Regardless of why you choose to pedal, consider marking…

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Ready Set Fargo: Marathon Returns

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 29th, 2015

Mark Knutson and family / Photo by J Earl Miller

More cowbell, please! The runners are coming through. It’s time to make some noise, eat pasta, drink lots of water, hand out lots of water, run far and go fast, etc. Maybe cheer on Will Ferrell?

The fun begins next Thursday. The year’s events include four major races, a speaking event featuring Olympic medalist Deena Kastor, a two-day health and fitness expo, a downtown pub crawl and concert.

HPR sat down with Fargo Marathon director Mark Knutson, who talked about what’s new this…

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Fargo Holistic Expo brings “magic” to Civic Center

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 22nd, 2015

James Van Praagh, psychic medium

By Lynn LaFroth

In today’s chaotic and confusing world, people are seeking answers to their deepest questions. On Apr. 25-26, the 2015 Fargo Holistic Expo, sponsored by Edge Life Expos and Events, waves its magic wand bringing new kinds of resources to the area to help get perspective on “what is really going on.” Learning to look at life through the lens of the psychic or helping to shift one’s perception through mind-body training techniques are some of the offerings at this…

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What is acceptable comedy?

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By Bill LucasYou may wonder about the title. Whenever we hear someone’s opinion I think it is important to know a little about them. We all are offended by many things that are due to our experiences in life. We may be able to…

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​The other shoe

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