BCBSND Employee Loses 120 Pounds With Diet, Exercise And Determination

Duane Eckholm had been overweight most of his life, tipping the scale at over 300 pounds at his heaviest. Not anymore. After changing his diet and exercise habits, he’s down a total of 120 pounds – the weight equivalent of a small person. Making changes Eckholm, a web project coordinator at BCBSND, had lost weight…
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Fargo Bike Share Program Off To Fast Start

Local officials were upbeat when a bike share program was launched in Fargo in 2015, but questions remained about how quickly residents and college students would embrace the program. Bike share programs have gained in popularity in larger metropolitan areas like Minneapolis, Denver and Philadelphia. But the programs, which have been touted as a way…
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Fargo Marathon 5K Hero Run Recap

More than 7,000 runners and walkers took part in the 2016 Fargo Marathon 5K Hero Run on May 20. Some were running to finish near the front of the pack or improve their personal best time. Others were just out for a fun jog or walk with family and friends. Parents and grandparents ran or…
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Walking On Our Lunch Break

It can be challenging to find time to exercise during your hectic daily schedule, while juggling work and family commitments. That’s why we encourage you to find small ways to add exercise into your daily routine. Something as quick as going for a short walk on your lunch break can have a real impact on…
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Listening To Her Heart: One Woman’s Journey From At-risk To Heart-healthy

By Lonna Whiting Ten months ago, Valley City resident Tracey Compson, then 43, was overweight, taking medication for high blood pressure and cholesterol. “I was sluggish,” she says. “And tired of feeling tired and out of shape.” Like many women, Tracey was inundated with social media ads touting the latest low-carb miracle diet, whatever-fits-in-this-container-you-can-eat plan,…
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