This month, people around the world celebrated World Mental Health Day to bring awareness to the social stigma surrounding mental health. After recognizing a need in our community to create an open discussion around the topic, Live Well Fergus Falls created the THRIVE initiative.
Friend of the Show, Brett Longtin, steps in to guest host Tom's Vlog as a competitor in the CrossFit Festivus games recently hosted by Lake Region Healthcare's CrossFit Fergus Falls Gym. While the Festivus may be for the rest of us, the job of Vlog Host is clearly for Tom and Tom alone!
Tom takes us on a tour of the 2018 Community Health Expo held at M State on March 15th. A great peek at what you missed if you weren't able to attend or a way to re-live the excitement of a fun event for those who were there!
Episode 13: Tom gets the scoop on the 2018 Community Health Challenge "The Wheel of Wellness" from Natalie Knutson and reminds us there's still time to join in!
Episode 12: Tom heads out to do some grocery shopping at Service Food with some LRH docs to learn how to read food labels and make healthier choices for everyday eating.
Episode 11: Tom throws around the football with his boys and visits with a Lake Region Healthcare nutrition expert to help us all battle the bulge and "maintain, not gain" this holiday season.
Episode 10: Tom goes behind the scenes on an LRH Video Shoot to create our latest "There's So Much to Do Here. Stay Healthy For It." commercials. Come along & see what goes into the making of a commercial and meet the awesome talent starring in our spots!
Check out these commercials below:
Episode 9: Tom trains for the Hoot Lake Triathlon and shares his tips, trials and victories.
Episode 8: Tom goes behind the scenes on an LRH video shoot featuring our own Dr. Michael Norgard. Norgard and his family show us how they spend time paddleboarding and kayaking to enjoy healthy activities on the water during the summer.
Episode 7: Tom and special guest Lisa Workman, Executive Director of the Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, give CrossFit a try and prove that what they say is true: anyone can do it!
Episode 6: Tom and his dad tackle the MS 150 and ride for a cause in this special Father's Day edition!
Episode 5: Tom enlists the help of his kids to complete his pledge to 30 Days of Biking.
Episode 4: Tom goes behind the scenes on an LRH Video Shoot featuring a local bicyclist who knows that there's so much to do here, he bikes to stay healthy for it!
Episode 3: Tom heads over to the Hub to talk with Director of Wellness, Natalie Knutson about the importance of choosing a trainer who matches well with your personality and goals for health & fitness.
Episode 2: In the 2nd episode of "The Pursuit of Healthiness," Tom is gearing up for SuperBowl Sunday and spends some time with Lynn Remsberg in the LRH kitchen learning to make Frushi & cheesesticks as healthy appetizers for the big game.
Episode 1: In our premiere episode of "The Pursuit of Healthiness," Tom takes us to the Otter Tail County Historical Society to blast off our Shoot for the Moon Community Health Challenge.