HEALTH AND FITNESS: Your morning milkshake | Features

Breakfast is often thought of as the most important meal of the day, for good reason. Eating a healthy breakfast provides energy to start the day and can be helpful for weight control. In children, a healthy breakfast is essential for proper growth and development and is linked to improved attention and learning in school. Unfortunately, many common breakfast foods are more like candy and soda than a healthy meal to start the day.

This is also true for breakfast drinks, including coffee drinks. Many popular coffee drinks are more similar to a milkshake than to actual coffee!

Take, for

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iFIT Health & Fitness Files For IPO

iFIT Health & Fitness, which sells connected fitness equipment and subscriptions under brands including iFIT and NordicTrack, filed for an initial public offering with the Securities & Exchange Commission to raise up to $100 million.

iFIT Health & Fitness had filed confidentially on March 26, 2021.

In its prospectus, the Logan, UT-based company described itself as, “We are a health and fitness subscription technology company, fueled by our passion to innovate, grow and provide meaningful solutions for our members. iFIT is an integrated health and fitness platform, designed to connect our proprietary software, experiential content and interactive hardware to

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Toilet Paper and, Now, Treadmills at Hy-Vee

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With an eye toward whole-body health—and a whole new experience for customers—West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee announced it will open fitness equipment showrooms in select Hy-Vee stores in partnership with Johnson Fitness & Wellness. 

The first such fitness showroom will debut in Hy-Vee’s soon-to-open flagship store in the Des Moines suburb of Grimes, Iowa, on Sept. 14. Shoppers will be able to try out treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes and other fitness equipment and order products from a kiosk for (mostly) free curbside home shipping. Several additional showrooms are set to open in locations throughout Hy-Vee’s

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State Theatre, Island Fitness join businesses requiring vaccinations for entry

ITHACA, N.Y.—Island Health & Fitness became the latest local business to introduce a COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and the first local gym to do so, as the idea of vaccination requirements begins to extend beyond bars (and one local bookstore, Odyssey).

While personal fitness locations were not a major vector of infection during the earlier parts of the pandemic, the Delta variant’s prevalence and contagiousness has made contracting the virus increasingly likely even when fully vaccinated.

“To continue our focus on safety within our facilities, we are requiring all of our members and staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19,” said Steve

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Upward climb of area COVID-19 cases slows some | Health & Fitness

Several new mobile vaccination clinics by Three Rivers are coming up this Friday and Saturday. From 5-8 p.m. Friday, Three Rivers will be at Regency II Mobile Home Park at 807 S. Broad Street. They will be in Hooper and Herman on Saturday. From 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. they will be at the Faith Food Pantry at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 27053 County Rd. 12 and from noon-2 p.m. they will be at Herman City Park. 

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“We are happy to offer more COVID-19 vaccination clinics to our community, ensuring that everyone

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