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Does your exercise routine need a change? Need some nutrition tips? Check out the websites below for ideas and plans to keep you moving and eating healthy!

Apps and Trackers

AlpineReplay Ultimate Bragging rights for skiers + boarders. Measure speed, airtime, vertical, calories, you name it we've got it. iPhone + Android and it's FREE.

Endomondo Real-time GPS tracking of sports with mobile phones and Garmin devices. Challenge friends and share workouts with them.

MapMyRide We're ready to ride, anytime, anywhere. Plan, track, analyze and share your journey with MapMyRide.

MapMyRun Map your route, track your activity, log your food and share with friends

MyFitnessPal MyFitnessPal is a free and easy health and fitness system that helps you attain fitness goals. Tools, tracking, and support—get your fit on!

BodBot A personalized exercise plan based on your body, your goals, your resources, and your preferences.

Fitness and Exercise

54 Ways to Remain Happy and Healthy Despite Your Busy Lifestyle

Exercise Recommendations for Beginners
If you are just starting to exercise, or are getting back to it after a hiatus, review these recommendations to start off on the right foot.

Exercise Adherence Techniques
How to stick with it once you start!

Exercise Excuses and Remedies
How to get past obstacles that might prevent you from exercising regularly.

MSU Fitness Assessment Team Core Exercise Examples

Circuit Training At Home
Don’t have access to a gym? This workout will get your heart pumping in the comfort of your own home.

Exercise Tips Tips for getting exercise into your daily life.

Day-to-Day Routine Ideas to work more exercise into an existent daily routine.

Fitness Basics



Stretches A slideshow of stretches for the major muscle groups of the body.


Heart Rate and Exercise Prescription

Your Personalized Heart Rate Ranges
Read on to discover the intensity you should be exercising at to meet your personal goals! (Exercise Prescription on the Internet) is a free resource for the exercise professional, coach, or fitness enthusiast featuring comprehensive exercise libraries (>1500 exercises), fitness assessment calculators, and reference articles.

Nutrition and Calorie Trackers Track the calories you eat and the calories you burn with this free online diet and fitness journal.



Health Canada

Kids Health

Recipes  Recepies, menus, budget friendly meals, and special diet or nutritional needs.

Hy-Vee Health and Nutrition Articles

Meet our nutrition expert at MSU, Mankato Lexi Cournoyer, RDN, LDN!

Nutrition BasicsFind nutrition basics, cooking ideas, menus, shopping strategies and supplements to improve your diet and performance.

Food Log Tips on how to keep a food log and what to include in your food diary.

Organic Is going organic the right choice for you? Learn more about organic foods and their nutritional value.



Runners World


Training Sites

Hal Higdon Training Programs  Runners World magazine writer, answers running questions and provides training programs. Hal Higdon has been writing and running for half a century.

Jeff Galloway Training Programs Discover how to run any distance, from a 5K to a marathon, injury free!


6 Simple Yoga Stretches for Daily De-Stressing

7 Yoga Poses for People Who Can't Touch Their Toes

10 Yoga Poses for Runners

KTV Public Access "Yoga with Mona for Every Body" videos

KTV Public Access "Yoga with Mona in Spanish" video

Sun Moon Yoga Studios local yoga classes and Register Yoga Teacher (RYT) Training Program

Yoga Journal  includes info about yoga poses, yoga lifestyle, health and yoga, yoga wisdom,, and more...


Local Resources, Races and Events

Apple Raceberry JaM Find a road race near you in Minnesota and start training today!

Greater Mankato Events

MSU, Mankato Family Week 5K Fun Run/Walk

Mankato Marathon (5K, 10K, 1/2 and full marathon)

Mankato River Ramble


7 Yoga Poses for People Who Can’t Touch Their Toes
7 Yoga Poses for People Who Can’t Touch Their Toes

Please note: The Office of Campus Recreation at Minnesota State University, Mankato, does not endorse nor take responsibility for any exercise plans represented herein. All people beginning an exercise plan should investigate the risks and benefits associated with increased physical activity, as well as consult their physician prior to commencement of activity.