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Tired of housework? What if I tell you it may help prevent cancer? Research suggests that vacuuming, dusting, and doing laundry can reduce your risk of uterine cancer by 34%.

Next time you vacuum those floors or remove the dust that seems to accumulate, hang up clothes etc. think positive: “Hey, I am getting my exercise which helps keep me healthy!”

Exercise along with a nutritious diet helps reap the benefits of a fit body. You may groan at the thought, but the benefit gives you the fortitude to fight illness. Often patients can forego treatments or procedures because they are fit.

Keeping moving is a motivator to help with everyday problems of pain or illness. Research suggests you can gain back much of the strength, balance, flexibility and coordination you had when you were much younger even if you are over 90 years of age, if you exercise.

Exercise boosts your endurance and gives you new energy. If you often feel exhausted, lack of exercise could be a factor.  Think about it. When you don't exercise your muscles and your other body parts, they aren't as well conditioned to handle physical demands. That leads you to wear out more quickly.  It's called "sedentary inertia.”

Exercise may be the answer if you stay with it. The extra action will make you more tired because it puts new demands on your body, but over time your body will grow stronger and get used to this new level of activity. You could suddenly realize you have more energy than you used to and lots more stamina. You will sleep better too.

Seniors are often surprised and thrilled at the amount of energy they develop after walking on the treadmill. It gets to be a habit to look forward to every day.

The extra zip and endurance will help you get more out of your day. It could give you the ability to keep pace with your grandkids and you know how busy they can be.  Keeping up with children can be hard, but not if you have kept your muscles and mind in good shape.

Fitness is like a weapon against aging and enables you to join the crowd rather than watching them.

Walking 45 minutes, three times a week will help you cut your heart risk in half.

Forty minutes of moderate exercise each week reduces your odds of Type 2 Diabetes by 50%.

Exercise may be as effective as medication at increasing good cholesterol levels and reducing the bad.  Healthier arteries lower blood pressures and lessen risk of stroke or heart problems. Regular physical activity helps people already suffering their ailments plus depression, osteoporoces or excess weight.

We are the problem, but we can also be the solution!

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Some of our Star Eagle readers have commented they like to read about events such as family and school reunions, birthdays and anniversaries, and birth and wedding announcements.  In order to read about these important things we need our faithful readers to pass along the information to us.

Also if you have an idea for a story that you think would be of interest to our readers, please contact me. 

If you have birthdays and anniversaries you would like include, or news to share please contact me via e-mail, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by postal mail, P.O. Box 192, Geneva, MN 56035 or telephone, 507-256-4405.

Birthdays and anniversaries :

• Thursday July 28th: Breelyn Marcia Camerer, Mike Luhring, Kari Wayne, DeWayne Jensen, Dennis Jensen, Penny Jensen, Eric Lee, Christian Burnes, Donnie Turvold, Jim & Maryalice Hanson, George & Sue Stieglbauer, Gary & Emily Ayers, Melissa & Scott Michie, Ellie & Chad Schutrop

• Friday, July 29th: Randy Dokken, Doug Flugum, Candie Underland, Jennifer Huber, Dory Hunt, Jim Misgen, Brent Jepson, Lorrell Beaber, Todd Wangen

• Saturday, July 30th: Gavin Farr Nappin, Tregg Hagen, Levi Horvei, Trevin Andrew Stollard, Scott Briggs, Amy Hohansee VanderSyde, Gary Sloan, Cindy Vaith, Larry Jensen, Kay Cassen, Shane Christensen, Cindy Esplan, Dani Layland, Kurt & Kelly Krumwiede, Nathan & Lindsey Schlaak, Jerry & Tanya Blouin

• Sunday, July 31st: Zane Andrew Miller, Michelle Eaker Stevens, Coni Misgen Evenson, Lorie Paulson, Joan Mast, Brian & Pam Muri

• Monday, August 1st: Parker Brant Simon, Wendy Schultz, Dale Mrotz, Karen Vaith, Stanley Jensen, Lonny Thostenson, Tad Cornelius, Karen Brockman, Rick Christensen, Larry & Carol Spear and Trevor & Courtney (Vallarelle) Tracy, who will be celebrating their 1st anniversary this year

• Tuesday, August 2nd: Kolten Aaron Michael Hanson, Tara Cromwell Lembke, Cole Lehmberg, Vivian Dulas, Cora Lynn Harpel, Ryan Nelson, Scott Sommers, Carol Lein, Melissa Marlin, and Courtney (Vallarelle) and Dakota Tracy were united in marriage in 2014

• Wednesday, August 3rd: Arianna Elizabeth Pence/Ortiz, Jo Lerberg, Kristine Dummer, Cynthia Nelson, Kent Swearingen, Jean Molenaar, Matthew Wayne, Nicholas Wayne, Gerald Flugum

• Thurday, August 4th: Madysen Grace Waage, Karen Edwardson Loge, Harold Jensen, Bryce Ingvaldson, Terry Vaith, Ryan Wangsness, Michael Hanson, Tom Lang, Bethany Cooper, Rachel Reichl, Gary & Kathy Reichl, Warren & Ilsbeth Wayne

• Friday, August 5th: Wayne Schimek, Corey Wangsness, Gabriella Lynn Olson, Gladys Johnson, John Ramlo, Annette Thostenson, Jennifer Broskoff Dutton, Andrea & Kane Malo, Christopher & Kristen Hanson, Tom & Kari Wayne

• Saturday, August 6th: Lynn Nechanicky, Rick Cook, Matthew Miller, Andy & Mary Lerberg, Wendell & Connie Kuehn

Sending you heartfelt wishes for a great day! Hope you have a day filled with things that make you smile!

There are times I make mistakes regarding birthdays and anniversaries because of information I don’t know. Please look at it as a reminder that though they may no longer be with us it is nice to remember they once were and celebrate their birthdays and anniversaries.

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