Make Time for Exercise

Free Program at Riverside Medical Center Shows Benefits of Exercise

Exercise should be part of a person’s lifestyle, providing many benefits. “Exercising regularly helps protect against heart disease, reduces stress, improves overall health, prevents or improves diabetes, and is the key to weight loss,” said Beckie Crisman, a certified diabetes educator at Riverside Medical Center (RMC) in Waupaca. 

People can learn how to make it a reality at “I don’t have time to exercise!!!,” a free program offered at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 8, in the Health and Wellness Department at RMC.

Crisman said participants should come prepared to move as the diabetes education staff provides a motivational evening to help encourage exercise. The evening will include real-life testimonials of how to fit exercise in, how doing this could change your life, and a tour of the gym.

“We can get exercise in many different ways, that can be fun, cheap and very simple to do,” said Crisman. “Every minute counts. Just 10 minutes of exercise per day can make a difference.”

To register for this free event, call (715) 258-1119 or visit on-line at For more event information, call the Health and Wellness Department at (715) 258-1183.

Riverside Medical Center is a 25-bed acute-care, critical access hospital located in Waupaca. Riverside Medical Center has previously been rated among the “100 Top Hospitals™” in the United States by Solucient, Inc. Riverside Medical Center was founded in 1955 and employs more than 300 people, making it one of the five largest employers in the area.

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