Author Archives: Dave Mlnarik

About Dave Mlnarik

Mlnarik is executive director of the Nebraska Sports Council, which facilitates the annual Live Healthy Nebraska 100-Day Challenge. The Challenge is a team-centric weight-loss and physical activity program that runs from January through April. The NSC also conducts the Cornhusker State Games, an Olympic-style sports festival for Nebraskans of all ages and abilities held each July. Mlnarik and his wife, Chrystal, have four children ranging in age from 3 to 9. His hobbies include fishing, adventure racing, and writing and performing music.

How companies stack up: The 100-Day Challenge

Find out where Nebraska companies stand at the halfway point of the Live Healthy 100-Day Challenge. Continue reading

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Is stress managing you?

You may not be in control of the factors causing your stress but you can adjust your chemistry to make the stress less harmful to your body. Continue reading

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CSG family fun: WalkOmaha

Cornhusker State Games will offer a Volkswalk in Omaha this year to allow metro-area residents to enjoy this simple, but meaningful experience in the convenience of their own community. Continue reading

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Events = Wellness

There are 60-plus sports in this year’s Cornhusker State Games, which take place July 15-24 in Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding communities. Continue reading

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Recognizing wellness achievements

A dozen teams and 45 companies have earned recognition awards for their efforts in the recently-completed Live Healthy Nebraska 100-Day Challenge. Continue reading

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Congrats, Nebraska!

More than 8,200 Nebraskans took part in the Live Healthy Nebraska 100-Day Challenge. Together, they lost 34,610 pounds and reported nearly 25 million activity minutes. Continue reading

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Super splurge — now what?

I wish I could say I did my best to avoid splurging on unhealthy foods during the Super Bowl, but in reality, I knew I was going to do it … and I did. Continue reading

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Keep it fun

Fun can be a very effective catalyst in the process of improving nutrition and exercise habits. The thoughts of a pleasant experience can make the workout fun…or at least more tolerable. Continue reading

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Don’t waste the pain

Five days into the 100-Day Challenge and the reports of soreness are trickling in. Any time you subject your muscles to new stress and exertion, there may, of course, be pain. The good news is that after a couple of weeks, if you persevere, the soreness will dissipate and eventually disappear. Continue reading

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It’s just a number

A common complaint among those embarking on a new fitness routine is that they’re putting in the time and the work minding their nutrition and activity, and the weight is slow to decrease. Continue reading

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