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How to Be the Best Health Role Model for your Children

07/06/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy EatingPlay and Exercise

Children absorb knowledge and behavior like a sponge. With this in mind, its important for you as a parent to be their health role model, yet in the recent Indy Moms survey, 53% of moms gave themselves a B when it came to health and wellness. This is good, but does leave room to improve. Good mental and physical health starts with good communication and education. Talking to your kids about diet, exercise and asking them questions about their health is a good place to start. It’s also equally…

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Keep Your Toddler Safe With These 5 Car Seat Tips

07/06/2015 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

When it comes to car seats, there is a lot of conflicting information out there. Should the car seat face the front of the car? Should it face the back? What’s the best type of car seat? Should you use a car seat at all? Nearly every parent has a strong opinion on the topic. Let’s cut through the controversy: here are some of the best, proven ways to keep your toddler safe in the car. 1. It’s the law. First and foremost: you must have a car seat. All 50 US States have laws on the…

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Beyond Salad: 5 Ways to Use the Superfood Kale in Your Next Recipe

07/06/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

There aren’t many vegetables that qualify as trendy. Kale is trendy with good reason. A single cup of kale has 2.9 grams of protein and it’s loaded with vitamins A and C. On top of that, kale has a crunchy texture and savory flavor that can make any meal even better. Getting kale into your diet is easy, even if you don’t want to have it in a salad. 1. Shakes and smoothies. Green smoothies are all the rage. By adding kale to a your fruit smoothies, you give them an extra nutritional…

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3 Types of Exercise for Prevention and Treatment of Arthritis

07/06/2015 | WellnessArthritis & Rheumatology

According to the CDC, 52.5 million Americans have been told by their doctors that they have arthritis. Arthritis is a painful inflammation of the joints that affects people ranging from juveniles to seniors. Living with arthritis can be painful, but performing certain types of physical exercise can alleviate your pain. A sedentary lifestyle leaves you far more susceptible to arthritis as you age.. If you suffer from arthritis, here are three types of exercises to help you get stronger and deal with…

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How to avoid golf injuries

07/02/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Whether it’s the company golf outing or a tournament to raise money for a charity, all kinds of people who rarely play golf will be out on the links this summer. When golf isn’t part of your normal routine, it sometimes pays to temper your performance expectations. But there’s something else occasional golfers should be thinking about, according to Scott Charland, a sports performance team leader at IU Health Sports Performance: how to avoid getting hurt. “Golf is probably…

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