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4 Tips a Parent Should Know About Their Kids Using Social Media

07/28/2015 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

It’s 2015 and social media is omnipresent. When they wake up in the morning, the first thing many people do is check Facebook on their smartphones. When they head to work, they might spend their breaks on Twitter. At dinner, they might post pictures of their meals to Instagram. As adults, we are still trying to figure out social media- what the etiquette should be, and what an appropriate amount of time to spend on social media is each day. This makes dealing with the social media habits of…

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Beat the Heat: 4 Ways to Keep Your Family Cool When it’s Hot Outside

07/28/2015 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

It’s summer. The temperature is rising. While the heat is initially a welcome reprieve from cold winter winds and spring rain, it starts to wear thin after a while. As it gets hotter, you and your family can become progressively more miserable when trying to spend time outside. When it’s this hot out, keeping your family cool becomes imperative. Here are 4 ways to beat the heat and keep your whole family cool. Family game day… inside. If you have air-conditioning or central air,…

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5 Ways to Relax in the Backyard with the Whole Family

07/28/2015 | Wellness

Stress can have a negative impact on your health. When summer rolls around, stress doesn’t take a vacation. Keeping up with work, and your family’s summer schedule can be truly taxing. Fortunately, rest and relaxation are a good way to combat stress, and both can be found right near your home. In fact, if you want to find a place for some “me time” you don’t need to look any further than your own backyard. Here are 5 ways to relax in your backyard. Read a book in a lawn…

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5 Exercises to Do When It’s Too Hot Outside

07/28/2015 | WellnessExercise

You know that you need to exercise. If you’re the type of person who likes to run, bike, or do any other type of outdoor exercise, summer can be a real challenge. Not only is it tougher to exercise outside in the summer, it can also be dangerous when the mercury starts to really rise. What is the alternative to outdoor activity? Take it indoors. If you don’t want to spend money on a gym, here are 5 exercises you can do inside to beat the heat. Jumping jacks. The old classic from your…

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A Guide to Achieving Your Summer Fitness Goals

07/24/2015 | WellnessExercise

With the arrival of summer, you may have a series of fitness goals that you are trying to achieve. Whether it’s building strength, or looking good in a bathing suit, sticking to summer health goals is tough. There are some tried and true methods however to keep you on track as you try to get healthier this summer. 1. Get an accountability buddy. It’s easier to quit a fitness routine when you go it alone. However, if you have a partner- a workout buddy, or a diet buddy, you can be…

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Heat Safety

07/23/2015 | ExerciseSafety

Summer is a time for swimming, relaxing and fun in the sun, time to play outside and enjoy the beautiful sunny day. Although, they say sunshine is good for you heat from the sun can be harmful. It is important to be careful on those hot summer days. Too much heat can cause you to pass out, get weak or cramp up. What are the health impacts of extreme heat?         Most heat – related illnesses occur when victims have been overexposed to heat or have over…

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IU Health 2015-16 US News & World Report Rankings

07/21/2015 | CommunityAnnouncements

Indiana University Health is honored once again to be nationally ranked in 10 patient-care specialties by the 2015-16 U.S.News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings.  IU Health was among only three percent of all U.S. hospital to earn a national ranking.  IU Health has been nationally ranked for 18 consecutive years, and remains Indiana and Indianapolis’s top-ranked hospital system. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is ranked in 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties. Learn…

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5 Simple Ways to Incorporate Fitness into Family Time

07/20/2015 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

Making fitness a priority for your whole family can be difficult. Specifically, motivating your family to work out, and finding time for your family to work out can be a challenge. The solution? Incorporating fitness into your family time. Here are 5 simple ways to make your family time more fit. 1. Assign more rigorous chores. When assigning chores for your family, make sure to include chores that will work up a sweat. Chores like gardening, cleaning cars, or even taking out the trash can help keep…

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10 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Budget

07/20/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy EatingPlay and Exercise

Making a healthy lifestyle work when your family has a budget can seem like an insurmountable challenge. Fortunately, when it comes to healthy living, there are steps you can take to live better while also living within your means. In fact, in some cases, healthy choices are also frugal ones, and will save you money. 1. Take a walk. While joining a gym is often expensive, taking a walk around your neighborhood is free. Walking is a great, low-impact exercise. 2. Buy frozen vegetables. Canned…

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5 Simple Changes to Make Your Diet Healthier

07/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

  When you make the decision to eat healthier, changing your diet can seem overwhelming at first. It’s helpful when trying to make this major lifestyle change to start with simple, easy steps. Here are some simple changes you can make right away that will make a huge impact for your health. 1. Replace white breads and pastas with whole grain. Whole grains are lower in calories and carbohydrates and higher in fiber and healthy vitamins and nutrients than white bread products. By replacing…

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