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Memorial Day Fun, Part II

05/25/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

And some additional games for you to participate in with your family today! Sidewalk Chalk This old playground tool never fails to bring in the fun! This can be used to create many different kinds of physically active games. You can draw obstacles courses that include hopscotch, balance beams, and four-squares. Have the kids draw something for the whole family to do! Scavenger Hunt There is nothing like a challenging treasure hunt to keep the body moving! Plan an easy scavenger hunt around the house…

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Are you at the 500?

05/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Today is a great day for the Indianapolis 500 Race! Can you believe it is an almost 100 year tradition in Indianapolis? Although I'm not attending the race today, I had a great time at the track with some of our former weight loss surgery patients and Clarian Bariatrics staff at a special event on May 15. Here is a shot of Dan Wheldon's car, and Dan is one of John Barnes' drivers. Best of luck to all the drivers today!  

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Memorial Day Fun, Part I

05/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This Memorial Day holds a great opportunity to begin fun fitness activities with your family and friends. If you are hosting or attending a cookout, bring along some of these fun game ideas to keep everyone moving. Keep Away This is an old-fashion game that is always fun to play. Use regular balls to toss back-and-forth and keep away from each other. Or blow up balloons and make it a bigger keep away game…and remember--don’t let them touch the floor! Sink the Ship Create paper-wad balls…

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Sharing Success Stories

05/22/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

We have received a lot of wonderful emails and comments about the successes that bariatric surgery has helped bring into peoples’ lives. And some of the biggest successes have come from the enjoyment from and ability to participate in a lot more physical activities. I’m learning about people who can do all kinds of activities from spending all day working in the backyard to walking the entire Indianapolis Mini-Marathon this year! We are truly enjoying hearing from you as you continue…

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Group Shot!

05/22/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This is probably my favorite picture from the event last week. Several of the patients that attended took a few minutes to participate in a group photo with Clarian Bariatrics staff. While it wasn't everyone in attendance, it still showcases the family environment that has been built over the years.  Plus, it was a beautiful day and having the Pagoda in the back doesn't hurt either! 

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Cancelled

05/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I just wanted to announce that our Thursday, May 21 informational seminar at Clarian Health Cicero has been cancelled. If you were planning on attending this weight loss surgery informational session, don't worry! We have one planned at our Indianapolis location tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. At the session, you can learn about bariatric surgery costs and the different types of weight loss surgery options. Click here to sign up for an upcoming date!  

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Another Photo

05/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

As promised, here is another picture from our patient event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week. I know it's a little far away, but it is a photo of John Barnes addressing our patients and guests. It was so nice of John to take time out from his busy schedule to meet with our group. Like he said, support is what will breed long term success!

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Revving Your Cardio Engine

05/20/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Your heart is the engine that keeps your body going. Exercise is the best way to keep your heart healthy and to get maximum performance out of all the functions your heart provides. The stronger your heart, the healthier your entire body will be in effect. Your heart is the most important muscle in your body, and we all know that if it doesn’t run well…then our whole body suffers. Everything depends on the heart and its performance. Exercise, specifically cardio exercise, has the ability…

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Join the Fight!

05/19/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you need that extra boost of motivation to keep up with exercise, I always recommend joining an online group or challenge to keep up the fight for your health. These online programs have forums to discuss your workouts, places you can log your activities, and much more! Here are a few options that you might be interested in. Check them out if you get a chance! President’s Challenge http://www.presidentschallenge.org/ SparkPeople www.sparkpeople.com America on the Move www.americaonthemove.org…

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Did you know?

05/19/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Clarian Bariatrics is composed of staff and surgeons who specialize in the advanced surgical treatment of clinically severe obesity, a condition recognized by medical authorities as a major health problem in the United States today. In fact, obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, surpassed only by cigarette smoking. The surgeons of Clarian Bariatrics are highly skilled, experienced professionals backed by the vast network of Clarian specialists, affording you…

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