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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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Pictures from Friday

05/19/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I will dedicate one blog post this week to including photos from our bariatric surgery post-op patient event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Check out Lorie's post from yesterday to read her thoughts. Also, thanks to Tina for getting the photos shared and to all the patients that came out to make it a great day! 

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My Victory Lane

05/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It’s May in Indianapolis, which means Race day is upon us. The two words that always come to my mind is victory lane. What does the word victory mean to me? Success, winning and triumph! Having weight loss surgery brings many success and triumphs on different levels for all of us. To some it may include participating in a 5K race, running the mini, walking a few extra blocks or just being mobile and feeling good. One recent success for me was walking in the Race for The Cure with my mother…

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News article: Obesity caused by greed not laziness

05/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The inflammatory headline is what initally caught my attention, but after reading the article posted in the United Kingdom's version of Marie Claire magazine, I definitely see the point they are trying to make. Below are the first few paragraphs: Greed, rather than laziness, is the major cause of the obesity epidemic across the developed world, research has shown. A study comparing data from the US from the 1970s and the early 2000s found that over the past 30 years average calorific intake has…

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Reflecting on Our Patient Event

05/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Last Friday (May 15) was our annual patient appreciation event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. What a great day! We not only had great weather but we got to share it with our bariatric family. For me it was especially great because I don’t always see patients after surgery in the clinic because I’m usually at Clarian North. The only time I see patients after surgery is when someone wants to visit (which I love!), or when the patient has a problem and is readmitted to the hospital.…

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Enjoying Exercise, Part II

05/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I stumbled upon a book by a psychologist named Suzanne Brue called The 8 Colors of Fitness. At first I was surprised to see a psychologist with mainly personal exercise experience writing about fitness, but after I started reading…I began to see the importance of her book. She came to the conclusion, after a lot of research, that our personalities are undoubtedly connected to how much we enjoy the activities we choose to do, where we choose to do them, and who we do them with. Our personalities…

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See you today!

05/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I am currently at the office packing up my gear to take out to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and I am so excited! I think that this former patient event is going to be great, and I am even more thrilled that the weather will (hopefully) cooperate. If you are unable to make it today, you will be missed, but know that we value the time, effort and dedication you have put into making a lifelong commitment to getting healthier. If you are not currently a patient of Clarian Bariatrics, but want to learn…

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