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In the Race for Health…There is No Finish Line

05/27/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

As we build our support and teams to help us keep healthy and we set off on the race to better health, it is important to remember that there is no finish line. In order to stay healthy and mobile throughout life, it takes life-long effort. There is no finish line, because living a healthy lifestyle requires a transformation in daily habits, choices, and activities that promote good health. During this journey, it is important to practice these everyday and learn that these practices will be necessary…

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May Support Group Recap, Part I

05/26/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The Clarian Bariatrics support group meeting for gastric lap band patients was held on Wednesday, May 20. This month's topic was "Developing a Positive Self Message." Most self talk is negative. Negative self-talk may cause you to doubt yourself, create uncertainty, and perpetuate poor self esteem and poor self confidence. Since self-talk is mostly negative, this will work against you in the long run. Change your self talk to positive self message. Changing to positive self-talk will give you…

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Join us!

05/26/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Have you been wondering if weight loss surgery is right for you? Then consider joining us at a FREE informational seminar! At the session you can learn about bariatric weight loss options (gastric bypass or Lap Band among others) and about bariatric surgery costs. Indianapolis bariatric surgeons and staff will be on hand to answer your questions and you are welcomed to bring as many support people along as you would like. Visit this Web site to find a date that works well for you. We can't wait…

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Happy Memorial Day!

05/25/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Did you know the history of this holiday? Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action. (From U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs) While you are enjoying time with friends and family today, please take a minute…

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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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