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Food Calorie Counter: Does Your Plate Measure Up?

12/17/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Feasting on turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and other favorites is part of the holiday tradition in most families. If you want to maintain or lose weight this season, don’t forget the high calorie content in many holiday foods. Here’s a list of popular holiday foods with serving sizes and calorie counts to help you and your family be accountable for fitness and diet goals during holiday gatherings. This handy calorie counter can help you stay on track through all your holiday…

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Stay Active at Home During the Cold Months

12/15/2014 | WellnessExercise

Staying physically active keeps your body healthy and boosts your immune system against seasonal illnesses like the flu and the common cold. For many people, physical activity is easy in the warmer months. Long walks, bike rides and other outdoor activities are fun -- and often free. Wintertime, however, can present more of a challenge. Joining a gym may not be an appealing or cost-effective option, and snow can put a damper on jogging or even walking outside. Fortunately, there are other ways to…

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Offset Those Holiday Treats With Holiday Fun

12/12/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

It wouldn’t be the holidays without gingerbread men, hot cocoa, and extra helpings. But you don’t have to let that derail your health; an extra holiday activity can be the excuse to indulge in an extra treat. Every action has a reaction, so just make sure to offset each indulgence with an additional activity — with the emphasis on additional. If you are currently maintaining your weight with an exercise routine, you’ll need to increase your activity level. A few words…

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Bargain Tips for Keeping Warm This Winter

12/12/2014 | WellnessHome Care

Keeping your home warm during the cold winter months is a basic need that can be tricky and often expensive. If your home is not sufficiently prepared, you could be looking at major hikes in your heating bills when temperatures drop. Homeowners can spend thousands of dollars on costly new insulation, windows, doors and other improvements in order to maintain heat system efficiency. However, sufficient cold weather preparation doesn’t have to freeze your funds. Here are some inexpensive and…

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Bargain Tips for Keeping Warm This Winter

12/12/2014 | WellnessHome Care

Keeping your home warm during the cold winter months is a basic need that can be tricky and often expensive. If your home is not sufficiently prepared, you could be looking at major hikes in your heating bills when temperatures drop. Homeowners can spend thousands of dollars on costly new insulation, windows, doors and other improvements in order to maintain heat system efficiency. However, sufficient cold weather preparation doesn’t have to freeze your funds. Here are some inexpensive and…

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Benefits of going to a Chiropractor

12/11/2014 | WellnessPain ManagementMaternity

Chiropractors care for more than just back pain, but many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this condition. In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time What does a chiropractor do? Chiropractic adjustment is where trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal is to correct structural alignment and improve your body’s physical function. Most chiropractors…

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When to Call: Sore Throat

12/11/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPrimary Care

It starts as a little tickle or perhaps some irritation. Then your throat starts to feel a little thicker and soon it hurts to swallow. Sure, it could just be a side effect of an upper respiratory infection, or the common cold. But a sore throat can also indicate a more serious illness, such as strep throat. You can help relieve minor sore throat pain with over-the-counter pain relievers. Warm liquids, such as chicken noodle soup, may also help. In most cases, sore throat symptoms go away when the…

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Banish the holiday blues

12/10/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

While the holiday season should be an enjoyable time, it can be a mixed bag of emotions for many people. Stress about additional family and personal obligations, financial concerns and a general feeling of “not being able to get it all done,” can take a toll. Good nutrition, exercise and sleep often take a backseat during the holidays as well, affecting both physical health and emotional well-being. As a result, some people experience the “holiday blues.” It’s important…

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Learn the basics of stretching

12/10/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

While many people commit to exercise, fewer commit to stretching before they exercise. Stretching offers a number of important benefits, including improving the quality of aerobic exercise and strength training workouts. There are also benefits to stretching outside of physical activity, for instance if you stretch when you awaken in the morning or before bed at night. Overall, stretching increases blood flow and keeps the body limber by releasing muscle tension and tightness. Tight muscles can’t…

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Injury Report Weekly โ€“ Week 14

12/10/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Want to learn more about Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne's injury and whether or not he'll play again this season? Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: Reggie Wayne, WR, Indianapolis Colts…

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