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Non-Traditional Places to Work Out: 5 Gyms that Break the Mold in Indianapolis

05/12/2015 | WellnessExercisePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

As summer approaches, the minds of many turn to one thing: getting in shape. For Hoosiers living in Indianapolis, the options to lose a few pounds and gain a little muscle are many. Sometimes, traditional gyms can be a little daunting. Finding a gym or other place to get in shape that’s a fit for your lifestyle and personality can be a real challenge. Here are five options that will get you up and moving. IU Health Sports Performance Center In addition to high quality medical care, IU Health…

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Stretches to Alleviate Office Aches and Pains

05/04/2015 | WellnessExercise

At the end of a hard day at work, your body probably hurts. Something you interact with every day is the cause of immense pain. So what’s the culprit? What is the cause of your aches and your pains? Would you believe your desk chair? The Pain of Sitting You know what your lower back, your upper back, your shoulders, and every other part of your body feel like after being stuck behind a desk all day. You’ve probably realized that your chair has something to do with it for a while. Fortunately,…

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How Indiana University’s Basketball Teams Stay Fit

05/04/2015 | WellnessExercise

It’s spring and around the country, that means it’s getting warmer. Warm enough to go outside and play basketball. Here in Indy, we love basketball, especially the IU Hoosiers. We thrill at their victories, and agonize over their defeats. We aspire to the level of physical prowess that the IU Hoosiers have achieved. So, just how do IU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams stay in shape? Hoosier Exercises: Box Jumps Box jumps are good cardiovascular exercise, and an excellent…

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Be Well Aquatic Exercise

04/30/2015 | ExercisePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

If you enjoy swimming and exercising, aquatic exercise is something you may like to try. Why exercise in warm water? Warm water helps to decrease pain and increase ease of movement.  Clients can work on strength, balance, stretching, posture and ambulation.  The buoyancy of water decreases the loading on joints, so it is less painful to exercise.  What is the pool like? The water is 93 degrees for therapeutic benefit.  The depth of the pool ranges from 3 to 7 feet for differing…

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Bodies in Motion at a Basketball Tournament

Bodies in Motion at a Basketball Tournament

04/02/2015 | Exercise

Indianapolis welcomes the NCAA Final Four men’s basketball teams and their loyal fans to Lucas Oil Stadium this weekend. These athletes are at the top of their game after months of training, conditioning and fast-paced competitive play. The spectators and cheerleaders also bring high energy to root for their favorite teams. To compete at this level of basketball, players must have agility, endurance and speed, with the ability to pivot directions and post high vertical jumps. Spectators also…

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Talking to the Experts: A Healthy Balance

Talking to the Experts: A Healthy Balance

04/02/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy Eating

The expert medical professionals of Indiana University Health bring passion and skill to every specialty and treatment offered. They also bring compassion and understanding because, after all, they’re human, too. Ever find yourself chasing the ever-allusive balance when it comes to healthy choices for food and exercise? You are not alone. Here, three Indiana University Health professionals weigh in on the balancing act.Anna King, RD - Clinical Dietitian at Indiana University Health Perfection…

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Spring Break: How to Work in Exercise on Vacation

03/23/2015 | WellnessExercise

Incorporating exercise into your daily routine is often a key element to sticking to that exercise program. Disruptions to that routine often cause fitness buffs to fall completely off of the exercise wagon. One of the biggest routine disruptors out there is vacation. When you go on vacation, you are taking time away from the things you do everyday- including exercise. If you want to stay on track with your fitness program while taking a vacation, follow these steps: Bring Workout Clothes. It’s…

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Women’s Health Risks: Genes or Lifestyle?

Women’s Health Risks: Genes or Lifestyle?

03/19/2015 | ExerciseHealthy Eating

Have you ever looked down at your hands to find fingers that look just like your mother’s? Does your smile curve just like hers? Physical traits passed through family stand out and give insights into our genetic makeup. Our genes explain the less visible traits we carry as well. We lean on genetics to make sense of conditions like heart disease, diabetes, sleep irregularities, digestive trouble and obesity. However, those explanations can resemble excuses more than medical fact. While genes…

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How Much Activity Do You Need Each Day to Keep Your Heart Healthy?

03/04/2015 | WellnessExerciseCardiovascular

When you hear health professionals talk about keeping your heart healthy, they tend give two general pieces of advice over and over again: eat right and exercise. There are a lot of great guides out there on what to eat for a healthy heart. What they often exclude is just how much exercise you actually need to keep your heart as healthy as possible. How Much Exercise Do You Really Need? If you do not already maintain a regular exercise schedule, making time for exercise can seem daunting. Fortunately,…

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Your Heart: A Day in the Life

03/02/2015 | ExerciseCardiovascular

Everyday, your heart does a lot of work. We take a look at all of the work your heart does, and what  you need to do to keep your heart healthy and happy with good nutrition and exercise.   Did you know Indiana University Health is offering same-day primary care appointments from Indiana’s most highly skilled doctors? Schedule an appointment today at 844.8.IUHEALTH or visit iuhealth.org/primarycare.

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