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4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Gym Membership

06/25/2015 | WellnessExercise

Joining a gym is easy. In fact, it can be too easy. Many people join gyms, go regularly for a few weeks, and then drop off, continuing to pay for membership without actually using it. The trick to being a gym member is using the gym consistently and making sure you work out properly to get the results you desire. How can you make the most out of your gym membership? 1. Make it easy. Pick a gym near your work or home. You know your routine better than anyone but studies show that people who join gyms…

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A Day in the Dunes: 4 Healthy Activities to Do While Visiting the Indiana Dunes

06/16/2015 | WellnessExercise

If you are looking to get out of the city for a few days for some rest and relaxation, then it might be time to head to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. With gorgeous views of Lake Michigan, charming campgrounds, miles of trails and more, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a beautiful national park right here in Indiana. While some people prefer sitting back and relaxing on vacation, others prefer to run, jump and explore. If you are the type of person who lives a healthy, active lifestyle,…

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5 Home Workouts You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Fewer

06/15/2015 | WellnessExercise

According to the 2015 Indy Moms Survey, 70% of Indianapolis moms worry that they don’t get enough exercise. For 21% of moms, lack of exercise is their number one personal health concern. Many moms find they simply don’t have enough time to exercise regularly. Here are five easy ways to incorporate exercise into your day, even if you’re strapped for time. 1. Walk, jog, run. Walking, jogging, and running are easy, inexpensive, and they don’t need to take a lot of time. According…

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6 Ways You Can Prevent Overexertion Injuries

05/28/2015 | WellnessExercise

If you live an active lifestyle- exercising more than 30 minutes a day, 7 days a week, there’s a fairly good chance that you are at high risk for overexertion injuries. Injuries like tendonitis are very common amongst people who live active lives. Even if you live a relatively passive lifestyle, you can end up overexerting yourself and causing physical harm. In fact, overexertion injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome are a common type of worker’s compensation claim in the United States.…

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Break the mold when you work out.

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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