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Colt’s Game Day- 5 Healthy Game Day Dishes

09/02/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Autumn is right around the corner. This means it’s time to break out your sweater, grab a pumpkin flavored beverage and get ready for some football. As the Colts get ready to take on the rest of the NFL on the road to the Super Bowl, you can get ready to sit down in front of the TV, and feast on these 5 healthy game day dishes. Wings. Yes, wings. Baked (instead of fried) chicken wings can be a healthy dish on game day. Try to use a sauce that’s low in sugar like teriyaki or buffalo sauce.…

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One Week’s Worth of Healthy Lunches

09/02/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Sometimes the secret to successful healthy eating is planning. Planning your meals ahead makes healthy eating easier. You can even make your lunches ahead of time for the work-week to make sure you are extra prepared. You want meals that are healthy, delicious and different enough day-to-day that you won’t get bored.  To help you out, here is a week’s worth of healthy lunches to take you from Monday to Friday. Each of these lunches has fewer than 600 calories, and plenty of protein…

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What is the HCG Diet and is it Healthy?

08/14/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

In the last few years, many trendy diets have come and gone. One that managed to make some waves is the HCG Diet. So what is the HCG diet and is it healthy? HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin. HCG is a hormone that is naturally produced by the human body during pregnancy. The supporters of the HCG diet claim that by taking HCG (which is normally only available in prescription form from a medical professional) along with a calorie-restrictive diet- specifically a diet that limits calorie…

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Plant Power! 5 Fruits and Veggies to Add to Your Routine Right Now

08/13/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

When thinking about eating healthier, many people think about removing some of their favorite foods from their diets. While eating less unhealthy food is an important part of improving nutrition for many, adding new, healthy, foods is also key. To really take your nutritional routine to the next level, here are 5 fruits and veggies to add to your routine right now. Berries for breakfast. Whether they’re raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries, berries are packed with anti-oxidants,…

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Why It’s Time to Throw Away Your Scale

08/07/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy Eating

When many people talk about their health and getting healthier, they also talk about their bodyweight. “Losing weight” for a very long time has been synonymous with getting healthy. While it is true that having an excessive amount of fat on your body is unhealthy, your body weight and the scale may not be the best indicator of overall health. What does the scale tell you? The scale shows you your body weight only. That’s it. While body weight is often a key indicator of overall…

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08/06/2015 | Healthy EatingDiabetes & Endocrinology

Over 29 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with diabetes. This common disease can lead to serious and life-threatening complications if blood glucose is not controlled. What is diabetes? Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. When you eat, your body turns foods into sugars or glucose. At that point, your pancreas is supposed to release insulin. Insulin serves to open your cells to allow the glucose to enter, which provides us energy.…

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Fruits and Veggies That are in Season Right Now (and Delicious)

08/04/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Eating seasonal, local food is a good way to live a healthier lifestyle. It’s also a way to support your community by giving money directly to local farmers. The tricky part about eating local food is knowing which foods are in season where you live. If you live in Indiana, here are 4 fruits and veggies that are in season in the summer that are also delicious. Blueberries and Blackberries. As strawberry season winds down, blueberry and blackberry season starts up in the Midwest. Blueberries…

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Men’s Health: 4 Super Foods for Men

07/30/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

In many ways, men’s and women’s health is similar. Eliminating drugs (including tobacco) and alcohol, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep and eating a healthy diet are all important factors in the health of men and women. However, with a healthy diet, there are certain things that men can eat that will help them with the unique health needs of their bodies. Here are 4 super foods for men: Shellfish. Shellfish contains high levels of zinc, which is good for testosterone production.…

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What is Matcha Tea and is it Really Good For You?

07/29/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

When you wake up in the morning, and you’re still a little groggy, do you reach for coffee? Tea? Or matcha? You may not have heard of it before but in the last few years, matcha, a type of green tea, has become very popular among trendsetters.  What is Matcha? Matcha is a type of powdered green tea. The process of harvesting it is slightly different then traditional green tea. Advocates of matcha claim this gives it a different, stronger flavor (the taste is similar to green tea but earthier…

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5 Simple Changes to Make Your Diet Healthier

07/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

  When you make the decision to eat healthier, changing your diet can seem overwhelming at first. It’s helpful when trying to make this major lifestyle change to start with simple, easy steps. Here are some simple changes you can make right away that will make a huge impact for your health. 1. Replace white breads and pastas with whole grain. Whole grains are lower in calories and carbohydrates and higher in fiber and healthy vitamins and nutrients than white bread products. By replacing…

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