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5 Moms Share How They Stay Active Even with Busy Schedules

08/27/2015 | Family Care

This year, Indiana University Health conducted the 2015 Indy Moms Survey. We asked 280 Indianapolis area moms about their health and the health of their families. Our goal was to learn what’s important to Indy moms in order to provide the best health advice to improve your family’s daily lives. Many moms said that time is one of their biggest challenges in living a healthy lifestyle. In fact, 84% of moms surveyed said that time constraints make it harder for their family to be healthier.…

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Screen Time: 5 Steps to Set a Good Example for Your Kids

08/27/2015 | Everyday Wellness

Many parents worry that their children spend too much time in front of screens- computer screens, TV screens, smartphone screens, etc. Meanwhile, these same parents reach for their smartphone as soon as they wake up, spend all day in front of a computer at work, and watch an hour of TV before going to bed. In families, good screen habits begin at the top. If you want your kids to learn to limit screen time, you need to learn to limit your own. Here are 5 steps you can take to limit screen time and…

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How to Help a Teen With Juvenile Arthritis

08/27/2015 | Everyday Wellness

Arthritis is not just a disease that affects senior citizens. Thousands of children in the United States are affected by juvenile arthritis that causes pain in their joints. Children with juvenile arthritis may have pain or swelling in their joints. This can make it harder for kids to run, jump, play, and generally be kids. If you have a teen with juvenile arthritis, here are some things you can do to help. Talk to their doctor. The most important thing you can do to help a child with juvenile arthritis…

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The Physical Effects of Emotion

08/27/2015 | Wellness

When you are happy, sad, or angry, it affects you- not just mentally but physically as well. Your mind and body are connected, and your mental state affects your physical well-being. This is why taking care of mental health and emotions is often integral to taking care of your physical health as well. Here are some ways that emotions affect the body. Emotions like sadness and anger can have a harmful impact on your physical health, especially if they occur regularly over a long period of time. People…

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Which Outdoor Activities Burn the Most Calories?

08/26/2015 | WellnessExercise

If you have been looking to start a fitness regimen that includes working out outside, now is a great time to start. Getting outside is a good way to enjoy nature’s beauty, keeping you motivated to work out. To get the most out of outdoor workouts, you may want to know which activities burn the most calories. Here is a list of exercises you can do outside, and how many calories they burn on average for a person weighing about 155 lbs over the course of 30 minutes. Walking.  149 calories…

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How Do Indy Moms Get Health Information?

08/26/2015 | Everyday Wellness

As part of the 2015 Indy Moms Survey, we asked moms where they got their information on health. Here is how they answered.   To stay healthy, schedule an appointment with one of the highly skilled physicians of IU Health. Call 1.888.IUHEALTH to schedule a Same-Day primary care appointment.

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The Importance of Keeping Your Mind Sharp (And 4 Ways to Do It)

08/26/2015

Your brain is in many ways the most important organ in your body. Without it, you couldn’t read books, talk to your family and friends or do your job. As we age, our brain functions become less sharp. However, they don’t have to. There are many ways to keep your mental acuity strong as you get older. Mental sharpness is essential for performing almost every single task that you need to complete in your life. Here are 4 ways to keep your brain sharp as you age. 1. Read a book. Reading…

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The teenage years are when parents gradually hand over the reigns of responsibility to their children and allow them to enjoy more freedom.

Dr. Nebesio Offers Suggestions to Teens With Diabetes

08/26/2015 | Diabetes & Endocrinology

The teenage years are when parents gradually hand over the reigns of responsibility to their children and allow them to enjoy more freedom. It’s a big transition for most parents, but especially for parents of children with Type 1 diabetes. Up until this point, the parents have closely supervised his or her care: sticking to a schedule of routine blood sugar checks, counting carbohydrates at mealtimes and using all of that information to calculate the appropriate dose of insulin. This can be…

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4 Tips To Protect Your Child’s Eyes When They Play Sports

08/25/2015 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

Whenever your child plays a sport, they’re at a slight risk for injury. In many sports, including football or ice hockey, kids wear helmets to protect their heads and pads to protect the rest of their bodies. However, one of the most vulnerable areas of their bodies is often left unprotected: their eyes. Protecting your child’s eyes is important in any sport they play. Here are 4 ways you can help your children protect their eyes when they play sports. 1. Protective goggles or masks.…

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Back to School and the Breakfast Battle

08/25/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

As kids around Indiana head back to school, parents often gear up for a breakfast battle. Making a healthy breakfast that your children will love is challenging enough. It’s even more challenging when your family is going in a million different directions as adults prepare for work and kids prepare for school. Here are five breakfasts that are healthy, fast and delicious. 1. Overnight oatmeal. One of the best ways to win the breakfast battle is making breakfast ahead of time. Before you…

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