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A Guide to Achieving Your Summer Fitness Goals

07/24/2015 | WellnessExercise

With the arrival of summer, you may have a series of fitness goals that you are trying to achieve. Whether it’s building strength, or looking good in a bathing suit, sticking to summer health goals is tough. There are some tried and true methods however to keep you on track as you try to get healthier this summer. 1. Get an accountability buddy. It’s easier to quit a fitness routine when you go it alone. However, if you have a partner- a workout buddy, or a diet buddy, you can be…

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Heat Safety

07/23/2015 | ExerciseSafety

Summer is a time for swimming, relaxing and fun in the sun, time to play outside and enjoy the beautiful sunny day. Although, they say sunshine is good for you heat from the sun can be harmful. It is important to be careful on those hot summer days. Too much heat can cause you to pass out, get weak or cramp up. What are the health impacts of extreme heat?         Most heat – related illnesses occur when victims have been overexposed to heat or have over…

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IU Health 2015-16 US News & World Report Rankings

07/21/2015 | CommunityAnnouncements

Indiana University Health is honored once again to be nationally ranked in 10 patient-care specialties by the 2015-16 U.S.News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings.  IU Health was among only three percent of all U.S. hospital to earn a national ranking.  IU Health has been nationally ranked for 18 consecutive years, and remains Indiana and Indianapolis’s top-ranked hospital system. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is ranked in 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties. Learn…

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5 Simple Ways to Incorporate Fitness into Family Time

07/20/2015 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

Making fitness a priority for your whole family can be difficult. Specifically, motivating your family to work out, and finding time for your family to work out can be a challenge. The solution? Incorporating fitness into your family time. Here are 5 simple ways to make your family time more fit. 1. Assign more rigorous chores. When assigning chores for your family, make sure to include chores that will work up a sweat. Chores like gardening, cleaning cars, or even taking out the trash can help keep…

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10 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Budget

07/20/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy EatingPlay and Exercise

Making a healthy lifestyle work when your family has a budget can seem like an insurmountable challenge. Fortunately, when it comes to healthy living, there are steps you can take to live better while also living within your means. In fact, in some cases, healthy choices are also frugal ones, and will save you money. 1. Take a walk. While joining a gym is often expensive, taking a walk around your neighborhood is free. Walking is a great, low-impact exercise. 2. Buy frozen vegetables. Canned…

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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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5 Ways to Help Your Mother As She Ages

07/20/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy Eating

For the first two and half decades of your life, your mother probably took care of you. She changed your diaper as a baby and saved money so you could go to college. As your mother ages, it’s your turn to help her. Helping an aging parent can be challenging- you may not even know where to start. Here are 5 simple ways you can help your mom maintain her health as she ages. 1. Spend time with her… exercising. Oftentimes, convincing an aging parent to get enough exercise can be extremely…

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Four Ideas for Building a Practice Home Gym

07/20/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Up to 60 percent of Americans aren’t getting enough exercise to maintain good health, according to some estimates. From boredom to dread, our excuses for failing to exercise vary. Sometimes it comes down to one of our most precious commodities—time. For a subset of the population, building a home gym may be an attractive option for making fitness more convenient. Here are four tips to make home exercise part of a long-term fitness strategy, Scott Charland, a sports performance team leader…

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10 Inexpensive, Healthy Alternatives for Your Regular Groceries

07/16/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

Maintaining your family grocery budget is a tricky proposition. You need to get enough food to feed your whole family at a price you can afford. Adding on the extra challenge of buying healthy food, which is often more expensive, can make things even more difficult. Here are 10 inexpensive healthy alternatives for your regular groceries. 1. Turkey Burger for Hamburger. Ground turkey is leaner, and has fewer calories than hamburger. It’s also high in protein. 2. Oatmeal for Cereal.…

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5 Ways Life Changes When You Are Pregnant

07/16/2015 | Family CareExpecting Mothers

When you are pregnant, you know your life is going to change. You are, after all, creating a new human being. You may wonder though, just how different will my life be during pregnancy? There will be many changes that occur during pregnancy. There are big changes, and small. Some you will expect, and others you won’t. Here are 5 ways your life will change when you are pregnant. You will need to use the bathroom more. Early on in pregnancy, possibly before you even know you are pregnant, you…

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