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More school tips for your family

10/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

WebMD the Magazine had a feature in its September 2009 issue called “Ask the School Nurse.” There were four sections under Make the Grade – Get kids off to a health start this school year with these tips for good nutrition, reduced stress, regular exercise, and healthy habits. Class action. Don’t assume your child is getting enough physical activity at school. Giving kids a change to move and get their heart rates up before studying makes it easier for them to learn. Ask your…

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News article: Fighting obesity can’t be done sitting down

10/01/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I saw this editorial in the Pensacola News Journal and thought it was full of excellent information. Obesity causes all sorts of health-related problems ranging from high-blood pressure to diabetes to heart disease. New research now shows that being fat is quickly becoming the second-leading cause of cancer behind smoking. Advertisement The news is especially bad for women in Western countries in coming years as the obesity epidemic continues to put them at higher risk. Colorectal cancer, breast…

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5K Run/Walk Opportunity

09/28/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Carve out some time for fun at the Pumpkin Patch Festival on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the north parking lot and Atrium of Clarian North Medical Center. This fun-filled, FREE family event is perfect for people of all ages! Click here for a flyer promoting the event. Highlights include: Bounce house Police and fire emergency vehicles Petting zoo Family photos Face painting Caricatures Crafts LifeLine helicopter and ambulance Train rides Clowns Educational and interactive booths…

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Weathering Workouts

09/26/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This has been such a wonderful summer for outdoor activities! But I’m already mentally preparing myself for the changing seasons to come. Just like most people, my activities change significantly with the weather and time of year. Experts are recognizing this trend as well and in a study shown on www.excusercise.org, Dr. Bruce Cohen questions how the weather and time-of-year affects our motivations and adherence to exercise programs. Think about how the weather affects your activities. Do you…

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Don’t Pass on Preparation

09/23/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It’s easy to jump into action when you set goals to begin exercising. After all, exercise requires you to be active! But just like any new habit, it takes time to get yourself ready to adopt this kind of change in your life. When you truly want to change and create a new healthier habit, pushing yourself too fast through the process of change can result in feelings of failure when you encounter obstacles. Like I presented in an earlier blog called Contemplating Change, studies show that change…

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Support Group Tomorrow!

08/31/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

This is a quick reminder that we will be having support group at Clarian Bariatrics' Indianapolis weight loss surgery clinic tomorrow night. Topic: “The Motivational Mindset to Exercise” Speaker: Erin Light Date: September 1 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Clarian Bariatrics (6625 Network Way, Suite 100 - Indianapolis) Also, don't forget about these other support opportunities in September: Total Body Fitness classes are held every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m -6:00 p.m. in Indianapolis. “On…

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Exercise Boosts Mood After Bariatric Surgery

08/31/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Below is text from a recent article I found on the American Diabetes Association Web site that I thought was interesting. Now there is scientific proof that exercise can make you happier! People who engage in moderate physical activity in the months after bariatric surgery report fewer mental health issues than those who exercise less, according to research reported at the Annual Scientific Meeting of NAASO, The Obesity Society, held October 20–24 in Boston. Kathryn E. Henderson, PhD, and colleagues…

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Chair Aerobics Online

08/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you feel like you are limited in the activities you can do, there are many options out there that can keep you moving and working out. I’ve done a lot of research to find some of the best seated aerobics programs out there. Here is a list of the best! Each of these programs provides online videos at www.youtube.com or you can purchase their DVDs on their personal websites. To find videos on YouTube, just go to the website and search the title or username. Chair Aerobics with Paul Eugene…

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Pound for Pound

08/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I always educate people that weight loss is about changing your body composition rather than just losing pounds in body weight. To improve your health, fitness, appearance, and physical abilities—strength training and cardiovascular exercise are keys to success. Since our bodies use both fat and muscle for energy, it is possible to lose weight but still have a high body fat percentage if muscle mass is lost and not being replaced. Increasing your muscle mass through exercise will help you get…

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Belatedly Celebrate National Park Month

08/05/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

July was National Parks and Recreation Month. Even though I have written before about how lucky we are in Indiana to have some of the most beautiful parks, now add to that we are having some of the most amazing weather (minus the recent rain storm), and you have no excuse not to visit! Maintaining your weight loss after bariatric surgery is about watching what you eat and moving! Take advantage of what we have here. Get to Turkey Run in western Indiana (straight out US 36), take a hike then go for…

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