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Endurance athletes benefit from race day diet plans

02/14/2013 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Some long distance runners and endurance athletes are so conscientious about their race day routines that they enlist people like Heather Fink to create a diet plan to take them from training through the last mile of the course and recovery. Fink is a sports consultant and dietitian at IU Health Sports Performance. With eighteen marathons to her credit, she enjoys helping endurance athletes prepare for their races with solid nutrition plans and on-the-fly strategies to cope with unexpected difficulties…

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Everyday Exercise Tips for Winter

02/13/2013 | IU Health PhysiciansExercise

If you find yourself slacking off on your new year’s resolution to exercise, there are some great ways to stay fit indoors that don’t require an expensive gym membership. In fact, even during the winter months when it’s harder to stay active, it’s important to keep moving. To stay healthy and fit, adults are strongly encouraged to engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise three to five times a week. With a little creativity, you can easily work fitness into your daily…

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But I can’t dance: six tips for first-time Zumba students

01/24/2013 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Zumba instructors at IU Health Sports Performance, left to right: Sarah Moore, Josie McKay and Kimberly Hastings

Despite the rising popularity of Zumba, there’s a common refrain that inhibits many would-be students from this dance-fitness format: “I don’t know how to dance.” As a part-time physical therapist who teaches three Zumba classes a week, Kim Hastings has a response to that.  “It’s something anyone can do—even if you don’t have a background in dance or you’re self-conscious about dancing.” Hastings is a former ballroom dancer who incorporates…

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Party or fitness class? The allure of Zumba

01/21/2013 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

A recent fundraising event at IU Health Sports Performance to benefit autism research.

Since Zumba was founded in 2001, the fitness company has become a worldwide sensation. These fun, fitness-without-sacrifice classes have drawn over 14 million people in 185 countries and 140,000 locations, catapulting the company to 800 percent growth in the past three years alone—a fact that earned it Inc. Magazine’s designation as the 2012 Fitness Company of the Year. Zumba is offered at roughly 95 percent of the major gyms in the U.S. plus legions of smaller, independent fitness centers…

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Never Underestimate the Importance of Stretching

07/06/2011 | WellnessExercise

Exercise is an essential part of everyone's life. But as we perfect our gym routines or build on our walking or running program, there's one big area that's often overlooked. Many times we get so involved and focused on getting on with our training program that we forget to take the time to stretch. It may sound trivial to put so much emphasis on stretching, but this simple act can help you in many ways. We know that preventing injury while training can stem from getting a good stretch…

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Meet us at the Grocery Store This Week!

06/06/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Next week we will have Grocery Store Tours instead of Support Groups! Meet us at the Grocery Store you signed up for! June 7th Tours start at 6:00 p.m. Meet your dietitian at the front of the store! Total Body Fitness Class and Behavior Change Group are Cancelled due to the tours! Also Next Week… June 7th at 6:00 p.m. Terre Haute Landsbaum Center 1433 N 6 ½ Street Terre Haute, IN 47807 Contact: Jeff Eller        …

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See You at IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss next week!

05/07/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

May 10th: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Open Office Group with Dr. Hilgendorf All are welcome for this open discussion group 5:30-6:00 p.m. Total Body Fitness Get moving with Fitness Coach Erin Light 6:00-7:00 p.m. Amateur Night: Pre op and less than one year post op patients join Sarah Muntel, RD for an open discussion about their progress! “Mentor Lead” On Track Support Group Join Kim Lodge, one of our successful Bariatric Mentors for an open discussion for those patients greater than one year post…

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Lots of Exciting Things at IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss next week!

04/24/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Next Week’s Support Groups! April 26th: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Open Office Group Meet with psychologist, Dr. William Hilgendorf to discuss your struggles and successes Groups are for all pre and post op patients 5:30-6:00 p.m. Total Body Fitness Get ready for fitness! Meet with fitness coach, Erin Light to get moving! 6:00-7:00 p.m. On Track Support Group This group is for those patients greater than one year post op. Meet with Sarah Muntel, RD for open discussion about your progress   Don’t…

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Support Groups This Week - & Fashion Madness Event this Weekend!

03/14/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It's Time For Another Support Group! Tuesday, March 15 5:30 p.m. Total Body Fitness * Get Moving with Fitness Coach Erin Light 6:00 p.m. Support Group Pre Op and Less than One Year: "Reading Labels" * Sarah Muntel, RD * Bring food lables and products if you have questions! Greater than One Year: "Dealing with Stubborn Habits: A Solution Focused Strategy" * Dr. William Hilgendorf & Dr. Kim Gorman 7:00 p.m. Behavior Change Group * Meet with Dr. HIlgendorf on topics reagrding behavior change.…

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