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Ladies Who Lift: Weight Training for a Stronger, Healthier Body

02/07/2013 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Julia Ladewski, a competitive weight lifter, recently spoke at an IU Health Sports Performance seminar on weight-training for women.

IU Health Sports Performance recently hosted a weight-training seminar for women. Here’s a personal account of that experience as shared by Laura, a Beltway Surgery Center patient who enrolled in the seminar to boost her physical therapy following knee surgery last fall. This three-part seminar was an inspiration to me as I recover from surgery that repaired damaged cartilage in my knee. The first two speakers were an athletic trainer and a bariatric health and fitness specialist who reminded…

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Indy Star Article with IU Health’s Sarah Muntel, RD - Healthy Food Fakers

01/24/2013 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Sarah Muntel, RD at IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss, talks about healthy food choices, labels, and what to watch out for when picking out "healthy" food options in the Indianapolis Star. Many labels now read "Natural" or "Low Fat", but that does not mean that they are healthy. You should be checking the labels to see what ingredients are listed in the product including sugars, sodium and carbohydrates. Check out the full article HERE.

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Protein Power!

07/05/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

You’ve already heard many times how important protein is for your health, but did you know that when individuals report an episode of loss of control (LOC) over eating, it involves less protein and more carbohydrates? Kelly Theim from the NIH and her colleagues demonstrated this in their original research with children and adolescents. They noted that this is consistent with previous data from adult subjects showing that individuals who maintain a diet higher in protein have greater satiety…

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Walking vs. Running: Which Is The Right Choice?

06/08/2011 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

So which is better for improving your health, walking or running? That's a question many ask themselves as they set out on their fitness regimen. Each provides many benefits, and depending on your fitness level, both should have a part in your fitness program. If you're just starting out, walking might be the way to go. It provides less impact than running, saving some possible wear and tear on your knee and ankle joints. Also if you're not constrained by time, walking can yield the same…

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IU Health, United Way Partner to Enroll 1,500 At-Risk Children in Kindergarten


Indianapolis – Indiana University Health, United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) and the Indiana Association of United Ways announced Monday a statewide partnership aimed at helping at-risk children transition successfully into school. The partnership focuses on UWCI's Kindergarten Countdown, a program that equips underserved children with the basic skills they need to succeed in kindergarten. The program has three primary components: helping families navigate the school registration process,…

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IU Health Encourages Hoosiers to Take Control of Their Heart Health

03/02/2011 | Cardiovascular

INDIANAPOLIS - It's time for a heart-to-heart about your health. Since heart disease remains the nation's number one killer, Indiana University Health Cardiovascular wants Hoosiers to learn the signs and take control of their heart health. "Heart attacks used to be a worry for men and women in their 50s and beyond, but I see heart attacks now in people of all ages," said Dr. Richard Kovacs, a cardiologist with IU Health. "I see an increasing number of heart attack patients in their 30s and…

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Maintaining your New Years Resolutions for Fitness and Exercise

01/10/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Recently, I was asked a few questions about new years resolutions regarding fitness and health in an interview that I thought would be helpful to all of our blog readers. The questions were: What are some of the biggest reasons most people fail with their resolutions (from a fitness/exercise perspective)? What tips/rules would you offer for starting/maintaining a New Year’s resolution (fitness and exercise-wise)? Here are my answers: Setting goals is often considered an art and there are some…

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Beauty Standards: Whose Are They?

06/29/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I was intrigued by psychologist Kim Gorman’s entry last week, which challenged the discouraging statement made by “Britain’s Next Top Model” fashion designer Julien MacDonald on the topic of plus-sized models. Julien called any consideration of a plus-sized model for a winner as a “joke” because of the fashion industry’s current standards, which Gorman cited in dubious tones as “a size six to eight but I am highly suspicious of that.” I looked…

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Tips for Better Sleep this Weekend

04/03/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In the post on sleep from Wednesday, we learned that getting enough sleep can keep our bodies healthy and give us the energy we need to lose weight and keep the weight off---and that a lack of sleep can contribute to poor health, and can even be one of the causes of obesity. Here at Clarian Bariatics, we want to provide you with some tips to make getting a good night’s sleep more likely. 1) Though you feel like you don’t have enough energy to exercise, regular exercise can energize you.…

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Friday Fun: Yummy Easter Basket Ideas!

04/02/2010 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Chocolate bunnies. Peeps. Eggs filled with peanut butter, or that sticky, sweet creamy white stuff—whatever it is. Your kids (and maybe you) will be planning on tucking into them as soon as the Easter Bunny hops away. But where will all that sugar and those excess calories leave them (and you)? To help combat the weight gain and the diabetic complications that Easter can bring, our good friends at have created a VIDEO to guide you through some creative alternatives that are healthier…

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