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How Indy Moms Act as Healthy Role Models for Their Families

09/04/2015 | Everyday Wellness

Earlier this year, Indiana University Health conducted the 2015 Indy Moms Survey. We asked 280 Indianapolis area moms about their health and the health and wellness of their families. One thing IU Health learned is that Indy Moms believe that they are essential health role models for their families. 80% of moms said that when they eat healthy, their kids were more likely to eat healthy. 74% said that when they lived an active lifestyle, their kids did to. We asked five local moms how they acted as…

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Back to School: 5 Healthy Lunch Ideas

09/04/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

  School is now in full swing and it’s time to start packing brown bag lunches for your kids. If you’re looking to move beyond peanut butter and jelly and want to sub in some healthier fare (that your kids will eat up and enjoy) here are 5 healthy lunch ideas. 1. Smoked turkey wraps. Turkey has fewer calories and less fat than deli meats like bologna and ham. Put turkey, veggies, and maybe even a little cheese in a whole wheat wrap for a delicious and healthy lunch for your kids.…

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5 Hacks to Add More Fruits and Veggies to Your Kids’ Diet

09/04/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

We all know that we should eat our vegetables, and fruit too for that matter. Getting all of our fruits and veggies isn’t always as easy as it sounds, especially for kids. If you want to increase the amount of plants your family eats, here are five hacks to upgrade your current diet to one loaded with healthy vegetables and fruits. 1. Make more stir-fries. If you’re a meat and potatoes or a meat and rice type of family, try mixing vegetables with your meat (or tofu) in a stir-fry.…

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Are You Making Time For Your Own Health and Wellness?

09/04/2015 | Wellness

In the 2015 Indy Moms Survey, 84% of the moms said that time constraints were one of the biggest roadblocks keeping them from living a healthier lifestyle. When you are a mom, time can seem like a precious commodity. From the moment you get up in the morning to the moment you go to bed at night, you have kids, work, and other life factors that need your full, undivided attention. On some days, carving out time for yourself can seem nearly impossible. It is however, necessary. Living a healthier life…

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5 Facts You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

09/04/2015 | Wellness

Lyme disease is less prevalent in Indiana than in other parts of the United States, but it has been growing over the last few years. Unfortunately, as it has been in the news more and more, misinformation about the disease has spread as well. Separating fact from fiction can be overwhelming. Here are 5 facts you need to know about Lyme disease. 1. Lyme disease is spread primarily by deer ticks. Deer ticks, named for their tendency to live on and feed off of deer, are the primary transmitter…

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Injury Report Insight: 9/4/2015

09/04/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Attention fantasy football enthusiasts, a new episode of Injury Report Insight is now available! Listen in to hear IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman discuss key NFL player injuries and which players you should avoid in your fantasy football leagues. Dr. Klitzman analyses NFL players with recent injuries and tells you what you need to know about their recovery timetables. This week’s report and player analysis includes: Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers Arian…

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5 Common Myths About Knee Replacement

09/02/2015 | Treatments & ServicesPhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

If you suffer years of knee pain before considering joint replacement, you are bound to have some expectations for life after surgery. From getting out of pain to recovering lost abilities, achieving a better lifestyle is the main reason for having surgery in the first place. All too often, joint replacement patients go into surgery with a distorted view of what comes afterward, according to Jan George, PT, DPT, OCS, a physical therapist at Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital. Here are five…

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What to Know About Childhood Obesity

09/02/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy EatingPlay and Exercise

In the last 30 years, childhood obesity has doubled in the United States according to the CDC. In Indiana, 14.3% of 10 to 17 year olds are obese. The increase in childhood obesity has led to corresponding increases in obesity related health conditions like diabetes and juvenile arthritis. There are multiple factors that contribute to childhood obesity. Eating too much, specifically eating too many calories and carbohydrates, is a primary one. In addition, inactivity or lack of exercise is also a…

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6 Healthy Ideas for Your Labor Day Barbecue

09/02/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

If you are planning a Labor Day barbecue for your family, and also trying to eat healthy, you may be having trouble planning the menu. Barbecues are dominated by burgers, hot dogs and chips, which are generally not considered the healthiest foods in the world. Not to worry- you can have a healthy barbecue with food your guests will love. Here are 6 ideas for your healthy Labor Day barbecue. 1. Build a better burger. Try getting the leanest ground beef possible. Look for beef that is 90-95% lean…

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Colt’s Game Day- 5 Healthy Game Day Dishes

09/02/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Autumn is right around the corner. This means it’s time to break out your sweater, grab a pumpkin flavored beverage and get ready for some football. As the Colts get ready to take on the rest of the NFL on the road to the Super Bowl, you can get ready to sit down in front of the TV, and feast on these 5 healthy game day dishes. Wings. Yes, wings. Baked (instead of fried) chicken wings can be a healthy dish on game day. Try to use a sauce that’s low in sugar like teriyaki or buffalo sauce.…

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