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Important Resources for Pregnant Women in Indiana

07/29/2015 | Family CareExpecting Mothers

When you get pregnant for the first time, things can be a little nerve-wracking. In addition, your friends and the Internet will provide lots of advice, much of which will be contradictory. Finding resources when you’re pregnant can be a real challenge. If you live in Indiana, here are a few local resources to make your pregnancy go as smoothly as possible. Indiana University Health Maternity. IU Health has robust women’s health programs, including maternity. When you become pregnant,…

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4 Tips a Parent Should Know About Their Kids Using Social Media

07/28/2015 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

It’s 2015 and social media is omnipresent. When they wake up in the morning, the first thing many people do is check Facebook on their smartphones. When they head to work, they might spend their breaks on Twitter. At dinner, they might post pictures of their meals to Instagram. As adults, we are still trying to figure out social media- what the etiquette should be, and what an appropriate amount of time to spend on social media is each day. This makes dealing with the social media habits of…

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Beat the Heat: 4 Ways to Keep Your Family Cool When it’s Hot Outside

07/28/2015 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

It’s summer. The temperature is rising. While the heat is initially a welcome reprieve from cold winter winds and spring rain, it starts to wear thin after a while. As it gets hotter, you and your family can become progressively more miserable when trying to spend time outside. When it’s this hot out, keeping your family cool becomes imperative. Here are 4 ways to beat the heat and keep your whole family cool. Family game day… inside. If you have air-conditioning or central air,…

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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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