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Healthy Eating Tips & Recipes for Summer Gatherings

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Friday, May 24, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Summertime is chock full of gatherings such as family reunions, picnics, church pitch-ins, and other get-togethers. It can feel a bit overwhelming to make healthy food choices at these types of events. There are many ways to enjoy friends and family while keeping your health goals a priority ...

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Bid to Buzz FUNdraiser

Posted by: Sue Bogan   |   Monday, May 20, 2013   |   Back to Blog

A great idea was generated in early spring that has led to what is sure to be a memorable fundraiser called Bid to Buzz. Dave Cravotta, speech therapist at Hendricks Regional Health, is participating in a half ironman competition this summer. He recently made a decision to shave his head to ease the heat during training as the temperatures climb. The second and more fun decision Dave made was to turn this into a fundraising event to benefit Hendricks Regional Health Foundation.

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Dietitian Review: ShopWell App

Posted by: Brenda Moeckly, RD   |   Friday, May 17, 2013   |   Back to Blog

ShopWell™, both an app and a website, aims to guide users in making healthier grocery decisions. Learn if this app could be a useful tool in achieving your nutrition goals ...

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Health Goals: It's The Journey, Not the Destination

Posted by: Jenny Bates   |   Friday, May 10, 2013   |   Back to Blog

It’s the time of year when parents and students all over the country are preparing for graduation ceremonies. For years, in high school or college, students have been diligently attending to their studies (or so we hope) while pursuing their degrees. The educational process is a long one, starting when most of us were still learning to follow directions and share with others. Our educational process with building healthy behaviors isn’t much different ...

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6 Principles of Eating for Weight Loss

Posted by: Brenda Moeckly, RD   |   Thursday, May 2, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Sometimes it seems that there are nearly as many fancy weight loss diet programs as there are people trying to lose weight. Your diet need not be complicated or mystical. A balanced diet based on these six basic principles can result in healthy weight loss  ...

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Lemonade Day Encourages Kids to Learn, Give Back

Posted by: Sue Bogan   |   Wednesday, April 24, 2013   |   Back to Blog

You’ve heard the old saying about when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Selling lemonade has become a way to encourage young entrepreneurs and philanthropists through the national Lemonade Day event. This year, Lemonade Day will be Saturday, May 18. Several Hendricks County partners are joining the efforts. Read how to get your kids involved ...

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Healthy Life Inspiration: Find Your "Want To"

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Tuesday, April 16, 2013   |   Back to Blog

We have plenty of people telling us what to eat, how to exercise, what supplement to take or the latest fad hitting the weight loss market. But what we don’t have is enough conversations about determining your own readiness to make changes that lead to you eating healthier and becoming more active ...

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Defying Gravity on the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Posted by: Carrie Meyer   |   Wednesday, April 10, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Today I ran on a cloud.

Or so it felt. Actually, I ran for the first time on the new AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA. Provided through Hendricks Regional Health physical therapy, this special treadmill offers a revolutionary approach to helping patients regain their active lifestyle after surgery or injury. It also helps athletes continue conditioning while rehabbing.

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Adventures with the "Egg"cellent Eggplant

Posted by: Brenda Moeckly, Graduate Dietitian, Guest Blogger   |   Monday, April 8, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Eggplant has a bit of a bad rap. For starters, it's name doesn't exactly conjure up delicious thoughts. But don't dismiss this versatile, nutritious food. Instead, have an adventure with eggplant!

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Diabetes Alert Day – What You Should Know

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Tuesday, March 26, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Do you know someone that has diabetes? Chances are you do and you may be a person with diabetes yourself. Living healthy with diabetes is possible if you know your numbers and take an interest in managing the condition. Today is Diabetes Alert Day – the one day where we ask folks to consider whether they or someone they love may have diabetes.

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