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10 Excuses for (NOT) Doing Yoga

Posted by: Patti Carrington   |   Monday, November 24, 2014   |   Back to Blog

You know, we yoga nuts could go on and on about the benefits of yoga all the time ... and we do!  I am so guilty.  For most of us, it is because yoga has changed our lives in good ways, and we want to share that with others.  But there’s always the flip-side. So, here are 10 excuses for NOT doing yoga ...


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Weight Management and the Unavoidable Social Gathering

Posted by: Lael Hill, Guest Blogger   |   Friday, November 21, 2014   |   Back to Blog

I am excited to be able to share that my journey towards a healthier lifestyle – including sustainable weight loss – is going well. Earlier this fall, I had achieved a three-pound weight loss in three weeks and am still going strong!


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Join Me for the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA Gobble Gallop 5k!

Posted by: Kaitie Delgado, MS, RDN, CD   |   Monday, November 17, 2014   |   Back to Blog

Hendricks Regional Health YMCA’s Gobble Gallop 5k is a close comparison to running a true IRONMAN in the Delgado home.  Getting the turkey in the oven (comparable to a 2.4-mile swim), strategically baking, steaming, or boiling every side dish including dessert (comparable to a 112-mile bicycle ride), and last but not least, chasing, coloring, dancing, exercising, swinging, singing, screaming, breastfeeding, and snacking with an 8.5-month-old and almost 2.5-year-old (comparable to a 26.2-mile run). 


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My Experience Taking a Post Partum Pilates Class

Posted by: Abby Butts   |   Saturday, November 1, 2014   |   Back to Blog

The Physical Therapy department at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA offers a post partum pilates program to assist new moms in regaining whole body strength, especially core strength as well as improving posture often negatively impacted from pregnancy and caring for a newborn. I had the chance to take a group mat class which was led by Amy Burkholder, Staff Physical Therapist and Pilates Instructor.


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Simple Steps to Stop the Germs and Stay Healthy

Posted by: Betsey Thompson MSN, CPNP   |   Thursday, October 23, 2014   |   Back to Blog

Don’t get me wrong…I love this time of year!  Cooler temperatures, hot chocolate, Colts football…It’s great! What I don’t love is the coughing and sneezing and runny nose wiping (yuck!)  How can we keep from getting all those nasty viruses? 


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Protect Yourself from the Flu

Posted by: Randy Waltz, Guest Blogger   |   Monday, October 6, 2014   |   Back to Blog

My name is Randy Waltz and I have worked for 34 years as a paramedic in Hendricks County. I have never gotten a flu vaccine. I didn’t think I needed one. But, last January, that decision to bypass the flu vaccine nearly cost me my life. That’s a mistake I will never make again.

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What to Expect at Your First Yoga Class

Posted by: Patti Carrington   |   Wednesday, September 10, 2014   |   Back to Blog

So, you are ready to try yoga for the first time . . . it’s time to get your yoga pants (and what’s in them) off the couch, into class, and onto the mat.  Here’s what to expect . . . and how to be ready.

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Great New Job Comes With a Negative ... Weight Gain

Posted by: Lael Hill, Guest Blogger   |   Monday, September 8, 2014   |   Back to Blog

How did this happen? I asked myself this for several weeks. After all, I didn’t change my diet and I continued to take advantage of fitness opportunities at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA. I eat healthy too. I didn’t understand. But “weight”! Ah ha! I know what it is now! I am taking in more calories than I am burning.

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4 Purse Ergonomic Tips Every Woman Should Know

Posted by: Emily Sample, Exercise Physiologist   |   Thursday, September 4, 2014   |   Back to Blog

Have you ever stopped to think about what you are carrying in your purse? It can be tempting to shove anything and everything you can in to your purse, you know, just in case you need it. This has to stop, ladies! We are killing our necks, shoulders, and backs.

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Felt the Love

Posted by: Sue Bogan   |   Thursday, August 28, 2014   |   Back to Blog

I received an unexpected gift last Thursday afternoon, but it wasn’t given to me. It was given to Hendricks Regional Health and its caregivers, an organization and group of colleagues I’m proud to be part of. I was honored and privileged to hear comments from patients and representatives from community organizations who were invited to be part of the closing session of the Magnet certification program.

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