Healthy Outlooks and Goal Setting

My Gestational Diabetes Story: Part 2

Posted by: Abby Butts   |   Wednesday, December 18, 2013   |   Back to Blog

After being diagnosed with gestational diabetes and learning how to count carbohydrates and test my blood sugar, it was time to put my new knowledge to work in my every day life. The idea of having to keep track of everything I was eating and be accountable was a big change for me ...

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My Gestational Diabetes Story: Part 1

Posted by: Abby Butts   |   Tuesday, December 10, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Around week 24 to 28 of your pregnancy, your doctor will screen you for gestational diabetes ... The screening requires you to drink a glucose solution and one hour later, have a blood test to measure your blood sugar level. After I failed the first glucose test, my doctor gave me the choice of taking the 3 hour test or treating me for gestational diabetes ...

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Is a Healthier Me Within Reach?

Posted by: Martha Rardin, RD   |   Tuesday, December 3, 2013   |   Back to Blog

clientuploads/2013/Rardin_M/Plus-Size_Woman_ThnkStk91948558.jpgWhat if a person believed that moving more and eating a healthy diet with healthy portions could lower your risks for diabetes, heart disease and many other common chronic diseases? What if that same person moved their belief into action? Opportunities for a healthier you are not only within reach, but Hendricks Regional Health is offering Lifesteps® to help support your efforts.

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Training for a Half Ironman

Posted by: Dave Cravotta, Guest Blogger   |   Friday, August 23, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Part of the challenge of my goal to complete a half ironman race was fitting in 10-15 hours a week of training/exercising. More importantly, I made a promise to my family and myself that training would interfere with our lives as little as possible. This event was my thing to do, not my family’s for which to make big sacrifices.

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A Year in the Running

Posted by: Sarah Duncan, Guest Blogger   |   Wednesday, August 7, 2013   |   Back to Blog

After my cancer treatment was complete, I felt like I had aged ten years in only one. I was gaining weight and feeling tired all the time. Something had to change. While I feel like my cancer treatment went fairly well and without incident, the most difficult thing after it was all over was becoming active again ...

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7 Tips for a Successful (Tobacco) Quit

Posted by: Jenny Bates   |   Tuesday, June 11, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Millions of people have been successful in stopping tobacco use. YOU can be one of them! It’s NEVER too late! Here are some tips to help:

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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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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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IEP Success Tips for Parents of Exceptional Learners

Posted by: Carrie Meyer   |   Wednesday, March 20, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Spring is around the corner, and for parents of exceptional learners, that means case conference time. As mom to a special needs child in seventh grade, I have been to many of these meetings. Working with your school system to ensure your kiddo has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that meets his or her needs can be a challenging part of parenting a child with special needs ...

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Healthy Life Inspiration: Pass It On!

Posted by: Gwyn Green, Guest Blogger   |   Friday, March 15, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Something that never occurred to me, even as a coach, was that I could inspire someone else. For me, although I had success with the program, I still sometimes can’t believe I achieved as much as I have. When my husband, who lost 40 pounds just from mimicking my new habits, gets compliments, he tells them it was because of me. I get truly embarrassed. I think “letting go of” personal “food demons” or the perceptions a person has of themselves, are the hardest things to do ...

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