Hendricks Regional Health Blog

Training for a Half Ironman

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

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 familyís for which to make big sacrifices.

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Obesity as a Disease? Understanding the Impact

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Thursday, August 15, 2013

Last month the American Medical Association made a recommendation that obesity be classified as a disease. This announcement was met by applause and frustration by the dietitians at Hendricks Regional Health. Obesity is a complex and multi-factorial condition (now perhaps a disease). One pill, one prescription, one set of advice does not work for each person and effective solutions have continued to elude millions of Americans.

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My Inspiration to Achieve a Half Ironman

Posted by: Dave Cravotta, Guest Blogger   |   Monday, August 12, 2013

Iíve always loved sports and Iíve been active for as long as I can remember, something instilled in me when I was very young. My dad, a Type I diabetic, always pushed me to do athletics because it brought him so much joy when he was young and he wished for me to have the same experiences ...

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A Year in the Running

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

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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