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Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Members Row, Row, Row Their Way into First Place in World Challenge, Ninth Consecutive Win

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For a ninth consecutive year, members of the Community Hospital Fitness Pointe® team have been named champions of the World Rowing competition. Overall the team placed first, this time rowing a whopping 24,549,595 meters, beating out 67 other international teams entered in the Health/Fitness division.

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Tour de La Porte Launches Website and Opens 2017 Event Registration


Tour-de-La-Porte-Launches-Website-and-Opens-2017-Event-Registration_01Event registration is now open for the Tour de La Porte (TdL) being held August 25, 26 and 27, 2017. Tour de La Porte is a bike ride, running and walking event presented by the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) to benefit patients with cancer in our community. 100% of the proceeds raised are used to provide direct support to local patients with cancer.

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2017 VNA Stroll for Hospice Just Around the Corner

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The Visiting Nurse Association's 16th annual VNA Stroll for Hospice is right around the corner - Sunday, May 7th. Onsite registration begins at 12 noon and the stroll steps off at 1:15 pm at Central Park Plaza, 63 Lafayette Street in Valparaiso. For advance online registration, go to www.vnanwi.org/latest-events and click on the registration link. Registration forms are also available at the Visiting Nurse Association’s Administration Building at 2401 Valley Drive in Valparaiso, or may be printed from the link above. Registration is $10 per walker, with children 18 and under free. Teams of 6 or more may register for $50 per team. For more information call 219-531-8049.

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150 Runners Brave the Conditions for the 14th Annual La Porte County Family YMCA 5K/10K

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Saturday morning was dreary and rainy, but that didn’t stop more than a 150 runners from lacing up their running shoes and putting feet to pavement during the 14th Annual La Porte County Family YMCA 5K/10K.

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La Porte County Family YMCA Healthiest Summer Ever Scholarship Program


ymca-logo-red-orangeLa Porte Hospital and the Y are partnering to ensure every child in our community has access to programs that promote health and well-being!

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Franciscan Health: 8 Ways to “Put Your Best Fork Forward!”


rot6"Put Your Best Fork Forward" is the theme for NNM 2017 which serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Making small changes during National Nutrition Month® and over time, helps improve health now and into the future says Kelly Devine Rickert, Registered Dietitian and Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Spokesperson.

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Franciscan Health: The ‘Governor’ Calls It a Happy Place


Franciscan-Health-The-Governor-Calls-It-a-Happy-Place-2017Bob Persic’s winter exercise regimen doesn’t differ much from his warmer-weather routine, but on the whole, “I feel better exercising; I feel better about life. I sleep and eat better – all of that is a positive,” says the 63-year-old Munster resident.

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Exercise Fit for Cold Days and Nights


Fitness Center expert offers tips for staying active during winter

February-1st-Franciscan---Article-1-PictureLeah Okner, wellness manager at Franciscan Health Fitness Centers in Schererville, says there are numerous ways to overcome the urge to become a couch potato.

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The Biggest Loser Returns to Indiana in 2017

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An exciting wellness initiative is launching across the state and you are invited to join the MOVEment!

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St. Mary Medical Center Helps Unveil New Addition at Valpo YMCA

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The YMCA and the St. Mary Medical Center did it again. They came together to provide an excellent service to the people of Valpo.

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Local Sports Medicine Expert Says 10 Minutes a Day Can Lead to Success


Local-Sports-Medicine-Expert-Says-10-Minutes-a-Day-Can-Lead-to-SuccessAs most people prepare to start 2017 with a renewed sense of hope for a healthier life (what’s your resolution?), one simple thing could mean the difference between success and failure: being realistic.

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