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


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


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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La Porte County Family YCMA Welcomes New Equipment to an Upgraded Wellness Center


The La Porte County Family YCMA welcomed back members of their La Porte location to a squeaky clean facility, new equipment, and an upgraded Wellness Center.

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Get Active, Get Fit Program to Hold Next Prize Drawing

La-Porte-Hospital-Get-Active-Get-FitThe next Get Active, Get Fit prize drawing winner will be announced at the 22nd Annual Holiday at the Pops concert on December 10, 2016. The winner will have his or her choice of prizes: a bike, fitness tracker or sports package.

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La Porte County Family YMCA Fall into Fitness, Pay the Day Begins October 1, 2016

La-Porte-County-Family-YMCA-Fall-into-Fitness-Pay-the-DayJoin the Y during our Pay The Day promotion from October 1-31 and your membership Joiner Fee is adjusted according to the day you join. On October 1st you pay $1 Joiner Fee…on October 2nd you pay $2 Joiner Fee…on October 3rd you pay $3…and so on until October 31st. The sooner you join, the bigger the savings. When you join one of our branches you have access to all three! Three memberships for the price of one. Also, your membership is good for any Y in the state of Indiana. Join the Y, where we care about the entire family!

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