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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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Franciscan Alliance: 5 Reasons Why We Should Eat Like It's the 1950's Again!

rot6Having trouble figuring out what to eat? Don't know if you should be "eating clean," dairy free, gluten free, GMO free, carb free, high protein, organic, low fat, high fat or paleo? (No wonder people are always confused about what to eat or how to lose weight!)

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Shed Those Post-Vacation Pounds in 2016 with Franciscan Alliance, Inc.

Franciscan-Shed-Those-Pounds-2016Now that everyone is winding down their summer vacations and getting ready for the start of the school year, it is time to get back into the swing of things. Here are some tips on how to lose some of those pesky vacation pounds from Franciscan’s Kelly Devine Rickert, a registered dietician and health coach.

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Tour de La Porte: Calling All Runners, Walkers and Cyclists

Tour-de-La-Porte-Calling-All-Runners-Walkers-and-Cyclists-01Tour de La Porte offers an event for everyone! For those looking to enjoy a day with family and friends, TDL offers shorter distance cycling events and a 5K run or walk. But for athletes looking to push themselves and be challenged, there are also many opportunities when it comes to participating in TDL. Every event is just another way to test their limits.

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Franciscan Alliance: Healthy Breakfast Recipes!

rot6Looking for a quick healthy breakfast idea? Check out two of my favorites below!

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