For four years now, Methodist Hospitals has held a Farmer’s Market at its Northlake Campus in Gary providing valuable services and produce to the local community. The market provides healthy, fresh food options to local residents including fruits, veggies and healthy wraps as well as tips and demonstrations.
Sister Cheryl Dazey, Franciscan Health Michigan City vice president of mission services, awards with a new mountain bike and other goodies St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic School fourth-grader Darek Shatat, who completed the most miles and steps during a recent Healthy Kids Initiative fitness effort conducted in cooperation with the school, the hospital, local pediatrician Gerard Roberts, MD; the area YMCA , and MDwise, a state health insurance agency.
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Members Row, Row, Row Their Way into First Place in World Challenge, Ninth Consecutive Win
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.
Thank you to all who completed the Biggest Loser Challenge. There were 102 NorthShore employees that completed the challenged and will receive 1 NSA point. There were also 19 employees who achieved over 5% weight loss which will receive an additional NSA point for this accomplishment. The top three are:
"The Biggest Loser" Race Series is coming to Crown Point, Indiana on Sunday, April 30th, as it hosts a Half Marathon, 5K, and a new "Motivational Mile." The half marathon will start at 8:00 a.m., the 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the "Motivational Mile" will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Lake County Fairgrounds. The last day to register online is April 28.
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.
With so much conflicting advice in magazines and blogs, making the right calorie choices can feel like gazing into a crystal ball. If you’re one of the 30 percent of Americans who resolve to lose weight every year, start by separating fortune-telling from facts.
"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.
Bob 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.