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A Look Back at Porter-Starke's Annual Turkey Trot

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It’s an annual tradition here in Valparaiso, and now, registration is open for the 15th annual Turkey Trot!

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Franciscan Health Reps Walk the Walk to Fight Heart Disease

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Some 165 Franciscan Health representatives were among hundreds of participants who turned out in force to support the war against cardiovascular disease, the number-one killer of Americans, during an annual American Heart Association Heart Walk at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point recently.

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Anyone Can Do A 5K!


Anyone_Can_Do_A_5k21-1---2017-08-30_22_01_21On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, Franciscan Health Fitness Centers-Schererville is hosting its sixth annual Anyone Can Do A 5k walk/run. With a start time of 8am, it’s a great way for you and your family to begin a Saturday.

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Methodist Hospitals Farmer’s Market Is a Healthy Hit with Local Residents

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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.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City: Prizes Fit for Healthy Winners


Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Prizes-Fit-for-Healthy-WinnersSister 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.

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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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NorthShore Health Centers Announce 2017 Biggest Loser Challenge Winners

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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:

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Porter Regional Hospital: Grow Your Own Way


Porter-Regional-Hospital-Grow-Your-Own-WayAs if fresh veggies or flowers aren’t reason enough, there are plenty of health reasons to have a summer garden.

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Online Registration Ends Soon for Biggest Loser Race Series


Biggest-Loser-Run-Walk-Logo"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.

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Schererville Parks and Recreation Department Offering an Array of Exercise Programs in Summer of 2017


Schererville-Parks-and-Recreation-LogoThe Schererville Parks and Recreation Department is offering an array of different exercise programs this summer.

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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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