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St. Catherine Hospital Helps Create Home Gardens with "Let It Grow"

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A pot, some soil, water, and a handful of seeds can turn into a sustainable source of healthy, convenient food on a budget. On Wednesday, St. Catherine Hospital partnered with a Lake County Master Gardener and Purdue Extension wellness coordinator and the City of East Chicago Parks and Recreation Department Greenhouse and Aqua Garden manager to demonstrate that process and help community members start eating healthier.

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“Feel Good Friday” – Girls on the Run & SoleMates


Feel-Good-Friday-Girls-on-the-Run-and-SoleMates-2019Ironically, the words escape me when I try to explain how big my heart is after reading about this week’s Hometown Happenings’ “Feel Good Friday” edition. There is no greater gift in this world than the gift of a future for the next generation. It is a gift that is invisible to the untrained eye, provided only by time, patience and love, but can be felt by the heart for a lifetime. As a proud and active sponsor, Hometown Happenings is thrilled to share this story, because that is exactly what Girls on the Run is giving young girls of all ages and backgrounds — Stepping stones to a bright and beautiful future.

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Marram Health Center: treat lifestyle changes like an adventure

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Treating lifestyle changes like an adventure instead of a chore is a smart way to take ownership of your health.

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Community Healthcare System offers dozens of free classes, events to improve community health

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In the Spring of 2019, Community Healthcare System (CHS) will be offering an extensive range of free classes, programs, and presentations at Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. Community Healthcare System media and public relations specialist Elise Sims says these programs are intended to improve the quality of life for community members.

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UnitedHealthcare Presents Longest Stair Climb in the Country

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For those suffering from lung disease, every breath can be a challenge. Millions of Americans are affected by asthma, lung cancer, air pollution, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other lung diseases. UnitedHealthcare, the American Lung Association, and residents of Northwest Indiana are literally stepping up to raise funds for research, education, and patient programs at the Fight for Air Climb in Chicago on March 10.

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Cubii™ Compact Elliptical Machine Trial Implemented at Spring Mill Health Campus

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For many surgical patients, rehabilitation can be very challenging. Physical therapy in itself can be exhausting and cumbersome even at a comfortable and skilled facility such as Spring Mill Health Campus. Often, access to therapy can be an issue. To help patients achieve maximum post-surgical rehabilitation and activity levels, Spring Mill Health Campus is working with Orthopedic Surgeon and Total Joint Replacement Specialist Dr. Vineet Shah from Methodist Physician Group on a new trial that is already showing promising results.

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THE PURE FAT LOSS CHALLENGE Kicks Off a New Year and a New You

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With the holidays over and the new year right around the corner, many people are embracing the common phrase, ‘New year, new me’ and the annual tradition of forming New Year’s resolutions. For many, that means tackling their physical health and making positive changes to improve their physical wellbeing. Here in Northwest Indiana, there is no better way to do that than with the Pure Fat Loss Challenge, which held its annual kick-off event Thursday evening at Avalon Manor.

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THE PURE FAT LOSS CHALLENGE 2019 Program Description


THE-PURE-FAT-LOSS-CHALLENGE-2019-Program-Description_01THE PURE FAT LOSS CHALLENGE (the PFLC) is a fun, unique and challenging 12 week, (starting January 1st) high accountability program designed to support, teach, lead and guide those who are serious about shedding their unwanted body fat. Most people find it fun being part of a team of motivated people all working towards the same goal. This program has been successful for people who have weighed close to 500lbs as well as individuals who didn’t even want to shed fat, but rather to build muscle so they could compete in light weight division body building competitions. Everyone, from teenagers to seniors and men and women, has had success with the PFLC!

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THE PURE FATLOSS CHALLENGE: The Justin Savich Bio

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For over the past 2 decades, Justin Savich has had a passion for helping people reach their potential with their physical bodies. Since he was in high school he knew there was a calling on his life to serve people in the way he does today. He loved helping people and he loved working out. One day it clicked for him that he could help people work out.

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Have Fitness Resolutions You Want To Keep For Once? Here Are 12 Game Changing Do’s and 8 Dont's Straight From Fitness Experts

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The gap between the holidays and New Year’s Day can be a long week for some of us. The winter blues combined with too much turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and more is enough to make one forgo adulthood in favor of hibernation. While motivation may seem far off, with 2018 around the corner, there’s no better time to pull yourself from the snowy trenches and get crackin’ on paving the way for personal improvement.

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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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