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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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Turkey Trot at The Portage Township YMCA - Race for All Ages

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Lose those calories before you even eat them at the Portage Township YMCA’s 17th Annual Turkey Trot. This 4-mile, professionally-timed, competitive run is paired with a non-competitive 5K walk/run and a free 1K Kids Fun Run. The walking and running courses will start and finish at the Portage Township YMCA Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017. NOT A RUNNER? Don’t worry, we’re here for you! The tested and proven Turkey Trot Training Group kicks off this Saturday, October 7th, 8am, at the Portage Township Y for non-runners or those who have not ran in a while. This program is just $15 for 7-weeks of couch-to-course training and participants may register online or in-person. Questions about the training program? Contact Nicolette Huber at 219-406-6705 or at Read more



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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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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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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Porter Regional Hospital: Is Weight Loss in Your Future?


Porter-Regional-Hospital-Is-Weight-Loss-in-Your-FutureWith 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.

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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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