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So happy for these bright, sunshine-filled summer days? Start protecting your skin TODAY from the sun - it can cause damage that won't be seen for years.
In addition to being delicious, this little fruit packs a big nutritional punch. Whether fresh or frozen, blueberries protect against heart disease, improve bone health, encourage blood circulation, and help control blood sugar levels. Discover 10 health benefits of blueberries you may not already know...
Whether you are a pro or just a beginner, Yoga has something for everyone. Both Clubs offer free Yoga classes multiple times each week and we invite you to join us for a weekly meme/hashtag countdown to National Yoga Day – June 21st!
If you workout alone, you're missing a great opportunity to get more motivated, spend time with like-minded fitness friends and recharge your social battery while you stay fit!
Once a self-massage technique used only by professional athletes, coaches, and therapists; foam rolling is now an everyday practice for people at all levels of fitness.
Here are the dates of our upcoming blood drives and a convenient link to make your appointment. Thank you in advance - we greatly appreciate the time and efforts of our donors in helping us fill this critical need in our community.
Self care during pregnancy is as important as caring for your baby because a happy mom has a happy baby and family. Take some time out of each day to try out these simple ways to practice self-care during and after pregnancy.
For the month of May we have a fun little competition for everyone. Grab your Myzone belts and rack up as many MEPS as you can.
After a 2 year hiatus due to COVID-19, our Firecracker 5k is back! This CRS Series Gold Cup Race is a flat course that goes through our beautiful neighboring subdivision and can't be beat. Join us!
Did a post of ours "speak" to you? Is an article on our page on a topic that you and a friend recently discussed? Share a social media post from our page to yours and be entered to win our monthly social challenge raffle!
We have a great reason for you to get a jump on your spring cleaning - a Changing Footprints SHOE DRIVE! Bring in your last year's castoffs, the ones your kids have outgrown, your smelly old athletic shoes, sandals, boots, shoes - we'll take them all and put them to good use!!
National Medical Fitness Week MOVE150 Challenge encourages us to be physically active at least 150 minutes per week. Simply pick up a MOVE150 card at the Chesterton Service Desk and get moving.
What’s all the excitement? Have you seen our Myzone Leader board? It is a ranking of the Top 20 participants for the most MEPs earned in the month. Are you on the board?
What's your favorite guilt-free snack? Share your family's favorite healthy recipe with us for a chance to win a prize this month!
This month both clubs will be hosting a Group Exercise Calendar Challenge. Any class counts towards the challenge: in person or virtual, but only 1 class per day goes towards your total. Do you have a Myzone belt? This is a great way to amp up your MEPs this month!
Here's a perfect way to spend an evening outside with your kids and celebrate Easter with other Members and their families! Please register at the Service Desk.
Can your inactivity be contributing to chronic disease? There are many causes of chronic diseases and lack of movement is a factor in them. Don’t let inactivity sneak up on you and create bigger issues.
Charge up your MyZone belt, grab your people and get ready for another challenge. Let’s see which generation has what it takes to be the front runner this month.
There are many different opinions on just how much water you should be drinking every day. One thing we do know is, water is essential to good health. Are you getting enough? Let’s see if we can help you find out.
FREE Featured Events like three great presentations, an opportunity to join us on a community walk and more! Team Training sessions, Group Exercise and Virtual classes are all open to all. What a great day we have planned! Join us!
We are here to help you continue those New Year’s Resolutions with a social media challenge because we would LOVE to help make showing up to the gym more fun and rewarding!
Flowers, candy and sappy greeting cards are all the rage this month but since February is also American Heart Month, it's a good time to take stock of what you are doing to keep your heart healthy.
We appreciate all of you so much and a big thank you for braving the cold and snow to come in. You are the reason we are here 364 days a year and we are grateful for each and every one of you. For the month of February, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we are asking you to “Share your Love for FHFC” and tell us how we’re doing.
With seven sports - biathlon, bobsled, curling, ice hockey, luge, skating and skiing - and a record number of 109 events across 15 disciplines, there is a lot of excitement building around the 2022 Winter Olympics! Here is some background information about the Olympics that you might not know and a great way to inspire your own workout.
Now there's even more reason to get out and get moving, even moderately. Your brain (and your heart and lungs) will thank you.
Many of us are starting our year off with new fitness goals and nothing stops a new workout regimen faster than a strain, sprain or tear. What is the difference between them, how do you treat them and what can you do to prevent these injuries?
What do you use “sticky notes” or Post-It notes for in your household? A reminder on your steering wheel to pick up bread and milk? Love notes in your kid’s lunches? As a honey-do list for your hubby? For the second year in a row, we’d like to help you change it up and use them to do something for yourself!
Our Members ROCK! From donations of blood all the way to shoes drives, Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Chesterton is dedicated to helping the community and others in need.
Be ready to act! Take one of many American Heart Association CPR/AED classes offered at our Chesterton location. Sign up today!
The Holidays are here, meaning you’re in the middle of the holiday celebration season that often spells doom for your health and fitness plan. So, lets change the narrative and focus on celebrating with friends and family while simultaneously enjoying the sensation of living in a body that’s healthy.
Exercise may even help you feel better by opening your nasal passages and temporarily relieving nasal congestion.
With the Coronavirus continuing to spread across the world, it's easy to feel helpless in such an unprecedented time. But there are some precautions we can make for our health that are in our control. Here are 11 great tips for your optimal health.
Balance is something that everyone takes for granted until they lose it. It is important in more ways than some people may think.
It is important to try and make time for the things that matter to us. Spending time with our loved ones, enjoying a meal together, allowing ourselves the luxury of sitting quietly savoring our surroundings, reading a book or getting creative. At times these things may all feel like distant memories.
Knowing what to eat before and after exercise can be a minefield. We are all individuals and what makes us thrive is dependent on our many unique factors. Trying different options, listening to our bodies and finding what is right for us is key to feeling energized and getting the most out of our workouts.
Vitamin D has been considered an important nutrient for many years. Recently, there has been a lot of research into it due to its possible role in protecting people from the effects of COVID-19.
How do we know if we are overtraining and what are the dangers associated with it? Here are some great tips on how to prevent overtraining during your daily routine.
Which type of yogurt is your family’s “go-to”? Even with so many flavor, texture and brand choices, one thing is clear – yogurt is good for you!
How are your Brain and Your Heart Connected?
With hot weather here and everyone trying to spend more time outdoors before school starts, we felt it was a good time for a water safety reminder.
The added sugars in the foods we are eating can turn a normally healthy food into a not so healthy food! Added sugars are different than sugars from fruits and dairy products, because added sugars are added to our food and come with calories, but minimal nutrition. The nutrition facts label is changing, and the new label will list total sugars and added sugars, so you know how much is natural versus added.
They can help us lower our calorie intake and reduce our risk of heart disease, stroke and protect us from certain cancers when eaten as part of an overall healthy diet. It is important to find fruits and vegetables we enjoy and eat a variety, because each fruit and vegetable has a unique nutritional profile.
Why eat whole grains? Whole grains are packed with nutrients like protein, fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, phytochemicals and minerals.
Why meal plan? Meal planning is a great place to start improving your food choices. When we plan out our week and make healthy foods and recipes available and ready to eat when we are hungry, it can help us avoid the fast-food line, and it can improve our overall diet quality.
It is summertime, so you know what that means? A fruit favorite is back in stores and comes with a lot of benefits of consuming it. What is this fruit you might ask?
The pandemic has caused changes in the lifestyles of people worldwide. With the influx of questions has come a surge of funding and research opportunities to find answers. One area of focus has been the severity and recovery of those who have survived COVID in respect to their exercise habits.
Whether you are young or old, overweight or fit, yoga has the power to calm the mind and strengthen the body. We offer Yoga on our Group Exercise Schedule at no additional cost at both Clubs. Come join us.
Fruit and vegetables have been in our diet for the entirety of human history. We eat them raw, cooked, chilled and frozen – in ever increasingly creative combinations. And we're always trying to find new ways to incorporate more fruits and veggies into our daily diet.
Gym etiquette is nothing more than respect. Respect for the equipment, others, and yourself in the gym. Everybody's there for the same reason, and nobody wants to be distracted or held up.
Wearable three ways, you can simply switch between the chest belt, wrist strap and arm band, depending on your choice of physical activity.
Whether you have been recently diagnosed or are currently living with diabetes mellitus,it is important that you understand how you can live a healthier life.
Meditation is a mind and body practice that has a long history of use for increasing calmness and physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness and enhancing overall health and well-being.
This past year has given our Community many opportunities to come together and support each other. One-way the Duneland Community has demonstrated this was it’s continuing dedication to donate blood.
There is something to be said about the power of working out in a group, but what is it about exercising with others that motivates us? Exercising With A Group Can Take Your Workouts Up A Notch.
Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13th, 2022. How can it affect your moods, productivity, health, sleep and other aspects of everyday life?
So how does caffeine affect exercise? Caffeine, a very commonly used stimulant during exercise, walks a fine line between beneficial and detrimental to your workout.
If you have yet to try the rapidly growing fitness phenomenon Barre (pronounced BAR), you are probably in for a big surprise. Barre is now offered at no additional charge at our Chesterton Location.
Trainers are always talking about the importance of core strength. Here is what you need to know about why core strength is so important.
Cardiovascular exercise or "cardio" is the most important physical activity you can do to keep your heart, lungs, and circulatory system healthy while also improving your overall fitness.
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Of all the lifestyle changes that have been studied, regular physical exercise appears to be one of the best things that you can do to reduce your risk of getting dementia.
Being aware of your risk factors and making healthy choices puts your future in your own hands.
Every year there plenty of opportunities to help the less fortunate and 2020 is no different. Here are just a few ways you can easily contribute to your community.
What you do in the morning contributes greatly to the tone of your day.
Joseph Pilates, the creator of the worldly popular Pilates exercises once stated, “Developing minor muscles naturally helps to strengthen major muscles.”
How much water is enough? Drinking water before you exercise or go out into the sun is an important first step.
As more of us continue to work from home, we're likely to find ourseves sitting for prolonged periods of times. Take 30 seconds to feel better. Avoid the health risks of sedentary behavior.
Have you ever noticed how music affects not only your mood but also the pace at which you do things? What music can help you do isn’t just in your head – there’s scientific proof of what it does for your workout.
Do you know the signs and risks of having AFib? Here is what to look for and what occurs with AFib. September is National Atrial Fibrillation Month
According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the minimum amount of exercise you need is 150 minutes per week and it should include Cardio, Strength and Flexibility training.
The first wealth is health according to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Regular exercise is one of the foundations of healthy living. Just like a healthy diet, exercise adds to good health and to a healthy immune system.
The best form of exercise is one you can do regularly. Adding interest to boring cardio is as easy as adding intervals! Interval training is simply adding alternating bursts of more intense activity with intervals of less intense activity (recovery).
Awareness. Prevention. Education. Health Information for You and Your Loved One. We strive to be the leading wellness resource for individuals looking to live a healthy lifestyle.
If you are an older adult looking to establish an exercise routine, you should, ideally, be able to incorporate 150 minutes of moderate endurance activity into your week.
There may be a lot of unknown currently in the world, however what is known is that practicing these 7 tips can help you stay healthy during quarantine. Be sure to check the website for updates!
Stay active while staying protected at home. One of those being our Group Exercise Class at Home Workouts that have been recorded with our Franciscan Health Fitness Centers certified instructors!
This great workout video will lengthen and strengthen your muscles and as well as your core. This home workout for women will improve your posture and your flexibility.
A variety of equipment will be used to tone and tighten the abs and lower body and will tighten all those trouble spots. Exercise wherever you are, on any device.
Join this fast-paced cardio class that includes simple step exercises along with weights, intervals, and calisthenics. This workout video will get your heart rate up and your body in gear.
Here is a low impact workout video designed for the young at heart who are wanting to workout at home. It includes exercises to improve aerobic fitness and burn body fat.
This workout video will improve your strength, balance, flexibility and even help the way you walk. Elevate your endurance & stability in the comfort of your own home on any device.
This high energy dance class uses motivating music with unique moves that let you leave your worries behind. Zumba’s exciting, easy to follow dance video can be enjoyed anywhere, on any device.
As our lifestyles and daily habits change during the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place, kindness to each other is not only easy to practice, it’s even more important than ever.
March is National Nutrition Month but your body needs good eating habits year-round. Try to incorporate these healthy eating tips so you can lead by example when it comes to your family’s nutrition.
Massage helps alleviate stress and the symptoms of many health conditions. Whether you need a Deep Tissue, Hot Stone or Ashiatsu Massage, we are here with options. Appointments are available in our Chesterton Club.
We want to help you “Know your numbers” with a free fitness assessment for all members. This is the first step to a results-oriented program that will get you on the road to better health!
Wearable Technology provides accountability and motivation. Rewards effort rather than level of fitness.
It never gets easier; You just keep getting better! Having a workout partner can mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to your fitness goals.
Studies that examined motivation to exercise or to lose weight have shown that the most enduring source of behavior change is internal motivation.
We have heard the healthcare professionals tell us that we need to “know our numbers”. If someone told you that four basic numbers give you a snapshot of your health, and a road map for improving it, would you believe it? It's true, they do!