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Waynedale Health

We like to keep our Waynedale News readers safe and healthy! These are the most current articles and stories to improve your body and mental health written by our original, local writers from around the Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana Community.

SIX TIPS FROM CURVES OF FORT WAYNE TO STAY ON TRACK DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

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Learn how to stay in shape while still enjoying the holiday season

While the holidays can be the most wonderful time of year, with cooler weather, family gatherings and delicious foods, they can also be a minefield for those looking to maintain their weight-loss and fitness goals. Katie Mitchell, director of fitness, and Amanda Turner, registered dietitian (RD), with Curves International, Inc. offer the following tips to help stay on track with food and health goals:

1.) Eat before you go to...

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PROPRIOCEPTION-MAKING YOUR BODY SMARTER - A HEALTHY DAY

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We usually don't think of our bodies in terms of their being "smart." For example, we walk to the corner store without giving a single thought to the complex mechanics involved in getting there and back. But behind the scenes there's plenty going on and your body's "IQ" has a lot to do with your success in accomplishing everyday tasks.

Proprioception is one of those background physical processes that make up your body's total IQ. Proprioceptors are specialized nerve endings located in your...

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NOT PREPARED WINTER EMERGENCY

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According to a survey conducted by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, about 75 percent of Indiana respondents indicated they did not have a preparedness kit in their vehicles.

"Now is the time to make sure vehicles are ready for winter," says IDHS Senior Public Information Officer John Erickson. "We encourage Hoosier drivers to check tire pressure and tread depth, the age of car batteries, antifreeze levels and age, car heater and defroster operation, and windshield wipers and...

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FOREVER YOUNG - A HEALTHY DAY

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Most of us like to think of ourselves as young: young in heart at least, if not actually young in years. But is it possible to stay "forever young" in terms of health and wellness? Of course, probably no one would want to remain forever young in terms of life experience. Our experiences give us character and contribute to our growth and development as persons.

As we get older, though, gaining skills and possibly wisdom, is it really necessary to suffer physical breakdowns along the way...

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SANTA VISIT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILIES

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SensoryCritters.com is hosting its second annual Small Business Saturday celebration on Saturday, November 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its retail store, located in the Second Steps Autism Resource Community Center, 4118 North Clinton Street in Fort Wayne. Highlight of this free event will be Santa Claus and his elf Mary, who will be welcoming all of the guests, particularly the families with special needs.

The event is designed to provide an opportunity for families with individuals having...

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REMEMBER TO SCHEDULE YOUR SPINAL SCREENING - A HEALTHY DAY

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Most of us have undergone some type of screening exam in the last several years. Depending on your age, personal history, and family history, you may have needed to go for a periodic mammography, colonoscopy, or cardiac stress test. If everything was fine, you have probably been instructed to follow-up next year, in three years, or in five years or more. As treatment is usually more effective and easier to accomplish in the early stages of illness, screening procedures are an important...

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