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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.

KNITTING FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET ON THE LONGEST DAY

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On June 21, 2013, a team of knitters at Sarah Jane's Yarn Shoppe in Fort Wayne will join the Alzheimer's Association in The Longest Day to show those facing Alzheimer's disease that they are not alone. The team will knit continuously from sunrise to sunset on the longest day of the year to honor and raise funds for the more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.

Alzheimer's disease is a growing epidemic and the nation's sixth leading cause of death...

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WHICH TYPE OF EXERCISE IS RIGHT FOR ME? - A HEALTHY DAY

Details Sponsored by Dr. Nill of Nill Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center, LLC

Is lifting weights going to give me the best result? Maybe I should concentrate on running - that will really help to strengthen my heart. What about yoga - everyone says yoga is good for flexibility. All of us, at one point or another, have had these conversations with ourselves. We're continually bombarded with exercise-related stories on television, in magazines, and in our electronic newsreaders. But many of us don't know how to put the information we're receiving to good use. We don't have...

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MAYOR ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO TAKE THE BIKE CHALLENGE

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Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry is encouraging local residents to take part in the Fort Wayne Bike Challenge and see if they can pedal more miles than other local riders. The Bike Challenge takes place this month to celebrate National Bike Month.

"Fort Wayne has an outstanding biking community and we want to encourage even more local residents to take advantage of the benefits of cycling," said Mayor Henry. "Getting on a bike promotes good health and also reduces the use of gasoline and...

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WALKING AS A LIFESTYLE CHOICE - A HEALTHY DAY

Details Nill Family Chiropractic

Everyone knows he or she "should" be doing regular exercise, but most people have not exercised in so many years that they don't know where to begin. As a result, people start and stop various training programs and routines. They join gyms, buy workout clothes, spend hard-earned income, and ultimately fail to follow-through because they don't have a clear idea of how to exercise effectively.

One of the issues relates to the many choices available. You can lift weights, swim, ride a bicycle...

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TOP TWO TIPS FOR REACHING YOUR NORMAL WEIGHT - A HEALTHY DAY

Details James Nill

It's well-known that one-third of American adults are overweight and an additional one-third are obese.1 In addition, 17% of U.S. children and adolescents are obese.2 Worldwide statistics are similar. These facts are strongly associated with ongoing epidemics in diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes may cause loss of vision, kidney problems, and loss of circulation in the legs and feet. Cardiovascular disease includes high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attacks. Being overweight or...

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A HEALTHY DAY: MEDITATION AND ME

Details Sponsored by Dr. Nill of Nill Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center, LLC

For many of us, the practice of meditation seems like a totally foreign notion. In an era of full-time, morning-to-night distractions and distractibility, the concept of quietly sitting with nothing else to do seems impossibly ridiculous. Why would anyone do that, we ask, as we text message with one hand and channel surf with the other.

Of course, this lack of ability to pay attention and focus for more than 15 seconds at a time is at the core of many of our health issues. Learning how to...

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