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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.

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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FORT WAYNE ARTHRITIS WALK

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Join the fight against the nation's leading cause of disability by taking part in the Fort Wayne Arthritis Walk on May 4, 2012 at Headwaters Park at 2:00 pm. The Arthritis Walk is an annual event held by the Arthritis Foundation to raise funds to fight arthritis and spread the message that regular movement can limit the impact of arthritis.

Arthritis affects 50 million Americans, which is one in every five adults. While often associated with old age, arthritis can affect men, women and...

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A HEALTHY DAY: CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELPS YOUR BODY BE SMARTER

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

Your body's awareness of where it is in three dimensions is critical to your ability to function effectively in the world. This awareness depends on proprioceptors. These specialized nerve endings are part of your nervous system - your body's master system.

Nerve signals are transmitted from proprioceptors in joints and muscles, along nerve pathways, to spinal nerves. Spinal nerves connect to the spinal cord, and from there signals are transmitted to the brain. But spinal nerves are a...

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