GOOD PAIN VS. BAD PAIN – A Healthy Day

Being able to distinguish between a good pain and a not-so-good pain is critically important for all of us who engage in regular vigorous exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. Even highly-trained athletes such as those on high school and college teams, dancers, and those training for long distance

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HYDRATION FOR HEALTH – A Healthy Day

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, approximately 71 percent of the earth’s surface is composed of water. Similarly, 60 to 70 percent of the average adult human body is composed of water. If you’re a 120-pound female, you’re made of at least 72 pounds, or 36 quarts, of water. If you’re

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WHAT’S THAT NOISE? – Homeowner Rx

“Honey! There is a funny noise coming from the bathroom!” Ever walk by your bathroom and hear something that sounds like water running? Then you begrudgingly walk in and suddenly the sound disappears. Hmmm. Floor is dry. Faucet isn’t dripping. Hmmm. Then out of the blue an hour later, you hear

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RECOGNIZING & RECOVERING FROM A STROKE – For Your Health

There are 765,000 strokes in the United States every year, which averages out to 1 every 40 seconds. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States and the 5th leading cause of death. There are 7 million people in the United States over the age of 20 who are stroke survivors. These

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SURVEY TO UNDERSTAND DIRECTION OF COMMUNITY

Beginning this weekend, The Waynedale Business Chamber’s Corridor Committee will be collecting input from a survey developed to better understand what people do in Waynedale, how the community is currently perceived, what improvements should be made, and what type of businesses to attract. The survey

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I WORK OUT: JIGGLE, JIGGLE, JIGGLE – For Your Health

Everyone agrees that exercise is important. It’s making yourself do it that is the challenge! However, as a senior, exercise can seem daunting. Arthritis, poor range of motion or chronic illnesses can all deter your determination. But movement, any type of movement, is good for you. Remember the

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THE IMPORTANCE OF MINDFULNESS IN BRINGING BALANCE TO YOUR SYSTEMS – A Healthy Day

Mindfulness has become a very hot topic and is now consistently featured in mass media. This may be considered a good thing, as more and more of us allow ourselves to become distracted throughout the day by the never-ending onslaught of text messages, emails and the pings of calendar reminders.

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HAMSTRINGS – A Healthy Day

Many of us are continually amazed at the frequency with which professional baseball players suffer season-threatening muscular injuries. There they are, running hard down the first baseline trying to beat the throw from the shortstop or third baseman when suddenly, they pull up lame and must hobble

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TAKE AN ACTIVE APPROACH TO PARKINSON’S – For Your Health

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. In Parkinson’s disease, certain nerve cells (neurons) in the brain gradually break down or die. Over one million people in the U.S. are living with PD with males being affected 1.5 times more than females.

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BOSTON MARATHON: A VICTORY LAP FOR WAYNEDALE RESIDENT

The oldest marathon in the world and generally regarded as the most prestigious, the 121st Boston Marathon was held on Patriots Day, Monday, April 17, 2017. A total of 30,000 marathoners ran ‘The Boston’ this year, of which nearly half were women!

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer registered and ran the

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AGING WITH A HEALTHY BRAIN

For years, we have been hearing and reading about the health benefits of daily exercise and nutritious eating. If we eat right and exercise, we will have a better quality of life in that we will have stronger, healthier hearts, lungs and joints. But are you aware that exercise and smart nutrition

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THE CORE IS THE CORE – A Healthy Day

Whether the topic is education or exercise, core content and core activities tie everything together. In education, core content includes the specific information upon which the course is based. Students are expected, at the very least, to demonstrate mastery of the core content. In exercise, core

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GET FIT AT STATE PARKS AND CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF NATURE PRESERVES

Get fit at the most beautiful fitness centers in the state for a chance to win prizes.  

Indiana State Parks will again offer the popular annual Fitness Challenge.

The challenge encourages visitors to walk, run, bike, paddle or swim at least 25 miles, or ride on horseback 100 miles, by November 30.

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JUMP AHEAD TO SMOKE ALARM SAFETY DURING DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Daylight saving time began last Sunday, March 12 at 2 a.m. Hoosiers are also encouraged to incorporate changing their smoke alarm batteries when changing their clocks.

State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson regards this time of year as a reminder to check smoke alarms. Smoke alarm batteries should be changed

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BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED – A Healthy Day

We are all of us beginners in some aspects of life and quite advanced in others. With respect to useful knowledge in a specific subject area or meaningful practical expertise as related to a specific skill or competency, most of us could accurately assess our particular level of ability. But when

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A MOST WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES

A Fort Wayne treasure that aids children and adults with disabilities has a vital Waynedale connection.

The Turnstone Center, which opened in 1943, was originally a school for children and adults with disabilities. In fact, its original mission was “to provide therapeutic, educational, wellness,

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FRANK BEAMER TO SPEAK AT COACHES CLINIC

Legendary Coach Frank Beamer will be the highlighted speaker at Jason Baker’s Pro Football Mini-Camp coaches clinic March 18 at Wayne High School in Fort Wayne.

The coaches clinic, which is for area athletic coaches at all levels, is an opportunity for coaches to learn techniques, practice-planning

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WIDNER HONORED FOR 40 YEARS COACHING

“Forty years seems like nothing,” said long-time coach Herb Widner. “I have a buddy that has been coaching for 50.”

Widner sat in his office where he tutors students at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School trying to downplay the honor of recently being recognized at the Indiana Association

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MEDICATION SAFETY – For Your Health

Medications play an expanding role in healthcare, so it is important to learn the benefits of medications, both prescription and non-prescription, while minimizing and managing the risks. As we grow older, we are more likely to develop chronic illnesses and appropriate medications can help us live

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2017 WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Wayne High School announces the Wayne Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016-17 to honor former student athletes, coaches, contributors and teams who helped build a tradition of athletic and academic excellence that continues at Wayne High School. The 2016-17 Hall of Fame Induction ceremony was held

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TEXT NECK: IT’S A REAL PAIN IN THE NECK – A Healthy Day

Do you have frequent neck, shoulder or back pain? You may have a recently identified condition called “text neck.” The repetitive strain injury occurs when you spend considerable time looking down at your phone. Since 72 percent of Americans own smartphones, according to Pew Research Center,

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RESPITE FOR THE CAREGIVER: WHEN IS IT TIME TO GET HELP? – For Your Health

Are you overwhelmed providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia? All of us need a break sometimes. That need is even more critical if we are responsible for providing care for another person.

Respite care, whether in-home or at an adult day center, gives the caregiver time to work

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GRUSS TO PLAY ON NATIONAL BASKETBALL TEAM

Shelby Gruss, who as a Senior played on the 2010 Girls Basketball STATE RUNNER-UP BASKETBALL TEAM, has just been chosen to play on the 2017 U. S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball National Team, following a 3-day selection (tryout) camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Their

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IMPROVING CONNECTIVITY IN WAYNEDALE ONE STEP AT A TIME

For too long, the many who walk or bike along Bluffton Road have been in danger of becoming injured in an auto accident on the high-traffic thruway. But come this spring, Waynedale will begin its transition to a safer and better connected pedestrian travel than ever before.

As part of an expansion

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MAKE A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO VOLUNTEER

It’s the beginning of a new year; a clean slate with a fresh new calendar just waiting to be filled with productive and meaningful activities. This year, instead of proclaiming all the things you aren’t going to do any more, choose something that you will do to help others and yourself at the

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