IU employee takes advantage of campus resources to lose weight and feel better

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Bailey Briscoe “Small changes.” This is a common phrase among those making New Year’s resolutions to live a healthier life. And for IU employee Lynne Crohn, her small changes resulted in big impact. Crohn spent the better part of the past 10 years assisting her parents and her in-laws […]

Ready to Move IU program pairs student health coaches with university employees

Amy Hull knows she needs to be more active. But when it comes to movement, the associate director for IU’s Office of Student Financial Assistance admits she needs a little extra encouragement to keep her on the right path. So when she heard about the Ready to Move IU program — which pairs employees with graduate […]

Living Learning Center provides a community dedicated to students’ wellness

Indiana University freshman Gabe Nolley grew up actively participating in an array of sports including tennis, basketball and baseball. No longer an athlete, Nolley still hopes to turn his love of sports and active lifestyle into a career in either health fitness or sports programming. So when he came to IU Bloomington from Loogootee, Ind., […]

If sitting is the new smoking, this may be an easier fix

I walked through shady Dunn Woods on my way to a meeting yesterday and reveled in each peaceful step. IUPUI researcher Steve McKenzie makes a case in the Indianapolis Star for how bouts of exercise can improve work performance. A new IU study finds, however, that slow, hourly 5-minute walks can do a world of good.

Mild dehydration can make me tired?

Ira Means, M.D., suggests we carry a reusable water bottle to encourage ourselves to drink enough water. Read on to find out why it’s so important.

Health screening provided a ‘wake-up call’ for IU’s Akash Shah

When Akash Shah walked into the IU Health Center at Indiana University Bloomington more than a year ago, he knew he was overweight. But it was the word “obese” — and the idea that his weight might one day contribute to him developing diabetes — that triggered a major lifestyle change for the IU lead project-systems analyst.

Any time is a good time to hit the water

During frigid weather like we’ve seen in Indiana, I inevitably find myself daydreaming about balmy, sandy beaches and peaceful lapping waves. Carol Kennedy-Armbruster, functional fitness guru at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, reminded me this week that I can enjoy water — and get a good workout — any time of the year. Some […]

Gift guides galore

I’ve gotten some good ideas from holiday gift guides over the years — and some of the guides have been my own handiwork, with the help of insightful IU health and wellness experts. My most recent IU Health & Vitality media tip sheet included a gift guide with ideas geared toward sustainability. I’d LOVE so […]

Sedentary behavior (watching TV), arterial health in the news

Is watching TV setting you up for health problems? According to a recent study, the more time 30-somethings spent watching TV, the stiffer their arteries became. Stiff arteries are not a good thing, at any age. Joel Stager, an exercise physiologist at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, talked with Reuters about the study. […]

Gym class isn’t just for jocks — or it shouldn’t be

Personally, I always loved gym class as a kid. Dodgeball, relay races. I have flashbacks to my classmates standing around the trampoline as we took turns bouncing. So, I was somewhat surprised when I realized it wasn’t for everyone. “I always dreaded the picking of teams and kids yelling at you when you mess up,” […]