IU experts offer tips for better sleep in anticipation of this year’s Sleep Walk

Sleep. We all need it, we all want it, and most of us don’t get enough of it. But how much sleep do you actually get? Some people might be surprised. “People often complain of being tired but do not pause to examine their sleep habits,” said Shalini Manchanda, program director of the IU School […]

IU dietitian encourages people to think of healthy eating as a lifelong process

It’s the new year. For the past few months, as you helped yourself to another holiday cookie and stuffed yourself with turkey, you’ve been telling yourself, “After the new year, I’ll replace these cookies with celery sticks.” But as Americans, we are inundated with information touting the latest diet, the most recent research and recommendations […]

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 […]

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.