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Everyone knows that being fit is vital for good health, but sometimes it can seem like a chore. In recent years, however, the fitness industry has introduced new ways of exercising that are enticing and outside-the-box. Who says fitness can’t be fun?
As the summer draws to a close and cooler weather is in sight, many looking to get fit will be taking their workouts indoors. A common question, however, is whether or not it’s more effective to do those indoor workouts at home or in a gym.
People work out at Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness. Group exercise classes are offered at many gyms throughout the region.
Behind every youth sports team is a coach. A coach who, after a long day at work, drives to the field where he stays past dark.
On many a chilly morning this winter, parents all over the Region awoke to phone calls from groggy school officials announcing either the closing or delay of school for that day. On some weeks, to the delight of kids everywhere, this became more the rule than the exception.
Correspondent Julia Huisman's daughters have some bad habit to break of their own.
With New Year, resolutions to form new, good habits are abundant. But what about habits that aren't the best for your child to pick up?
Elmo, Barbie, Minnie, Woody… each of these beloved characters are huge hits in the “big box” toy stores every year. Your kids love them, but that could be because they don’t have a choice. The mainstream toys and characters are everywhere they look.
For the past couple of decades, more women have been attending college than men, and the gap is projected to continue growing. This trend is reflected in Northwest Indiana’s three largest universities: Valparaiso University has 52 percent women, Purdue Calumet is at 57 percent, and Indiana U…
"What do you say?" Every parent is familiar with this quiet prompting that they whisper to their kids after someone does something nice for them.
The costumes, the pumpkins, the candy... so much about Halloween is fun and exciting for kids.
Once upon a time, young boys and girls would marry shortly after graduating high school. They would move out of their parents’ house and into their own newlywed abode. The young husband would work while the wife stayed home with her 2.5 kids. Life was good.
Health and happiness. Are the two linked? We can assume that those with good health are generally happy to be well. But what about the other way around?
Many educators around the Region see the potential for selflessness and generosity in our youth and strive to help them develop that potential as early as they can.
"I found it on Pinterest." This is becoming a regular statement among American women, usually in response to a compliment on one's family photo wall or chicken tortilla soup recipe.
MERRILLVILLE | Brides, grooms, wedding parties and friends are invited to gather from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday for the Times/Shore Bride 2011 Bridal Show.
Win your very own engagement video!
There are people who can cook, and people who can't. Up until recently, I thought I was in the latter camp. But to my surprise, the tide is turning.
I'm a big scaredy-cat. I don't know if it's because I work for a media company (where I hear bad news all the time) or if I'm just wired to be afraid, but afraid I am and I can't help it.
My 7-year-old daughter used to get strep throat all the time. One winter, she contracted the illness four times in four months. It was awful. I took her to an ear, nose and throat doctor who, after many tests, determined that removing her tonsils wouldn't solve the strep throat mystery. He s…
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