Health and Wellness Center Blog

What is cholesterol and why is it important to my heart?

posted by Christy Tunnell, MBA, RD, CD on September 9, 2016 Cholesterol

To egg or not to egg…that is the question???  If you are like most Americans, you are likely confused about whether or not eggs are good for you, and if they are, how many can you eat per week.  Well, the controversy stems from a concern about cholesterol. Many Americans do not understand the role … Read More »

Check out these awesome maps to get steps indoors

posted by Jeff Mullins on May 12, 2016 The Tunnel Tours

Don’t let the rain or heat (or winter cold) stop you from meeting your daily steps goals. If you don’t know where to walk indoors, a group of employees from the Indiana Office of Technology (IOT) has you covered. They’ve made mapped out nine different tours using all of the tunnels connected to the Indiana … Read More »

Health and Wellness Center now offering behavioral health services

posted by Christy Tunnell, MBA, RD, CD on May 11, 2016 Monica Staples

Individual Behavioral Health Therapy for state employees and their family members who are covered under the State of Indiana Anthem medical insurance is now available in the onsite clinic. The treatment sessions begin by assessing for various issues, such as : Depression Anxiety/phobias Trauma ADHD/ADD Adjustment issues (grief and loss, other life transitions) Substance abuse and codependency … Read More »

DCS employee embarks on trip for wellness

posted by Jeff Mullins on February 2, 2016 Heidi Gaha

Back in July, we promoted the HumanaVitality Biggest Loser Resort Contest and told you that three state employees were among the 30 finalists. Two employees won the grand prize of a trip to The Biggest Loser Resort. Heidi Gaha, an employee at Department of Child Services (DCS), is one of the grand prize winners and … Read More »

Try healthy eating during your holiday road trips

posted by Jenna McClean, RD on November 18, 2015 Healthy eating for holidays

The holidays are right around the corner and this time of year is full of traveling! It’s easy to give up on your health habits when traveling since you are out of your normal routine. So why not take your routine with you? Follow these 5 tips to help you and your families stay healthy … Read More »

Do processed meats cause cancer?

posted by Jenna McClean, RD on November 5, 2015 Processed meats

On October 26, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a statement citing processed meats such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs and lunch meats may contain carcinogens, a substance or exposure that COULD cause cancer. These findings were based on numerous studies over the past few decades. The WHO panel cited studies suggesting that an … Read More »

Know the risks of antibiotic overuse and resistance

posted by Michelle Bowen, PA-C, MPAS on October 6, 2015

One of the best parts of my job is seeing patients get better. I treasure the wonderful moment when I can tell a patient, “Wow! Your blood pressure is better; you no longer need this medication!” One of the most difficult parts of my job is when I see someone suffering with an acute sore … Read More »

Try spaghetti squash as a substitute for regular pasta

posted by Jenna McClean, RD on September 23, 2015 Spaghetti Squash

Here’s a recipe you can make with some ingredients found with a visit to the Statehouse Market or your local farmers’ market. Try this Spaghetti Squash with Tomato-Basil Sauce recipe provided by Jenna McClean, the registered dietitian at the Health and Wellness Center at the Indiana Government Center. Also check out the video for information … Read More »

From my kitchen to yours: Learn how to make egg frittatas

posted by Jenna McClean, RD on August 26, 2015 Egg Frittata

With breakfast being one of the most important meals of the day, why do so many of us tend to skip breakfast? Do you run out of time to eat a nutritious breakfast? I love making a batch of these egg frittatas on Sunday nights so I have breakfast ready to go for a few … Read More »

Learn how to pick a fresh peach

posted by Jenna McClean, RD on July 8, 2015

Want to find out how to pick a fresh peach? Registered dietitian Jenna McClean and farmer Ernie Biltz from Biltz Greehouses of Worthington explain in our latest market video. Visit to learn more about the Statehouse Market. Looking for a way to earn Vitality points and improve your health? Schedule an appointment with Jenna … Read More »