Check Up 13

Welcome to Check Up 13, in partnership with Ascension St. Vincent

WTHR and co-anchor and health reporter Anne Marie Tiernon have partnered with Ascension St. Vincent, part of Ascension, one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., on an initiative called Check Up 13. The goal of Check Up 13 is to educate and encourage Indiana residents to take a proactive role in their own health. Check Up 13 includes news stories that will air on the 13th of every month during WTHR's Health Beat segment. The monthly program will highlight providers and patient success stories at Ascension St. Vincent and focus on the health topic screening, event or promotion for that month.

Get In Shape With Free Workouts

The gyms have been closed and we’ve probably all been spending a lot more time on the couch, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stay active. We partnered with Ascension St. Vincent Sports Performance to bring you home workout videos for this month’s Check-Up 13.

The workouts are FREE for the entire family, courtesy Ascension St. Vincent and Check-Up 13.

These workouts can be done in the safety of your own home with items you probably already have lying around. Maintaining a healthy weight is important to our overall health, and can prevent many diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Jeff Richter, strength and conditioning coach at St. Vincent Sports Performance, tells us there are plenty of things we can do outside of the gym to stay active.

We also spoke with IndyCar driver Conor Daly, who is completing his training with St. Vincent Sports Performance virtually.

In addition to these workouts, experts at Ascension St. Vincent also encourage Hoosier families to get outside and take a walk, hike or bike ride while maintaining social distancing guidelines.