Health Notes

Recipe: St. Paddy’s Salmon

by admin on March 15, 2017

Recipe - Salmon with RosemaryWhen you think of St. Patrick’s Day foods, the first things to pop to mind are usually corned beef and cabbage. But corned beef is a pretty fatty meat that really isn’t good for you. So, how about a little Irish alternative?

The west coast of Ireland is the largest producer of wild salmon in the North Atlantic. Salmon holds amazing health benefits thanks to being rich in essential Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, B vitamins, potassium, selenium and the antioxidant astaxanthin. Some of those benefits include:

  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Reducing risk of stroke
  • Reducing risk of heart disease
  • Helping fight inflammation
  • Reducing the risk of cancer
  • Improving the function of the cells lining your arteries
  • Helping your body heal after injury
  • Protecting bone health
  • Helping maintain muscle mass
  • Regulating hormones that help with weight control
  • Protecting brain health

With all those health benefits in mind, this year celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this delicious salmon dish by Methodist Hospital Café Chef Jeff Hammond.

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40 Floors, 870 Steps, ONE Big Goal

by Brenda L Herrod, MSN, APRN-BC on March 8, 2017

Trek Up the Tower - Methodist Better LivingThe First National Bank Tower in Omaha is the city’s tallest building. And just a few weeks ago, it also was the place of a very tall challenge – conquered by Methodist employees and dozens of others.

The annual “Trek Up the Tower” is an event that supports WELLCOM, an organization promoting wellness in the workplace. The Methodist Better Living group had their first ever team in the event, proudly sponsored by the Nebraska Health Network.

Better Living is a new weight management program offered to Methodist Health System employees. There were eight employees on our “Trek” team from Methodist Hospital and Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital. We climbed 40 floors, 870 steps and 633 feet in the sky to reach the top, and we had a great time in the process.

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Exercise: Getting the Most “Bang for your Buck”

March 1, 2017
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It is that time of year when your New Year’s resolutions start to fade and motivation is lost. Life just gets busy and you might find it hard to get your normal workout done. If you find yourself in a pinch and are short on time, it might be nice to know which type of […]

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Exercise: Partner Power

February 15, 2017
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So it’s February – how are you doing with that New Year’s resolution of exercising regularly? If you are falling off the wagon like so many people do, consider recruiting a work out buddy. Whether it’s your significant other, another family member or a friend, an exercise partner can help a lot to keep you […]

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Love Yourself a Little More

February 8, 2017
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Your mind is very powerful. Are your thoughts positive? Believe it or not, by changing your thoughts, you can enjoy a healthier life, reach your goals and be more successful. Whatever you believe about yourself can become reality. When you practice positive thinking, you can be a healthier weight, have a longer life span, and […]

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Recipe: Food to Build a Healthy Heart

February 1, 2017
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Eating the right foods can give you the nutritional building blocks you need to build a healthy heart. A heart-healthy diet includes a good balance of a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, skinless poultry and fish, nuts and legumes and non-tropical vegetable oils. Fruits and veggies should make up at least half […]

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Recipe: The Healthy’s in the Sauce

January 18, 2017
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They’re one of the healthiest foods on the planet: Cremini mushrooms. Yes, mushrooms! Like most mushrooms, crimini mushrooms can offer great benefits to your immune system. Several recent studies even placed button mushrooms at the top of the list when it comes to helping regulate unwanted inflammation. Some researchers are also looking at the benefits […]

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Food Prep 101

January 11, 2017
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Planning to succeed with your health and wellness plan? If you are not focusing on your nutrition, you might as well give up. It’s true… if you fail to plan, plan to fail. For many people, meal planning and preparation is key to staying on track. By being prepared, you take control of your eating […]

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Exercise: Busting Five Myths about Physical Therapy

January 4, 2017
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In my more than 20 years of providing physical therapy, I have had many patients who are anxious and fearful about attending their therapy sessions. But you should know there’s little to fear. A physical therapist is a well-educated health care provider who is well prepared to help with your rehab and recovery. To help […]

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Recipe: All About the Zoodles

December 21, 2016
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During these cold winter days, it’s nice to be reminded of summer. Today, we’re bringing it back to your plate. Zucchini is a summer squash that’s a perfect blend of being low in calories and high in anti-inflammatory properties. Because it has a high water percentage, zucchini is low in calories, carbs and sugars, but […]

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