Health Notes

Recipe: Putting Your Diet on “Sizzle”

by admin on April 19, 2017

Recipe - Sizzling Pork FajitasThey call it The Other White Meat. Being high in protein and rich in many vitamins and minerals, lean pork can be an excellent addition to a healthy diet.

The protein content of lean pork can be as high as 89 percent, making it one of the richest dietary sources of protein. That’s why it’s a great nutrition option for people who are looking to build or repair their muscles. It’s also a great source of other essential vitamins: thiamin, selenium, zinc, vitamins B12 and B6, niacin, phosphorus and iron.

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Taste the Rainbow

by Brenda L Herrod, MSN, APRN-BC on April 12, 2017

Fruits and vegetables overhead assortment on colorful backgroundLooking for a way to add more nutrition to your diet… start by adding more color!

Fruits and veggies get their vibrant colors from vitamins and minerals that are good for you. These high nutrient, high fiber and low calorie foods are essential for optimal health. Adding more fruits and vegetables to your plate can also crowd out less nutritious processed foods.

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Exercise: Spring into Action

April 5, 2017

Hibernation is over and it is time to spring into action. With warmer weather and longer days, this is a great time of year to start an exercise routine outdoors. There are many great options that allow you the benefit of sunshine and fresh air while you exercise. They include: walking, jogging, bicycling, swimming, roller […]

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Recipe: St. Paddy’s Salmon

March 15, 2017
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When 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 […]

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40 Floors, 870 Steps, ONE Big Goal

March 8, 2017
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The 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 […]

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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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