Health Notes

Exercise: Partner Power

by Elizabeth C. Beemer PT, MPT, Cert MDT on February 15, 2017

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 motivated and on track. It might even have an added benefit of strengthening your relationship.

Working out with a partner can benefit you by providing:

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Love Yourself a Little More

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

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 decrease your risk of depression, cancer and heart disease. Having an upbeat outlook will make you much more pleasant to be around and will make others happy as well. It is contagious. Love your life and appreciate all you have.

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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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The Seven Step Holiday Rescue Plan

December 14, 2016
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Ok. Just admit it. The holiday season is supposed to be magical, but sometimes it can be the most stressful time of the year. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. There is so much to do, so many places to go and very little time to do it – all while you try to stay healthy […]

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Exercise: Take It With You When You Go

December 7, 2016
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So many of us will be traveling to visit family and friends over the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you need to leave your exercise routine at home. Staying fit doesn’t have to take a sideline. There are several tools you can pack with you on your journey that won’t take much luggage space […]

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Dancing with Sugarplums… and Diabetes

November 23, 2016
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Let’s face it… this time of year can be dangerous for those of us with a sweet tooth. As the holiday season approaches, you may be thinking how to maintain your weight. But for diabetics, it’s even more important to be vigilant and keep your blood sugars under control. It can be especially hard during […]

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