Health Notes

Recipe: A Spring Salad to Fill You Up

by admin on May 17, 2017

Mmmmm… springtime fruits and a refreshing taste. A sweet salad is sometimes the best way to capture the flavor of the season.

But while delicious, some salads just don’t fill you up the way they should, and you end up snacking your way through the day. Now we have a secret weapon to add to your diet: chickpeas.

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Ditch the Scale

by Brenda L Herrod, MSN, APRN-BC on May 10, 2017

Woman weighing herself on scaleYour weight on the scale is not always the best indicator of your health. You might be getting stronger, more fit and muscular, but the scale refuses to budge.

It is easy to get frustrated when you are working hard doing all the “right things” such as eating healthy, working out, drinking water and getting adequate sleep. In our culture, we want quick results and that is not possible with healthy weight loss. Because weight loss is often very slow, many get frustrated with perceived lack of results and then give up.

So what’s the best way to measure your weight loss progress?
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Modifications to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Workouts

May 3, 2017
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The workouts are tough… but with big payoffs. High intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts have risen in popularity in past couple of years in gyms and exercises classes. HIIT workouts burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. They consist of bursts of vigorous exercise, usually consisting of total body work out, […]

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Recipe: Putting Your Diet on “Sizzle”

April 19, 2017
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They 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 […]

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Taste the Rainbow

April 12, 2017
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Looking 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 […]

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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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