Health Notes

Recipe: Exotic Flavors with an Asian Influence

by admin on October 18, 2017

If you are looking for a way to incorporate a little something different into your diet, how about trying something with a little Southeastern Asian kick?

In this delicious dish from Methodist Hospital’s Café 8303 Chef Mike Flanagan, a Southeastern Asian influence pairs the flavors of the sweetness of the poached chicken with the acidity of the dressing. It offers a little pop your taste buds will love! [click to continue…]

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Functional Fitness for Better Health at Home

by admin on October 11, 2017

A healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean loading up on expensive equipment to work out at home. Just a few tools – which you may already have around the house – can help you with a functional fitness routine that will keep your body moving.

Methodist women’s health nurse practitioner Brenda Herrod, who is also an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, walks us through a few exercises that can increase your daily mobility. [click to continue…]

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Exercise: Strengthening Those Hips and Knees

October 4, 2017
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When we hurt, it’s hard to get up and get the exercise we so desperately need. And when we’re overweight, things seem to hurt more. It’s a dangerous catch-22. Millions of Americans suffer from knee and hip pain – it’s one of the most common joints affected by osteoarthritis, which is highly associated with obesity. […]

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Taking His Health in His Own Hands

September 27, 2017
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“Diabetes runs rampant in my family.” Scott Beckman says a single diagnosis quickly put his life in perspective. After losing his sister nine years earlier, he knew he needed to step up his game if he wanted to be around for his three kids. “It’s important to be there for them,” said Scott. “I want […]

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Recipe: Fall and Winter Vegetable Brings a Savory Crunch

September 20, 2017
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Belgian endive is a fall and winter vegetable that is soft and crunchy and high in vitamins. It’s packed with vitamins E, A, B6, C and K, and is a great source of thiamin, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, as well as folate and copper. So what can you make with it? In this delicious salad […]

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The Power of Superfoods

September 13, 2017
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“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates There is no formal definition for “superfoods.” It’s a marketing buzz word to describe foods believed to provide health benefits beyond their basic nutrient content. Superfoods have been associated with prevention of certain diseases, as well as promoting longevity, a healthy […]

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Exercise: Focusing on the Fitness

September 6, 2017
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It can be one of the toughest things to get started. Beginning a new physical fitness regimen when you aren’t used to exercising can be a challenge. But if you want to focus on fitness and a healthier you – physical activity really is key. Here are my top six tips for getting – and […]

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Weight Loss Leads to New Beginning

August 30, 2017
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“I was lazy.” Danielle Sexton is brutally honest about her life “before.” “I would come up with whatever excuse I could think of to avoid getting off the couch,” said Danielle. “I didn’t want to play with my kids or do anything. I would sleep, wake up and eat. If I went outside with my […]

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Recipe: Getting to the Root of Good Nutrition

August 16, 2017
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It’s fresh, it’s different, and it takes great advantage of all those root vegetables coming of age in your garden. Beets and kohlrabi are packed with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Not familiar with kohlrabi? Kohlrabis have a taste and texture similar to broccoli stem or cabbage, but are milder and sweeter. Those that are young […]

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We Are Born To Move

August 9, 2017
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Our ancestors did not “work out.” They lived by moving. They ran after animals for meat, gathered berries, and squatted to build a fire and cook. They carried water and slept on the ground. Today we drive to the store, buy packaged food, heat it in the microwave, or better yet, drive thru for fast […]

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