Health Notes

Recipe: Summer Brisket Salad

by admin on July 19, 2017

Summertime and BBQ simply go hand in hand. Combine it with a fresh cut spring mix of salad, and you have a delicious and nutritious recipe.

A typical blend of spring mix greens provides contains very few calories and no fat. They are also a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. They may also contribute some calcium and iron, and yes, a small amount of fiber.

With that in mind, this recipe from Methodist Hospital’s Café 8303 Chef Mike Flanagan offers a fresh, fun salad with summertime BBQ flair. [click to continue…]

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Top 5 Tips for Staying Farmer’s Market Fresh

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

One of the best things about summertime is the abundance of locally-grown fresh produce. Where is the best place to find top quality food and another way to enjoy outside activity with your family? The neighborhood farmer’s market! You will find a colorful abundance of nourishing foods to get your grocery shopping done, as well as support your local economy.

Make the most of your farmer’s market experience by following these tips: [click to continue…]

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Exercise: The Do’s and Don’ts of Exercising Safely

July 5, 2017
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Exercise is beneficial for a number of reasons. It builds muscle mass and strength, improves flexibility and cardiovascular endurance, and improves overall function allowing us to perform activities of daily living and sports activities more easily. Regular exercise can also reduce the likelihood of medical illness, improve overall health, maintain healthy body weight, and improve […]

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Recipe: Satisfy Your Summer Burger Craving

June 21, 2017
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Nothing tastes like summer quite like a burger fresh off the grill. So how can you help stick to your diet while getting your fired-up fix? The patty in this turkey burger is just 221 calories. Ground turkey has a reputation for being a very lean meat, but that’s only the case if you choose […]

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Improve Your Health in the Great Outdoors

June 14, 2017
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When it comes to feeding our good health, nothing is more powerful than exploring the great outdoors. Our bodies are designed for nature, not to be stuck inside all day with our modern technology. Spring and early summer is a wonderful time to take full advantage of the longer periods of daylight, warmer temperatures and […]

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Exercise: Protecting the Backbone of Good Health

June 7, 2017
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Back pain or injury can occur at work, at home or during recreational or leisure activities – preventing you from getting the physical exercise you need. Using proper lifting technique and following some general guidelines regarding posture can help you decrease your risk for injury or pain. We all know the saying, “Lift with your […]

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Recipe: A Spring Salad to Fill You Up

May 17, 2017
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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 […]

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Ditch the Scale

May 10, 2017
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Your 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 […]

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Exercise: 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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