Fitness and Nutrition March 31, 2021
Spring into health with good nutrition
With more time at home and increased anxiety and boredom during the pandemic, many people’s eating habits suffered over the last year. As we mark one year of the pandemic and look forward to better days to come, commit to healthy eating habits. Here are some tips to improve your own nutrition. Eat mindfully. Separate […]
Fitness and Nutrition March 18, 2021
COVID-19 challenges provide “food for thought” for dietary pros
The role of dietary experts shifted during the pandemic. “One of our greatest challenges has been quickly learning new information about nutrition for COVID-19 patients and adjusting appropriately,” says Katherin Wong, MS, RD, LDN.
Fitness and Nutrition January 21, 2021
“Baby Steps” to better nutrition in 2021
We can all agree that 2020 was a rough year. Now that we’ve launched into 2021, you might be thinking your diet and exercise habits could use an overhaul. But rather than try a radical approach, why not try a gentler, more sustainable approach to improving your habits? This year, consider “growing” one new habit at a time – taking “baby steps” to better nutrition.
Fitness and Nutrition January 6, 2021
January JumpStart Virtual Fitness Challenge
To celebrate the beginning of a new year, the NCH Wellness Center is hosting a 21-day JumpStart Virtual Fitness Challenge beginning Monday, January 11. This challenge is a great way to start a new workout routine and will help you build new, healthy habits with lasting effects.
Fitness and Nutrition November 10, 2020
The upside to downsizing your Thanksgiving meal
It’s nearly time for one of America’s favorite holidays: Thanksgiving. COVID-19 will likely change the way most of us celebrate this year. Instead of a big spread and a houseful of guests, we should be “downsizing” the celebration to more immediate family. Is there an upside to all this? Practically speaking, yes! Learn delicious and nutritious ideas from Wellness Center Dietitian Rosemary Weaver.
Fitness and Nutrition October 14, 2020
NCH Wellness Center offers new youth fitness program
eginning in November, NCH Wellness Center will offer a new youth fitness program. Developed to benefit young people experiencing restricted activity during the pandemic, young athletes can expect camaraderie and team-building in a safe, supportive and high-energy environment. Coach-to-athlete ratios are optimized for individual instruction and attention.
Fitness and Nutrition July 22, 2020
Healthy eats for your next road trip
Are you planning a road trip this summer? Today, more people than ever are driving to their vacation destinations. Whether your trip is across the country or just across the county, don’t let healthy eating fly out the window! With a little planning, you can provide your family with foods that will maintain health and provide energy to enjoy exploring the road ahead.
Fitness and Nutrition July 8, 2020
Tackling weight gain from COVID-19 quarantine: Nutrition makeover
Rosemary Weaver, MPH, RDN, LDN, NCH Wellness Center Dietitian, serves up seven dietary strategies to help you start trending down to a healthier weight.
Behavioral Health June 24, 2020
Dreading the return to your office wardrobe?
Most everyone has heard of the “Freshman 15” – the typical 15 pounds college freshmen tend to gain during their first year away from home. Since the stay at home order was announced in March it seems a new concern is the “COVID 19,” the 19 pounds many people may have gained while working from home or being unemployed. We talked to NCH Behavioral Health Advanced Practice Nurse, Cayce McConnell, PMHNP-BC about emotional eating.
Fitness and Nutrition June 11, 2020
A summertime staple meets social distancing
June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, which dovetails with the traditional opening of local farmers markets. This year markets are reopening with new safeguards in place to protect the health of shoppers and vendors.