Summer Grilling: How to Lower Your Health Risk
By Rosemary Weaver, MPH, RDN, LDNNCH Registered Dietitian Ahh…the last full month of summer is upon us – complete with warm, sunny weather and the enticing aroma of foods being grilled outdoors. Whether you are a backyard grill-master, tailgating chef or just a fan of the BBQ, you may not have considered the health risks […]
Treat Mom with Healthy Options this Mother’s Day
by Rosemary Weaver, MPH, RDN, LDN, NCH Registered Dietitian As Mother’s Day approaches, you’re probably wanting to find a gift that will make mom smile. This year, why not choose something special that is also healthy? Consider choosing your gift from one of these three “wellness gift” categories: Food, Fitness and Relaxation. Food Maybe it’s […]
“Spring Clean” your Diet
By Rosemary Weaver, MPH, RDN, LDN, NCH Registered Dietitian Did the New Year’s resolution to transform your diet fizzle out before Valentine’s Day? Not to worry – you can get a head start and “spring clean” your diet before the change of season next month. You’ll benefit from improved energy levels, a probable boost to […]
Jump into wellness for 2022
Do you want to get a jump start on your New Year Resolutions? Now is a great time to launch those fitness goals at the NCH Wellness Center. The Center is adding 86 exciting, brand new pieces of cardio equipment, arriving throughout the winter including a variety of treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent and upright bikes, Jacob’s […]
Targeting Healthier Holidays
by Rosemary Weaver, MPH, RDN, LDN, NCH Registered Dietitian With the holidays approaching, perhaps you’re wondering how you can embrace holiday rituals – like potlucks and cookie swaps – without putting yourself or your loved ones at risk of overeating and especially because we’re still in a pandemic. Covid-19 Prevention/Safety First: Per the CDC, the […]
Seven Food Strategies to Lower Your Cholesterol
Rosemary Weaver, MPH, RDN, LDN, Wellness Center Dietitian September is National Cholesterol Education Month, an opportunity to learn how changing what you eat can reduce blood cholesterol, improve the types of fats floating around in your bloodstream and reduce your risk of artery-clogging cardiovascular disease. Here are seven food strategies that will help reduce your […]
NCH Wellness Center offers free use
On Friday, October 1, Friday, November 5 and Friday, December 3, 2021 NCH Wellness Center (900 West Central Rd., Arlington Heights) is welcoming the public to use the facility at no cost. “We’re going through incredibly challenging times and would like to help our community members improve their health and reduce stress,” says Steve Balaton, […]
Celebrate Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month
Rely on summer’s bounty for flavor and nutrition Local farmers markets are open or will be opening soon, bringing with them a variety of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables – just in time for National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month in June. To help us make the most of the delicious opportunities to “eat […]
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 […]
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enhance your spa experience with salt therapy
The newest addition to the NCH Wellness Center Reflections Spa is the state-of-the-art Spa VIP Salt Lounge. Complete with massage chairs, a couch, Himalayan salt orb and large salt panel, the room offers spa VIP members a chance to extend their experience before and after services.
National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day* is September 13
With so many kid-friendly, online recipes, the possibilities are endless for creating a memorable meal on September 13, National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day, an invitation for kids of all ages to plan, prepare and eat a meal together with their parents’ help.