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Back-to-School Stress Busters for Parents

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Jul 29, 2015 in Health

For many children in Baton Rouge, August 6 marks the first day of school. While you may be looking forward to having the kids out of the house and back to a structured routine, there’s a lot to do before that first day.

As families get ready for school, parents can be overwhelmed by the pressure that comes from getting school supplies, buying new clothes and making plans, as well as the daily work and household responsibilities. But back to school doesn’t have to mean back to the crazy life.

Woman’s Wellness Minute: Safe Swimming this Summer

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Jul 23, 2015 in Health

The Department of Health and Hospitals recently released warnings about swimming or taking part in other water-based activities if you have an open wound present on your body.  Louisiana DHH Secretary, Kathy Kliebert says that in most cases, water activities are safe if you take the proper precautions. Many of these infections occur in the Gulf Coast regions. 

From apples to flaxseeds, certain foods work to fight cancer

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Jul 22, 2015 in Health, Nutrition

An apple a day — plus some spinach, a handful of nuts and a helping of flaxseed — may help keep cancer away.

Many foods already associated with a healthy diet could help prevent some types of cancer, says Brooke Schoonenberg, a Woman’s Hospital dietitian who teaches a class called “Cancer Fighting Foods.”

“These foods, of course they have anti-cancer benefits,” Schoonenberg says, “but they’re also heart healthy and they are great for weight management and preventing diabetes. You can’t go wrong with fruits and vegetables.”

5 Do’s and Don’ts to Stay Healthy with Ice Cream

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Jul 20, 2015 in Health, Nutrition

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July is National Ice Cream Month, and if that doesn’t whet your sugary sweet appetite, then a few minutes outside in the July heat will certainly have you screaming for the cold treat. While the occasional scoop won’t hurt, too much Ben and Jerry’s will put your nutrition goals on a rocky road.

Getting Back in the Pool With Help From Woman’s

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Jul 16, 2015 in Goals, Motivation

The following post was written by Marie Constantin for Woman’s Healthy Self blog.

Success comes with persistence. Persistence and refusing to ever, ever give up on ourselves. It doesn’t matter how many workouts we miss when we get off our fitness path or how much junk food we ate.

What’s important is that we continually hit the reset button and get back to the gym and get back to healthy living.

6 Nutrition Tips — Part 2

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Jul 15, 2015 in Health, Nutrition

almondbutterThe following post is written by Nutrition Services at Woman’s Center for Wellness.

We previously gave you six nutrition tips to help control your eating habits. Now, our Registered Dietitians at Woman’s Health Center have come up with six tips to help you pick healthier foods at the grocery or restaurant.

6 Nutrition Tips

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Jul 13, 2015 in Health, Nutrition

saladThe following post is written by Nutrition Services at Woman’s Center for Wellness.

Are you looking for some easy ways to make changes to your nutrition? Our Registered Dietitians at Woman’s Health Center have come up with six nutrition tips to help you easily make positive changes in your life.

Retrain Your Taste Buds

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Jul 09, 2015 in Health, Nutrition

The following post is written by Nutrition Services at Woman’s Hospital.

Processed food is unfortunately the norm these days, and it is not uncommon for many people to dislike fresh fruits and vegetables. Maybe it is because of the overuse of sugars and sweeteners or sodium and MSG in food products, but we need to retrain our taste buds to enjoy eating real, whole foods.

So how can we learn to like fresh fruits and vegetables again? Follow these simple steps:

Eating Healthy on Vacation

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Jul 08, 2015 in Health, Nutrition

The following post was written by Paula Meeks, dietitian for Woman’s Hospital.

Summer time means summer vacations, and while you take a break from your daily stresses of life, don’t let your diet take a break from its healthy eating habits.

While it’s OK to splurge once in a while for some sweets or nice dinner, here are some tips for a fun and healthy vacation:

Ownership – “Assume Responsibility”

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Jul 07, 2015 in Goals, Motivation

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Own your successes and your failures. It is important for you to both own and acknowledge both your strengths and weaknesses in weight loss or behavior change in order to grow and gain autonomy.

We, the health coaches, are here to guide you through the process of behavior change. All perceived failures should be turned into a success.

When you own your strengths and weaknesses, you can grow and learn from them. Failure is not falling down, it’s staying down.

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