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Treat yourself, you are worth it!

Posted by: admin on May 03, 2016 in Health, Uncategorized

I was my daughter’s Girl Scout leader until she graduated. We went on A LOT of campouts. My reward for myself was to take the Monday off from work. And more importantly I booked a massage for that Monday morning after each campout. When I spent a sleepless night on a hard cot, this was the luxury I looked forward to. It was my pot of gold at the end of the Scout camp rainbow.

Unrecognizable massage therapist placing hot stones on woman's back during spa treatment.

Be Iron Strong

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Apr 28, 2016 in Health, Nutrition

The importance of consuming iron has been known for years, but certain benefits and recommendations are often overlooked, especially in women. The main and essential benefit of iron is that it aids in carrying oxygen to every part of the body, including the brain and muscles. In addition, iron plays a role in the proper growth of the human body, which requires iron in order to produce red blood cells.

Consuming a sufficient amount of iron also helps to combat fatigue and insomnia, as well as helping to support concentration and immune function. Women in general, have a higher requirement for iron than men due to their menstrual cycle, which results in depleted levels of iron.

Growing Your Own Fruit and Veggie Garden

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Apr 27, 2016 in Exercise, Health

gardenAs the days are getting longer and the dew on your grass is no longer a frost, it’s the perfect time to begin your home garden. It can be a fun way to incorporate extra activity into your day, while adding fruits and vegetables into your diet.

Follow these simple steps to get started:

Woman’s Presents Baby Grand This Saturday

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Apr 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Whether you’re pregnant or you just gave birth to your baby boy or girl, your child is the center of your world and you want the absolute best for him or her from the very start. But where do you start?

This Saturday, April 30, Woman’s Hospital will host its semi-annual Baby Grand event to bring pregnancy and infant-care information at your fingertips.

Enjoy Your Weekend!

Posted by: admin on Apr 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

JAZZ FEST 2016 Set for April 22 through May 1 http://www.nojazzfest.com/home/

FRIDAY • LIVE AFTER FIVE Samantha Fish is an American blues singer, songwriter and musician who grew up in Kansas City, Mo. She started out playing drums, but when she was 15 she switched to the guitar. Fish frequently went to the Knuckleheads Saloon to hear touring Blues artists. After turning 18, she often joined in with the singers and bands who were performing there. Early influences were Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

HEALTHY RECIPE: Mediterranean Lemon Chicken

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Apr 21, 2016 in Health, Nutrition

Each month, Woman’s Healthy Self blog will feature one healthy recipe courtesy of Woman’s Center for Wellness.

Turkey and other lean meats contain protein, iron, zinc, creatine (beef), omega-3 fatty acids (fish), vitamin B6 (chicken and fish) and B12, phosphorus, and potassium.

They help fight against obesity, mood disorders, memory loss and heart disease.

Wellness Minute: Infant Massage

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Apr 20, 2016 in Health

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Massaging an infant for just a few minutes a day can have lasting effects on the child, including a stronger bond between the infant and the parent.

In this Wellness Minute video, Woman’s Center for Wellness physical therapist Nanette Gremillion discusses the benefits of infant massage and what parts on the body an infant is most responsive.

Water Wisdom

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Apr 14, 2016 in Exercise, Health

waterYou’ve heard all the advice: Drink eight glasses of water a day. Stay properly hydrated while exercising. Sports drinks aren’t just for professional athletes.

Yet you’re still unsure whether you’re drinking the right amount for good health. How much fluid should you really be taking in daily? Do you need to add extra when you’re physically active? And is too much water dangerous?

Win a Home and Help Support Woman’s for $100

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Apr 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

homeOne hundred dollars could buy a nice dinner, a new pair of shoes, or even a night on the town, but for one lucky winner, it will buy a brand-new house. Only 15,000 tickets will be sold.

The $100 Home for Good is a 2,483 square foot, four-bedroom, three-bathroom home valued at more than $400,000. It is located at 2854 Grand Way Avenue in Lexington Estates subdivision, which is off Nicholson Drive near S. Bluebonnet Boulevard.

The Skinny On Using Supplements

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Apr 11, 2016 in Health

The following post was written by Woman’s Center for Wellness.

Strolling down the vitamin and supplement aisle at your local grocery or health store can be intimidating with so many options and varieties. Woman’s Center for Wellness answers two commonly asked questions people have when considering adding supplements to their diets.

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