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Flu Bug Biting Hard: How to Stay Safe and Healthy

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Dec 18, 2014 in Health

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Muscle aches. High fever. Sore throat. Nagging cough. Yep, it’s flu season!

Every medical professional, from national agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Red Cross to local doctors like The Pediatric Clinic’s Dr. Stephen Sanches say the best course of action to preparing your child’s and your own body starts with a flu shot.

Holiday Gift Guide for Workout Enthusiasts

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Dec 16, 2014 in Exercise, Health

The holidays are here, which means there’s a lot to do and no time to do it. By now you have the tree decorated, the lights shining outside and the stockings hung by the fireplace, but if you’re like many people during the holidays, you’re still a few gifts shy of finishing your shopping list – or, maybe (gulp) you haven’t even started!

Choosing the perfect holiday gift can be a stressful task, but we’re here to help. Healthy Self talked to the staff at the Woman’s Center for Wellness find the present or stocking stuffer for the exercise enthusiast on your list.

A Healthy Alternative to Sweet Potato Casserole

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Dec 15, 2014 in Health, Nutrition

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

With the holidays here and so much to get done, your family’s nutrition may be at the back of your mind. But a few simple tricks can turn holiday staples into healthy meals.

sweetcasseroleWith every holiday season comes our favorite treats, casseroles and cocktails.  One holiday tradition many of us have in common is the unwanted but accepted weight gain.  Accepted because we have a New Year around the corner and losing the extra pounds will be part of our New Year’s Resolution.

A sweet holiday treat during Christmastime is a candied sweet potato pie or casserole. Sweet potatoes are a healthier potato option, but the sugar and starches in a ¾ cup serving contains 315 calories, 15 grams of fat and more than 43 grams of carbohydrates. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative, check out our recipe for Sweet Potato Bites below.

A Healthy Alternative to Pineapple-Honey Glazed Ham

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Dec 11, 2014 in Health, Nutrition

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

With the holidays here and so much to get done, your family’s nutrition may be at the back of your mind. But a few simple tricks can turn holiday staples into healthy meals.

hamWith every holiday season comes our favorite treats, casseroles and cocktails.  One holiday tradition many of us have in common is the unwanted but accepted weight gain.  Accepted because we have a New Year around the corner and losing the extra pounds will be part of our New Year’s Resolution.

A favorite holiday treat, especially around Christmas, is a pineapple-honey glazed ham. But the sugar and fat in a 6 ounce serving of ham contains 332 calories, 14 grams of fat and 20 grams of carbohydrates.

Mind over Matter

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Dec 09, 2014 in Motivation

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Sometimes, your brain can be your own worst enemy. Keep yourself mentally sharp (and thinking positive thoughts) throughout the day.

Simple tasks like eating right and getting plenty of sleep can have a major impact on your outlook for the rest of the day.

Shake off a bad outlook with a good meal, a good workout and a good night’s sleep

 

Discover Makeup Magic with Olga Longoria

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Dec 08, 2014 in Health

makeup_220A little lipstick. Some blush. A touch of eyeliner. And a good foundation.

Women take a lot of pride — and a lot of time — in their appearance, and Woman’s Relaxation Services at the Woman’s Center for Wellness is offering its members an opportunity to learn more makeup and beauty tips from a leading area cosmetologist.

On December 9 and 16, makeup artist Olga Longoria will be at Woman’s Center for Wellness to share makeup tips and tricks, as well as her favorite Jane Iredale cosmetic, to make you look and feel fabulous. The consultation is free with the purchase of a Jane Iredale product.

To schedule an appointment with Olga, call 225-924-8388 and discover some new makeup magic.

5 Tips to Balance the Binge During the Holidays

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Dec 04, 2014 in Motivation, Nutrition

BingeYou may still be full from Thursday’s Thanksgiving meal, but it was just the start of the holiday eating season. With all the sweets and goodies present during December’s holiday events, putting on the pounds is a holiday tradition as big as putting up the tree.

But a smart December can make the first few weeks of the New Year’s resolution diet easier to stomach.

Happy and Healthy Holiday Tips

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Dec 02, 2014 in Health, Nutrition

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

With every holiday season comes our favorite treats, casseroles and cocktails. One holiday tradition many of us have in common is the unwanted but accepted weight gain – accepted because we have a New Year around the corner and losing the extra pounds will be part of our New Year’s Resolution.

Does this sound familiar yet?

A Healthy Alternative to Spinach Madeleine

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Dec 01, 2014 in Health, Nutrition

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

With every holiday season comes our favorite treats, casseroles and cocktails.  One holiday tradition many of us have in common is the unwanted but accepted weight gain.  Accepted because we have a New Year around the corner and losing the extra pounds will be part of our New Year’s Resolution.

A favorite holiday treat to many is spinach madeleine, but the cheese and butter added to the spinach gives the side 280 calories and 23 grams of fat per each 2/3 cup serving. 

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Nov 27, 2014 in Uncategorized
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