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Moderation- “Everything in Moderation”

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Feb 04, 2016 in Exercise, Health, Nutrition

Moderation

Moderation is the key to experiencing greater fulfillment and pleasure.

Stop rushing to eat your food and start tasting the unique flavors and textures of each mouthful. Rediscover your food.

Moderation should not only be put into the context of one meal, but our overall dietary intake. When you find yourself about to consume in excess, ask yourself 3 questions in the moment:

  • What do I want?
  • What do I need?
  • How much do I need?

Wellness Minute: Healthy Valentine’s Day King Cake

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Feb 03, 2016 in Health

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With Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day on the horizon, the next few days can be disastrous for your diet. But there is a way to celebrate the two holidays without packing on the calories.

Woman’s Center for Wellness dietitian Jennifer Zweigle will show you how to make a healthy version of a King Cake, courtesy of Holly Clegg, and shape it up to present to you Valentine.

Throw Me Something Healthy, Mister: A Low-Fat King Cake for Carnival Season

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Feb 01, 2016 in Health, Nutrition

Mardi GrasWith Mardi Gras right around the corner, it’s time to stock up on beads, mark your parade routes and pull your purple, green and gold wardrobe out of the closet. But what Mardi Gras would be complete without Louisiana’s sweetest holiday treat – a king cake?

While the high-sugar, high-carb, high-calorie and high-just about everything king cakes found in area bakeries can leave your diet with a hangover the following Wednesday, there are healthier options so you can have your king cake and eat it, too.

8 Golden Nutrition Rules to Create a Healthy Lifestyle

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

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

rule“Treat others as you would like to be treated” is the Golden Rule we all know, but we at Woman’s Center for Wellness put together a set of golden rules when it comes to nutrition and staying healthy.

Check out our eight suggestions below, and contact Woman’s Center for Wellness if you’re looking for help to improve your health and nutrition.

Wellness Minute: Kegels & Urinary Incontinence

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

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Urinary incontinence is a silent problem that millions of women suffer from but nobody wants to talk about and many women just accept as a natural part of aging.

But Woman’s Center for Wellness physical therapist Angela Page discusses that there is help for this condition and exercises you can do to take back control.

Super Healthy Tips for Your Super Bowl Party

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Jan 25, 2016 in Health, Nutrition

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

superbowl_foodThe big game is here and the place to be is in front of a TV with your closest friends and family cheering your team on to victory.

But while you’re enjoying the game (or the commercials), your waistline may not be having such a Super Sunday. The Super Bowl is one of the biggest calorie fests of the year for many Americans, and the average football fan eats about a day’s worth of calories during the game.

Don’t ruin the party by chowing down on thousands of unnecessary calories this year. Woman’s Nutrition Services has tips to keep you in the game and your diet on track.

Controlling Portions to Save Calories

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

The following post was written by the Nutrition Services Department at Woman’s Hospital.

When it comes to food, there is one simple rule: We eat what’s on our plate.

A common trend today is an increase in portion sizes on our plate. But more food coupled with our nutritional need staying the same has resulted in our waistlines expanding, bringing a decrease in our health and an increase in diseases like diabetes.

In this age of “supersized” foods, one way to combat the jumbo trend is disciplined portion control. It’s easy to gauge how much is too much and what is just right with a few easy tips.

Woman’s Wellness Minute: Easy, At-Home Workout

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Jan 20, 2016 in Exercise

 

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If your schedule is too packed to get to the gym or you have limited access to exercise equipment, you can still get in a great workout with this week’s Wellness Minute video.

Woman’s Center for Wellness certified personal trainer Jamie Semien will show you how to do the forward lunge and how to add a bit more difficulty to it if you’re feeling ambitious.

HEALTHY RECIPE: Cucumber Salad

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Jan 18, 2016 in Health, Nutrition

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

cucumberEat light at night.

To help prevent the regaining of weight, promote having a bigger breakfast than a bigger supper. This recipe is packed with protein by using a no-fat yogurt and will keep you full until bedtime.

What’s the Next Nutrition Trend for 2016?

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Jan 14, 2016 in Health, Nutrition

grainsHave you tried amaranth, kombucha or switchel?

Every year a new nutritional craze appears, and these three foods, with their exotic names, are quickly becoming the hot food items for 2016.

Woman’s Center for Wellness dietitian Brooke Schooenberg spoke with The Advocate’s Kyle Peveto about the latest nutrition trends and what they mean for our health.

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