Friday, March 7, 2014
By Renee Covey, RD, LD, CDE
The season is upon us to lighten it up with fresh, colorful, delicious and nutritious salads.
The sky‘s the limit to building a salad that makes your taste buds water. Grocery store produce sections are alive with seasonal fruits and vegetables that beg to find their place in your salad. Not only do these foods provide a wide array of vitamins, minerals and fiber, they are rich in antioxidants that support optimal health.
Traditionally, salads have been a mainstay for weight loss because of the low caloric content and feeling of fullness they provide; however, they also have the benefit of being nutrient-dense, if you choose wisely.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Local races, GMC's running clinic and more.
Runners World’s website recently featured running clinics around the United States where runners can receive a customized evaluation and rehab – or prehab – plan to help heal from or prevent injuries. And…ta da!...Gwinnett Medical Center’s own running clinic made the list!
Whether you’re new to running, or just want to step up your game, we can help.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. Carnival. The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is often a time of celebration with food – and drink – to excess. While one day might not set back your health, making excess a habit, especially excess drinking, certainly will. Here are some guidelines:
A glass of wine at home often symbolizes a pat on the back at the end of a long day of juggling job, family and other obligations. But if that single drink turns into two or three on a regular basis, you may be facing a serious problem. According to several studies, educated, professional women are particularly prone to overindulgence. One, conducted by Britain’s National Health Service, found that women from managerial or professional backgrounds are 19% more likely to drink heavily at home; another study, from the University of Lancaster in the U.K., shows that the higher the household income, the higher the alcohol consumption among women.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Exercise...we all know we need to do more of it, but it's hard to get motivated when your favorite TV show is on, or you're streaming the latest mini-series via the Internet. Here's a way to improve your health without giving up your TV - exercises you can do in your chair.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Have you heard? Today, February 27 is National Chili Day! So we’re posting Foodie Friday a day early, in case you want to celebrate with this healthy, yummy take on traditional chili with beans.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
We’ve all heard the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but do you know why apples are so good for you?
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Want to know more about the Affordable Care Act and what steps to take for health insurance coverage? On Saturday, March 8, 2014, Gwinnett Medical Center will host free educational seminars.