Monday, September 1, 2014

Build a Better Knee

One of the best ways to avoid an injury is to strengthen the muscles around the knee: the quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.

“Having strong muscles around the knee takes the stress off of the knee itself and places it where it belongs — on those muscles,” says Brian Jennings, PT, OCS, physical therapist with Gwinnett Medical Center’s Gwinnett SportsRehab.

Want stronger legs? Try these half-squats:
Friday, August 29, 2014

Foodie Friday: Pasta, Potato and Tuna Salad

This dish’s Mediterranean zest is only one of its virtues. Its main ingredient, tuna, is loaded with vitamins and minerals, as well as heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014
While the weather doesn't feel like fall yet, somehow there's a back-to-school, busy feeling in the air -- even if you don't have kids. 

Be sure not to let this busy-ness fill up your days. It's important to make time for yourself, and to take advantage of Gwinnett Medical Center's many free or low-cost opportunities to learn more or improve your health. 

As always, to register for any of these, unless otherwise noted, call 678-312-5000 or visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/classes.  

If you're expecting, wanting to quit smoking, or just to learn more about healthy aging, there's a class or event for you. Read on to learn more:
Monday, August 25, 2014

Four Weeks to Lower Cholesterol Part 4

You’re almost there. Keep incorporating the changes you made in weeks 1, 2 and 3, and jump into week 4.

Week 4: Start Moving
Now that your diet is more under control, it’s time to add exercise, which has been shown to help increase HDL levels. Plus, it lowers your chances for other risk factors for heart disease, like excess weight, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Foodie Friday: Teriyaki Chicken and Pasta with Spicy Vegetables

Give broccoli and carrots a starring role at dinner. You’ll benefit from the healthful vitamins and antioxidants found in dark green and orange vegetables while you fill up on fewer calories.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Six Ways Mom Can Take Care of Herself Now That the Kids Are Back In School

By: Sheila Warren, RN, BSN, LCCE, Women’s Health Navigator

The kids are back in school and you have more time to yourself, but somehow you are still feeling as if you’re doing a sprint throughout the whole day.  

Check, I got the kids to school. Check, I got to the grocery store. Check, I got my mother-in-law to the doctor’s office.  Check, I got dinner on the table – there is a sense of accomplishment. But, this sprint may leave you feeling more stressed than ever, which is not a healthy lifestyle to have even though you feel a sense of accomplishment.

So instead of reaching for the cookies, here are six ways moms can reduce stress:
Monday, August 18, 2014

Four Weeks to Lower Cholesterol Part 3

More than 106 million adults in the U.S. have high-risk or borderline high-risk cholesterol levels, according to the American Heart Association. Take another step this week to lower your risk for heart disease.
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