Fall

October 28, 2016

Vote Good Health: Elect to Make Simple Changes to Relieve Stress

By Erin Young Stressed out? Instead of sitting all day at your desk, get in a little stress-busting workout with these six exercises. 6 Desk Exercises, Office Relaxation and Stress Relievers   Paper Pushups – Good for: Strengthening arms How to do it: With both hands on your desk, walk your feet back to a 45 […]

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October 25, 2016

Hearty & Healthy Recipes for Fall – Autumn Casserole

Fall brings bold colors and fun to western North Carolina, and Mission Health brings you a series of fall-friendly recipes. This week, Autumn Casserole. Ingredients 2½ cups winter squash (acorn, butternut or hubbard) 1½ cups cooking apples (Macintosh, Granny Smith or Rome) ½ teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon Preparation Wash and prepare squash and apples […]

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October 25, 2016

Halloween Safety – Keep Trick-or-Treating Fun and Safe for Your Children

The Safe Kids WNC team at Mission Children’s Hospital put together some helpful tips to keep costumes both creative and safe — check them out! Choose light colors for your costume if possible. Make sure costumes are the right size to prevent trips and falls. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape and stickers. Choose face […]

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October 14, 2016

Hearty & Healthy Recipes for Fall – Cauliflower Pizza

By Elizabeth Holmes Clinical Nutritionist Educator, Mission Health Fall brings bold colors and fun to western North Carolina, and Mission Health brings you a series of fall-friendly recipes. This week, Cauliflower Pizza. Ingredients 2 lbs cauliflower florets, riced 1 egg, beaten 1/3 cup soft goat cheese 1 tsp dried oregano pinch salt pizza toppings (sauce, cheese, […]

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October 6, 2016

Hearty & Healthy Recipes for Fall – Curried Butternut Soup

By Elizabeth Holmes Clinical Nutritionist Educator, Mission Health Fall brings bold colors and fun to western North Carolina, and Mission Health brings you a series of fall-friendly recipes. This week, Curried Butternut Soup to keep your family warm on a brisk autumn evening. Ingredients 8 cups cubed peeled butternut squash (about 2 lbs) cooking spray […]

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October 5, 2016

Seven Steps to Stay Active This Fall

By Katharine Moore and Laura Tolle Mission Health – MyHealthyLife™ Wellness Don’t let the season change halt your physical activity! Set these intentions to keep yourself active through the chilly seasons. I will “gear up” for the weather – Dress in layers so you can shed or add layers accordingly. I will take advantage of seasonal […]

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September 28, 2016

Ask the Doctor – Tips for You and Your Children Heading Into Fall

By Luella Guzman, MD Pediatrician, Angel Pediatrics Q: Does our family need flu shots in the fall? A: Getting flu shots early in the fall gives your body the time to develop the antibodies (infection-fighting chemicals made by your immune system) to fight off the flu. Can you get the flu from the shots? No, it […]

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September 14, 2016

Getting into the Fall Routine, Part 2 – Focus on Sleep

By Kate Moore RDN, LDN This is Part 2 of a two-part blog series. Click here to read Part 1. In part 1 of this blog, I discussed ways to get a healthy night’s sleep. This blog focuses on setting a bedtime eating routine. Meals consumed before bed impact the release of melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone. […]

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August 31, 2016

Healthy Habits: Getting into the Fall Routine

By Kate Moore RDN, LDN This is Part 1 of a two-part blog series. Look for Part 2 coming soon on the Mission Health Blog. The subtle changes in the trees, the occasional crunch of leaves underfoot, cool crisp mornings and evenings, bonfires, apple picking and shopping for school supplies are signs we’re gearing up for the […]

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August 25, 2016

Fall Into Good Health: My Healthy Life Magazine is Here

A lot of people think of making changes when the new year rings in, but when it comes to being healthier, any time of year is a good time for change. A diagnosis of diabetes can mean a big change in lifestyle and habits. When Michael Pritchard learned he had the adult form of Type […]

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