Spring

May 4, 2018

Healthy Spring Recipe – Quinoa, Black Bean and Mango Salad

Springtime is the perfect season to eat light – and healthy! Try this crowd-pleasing, tasty dish at your next get-together: Quinoa, Black Bean and Mango Salad Ingredients 1 cup cooked quinoa (can buy frozen) 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained 1 sweet red bell pepper, finely chopped ½ red onion, finely chopped 1 […]

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March 30, 2018

Healthy Spring Recipe – Asparagus with Lemon Sauce

Springtime is the perfect season to eat light – and healthy! Try this crowd-pleasing, tasty dish at your next get-together: Asparagus with Lemon Sauce Ingredients 20 medium asparagus spears, rinsed and trimmed 1 fresh lemon, rinsed (for peel and juice) 2 Tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise 1 Tbsp dried parsley 1/8 tsp ground black pepper 1/16 tsp […]

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March 16, 2018

Time to Get Outside – Safety Tips for Outdoor Exercise and Activity

With spring weather comes the opportunity to be more active outdoors, like hiking, running and biking. Regular exercise can help increase your energy and improve your balance, health and mood. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. Before you put on your […]

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March 7, 2018

Spring Forward, Rest Easy – 5 Sleep Tips for Daylight Saving Time

By Calvin Gardner, RPSGT, RST Mission Sleep Center  When the clocks “spring forward” for daylight saving time, many of us are understandably concerned about the impact it’ll have on our sleep. You might be worried about “losing” that hour if you can’t sleep in, or wondering how the time shift will impact your restfulness during […]

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March 29, 2017

Eight Reasons Laughter May Really Be the Best Medicine

In addition to starting off the month with April Fools’ Day, April is also National Humor Month. With that in mind, here are eight reasons why laughter is one of the easiest ways to improve your well-being and relieve stress: In only 10 minutes of laughing, you can burn as many calories as a half-hour […]

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March 27, 2017

Seven Tips for Avoiding Injury This Spring – Advice from an Athletic Trainer

By Mary Helen Letterle Manager, Mission Sports Medicine Springtime is upon us, and most of us are eager to get outside and get moving. But, before you jump in headfirst, here are some tips to help you avoid injury and keep you in the game this spring. Before your sport season begins, begin exercising about […]

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March 20, 2017

Healthy Recipe – Quinoa-Stuffed Tomatoes

Springtime brings warmer weather, longer days and – for many of us – a renewed focus on eating right and eating light. This light and delicious seasonal offering will complement any plate this spring. Quinoa-Stuffed Tomatoes Ingredients 4 medium (2½ inches) tomatoes, rinsed 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp red onions, peeled and chopped 1 […]

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March 20, 2017

Spring Training – Advice for Getting Back on Your Fitness Track

By Aaron Vaughan, MD As American musician Henry Rollins said, “In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” Well, the time to move has come, and doing a couple of simple things can help you get started in the right direction with some helpful tips to boost your progress and enhance your level […]

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March 16, 2017

Skin Safety – The ABCDEs of Potentially Cancerous Moles

By Robert A. Poarch Spring is a great time to start practicing sun safety to protect your skin from cancer. “Detecting skin cancer in its earliest stages ultimately saves lives,” said Trevor Austin, MD, a medical oncologist with Mission Cancer Care and Cancer Care of Western North Carolina, an affiliate of Mission Health. “You can […]

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March 9, 2017

Worried About “Springing Forward” for Daylight Saving Time? How to Stay On Your Sleep Routine

It’s understandable to worry about how your sleep will be affected when your clocks “spring” forward by one hour on Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m., but there are a few steps you can take to avoid disrupting your sleep routine. Transition into the time change a few days before Daylight Saving Time by going to […]

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