Winter

February 7, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Winter Salad with Pears, Fennel and Walnuts

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a salad. Not only does this dish look appetizing, it’s full of healthy nutrients. Enjoy it alongside your favorite entrée. ingredients salad 6 cups mixed salad greens 1 medium fennel bulb, thinly sliced 2 medium pears, cored and thinly sliced ¼ cup toasted walnuts, chopped […]

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January 14, 2020

Staying Safe on the Slopes: Tips for Skiing and Snowboarding

By Trisha McBride Ferguson For skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, winter sports make the months of colder temperatures more bearable. Speeding down the slopes brings a rush of adrenaline, a feeling of freedom — and all too often, injuries. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe on the slopes this season. Know the Risks […]

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December 5, 2019

Tips for Exercising and Staying Healthy during Cold and Flu Season

By Benjamin Heyen, MD, Primary Care Worried about cold or flu impacting your exercise regimen? It can be frustrating when you’re feeling under the weather and don’t have the energy to work out. And sometimes, that cold weather may increase your motivation for a cozy night in instead of making it to the gym or […]

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December 4, 2019

Not in the Mood for Winter? What to Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Robert A Poarch Some people see the changing of the colors of leaves in the fall as a reason to spend more time outdoors and to start getting excited about the festivities ahead. There are some who react to this time of year with drained energy and feelings of depression. The clinical name for […]

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January 25, 2019

Keep Your Brain and Body Safe When You Hit the Slopes

By Kelly Montague, Athletic Trainer Skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating – outdoor activities and sports that many here in western North Carolina look forward to in the winter. Along with winter sport activities comes the potential of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, with a concussion being the most common. Concussions are often most associated with […]

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January 11, 2019

Bundle Up: Don’t Get Frostbite – Keep Your Body Warm during Winter Activities

By Aaron Vaughan, MD Winter is here with the temperatures to prove it. Whether you’re an athlete and have a fitness regimen to keep up, you’re walking the dog or going ice skating, take note of important precautions to take when going outside for periods of time. Athletes need to be especially aware of the […]

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January 2, 2019

Winter Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe – A Quick and Simple Healthy Dish

The best healthy dishes are those that are also simple and quick. This winter kale and brussels sprout salad is right on time for winter’s colder days and even fits in to any New Year’s healthy-eating resolutions. Winter Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad ingredients ¼ cup fresh Meyer (or regular) lemon juice 2 tsp Dijon […]

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December 13, 2018

A Guide to Eating Healthy This Holiday Season – How to Handle 4 Common Challenges and Stay on Track

Is your calendar filling up with holiday socials and events? It can be easy to get out of your daily routine for food, exercise and even personal time this time of year. We may find ourselves more stressed than usual trying to spread cheer to others, get the kids to their holiday events – with […]

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December 9, 2018

Safety First – 5 Tips to a Fun + Safe Winter Wonderland in WNC

Extreme winter weather is always a possibility this time of year. Follow these safety tips to help you stay healthy.

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December 6, 2018

Snow Problem – Winter Weather Safety, How and Where to Get Care in WNC

Winter weather with a chance of snow or freezing rain is in the forecast. Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to being prepared and being well during colder and wintry weather, including when and where to seek care if you find yourself caught in a snowstorm. 1. Have an emergency […]

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