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Self-Care: A Luxury Or Necessity For Long-term Health?

May 31st, 2017

By Sofia Rydin-Gray, PHD - Director of Behavioral Health at Duke Diet & Fitness Center (Republished with permission from "The Healthy Weigh" blog) Have you ever heard yourself say “I can’t afford the time to focus on myself until my kids are out of the house/I retire/I have summer vacation?” We all get caught up in the busyness of ...

Meal Services: Are they right for you?

May 24th, 2017

By Meg van Staveren, MPH, RD Meal services are popping up everywhere. You have likely heard about them from friends and acquaintances. Or, at the very least, you have seen the slick advertisements with perfectly packaged boxes overflowing with brightly colored produce. Meal services tout their ability to help you prepare healthy attractive meals with amazing convenience. No more fuss with finding the ...

Integrative Medicine: 3 Key Concepts

May 17th, 2017

By Adam Perlman, MD, MPH Integrative Medicine What is integrative medicine? Dr. Adam Perlman shares three main concepts that form the basis of his definition of integrative medicine: patient-centered care, inclusive approach, and self-actualization. Patient-centered Care According to Dr. Perlman, this means putting the patient at the center of their care, partnering with the patient, and removing patient labels. This allows ...

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

May 10th, 2017

By Linda Smith, PA, MS Progressive Muscle Relaxation This is an opportunity to positively affect all of your muscles and increase awareness of when they are tense and what it feels like when they are relaxed. For each muscle group, first, bring your awareness to that area and just notice what it feels like. Then do the tightening ...

Why Work with A Fitness Professional?

May 3rd, 2017

By Carrie Beth Summers, MS, ACSM-CPT (Republished with permission from "The Healthy Weigh" blog) I often hear the question, “Do I really need to work with a personal trainer? I think I know what I need to do.” My answer usually goes something like this: Do dentists do their own dental work? Do surgeons perform surgeries on themselves? Absolutely not! ...

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