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Four Reasons to Consider Seeing an Integrative Health Care Provider

March 30th, 2023

Integrative health has gained popularity in recent years, and for a good reason. Integrative health providers take a holistic approach to healthcare, looking at all aspects of a person's life to help them achieve optimal health and well-being. As defined by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), Integrative Health brings conventional and complementary approaches ...

The Reiki Program FAQs

March 15th, 2023

By Deborah Dixon, Reiki Master Teacher (RMT) in Usui Tibetan Reiki. What is included in the Reiki Program? The Reiki program is a series of classes with in-person and virtual options. Reiki: Level One is an introduction and establishes self-treatments as the bedrock of the Reiki practice. Reiki: Level Two delves deeper into traditional Japanese techniques ...

Reaching for Yourself with Reiki

March 10th, 2023

By Deborah Dixon, Reiki Master Teacher (RMT) in Usui Tibetan Reiki. Reiki brings a familiar image to mind of lying passively on a massage table and being lightly touched by a practitioner. For the Reiki practitioner, self-treatments are the foundation of the practice. A practitioner with a successful Reiki practice will generally have hands-on self for ten to sixty minutes or ...

Five Tips for Breaking Bad Habits

February 21st, 2023

Learn how noticing when your habits become automatic, identifying daily triggers, and practicing mindful awareness can help you transform habits into choices. Tip #1: Notice When Your Habits Have Become Automatic Most of the time, when we engage in unhealthy habits, we do it automatically. In fact, our minds are generally preoccupied with thinking ...

A Guided Mindfulness Meditation to Improve the Moment

January 23rd, 2023

Mindful breathing is a powerful exercise that can help you stay focused on the present moment. Combining a mindful breathing exercise with meditation can help you focus and relax. Read the instructions below to familiarize yourself with the experience. Set a timer, and as you get more accustomed to using this technique to help you relax, you can set the ...

Healthy Salad Combos for a Balanced Meal On-the-Go

January 13th, 2023

By Christine B. Tenekjian, RDN, Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Center This guide allows you to build a delicious salad that will be a nutritionally balanced, satisfying meal. Most of the salad combinations in this template are 400-600 calories.

  1. Start in the upper left box by choosing a salad base.
  2. Work across the left column, adding components to your salad
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Wheeling Into the New Year

December 30th, 2022

Many of us use the beginning of a new year as a time to refocus, set new intentions and establish goals. The Wheel of Health used here at Duke Health & Well-Being is a great tool to contemplate the big picture and the many factors contributing to our well-being. It helps you understand the factors that influence your health and ...

The Best of the Best in Health & Well Being for 2023

December 13th, 2022

As we head into 2023, we have an opportunity to explore well-being tools and resources that can help us pursue activities, choices, and lifestyles that can get us closer to the most vibrant version of ourselves. Our team compiled some fun resources for the third year in a row to help you explore your version of well-being. The Best of the ...

The Essential Posture You Won’t Learn in Most Yoga Classes

December 1st, 2022

By Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT Relieve Pain and Enhance Health with Seated Mountain Pose One of the most helpful yoga poses for modern life is never taught in most yoga classes. Seated Mountain Pose teaches the essential skill of sitting properly in a chair, and--as a yoga therapist--I’ve seen this posture dramatically transform how people look and feel by ...

Ten Tips for Successful Habit Change

October 25th, 2022

1. Connect your new habit to your best self Deep motivation for change comes from connecting your habits to what you most want for optimal health and how that supports you in being your best self. 2. Create a 3-6 month goal Three to six months is long enough to achieve a healthy goal or ...

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