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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 ...

Savor Your Food With Mindful Eating

June 24th, 2021

By Duke Health & Well-Being Programs Team How many of us have had the experience of eating an entire bag of chips or a pint of ice cream without even realizing it? When this happens, most (if not all) of us notice and appreciate the full taste of our first few bites but can hardly remember the rest. Mindless eating can ...

Exploring The Relationship Between Exercise and Immunity

November 30th, 2020

By Sadie Engelken, Duke Diet & Fitness Intern from Carroll University, and the Duke Lifestyle and Weight Management Center Nutrition Team. The immune system is the body's protection system. The body recognizes and defends against bacteria, viruses, and foreign and/or harmful substances to prevent or limit infection or disease. Regular exercise is an effective way to keep the immune system strong; ...

Five Tips to Get Started on the Mediterranean Diet

October 5th, 2020

You may have heard that the Mediterranean Diet was named the best diet for 2019. Every year, health experts with U.S. News evaluate and rank various diets that are on the market. According to their report “to be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe, effective for weight loss and protective against diabetes and ...

Staple Foods as the Star – Seven Easy Ways to Use Common Foods

May 5th, 2020

By: Duke Health & Well-Being Nutrition Team Coming up with different and nutritious food preparation styles that appeal to our household can be stressful. To help simplify the planning process, we highlight seven ways to use a few common and accessible staple foods that you may already have in your kitchen. The Seven Ways: These guides include ways foods can be used ...

Self-Coaching to Increase Personal Mindfulness Practice

September 5th, 2018

By Julie Kosey, MS, PCC, RYT, NBC-HWC We all know the benefits of personal practice. However, it remains challenging for most of us to prioritize it in our full and busy lives. Here are a few tips that might help: Consider your practice. Consider how your mindfulness practice supports your vision of ...

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