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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 ...

Ten Steps for Awareness of Breathing Practice

September 20th, 2022

A person typically takes around 22,000 breaths per day. So, bringing your attention to this occurrence for a few minutes daily can provide many health benefits. Furthermore, pausing for a short breathing break is a great way to enjoy a quick refresher during a hectic day. Conscious breathing or ‘breath awareness’ means paying attention to your breath instead of trying to ...

Your Guide to Nutrition and Metabolism

August 2nd, 2022

Content curated by Kenlyn Young, LDN, MS, RD, Dietitian, Duke Integrative Medicine. Support and optimize your metabolism with ""Your Ultimate Guide to Nutrition and Metabolism." This e-book shares in-depth information about your metabolism and ways to support and optimize it.   Download the Nutrition and Metabolism Guide About Nutritional Counseling ...

Four Factors That Can Improve Your Metabolism

June 30th, 2022

By: Kenlyn Young, LDN, MS, RD, Dietitian, Duke Integrative Medicine. Metabolism is so confusing and frustrating, right? Common questions asked, "Why can't I lose weight? Why is my metabolism so slow?" In simple terms, "Metabolism is the internal process by which your body expends energy and burns calories. It runs 24/7 to keep your body moving, even when resting or sleeping, ...

Design Your Plate for Immune Support

April 22nd, 2022

By Kenlyn Young, LDN, MS, RD, Duke Integrative Medicine. Our immune system is complex and influenced by diet, sleep, movement, stress reduction, and other lifestyle elements. Currently, 1 in 15 people (1 in 6 for women) is diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. This situation, plus the potentially devastating effects that long-haul Covid can have on our immune system, has many ...

Making Yoga Accessible to Seniors

February 10th, 2022

How to Boost Benefits and Reduce Risks for Older Adults By Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT In recent years, there's been a growing interest in making yoga accessible to everybody—thanks, in large part, to the work of Jivana Heyman, director of the Accessible Yoga Association, whose mission statement proclaims that "all ...

Reflect on Three Good Things

October 11th, 2021

The “Three Good Things” exercise is a powerful positive psychology technique. From a biological perspective, our brains are hardwired to reflect, notice, and remember the negative as a survival mechanism and a way to avoid that which causes physical and emotional discomfort. This tendency to focus on the negative can feed depression and burnout. Taking time to reflect upon three ...

Quick-Practice Well-Being Pocket Skills

August 9th, 2021

By: Duke Integrative Medicine Psychotherapy Team It is natural to feel afraid, exhausted, and overwhelmed as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters of life during a pandemic. Maintaining mobility in our bodies and a sense of connection to self and others will help us to ride the waves of our varied emotions rather than crashing with them. Check out our ...

Well-Being Guidelines During a Crisis

July 20th, 2021

By Duke Integrative Medicine Psychotherapy Team We can easily let go of our healthy routines and boundaries when dealing with crises. During a crisis, we may let go of important practices that cultivate the four pillars of a stable mood: nutrition, connection, movement, and rest. During highly stressful times, it's important to do what we can to maintain and bolster ...

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 ...

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