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Strengthen Your Body and Mind with Weight Resistance Exercises

March 1st, 2024

Did you know that weight resistance exercises can work wonders for your health? They can do more than build muscle they can support your emotional health. Including weight resistance training in your fitness routine can bring about significant improvements in both your physical and mental well-being. Including resistance training in your fitness routine can bring about significant  ...    </p>            
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How to Make the Most of Your Trip to the Farmer’s Market

February 29th, 2024

March is National Nutrition Month®, and this year's theme is "Beyond the Table," which addresses the farm-to-fork aspect of nutrition, from food production and distribution to navigating grocery stores and farmers markets — and even home food safety and storage practices. Heading to the farmers market is a fun way to buy fresh produce and connect with your ...

Holistic Approaches to Managing Diabetes

November 17th, 2023

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month; Diabetes is a chronic condition affecting millions worldwide. While medication is often a crucial component of diabetes management, a holistic approach that addresses lifestyle, diet, and mental well-being can significantly enhance overall health. This blog post will explore various holistic ways to manage diabetes, providing practical tips supported by scientific references.

Understanding Mindful Eating: A Path to a Healthier Relationship with Food

October 13th, 2023

In a world where we often rush through meals, multitask while eating, and mindlessly consume processed foods, mindful eating offers a refreshing approach to our relationship with food. Mindful eating is a practice rooted in mindfulness, a centuries-old Buddhist tradition that emphasizes being fully present in the moment. It has gained popularity recently for its potential to promote better health ...

The Perfect Post-Workout Fuel: 5 Foods to Supercharge Your Recovery

September 18th, 2023

After a workout session, your body deserves the proper nutrition to aid in recovery and muscle repair. What you eat post-workout can significantly impact your fitness gains and overall well-being. To help you make the most of your efforts, here are five top foods to eat after a workout. Protein-Packed Chicken Breast Chicken breast is ...

Five Reasons Summer Might Be the Ideal Season to Lose Weight

July 21st, 2023

As the summer sun beckons, many look forward to embracing the warmth and enjoying outdoor activities. However, donning swimsuits and revealing more skin can be daunting for some. Fear not! Summer presents the perfect opportunity to embark on a weight loss journey. Beyond the sunny allure, several reasons make summer an ideal time to shed those extra pounds.

Beyond the Scale: The Benefits of Consulting a Behavioral Health Specialist for Your Weight Management

June 13th, 2023

Embarking on a weight loss journey entails physical changes and addressing the psychological and emotional aspects associated with it. Duke Lifestyle and Weight Management recognizes the significance of a holistic approach to weight loss and has a team of licensed behavioral health clinicians. Explore how working with a behavioral health clinician at Duke Lifestyle and Weight Management can significantly enhance ...

The Golden Elixir: Unveiling the Health Benefits of Olive Oil

June 1st, 2023

Olive oil, often called "liquid gold," has been cherished for centuries for its culinary and medicinal qualities. Beyond its delicious taste and versatility, this extraordinary oil offers a plethora of health benefits that have been supported by scientific research. Let's explore the advantages of adding olive oil to your diet and download the Olive Oil 101 Guide

The Benefits of Eating Seasonally

May 12th, 2023

Eating seasonally grown foods offers many benefits that promote our health, support local economies, and contribute to environmental sustainability. In addition, when eating with the seasons, we can enjoy various advantages by aligning our diets with natural production cycles. According to Kenlyn Young, LDN, MS, RD at Duke Integrative Medicine, "Eating in season means eating fresh produce ...

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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