By CHN Nutritionist May Lemon, RDN, CDN, IBCLC Sleep is important for your health and well-being.  It helps regulate (control) your weight, memories, and hormones. A well-rested body helps your mood, productivity, and your overall health. Practice good sleep habits: Limit naps to less than 30 minutes. Avoid caffeine and nicotine 2 to 3 hours before...

  It can be hard to stay on top of your health goals. It’s easier to reach for comfort foods or a few glasses of wine. When we eat junk food our brain makes a happy hormone, which makes us want more. Your goals are in your control. Here are some tips to help curb those food...

By CHN Wellness Manager, Jenna Taubin Sedentary behavior is the time you spend sitting. Too much sitting has been shown to lead to obesity, heart disease, and other chronic diseases. Sitting can also be really hard on your body, especially your back! You may have pain, stiff joints or tight muscles after you sit for a...

By CHN Nutritionist: Melissa Olson RD, CDN Have you heard of the term “Blue Zones”? These are parts of the world where the most people have lived to age 100, such as in Greece and Okinawa, Japan. Scientists are fascinated with learning the lifestyle secrets from these Blue Zones to know how common habits there can...

  Worrying can happen when you let your mind wander towards nervous or troubling thoughts. Perhaps you have a big speech at work that you’re not ready for? Maybe a family member is sick? If you keep worrying, you may become overwhelmed. This can distract you or keep you from enjoying life. Here are some tips...

By CHN Nutritionist: Mavis Ren, MPH, RD, CDN The gut microbiome (tiny organisms in our digestive system) has nearly 100 trillion bacteria. It helps to control our weight, fight infection, and helps with sleep and mood. About 70-80% of our immune system is in our digestive tract. Gut health is important in supporting our long-term health. How...

by AmidaCare Magazine Drinking a nice cold glass of water on a hot day can be so pleasing and refreshing. Water is important for keeping our minds and bodies healthy and balanced. In fact, more than half of our body is made up of water! Water is in each cell, tissue, and organ that we have....

As you get older, it is important to change up your exercise routine. Making these changes will help you stay safe, healthy, and active. Support your body’s strength and stay healthy with these tips to change the way you exercise in each stage of your life. Ages 20–29: Build your base. Now is the best time...

By: Dr. Sharon Griffith, Director of Women's Health Services One of the factors that directly affects our mental health is a history of or ongoing individual trauma. Individual trauma results from "an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that...

By CHN Nutritionist: Concepcion Bulo MS, RD, CDN Ramadan, which is a holy month of fasting for Muslims, starts in the beginning of May. Food and water are allowed before sunrise and after sunset. Foods eaten during this time, like any fast, should be nutrient dense, high in fiber, and hydrating. Here are some tips to...