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Avoid holiday weight gain with these 15 tips

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Dec 19, 2017 2:27:49 PM

Do you anticipate the holidays but dread the "inevitable" holiday weight gain? Do your holiday events revolve around eating more than the meaning, people, presents, decorations or travel?

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Topics: nutrition/diet

Take control of diabetes: Find your motivation to change

Posted by Stephanie Smith, CDE, PharmD, Ridgeview Medical Center on Apr 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Over the past three decades, the number of adults with diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. nearly quadrupled to 21.3 million.  If this trend continues, as many as one out of every three adults in the U.S. could be diagnosed with diabetes by 2050 (Reference: Diabetes 2014 Report Card, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

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Topics: nutrition/diet

Dr. Laurie Townsend's top three tips for a healthy life

Posted by Laurie Townsend, MD, MBA, Ridgeview Chaska Clinic on Feb 28, 2017 4:20:03 PM

As a primary care provider at Ridgeview Chaska Clinic, the most common concerns I treat in patients are seasonal allergies and hypertension. While there are some ways to reduce and treat seasonal allergies, hypertension can require the most effort on the part of a patient to change their lifestyle.

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Topics: Wellness, nutrition/diet, Fitness/activity

Nine noteworthy nutrition goals for the new year

Posted by Anne Bechtel, RD, LD on Jan 3, 2017 1:08:26 PM

It's great to experience the refreshing feeling a new year brings. It's a chance to re-evaluate your life and think about where you might like to make changes. Statistics show that most resolutions don't work, so we're recommending developing noteworthy goals for the new year. These nine ideas will help you kick start the year to better health. Choose to focus on one, some or all nine throughout the year.

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Topics: nutrition/diet

The scale does not determine your worth

Posted by Sally Simcox, Therapeutic Coach, Ridgeview Bariatric & Weight Loss Clinic on Dec 27, 2016 1:00:00 PM

To many, the scale is more than a measure of weight. As we step both feet on the scale, a flurry of butterflies enters our bodies. We get seriously anxious. We grimace at the thought of finding a number that's too high or one that hasn't changed. These numbers may represent a lifetime of trying to lose weight, of triumphs and let-downs, of good days and bad.

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Topics: nutrition/diet

15 holiday eating tips to avoid weight gain

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Nov 15, 2016 3:19:18 PM

Do you anticipate the holidays but dread the "inevitable" holiday weight gain? Do your holiday events revolve around eating more than the meaning, people, presents, decorations or travel?

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Topics: nutrition/diet

Eight tips to help your busy family eat healthy

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Sep 20, 2016 1:07:15 PM

The school year has started and families are busy with work, after school activities, weekend plans and getting the most out of the fall weather. So how can you and your family continue to eat healthy when there is so little time to eat, let alone plan meals? Many families will resort to eating at restaurants on their way from one activity to another. Try these tips to help you eat healthy even when you and your family are at your busiest.

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Topics: nutrition/diet

Fuel your body to maximize perfomance, recovery and reduce injuries

Posted by Marielle Gatenby, MA, ATC Certified Athletic Trainer, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Aug 23, 2016 12:49:16 PM

Food is fuel for your body. Your "fuel" choices influence how well your body will handle the stress of your workout, activity or competition. In other words, not only does it matter what you eat but when you eat and how much you eat. If you are like most people, our busy lives do not always allow for us to time our meals. We need to re-think our food choices and reduce binge eating. It's easy to assume that calories are calories and if you work-out hard, you can eat whatever you want and whenever you want it. That is not entirely true.

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Topics: nutrition/diet

Eating more homemade meals may reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes

Posted by Sally Simcox, Therapeutic Coach, Ridgeview Bariatric & Weight Loss Clinic on Jul 19, 2016 2:03:18 PM

If you eat more meals prepared at home, you may reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2015.

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Topics: nutrition/diet

Prevent unhealthy snacking in the evening by eating a protein-rich breakfast

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Jun 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but did you know up to 60 percent of American young people, ages 18-20, consistently skip it? Eating a breakfast rich in protein significantly improves appetite control and reduces unhealthy snacking on high-fat or high-sugar foods in the evening, which could help improve the diets of more than 25 million overweight or obese young adults in the U.S., according to a study from the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri.

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Topics: nutrition/diet

Medical and health information presented here is intended to be general in nature, and should not be viewed as a substitute for professional advice. Please consult with a health care professional for all matters relating to personal medical and health care issues. In case of an emergency, please call 911. 

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