In our quest to eat right, we search out healthy foods: protein-packed eggs, iron-rich leafy greens, calcium-rich cheese. I don't know about you, but I always feel so much better - mentally and physically - when I make healthy food choices. Besides, somehow I'm naturally drawn to those healthier foods; maybe my body knows what it needs and I'm learning to listen.
Elyse Jankowski, HealthyWomen program assistant
Decorating the house, shopping for gifts, traveling to visit family members, and not enough time to do it all! While it’s easy to feel overwhelmed during the holidays, there is beauty all around us. You may find it in the grace of falling snow, the splendor of colorful lights, or in my case, the joyous smile of a loved one.
Perhaps it's the gray, rainy day; the realization that winter has finally struck and the 60 degree days are merely an anomaly rather than the rule. Or maybe it's the fact that for the past month, because of hubby's multiple surgeries and a lot of my own work, I've been holed up a bit more than normal. But lately, loneliness has been sharing my space with me.
That's what I used to think when people complained about taking care of someone who was sick. I used to think that they were being selfish; after all, it wasn't about THEM, it was about the person who was sick. THEY were the ones who needed the attention; they were the ones who were suffering.
I don't have daughters - but instead, two sons - yet I can't help feeling disturbed by a recent study that found half of all girls studied who were between the ages of 3 and 6 worried about being fat. And about one-third of these girls said they'd change a physical attribute such as their hair color or weight.
In case you have gotten too busy with life to keep up with all the health news - it's impossible, after all, to hear and read everything - here are a few interesting, if not unrelated, tidbits I've come across recently...
I know that obesity is a real serious health risk. I know that a lot of college students put on the famous freshman fifteen. And I also know that it's the job of a college to educate its students. But is it going too far when the college stops its students from graduating if they're overweight?
NWHRC welcomes its newest member! Our resident new mom (and online director) Gwynn Cassidy welcomed little Gideon into the world on June 1, weighing in at 8.5 pounds. We're happy to report that mom and baby are doing well. Stay tuned for upcoming (straight from the scene) Notes from the Nursery. It's sure to be an adventure!