Have you tried the Mediterranean Diet?

March is National Nutrition Month and Mississippians are more confused than ever about what to eat to achieve good health. While the hype around fad diets seems alluring, the recommendations typically aren’t based on science and the sources may not be credible. Registered dietitian, Mary Martin Nordness, with The Dairy Alliance, joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things … Continue reading “Have you tried the Mediterranean Diet?”

Learn to make vegetables taste good.

March is National Nutrition Month created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as an educational campaign to help consumers make informed food decisions. Fiona Lewis, DrPH, RDN, LDN with the Department of Preventive Medicine at UMMC and Mississippi American Heart Association Spokesperson joined Rebecca Turner, a registered dietitian, to share healthy tips. In addition to … Continue reading “Learn to make vegetables taste good.”

Eat Better, Eat Together

The benefits of eating together as a family are numerous – from better grades in school, better communication skills, decreasing risky behaviors and better overall nutrition. Yet, despite these health benefits, only 30 percent of families make time to eat one meal together each day. Dr. Brent Fountain, Human Nutrition Specialist, with Mississippi State University … Continue reading “Eat Better, Eat Together”

OHS: The only competition is yourself

I have a confession to make: I am incredibly competitive. Not sure when it was born inside of me, but I’ve always been competitive. I want to be first. I want to win! But the thing you have to learn on your going healthy journey is – your only competition is yourself. (As a recovering … Continue reading “OHS: The only competition is yourself”

OHS: The scale finally cooperates!

I started Paul Lacoste Sports’ Fit4Jackson/Fit4Medicine program two weeks ago, and the first week was TOUGH! Everything hurt – even though I had been running, I hadn’t been weight training. After two weeks (with a day or two off for traveling), I feel much better. Stronger. Ready to kick up my half-marathon training this weekend. … Continue reading “OHS: The scale finally cooperates!”

Webisode 008: Operation Healthy State

There’s something pretty sneaky in just about everything you eat. You may not even realize just how much sugar is in your diet! Rebecca Turner issues a radical challenge for you to investigate the added sugar in your day. Plus, our coaches share with you the best place to start if you’ve never worked out … Continue reading “Webisode 008: Operation Healthy State”

OHS Day 28: What is “active recovery”? (Dawn with Coach Kilgore)

You don’t have to be injured to go through “active recovery”. Matter of fact, if you’re kicking it up a notch in your fitness program you need an active recovery period. So what is “active recovery” and how do you do it? We’ll let Coach Kilgore explain it to you.