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5 Ways to Support a Healthy Immune System

Posted by Sarah McDougal on May 5, 2020

The immune system is our body’s defense against germs, viruses, and other diseases. In many ways it functions much like our military. When a threat is identified, the troops are sent out to fight. It’s a complicated system with many parts that require several resources to keep it strong. Nutrition plays an important role in keeping the immune system strong and ready to fight. Here are five foods and a select list of healthy habits that have been shown to play an important part in our immune system. 

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How to Keep Kids Busy During Quarantine

Posted by Haley Currant on April 28, 2020

Working full time, homeschooling the kids, maintaining a household and your sanity is a challenge. Here are some tips to keep your kids busy and contributing! 

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Covid-19 & Stress Eating: How to Eat Well Under Stress

Posted by Katrina Christianson on April 21, 2020

Many people look to food for comfort during stressful times such as these. Managing your stress, emotions and eating habits is important to stay well. Here are some helpful tips on how to eat well and stay well, even during stressful times. 

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Quarantine & Meal Prep: How to Plan Healthy, Nutritious Meals

Posted by Nicole Kimble on April 14, 2020

On any given week, meal prep can be a challenge. Finding the time to plan, look up recipes, shop, and cook seems impossible at times. During this recent pandemic, although we may find that we are home more often, we are encouraged to not go to the grocery store as often. And even if we do make it to the store, due to higher demand and/or popularity, you may find some food is just not readily available.

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Quarantine & Sleep: 10 Tips for Better Sleep Tonight

Posted by Dr. Dane Treat on April 7, 2020

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of sleep. Some researchers and experts who used to consider sleep a pillar of health along with nutrition and exercise now consider it even more foundational.  They now feel that if we are not sleeping well, other interventions like nutrition and exercise will likely be much less effective.  

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Quarantine & Exercise: How to Stay Active and Healthy

Posted by Andrea Chapin on March 31, 2020

If you are having a difficult time incorporating regular exercise in your new at-home routine, remember:

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Quarantine & Mental Health: How to Stay Positive and Mentally Strong

Posted by Nicole Kimble on March 24, 2020

Quarantine burnout is real. The current crisis has changed the way we live, work, shop, and socialize. Here are some tips that may help you reduce mental and physical burn out and learn how to navigate this "new normal". 

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Quarantine & Wellness: 5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Working from Home

Posted by Marissa Beck on March 17, 2020

A new environment can bring about new behaviors. Here are some ways to stay healthy if you are working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Efforts to manage COVID-19

Posted by Kimberly Hutton on March 16, 2020

Dear CareATC Clients, Patients, Providers, and Staff,

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Health Trend: Protein Balls

Posted by Mairead Callahan, RDN, CPT on March 14, 2018
Have you seen those gooey tiny balls on Instagram that bloggers are raving about these days? For health gurus – fat balls, also known as protein balls, bliss balls, or energy balls are a fabulously efficient snack or possibly even meal replacement.  They are made from health foods such as coconut oil, nut butter, dried fruit, seeds, coconut, and protein powder. All you need are the ingredients and a food processor! Different recipes can be higher in protein or fat, but they all serve the same purpose, a great nutrient dense snack to take on the go or keep stocked in the kitchen. Fat balls are also a popular way to get in some quick nutrients after a workout when you don’t have much time. When enjoying, you must keep in mind that they are not just nutritionally dense in great proteins and fats, but they are also calorically dense so portion control is key! There are countless fat ball and protein ball recipes out there including whatever your vice: peanut butter, coconut, hazelnut, matcha, the sky is the limit! Below is one of my favorite combinations to get you started! Feel free to substitute the type of nuts for your personal favorite!
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