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7 Healthy Habits to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 1, 2021

This time of year most people reflect on the past year and make resolutions or goals to make he new year even better. A lot of times, those new resolutions only last a few days or weeks, and they are thrown by the wayside by the beginning of February. This year, let's set our goals and stick to them! Follow these tips to help you be the best you can be.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Wellness, Health Care

Planning a Heart Healthy Diet for Your Family

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Feb 2, 2021

The food you eat is just as important as regular exercise. Eating a heart healthy diet can significantly reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke and many other health problems.

By understanding which foods are the healthiest for your heart, you can take steps toward a healthy lifestyle and greater quality of life.

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Topics: Nutrition, Weight Loss

10 Healthy Meal Planning Tips for Working Moms

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 26, 2019

We have all felt and given in to the temptation of swinging by McDonald's or ordering a pizza for dinner after a long day of work. The kids are hungry, you have nothing prepared to eat, and you don't even want to think about bustling around in the kitchen for an hour.

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Topics: Nutrition, Weight Loss, Wellness

How to Avoid That Holiday Weight Gain

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Nov 2, 2019

Turkey. Ham. Dressing. Green Bean Casserole. Cookies. Cakes. Fudge… and the list goes on.

As if the abundance of food at your family holiday gatherings isn’t enough, the festive snacks offered at the workplace and the goodies shared by neighbors make it the most indulging time of the year.

On average, we can gain a couple of pounds – and, yikes, as much as 10 - between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. The holidays account for much of a person’s annual weight gain over the course of a lifetime.

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Topics: Weight Loss

Tips to Maintain Your Child's Healthy Weight

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Oct 3, 2016

The alarms are sounding – and not the ones heard on your child’s video game.

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years, according to the Center for Disease Control. More than one third of today’s children younger than 12 are considered overweight or obese.

Not only are these children at risk for heart disease and diabetes in their adult lives, chances are their health is at risk today, the CDC points out. The American Health Association says that childhood obesity is now the No. 1 health concern among parents – topping drug abuse and smoking.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Pediatrics

Life After Gastric Bypass Depends on You

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 13, 2016

Deciding to have gastric bypass surgery is complicated - requiring the full consideration of its risks and benefits.

Equally important, before going forward, is understanding what happens and what is required after gastric bypass surgery. The results depend on the patient's due diligence with post-operative instructions and commitment to changing lifestyle.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Surgery

What You Need to Know About Gastric Bypass Surgery

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 6, 2016

If obesity is threatening your health and life, you are not alone.

Obesity has steadily increased among the United States population the past 20 years. According to the National Institute of Health, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, and almost 5 percent are morbidly obese.

This trend greatly concerns health care providers, who continue to see the long-term impact of obesity - including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, asthma, sleep apnea and stroke.

Traditional methods - healthier diet and exercise - are the best ways to lose weight. However, in some cases, gastric bypass surgery is a viable option.

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Topics: Weight Loss

Fall Treats That Won't Kill Your Nutrition Plan

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Oct 20, 2015

Fall is such a fun time of year! The flavors of apples, cinnamon, and pumpkins just scream "FALL!" don't they? With all the apple picking, pumpkin patches, and trick-or-treating, it can be hard to find treats that fit within your nutrition plan. Pies and candy, while delicious, aren't the healthiest of choices.

Apples and pumpkins are both loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals making them a great part of a healthy diet. Cutting back on the sugary treats, but still enjoying the flavors of fall is a great way to stick to your plan. Everyone has different nutritional needs, but today we will focus on fun and healthy fall treats.

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Topics: Nutrition, Weight Loss, Wellness

Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian: What's the Difference?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 11, 2015

Are you planning to start a new weight loss routine? Have you been trying to lose weight with no progress? Do you want to boost your sports performance? Or do you just want to be more knowledgable about the most healthy eating habits? Whatever your weight loss goals, Johnson Memorial Health has weight loss and wellness specialists to guide you to success.


As a registered dietitian, I am always a little skeptical of the title "Nutritionist."

While all dietitians are nutritionists, not all nutritionists are dietitians.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Wellness

What Are My Surgical and Non-Surgical Weight Loss Options?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on May 26, 2015

With summer quickly approaching, you may be looking for weight loss options. Whether you just want to drop a few pounds, or you have much more than a few to lose, you are not alone!

Nearly a third of Americans are overweight. At Johnson Memorial, we understand your struggle with weight and have many solutions that will help you achieve your goals.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Wellness