Recent Posts in Wellness Category

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06.28.2017
Stay Hydrated All Summer Long

With summer just around the corner, we tend to find ourselves outside more, participating in outdoor sports, playing with our kids or signing up for races such as 5Ks and obstacle courses. In the summer heat, it will be more important than ever to ...

06.01.2017
Be Healthy with Alternative Greens

Many of us have been told to “eat your vegetables” since childhood. Most of the time, mom or dad were referring to broccoli, carrots or similar vegetables that accompanied your home cooked meals. Lately however, we’ve been seeing a ...

05.30.2017
Sports Nutrition: Pre and Post Exercise

What you eat both before and after exercise affects your performance as well as recovery. Try these tips for pre and post workouts, in order to get the most out of your efforts. Pre-Exercise Nutrition Avoid high fat foods that are hard to digest. ...

05.17.2017
Eating Heart Smart this Summer

Summer is heating up and so is the season for vacations and barbecues. With Independence Day just around the corner, millions of Americans are planning to enjoy time with family and friends. While we celebrate the warm weather and the summer days ...

05.08.2017
Healthy Recipes: Black Bean Burgers

Save on saturated fat next time you have your eyes set on grilling and go meatless! Our Black Bean Burgers are packed with protein and fiber to fill you up. We top them with a Greek yogurt mixture to add a little kick to the dish! These burgers cook ...

05.01.2017
The Truth About Cold Cuts

We all enjoy a deli sandwich now and then – and that’s OK, so long as you stick strictly to exactly that: every now and then. Processed meats, including cold cuts, should be limited in our diets. People who eat processed meats are at ...

05.01.2017
Get Outside for Some Vitamin D

Spring is here at last. Taking advantage of the beautiful weather and outdoors has plenty of wellness-focused advantages including grilling, hiking, swimming and more. But did you know that it also provides you one of the best ways to obtain vitamin ...

04.12.2017
Gearing Up for the NJ Marathon 5K with Gail Baker, NBIMC

RWJBarnabas Health is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon and Half Marathon. RWJBarnabas Health employees from throughout the state have registered to run. In this three-part series, three RWJBarnabas Health employees share ...

04.03.2017
Prebiotics and Probiotics

You hear it all over – from the radio to commercials – and from doctors when you’re on antibiotics: Take your probiotics! So, we know we’re supposed to take them but do we know why? Nutrition researchers have specified ...

04.03.2017
How to Nail A Basic Crunch

Now that spring is here, it’s the perfect time to crank up your workouts and focus on your core in anticipation of the many beach days ahead. A great way to target your abdominal muscles is through the basic crunch. Crunches require nothing ...

04.03.2017
Be Healthy with Plain Greek Yogurt

Think of fat-free 0% unsweetened Greek yogurt as a blank canvas. A 6-ounce cup of Greek yogurt comes with about 17 grams of protein, which will start you off on the right foot for the day. Greek yogurt, especially when topped with additional sources ...

03.17.2017
Making Work-Life Balance a Priority

Working in the digital age makes it hard and sometimes impossible to detach completely from work once you leave the office. How can we learn the importance of taking care of ourselves, limiting stress and nurturing our mental health, if we are guilty ...

03.15.2017
10 Minute Workouts: A Little Goes A Long Way

Ten minutes of exercise it all it takes to help you gain strength, improve balance or get your heart pumping. Ultimately, it can make a difference in your life now and in the future. The best part of all? You can do it anywhere! Ways to Get Started: ...

02.17.2017
Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Heart

Physical inactivity, high blood pressure, and smoking are risk factors for heart disease. So, be the exception rather than the rule. Exercise for a healthier heart. Which activities are right for you? You don't have to strain your body to benefit ...

02.08.2017
5 Tips to Lead a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

The best way to manage your risk for heart disease is to get CHECKED and make an appointment with a cardiologist. For more information and to make an appointment with one of New Jersey’s top cardiologists, visit rwjbh.org/heart. Give From Your ...

01.27.2017
9 Tips for Cold Weather Exercise

Colder weather can make for better running conditions, however, there are many factors to consider and to prepare for when exercising outdoors in the cold winter months, including the health of your heart and your bones. It’s also important to ...

01.16.2017
Tips To Help You Quit Smoking Now

You've done your homework, made your plan, tossed out all your cigarettes and now the big day is here — Day One of your plan to quit smoking. You've probably heard that nicotine withdrawal is unpleasant and that most people need to quit ...

01.13.2017
7 Health Habits to Help Fend Off the Flu

The flu season is now in full swing in New Jersey: The New Jersey Department of Health is reporting that “high” levels of flu-like illness are being experienced state-wide. Flu can spread from person to person by touching something with ...

01.09.2017
How to Maintain Your New Year's Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. Everyone is making New Year’s resolutions. We wake up January 1 and vow to lose weight we may have gained over the holidays and drastically change our eating and exercise habits. We might even jump on a fad ...

01.09.2017
Start Your Days Off Happy With Morning Meditation

Tips from Adrienne Graffius, Wellness Coordinator and Health Coach It is no secret that how we begin the morning can set the tone for the rest of the day. We often have a tendency to begin the day quickly by trying to multitask. We tend to start by ...

01.09.2017
What Happens to Your Body When You Lose Just a Little Weight

No amount of weight loss is too small. Really – you can reap health benefits after losing even just five pounds. Losing 5 to 10 pounds improves a person’s overall health and reduces risk of cancer and chronic conditions, including ...

11.30.2016
Stress Less and Actually Enjoy the Holidays

The holidays: a time for being with your family and friends, smiling and laughing…yeah, right. The holidays are more often a time for stressing about shopping, feeling anxiety over your social calendar, missing loved ones, and stewing over ...

11.30.2016
The Holidays & Depression: Know the Signs

While the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be joyful, the endless to-do lists and obligations often seem overwhelming and can easily cause feelings of depression. Fatigue. Stress. Unrealistic expectations. Money concerns. Relationship ...

11.30.2016
Healthy Tips to Help You Survive the Holidays

Here is some very scary food for thought…It only takes an additional 500 calories a day over your needs from Halloween until after the New Year to gain 6 pounds! Whether you are burning less calories because you are exercising less or eating ...

11.23.2016
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