Welcome to our Healthy Topics Blog. This is where HealthCorps fans can get the inside scoop on healthy eating, lifestyle tips and what’s happening on the frontlines of HealthCorps. If you like something, leave a comment! We’d love to know what’s on your mind.
How Athletes Fuel for Olympic Competition
March 7, 2014
It’s so typical to talk about calories when it comes to losing weight or trying to keep a stable weight. Focusing only on calories and portion sizes can be somewhat daunting ...
Teens, soft drinks, energy drinks, and substance abuse
March 5, 2014
Current statistics suggest that nearly one-third of teens consume energy drinks or shots, and these teens also report higher rates of alcohol, cigarette and /or drug use. The new report discusses ...
HealthCorps Professional Development Training Week a home run!
March 5, 2014
During the week of January 27th, first and second year coordinators gathered in New York City for a week filled with education, fitness and cooking experiences, presentations from HealthCorps board members ...
March 2014 Health Calendar
March 4, 2014
Nutrition Month (National)
National Nutrition Month is a nutrition
education and information campaign, held
annually by the Academy of Nutrition and
Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention
on the importance of making informed food
choices, and developing sound ...
Just another reason to exercise
February 28, 2014
You know it helps with weight reduction and weight maintenance….you know it helps to reduce or relieve stress…..you know it helps to tone your body……you know it can reduce the risk ...
Dr. Katz is “spot on”
February 27, 2014
Obesity is a tough subject to discuss. The word itself inherently suggests a host of negative impressions about the individual. Doctors need to treat patients who are obese with empathy. They ...
More Reasons to Stop Smoking
February 26, 2014
A recent Surgeon General’s report offered the sobering statistics that 20.8 million people have died from smoking-related illnesses since 1964, when the first Surgeon General’s report on smoking was issued. Today ...
A delicious winter salad with crunchy walnuts
February 25, 2014
What do you get when you grab nutritious and tasty fresh ingredients like walnuts, quinoa, kale and olive oil? A yummy and filling salad created by Chef Randall Selland, who also ...
Fitness Fridays Tips
February 21, 2014
What should I drink when I exercise, and when should I drink it?
Hydration, before during and after exercise is crucial to performance and to maintaining the proper fluid balance in your ...
Media Advisory: HealthCorps’ West Mecklenburg Students Compete in Teen Battle Chef Snack-Off At the Southern Spring and Garden Show
February 21, 2014
HealthCorps’ West Mecklenburg Students Compete in Teen Battle Chef Snack-Off
At the Southern Spring and Garden Show
WHEN: Saturday, February 22
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Cooking Stage in Liberty Hall
Southern Spring Home ...
Debunking Obesity Myths
February 19, 2014
The following are some typical beliefs circulating in the world of dieting and weight loss and some “factual clarifications."
Small lifestyle changes are enough to help with major weight loss goals
Not really. ...
February 2014 Coordinator of the Month: Rocio Jacobo
February 18, 2014
HealthCorps is excited to announce Rocio as our February Coordinator of the Month!
Jeffrey Hartinger, the Social Media Manager at HealthCorps, spoke with Rocio about her dedicated involvement at Desert Hot Springs ...
Getting to know turmeric
February 18, 2014
It’s also called Curcuma longe, and it is the unique ingredient found in mustards. It’s considered an earthy spice and it’s used prominently in Indian dishes. The active ingredient in turmeric ...
A good reason for girls and women to walk
February 14, 2014
One of the first fitness tracking tools that Dr. Oz shared with his HealthCorps team was a pedometer. He knows the importance of daily steps and how walking can help to ...
Recap of NBA Get Fit Week: January 3 – 10
February 13, 2014
On Wednesday, January 8th, as part of the Active Alliance partnership and NBA FIT Live Healthy week, the Sacramento Kings and HealthCorps teamed up to host a fitness clinic. Kings’ players, ...
February 12, 2014
You hear about this viral illness year after year, and yet it is so hard to separate fact from fiction. So here are some tips that may help reduce your risk ...
Oranges Stuffed with Cous Cous
February 11, 2014
You may typically stuff peppers with tuna or grains, but here’s a twist - stuffing oranges! This recipe from Dole Foods will help you to nail your daily quota of fruits ...
Grab and Go Breakfast
February 10, 2014
This year American Legion High School in California has adopted a new Grab and Go breakfast option for students! After learning that many students don’t regularly eat breakfast, the American Legion ...
Another reason to exercise: To prevent esophageal cancer
February 7, 2014
The statistics: In 2013, 17,990 new cases of esophageal cancer were diagnosed in U.S. adults:
14,440 cases in men
3,550 cases in women
15,210 deaths (12,200 men and 2,990 women)
So what’s the good news? ...
A new magazine is born: Dr. Oz The Good Life
February 6, 2014
Our founder, Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Emmy-Award winning daytime television host, author of seven New York Times bestsellers and dispenser of daily doses of helpful medical tips on 1010WINS, is launching his ...