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Why you shouldn't work out too hard at the gym

The most basic exercises might look easy on the board, but when the body is unconditioned, they can be really difficult.

Posted: May 29, 2015
What's interrupting your sleep?

If sleep disturbances leave you tired, cause you to miss work or interfere with your relationships, you deserve a clinical evaluation. There are likely recommendations for how to get your sleep back in order.

Posted: May 29, 2015
How to soothe your screaming newborn

It is important to know that all children move through a period of crying and that, as a parent, you are not alone.

Posted: May 29, 2015
The 4 best ways to strengthen your legs, butt

Lower body strength is more than just looking good in a tight pair of jeans. The lower body is made up of your largest muscle groups and has a direct correlation on the quality of life that you will have as you get older.

Posted: May 27, 2015
Why skipping meals, eating too little is a habit you need to break

Belly fat is frustrating when those who are working hard to lose weight by restricting their diet end up heavier around the middle. Here's how to avoid that problem.

Posted: May 27, 2015
Omaha woman won't slow down, runs 40 miles to celebrate 40th birthday

I welcome this new era with open arms. I want to prove to myself that I can continue to do this. 

Posted: May 26, 2015
6 miscarriage questions every woman needs answered

Most women, if they have not personally experienced a miscarriage, know someone who has. Between 10 and 25 percent of known pregnancies result in miscarriage, according to the American Pregnancy Association.

Posted: May 25, 2015
How to support someone facing a serious illness

My family and friends have stood by my side as I've fought stage 4 cancer for nearly a decade. Their patience and understanding knows no limits. Without this, I feel I would truly be lost.

Posted: May 22, 2015
Omaha dietitian shares simple ways to eat healthy

A common misconception about eating healthy is that you have to use recipes with fancy, expensive ingredients. That frame of mind frustrates many and causes people to eat packaged foods.

Posted: May 20, 2015
Running helps Council Bluffs woman with eating disorder get back on track

She discovered it was okay to use food as fuel and found her body performs better when she eats properly. Her message is love your body and see what it’s truly capable of.

Updated: May 21, 2015 - 12:40 pm
Man who ran 25 marathons needed quadruple bypass surgery. Now he's ready to race again

Phil Haines, a retired Marine Corp gunnery sergeant, has run 25 marathons and has always been in great shape. But he had two risk factors that he couldn’t outrun.

Updated: May 14, 2015 - 4:52 pm
9 ways to avoid mindless eating

Overactive minds are often the cause of distracted eating, so before you sit down to eat, do these things to settle your thoughts.

Posted: May 13, 2015
What to expect at a hot yoga class and how to stay hydrated

If you are thinking about hot yoga, here are a few tips to build your confidence, and to make sure your first experience isn’t your last.

Posted: May 06, 2015
The easiest way to incorporate healthy foods into your diet

Focusing on simple foods instead of fancy ingredients and long recipes is a great way to make healthy eating a habit.

Posted: April 29, 2015
Communication before, during sex is key: how to establish consent

Establishing consent does not have to interrupt the flow of things. Make it part of the act itself.

Posted: April 29, 2015
3-time Lincoln Marathon winner on how to recuperate after distance race

Three-time Lincoln Marathon winner Christy Nielsen offers advice on recovering physically after the race.

Updated: April 28, 2015 - 11:34 am
Coming off foot surgery, Omaha woman wins 50-mile race, sets course record

It is beyond exhilarating to do something that requires you to push not only your body but your mind through as well.

Posted: April 23, 2015
The Lincoln Marathon is almost here! How to refuel after your race

The Lincoln Marathon is less than two weeks away! Start thinking about how you'll refuel after the race to recover more quickly with these tips from an Omaha sports dietitian.

Updated: April 22, 2015 - 10:38 am
How to finally quit skipping the gym

Maybe you had a rough day at the office and rather than go to the gym, you go home, kick your feet up and relax. Here's how to avoid skipping your workouts.

Posted: April 20, 2015
Tips to manage stress, quit procrastinating

In many ways, it’s the daily stressors – those seemingly small events – that get to us in the biggest way.

Posted: April 17, 2015
How to separate the good-for-you granola from the rest

If you’ve been down the cereal aisle lately, you’ve seen the great variety of granola choices that are available.

Posted: April 15, 2015
11 tips to feed healthy foods to your picky eater

Feeding a toddler can be quite an adventure. Between the ages of 2 and 5, you are never quite sure what will happen.

Posted: April 14, 2015
6 dietitian-recommended food trends

Trying new foods isn’t easy.

Posted: April 10, 2015
I want my kids to learn about sex but not on the playground, Omaha mom says

Do I want them to approach sex with fear, confusion or shame? Or to have the skills to form healthy relationships and to protect themselves from STIs and unintended pregnancy?

Updated: April 10, 2015 - 11:22 am
How Mr. Dhimmis the cat helps Omaha woman cope with cancer

Pets are such an important part of our lives. They don’t judge us, give us unwanted advice or criticize; all they do is love us.

Updated: April 10, 2015 - 12:12 pm

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