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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
What to expect when it comes to having sex after giving birth

Let’s face it, a lot of stuff is going on down there after baby is born.

Updated: April 09, 2015 - 10:02 am
6 tips to sneak more water into your daily diet, stay hydrated

Water helps regulate body temperature, cushions the joints, protects the spinal cord and other sensitive tissues, helps muscles work efficiently, and gets rid of waste.

Posted: April 07, 2015
How to measure your progress without stepping on the scale

When the scale doesn't budge or the weight goes up it often leads to frustration or disappointment. Try these ideas to track your progress instead.

Posted: April 06, 2015
If you think you can text and drive safely, you're wrong: Tips to avoid distracted driving

If you think you can text and drive safely, think again.

Posted: April 03, 2015
How to make this the year you don't suffer from allergies

You're happy springtime is here, but you’re also dreading the runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing that comes with it.

Posted: April 02, 2015
How much sugar is OK to eat? Omaha dietitian weighs in

When too much sugar is in the body at the wrong times and from the wrong sources, it can be detrimental to a lot of body systems.

Updated: April 01, 2015 - 3:52 pm
Omaha athlete fails during worldwide competition, shares tip to overcome fitness flubs

There is no doubt that enduring setbacks teaches you a thing or two about bouncing back when something doesn’t go your way.

Updated: March 31, 2015 - 11:29 am

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