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Weekly Challenge: "Break the Fast"

Weekly Challenge: "Break the Fast"
2013 Weekly Challenge #20: Start your day the RIGHT way You know that old saying "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?" Its an old saying for a reason - its TRUE!

Sacramento residents in need to receive free eyecare

Sacramento residents in need to receive free eyecare

VSP® Vision Care optometrists to examine patients onboard 45-foot-long, state-of-the-art mobile eyecare clinic

What:              VSP Vision Care is teaming up with the Hmong Health Alliance to provide Sacramento residents with free comprehensive eye exams and glasses during a Community Health and Wellness Fair at Sacramento State University on Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. VSP optometrists will provide vision services on-board a 45-foot, state-of-the-art mobile clinic. Gift certificates, which are redeemable for free eye exams and glasses, will also be available to those who can’t be seen at the event. 

 This event is free and open to the public on a walk-in basis.

Living with Osteoarthritis

Living with Osteoarthritis

An estimated 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis. Known as the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints. It is linked to old age when the cartilage between the joints breaks down, and creates joint pain and reduced motion of limbs.

Youth Sports Safety Month - How to Avoid Overuse Injuries

Youth Sports Safety Month - How to Avoid Overuse Injuries

April is Youth Sports Safety Month and sports medicine specialist Thomas Merchant, M.D., with Sutter Independent Physicians, wants to spread the word on avoiding sports injuries. Dr. Merchant treats sports injuries on young athletes year round. He says overuse injuries are responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries to middle and high school students.

A common story might sound like this: A 13-year-old boy participates in baseball games and practices 12 months of the year, plays on travel teams, the local park’s little league team and then throws balls in his own backyard most nights. Then due to the prolonged, repetitive stresses on his body, he suffers an arm injury that sidelines him for the season or longer, and keeps him off the field he loves and away from his social system.

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Try a New Grain (or two!)

WEEKLY CHALLENGE:  Try a New Grain (or two!)

 

2013 Weekly Challenge #11: Try a new grain (or two)   Eating healthy, fiber-rich grains is a great way to improve your diet. Not only are they delicious and good for you, but whole grains also make you feel more satisfied and stick with you a lot longer.

Sutter Dietitian Tasks Patients to Take Action in National Nutrition Month

Sutter Dietitian Tasks Patients to Take Action in National Nutrition Month

One in three adults is obese in America and Sutter Health registered dietitians are taking advantage of national nutrition month to raise awareness of the many strategies to combat the obesity epidemic.

“You can reach healthy weight goals by making gradual, healthy and reasonable changes in your eating and activity,” said Debbie Lucas, Registered Dietitian with Sutter Options for Success, one of the medical weight loss programs in the new Sutter Weight Management Institute.

In order to lose weight it is important to eat a healthy diet. What does that mean? “Eating less fat and fewer calories than what you are currently taking in.” says Lucas. “There are three ways to do it: eat high-fat, high-calorie foods less often, or in smaller amounts, or eat  lower-fat, lower-calorie foods instead.”

She says being physically active must be a priority.