Blog RSS https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/ en 2021 Game Plan for Your Health - Making Our Comeback with Compassion https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/2021-game-plan-your-health-making-our-comeback-compassion <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2021 Game Plan for Your Health - Making Our Comeback with Compassion</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=173" hreflang="und">Living Healthy, Feeling Good</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/11/2021 - 10:40</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3395" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to 2021 Game Plan for Your Health - Making Our Comeback with Compassion"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health Plus</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>​Watch <em>Making Our Comeback with Compassion</em> to learn from Vanderbilt experts how to cultivate compassion for yourself and others to improve your well-being and the well-being of all those around you. No matter what comes our way, we come back stronger when we respond with compassion!</p> <p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WP8pWHG7c5o" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=219" hreflang="und">Game Plan Video</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=220" hreflang="und">Go for the Gold</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 11 Oct 2021 15:40:11 +0000 harnessg 3395 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Re-Deployment Stress: Here We Go Again https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/re-deployment-stress-here-we-go-again <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Re-Deployment Stress: Here We Go Again</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=164" hreflang="und">Facing Life&#039;s Challenges</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=155" hreflang="und">Work/Life Connections</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 09/24/2021 - 09:28</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3390" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Re-Deployment Stress: Here We Go Again"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Work/LIfe Connections</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>​Since the beginning of the pandemic, our healthcare teams have done an awesome job in spite of the uncertainty, danger to their safety, fatigue, and the trauma to their psychological well-being. </p> <p>Just as we hoped that we were headed for some reminder of what was "normal", the Delta variant has swept through the country and our community. For those on the front lines, it no doubt feels like déjà vu. Once again, our healthcare teams have been asked to re-deploy, to don and doff PPE, limit visitation, and despite all their efforts, watch patients suffer and die.</p> <p>Different than in 2020, this experience can trigger unresolved post-traumatic stress symptoms acquired from months of caregiving.  They were heralded as heroes in 2020 and now their efforts are unrecognized by the public. During this wave, healthcare workers and their families are mostly protected by vaccinations, but the many of the inpatients being treated for COVID-19 did not choose to do the same. In addition, there are more children who are contracting the virus.  </p> <p>Once again, we ask our healthcare teams who are already tired and stretched thin to use their skills to treat, comfort, and battle the impact of this menacing virus. Many are doing so at a cost to their mental and physical well-being. While some have secured therapists or other methods to deal with their trauma, others have hopefully embraced the self-care strategies that helped them survive the last wave.</p> <p>It has been said that we have all been weathering the same storm, but we have not been in the same boat- some have been in yachts, some in canoes, and others in lifeboats. Canadian Psychologist Melanie Joanisse likens our pandemic journey to traveling the ocean in a boat.  She notes that we tend to focus our attention on controlling the waves.  We are exhausted, frustrated, and disappointed when we compare our journey to those who appear to be navigating a calmer ocean.  It is important that the captain of a ship remains aware of the forecast and overall conditions of the ocean. However, she proposes that we, the crew, shift our focus to maintaining the ship worthiness of our boats so that when we have to "hit a wave head on, we have a fighting chance to get through it, bounce back, and potentially grow from the experience." A sinking ship cannot help other vessels (patients, families, or colleagues).  It remains critical that our healthcare team re-commit to nurture their own ships and crews.</p> <p>Here are some suggestions that our healthcare members recommended for self-care during the first wave of this pandemic and this wisdom continues to hold true:</p> <ol> <li>Diminished exposure can reduce triggers. It is easy to become consumed by the news media reporting COVID-19 numbers, low vaccination rates, weather disasters, and other traumatic situations outside of our immediate control.  (Focus on the boat, not the waves.)</li> <li>Engage in intentional actions that are calming such as massage, meditation, mindfulness, float therapy, prayer, nature walks, music, art, or other restful activities.</li> <li>Activities such as walking, running, working out, cycling, tennis, bowling, or hiking are also useful in counteracting the stress from trauma.</li> <li>Utilize cathartic modalities such as journaling, therapy, or talking with others about your feelings.</li> <li>Employ technology: <ol> <li><em>PTSD Coach</em> is a free app developed by the VA National Center for PTSD and the Department of Defense National Center for Telehealth and Technology.  It provides education about trauma symptoms, self-assessments, and techniques for managing distress including mindfulness and grounding tools.</li> <li><em>CBT-I Coach</em> is a free app for insomnia and sleep concerns, developed by the VA, Stanford University Medical Center, and Department Defense National Center for Telehealth and Technology. It also includes education about sleep disordered symptoms, self-assessments, and techniques for managing sleep including mindfulness and monitoring tools.</li> <li>There are <em>Mindfulness</em> apps that you can download at various prices such as Calm, Headspace, 10% Happier, UCLA Mindful, and countless others.  Work/Life Connections-EAP and the VUMC Osher Center for Integrated Medicine recorded four short, free <a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles-blog/mindfulness" title="mindfulness video exercises">mindfulness video exercises</a> that you can access on demand.</li> </ol> </li> <li><a href="https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=C37LAYELECKETXTK" target="_blank" title="Register">Register</a> for the <em>Resiliency Program</em> offered by the Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development and Office of EBP and Nursing Research to identify strategies to reduce burnout and compassion fatigue among nursing staff.</li> <li>Make an appointment with a counselor at <a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/worklife-connections" title="Work/Life Connections-EAP">Work/Life Connections-EAP</a> (615-936-1327) to discuss your distress.  Many times, brief solution-focused counseling is what is needed to address your symptoms, formulate a strategy, and learn about additional resources. If a longer course of treatment is desired, WLC-EAP can make referral recommendations.</li> <li>Participate in Critical Incident Stress Management debriefings and Compassionate Caregiver Support sessions facilitated by Work/Life Connections-EAP, Pastoral Care, and others when offered.</li> <li>Visit "<a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/your-well-being-navigator" title="Your Well-being Navigator">Your Well-being Navigator</a>" on the Vanderbilt Health and Wellness Home page to keep abreast of an array of resources    </li> </ol> <p>Most importantly, remember that self-care is critical care for your well-being. Take care of your "boat" so that you can weather the next wave of the storm until we can again return to smoother waters. </p> <p>We appreciate you and the work that you do!</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=200" hreflang="und">Counseling</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=230" hreflang="und">Mental Health</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=240" hreflang="und">Resilience</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:28:02 +0000 harnessg 3390 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Health Plus Comes to You, VU! https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/health-plus-comes-you-vu <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Health Plus Comes to You, VU!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=173" hreflang="und">Living Healthy, Feeling Good</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 09/23/2021 - 14:31</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3389" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Health Plus Comes to You, VU!"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health Plus</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Health <em>Plus </em>brings many great resources on-campus and in-person to Vanderbilt faculty and staff! From mindful Stretch Breaks to Know Your Numbers biometrics, VU employees are encouraged to take advantage of these great benefits to maintain or improve health! Below are some of the helpful resources that can help get you started and keep you going on campus. Health <em>Plus </em>comes to you, VU!</p> <h3 class="ms-standardheader"><a href="https://hwip.app.vumc.org/hwip/gftg.jsp" target="_blank" title="Go for the Gold">Go for the Gold</a></h3> <p><strong><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/know-your-numbers" title="Know Your Numbers">Know Your Numbers</a></strong> - Stop by the Health <em>Plus </em>table for help with Go for the Gold, Know Your Numbers biometrics screening, and GIVEAWAYS!</p> <ul> <li>December 2 Light Hall, North Lobby, 11am-1pm</li> <li>December 9 One Hundred Oaks, Room 26119, 11am-1pm</li> <li>December 14 School of Nursing, Living Room, 8-9:50am</li> <li>December 15 Light Hall, North Lobby, 11am-1pm</li> <li>December 21 One Hundred Oaks, Room 26119, 11am-1pm</li> </ul> <h3>Get Active</h3> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news/mindful-breaks" title="Mindful Stretch Breaks"><strong>Mindful Stretch Breaks</strong> </a>- You deserve a break! Drop in for a mindful stretch via Zoom every Wednesday between 11-11:30am. <strong> <a href="https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctc--qrjMjHNfD5ewr_vm8knQnVVHCs0bV" target="_blank">Register</a></strong> now!</p> <h3>Healthy Weight</h3> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news/hold-stuffing" title="Hold the Stuffing"><strong>Hold the Stuffing</strong> </a>- Have a healthy holiday season with Hold the Stuffing! weight maitenance program. Final weigh-ins coming soon!</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/spring-summer" title="Spring into Summer">Spring into Summer</a> </strong>- Celebrate good health each summer season with Spring into Summer weight maintenance program.</p> <ul> <li>Returns June 2022!</li> </ul> <p>Looking to <a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/participate-virtually-health-plus-programs-and-services" title="participate virtually"> <strong>participate virtually</strong></a> in Health <em>Plus </em>programs and services? Health <em>Plus </em>offers many programs and services in virtual formats to promote healthy lifestyles for VU faculty and staff!</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 23 Sep 2021 19:31:37 +0000 harnessg 3389 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Resilient Skill Set https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/resilient-skill-set <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Resilient Skill Set</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=164" hreflang="und">Facing Life&#039;s Challenges</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=155" hreflang="und">Work/Life Connections</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 09/22/2021 - 09:01</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3388" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Resilient Skill Set"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Work/LIfe Connections</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>It would be great if everyone was born with a full repertoire of traits and skills for resilience. Since we are not, it is reassuring to know that with practice and training we can learn the behaviors, attitudes and skills necessary to increase our ability to spring back from challenges. There are four skill sets that are particularity helpful in developing resilience:</p> <h4>Mindfulness</h4> <p>The hectic pace of modern life places significant demands on your attention and creates various kinds of stress. Mindfulness is a technique that teaches how to become more attentive without becoming overwhelmed. The focus is on how your body is reacting to what is happening in the moment. Developing mindfulness skills, such as deep breathing or visualization exercises, can also help you to maintain a resilient attitude even when under stress.</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/mindfulness" target="_blank" title="Vanderbilt Mindfulness">Vanderbilt Mindfulness</a> through the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University, formerly Vanderbilt Intergative Health</li> <li>Resource Article - <a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles-blog/mindfulness" title="Mindfulness">Mindfulness</a></li> </ul> <h4>Communication</h4> <p>Learning to get your message across is an important skill. Good communication is essential to emotional resilience because it removes barriers to understanding external and internal conflicts, and it breeds positive emotions instead of negative ones. Assertive communication is also a skill worth learning because it helps you to communicate your needs and wants more effectively.</p> <ul> <li>Resource Article - <a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news/email-stress-can-create-mess" title="Email Stress Can Create a Mess">Email Stress Can Create a Mess</a></li> </ul> <h4>Problem Solving</h4> <p>Resilient people engage in accurate, flexible thinking. It involves gaining a perspective that what you are facing is not insurmountable. This allows you to move forward and look for the solution. Resilient people believe that they are in control of some aspects of the situation and can facilitate a more positive outcome. They view mistakes as opportunities for learning, and embrace change as an opportunity for growth.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress-management/SR00040" target="_blank" title="Problem Solving Techniques for Stress Management">Problem Solving Techniques for Stress Management</a></li> <li><a href="http://elephant.org.il/pdc/resilience/resilience_tip_problem-solving_orientation.html" target="_blank" title="Problem Solving Orientation for Resilience">Problem Solving Orientation for Resilience</a></li> </ul> <h4>Emotional Intelligence</h4> <p>Emotional Intelligence is the ability to accurately perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. Becoming aware of how you react when you face stress helps you gain better control over your reactions. In addition, being able to read how others may be feeling can help you be more attentive and responsive to their needs.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.helpguide.org/mental/eq5_raising_emotional_intelligence.htm" target="_blank" title="5 Key Skills for Raising Emotional Intelligence">5 Key Skills for Raising Emotional Intellige</a></li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=240" hreflang="und">Resilience</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:01:54 +0000 harnessg 3388 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Psychological and Spiritual Health Resources https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/psychological-and-spiritual-health-resources <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Psychological and Spiritual Health Resources </span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=164" hreflang="und">Facing Life&#039;s Challenges</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 09/02/2021 - 13:10</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3382" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Psychological and Spiritual Health Resources "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health &amp; Wellness</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>​The Medical Center has many programs in place to support individuals and work groups in their psychological and spiritual health.</p> <ul> <li>Work/Life Connections -EAP (WLC) offers individual coaching and counseling to all VUMC employees. WLC's team of clinicians conducts assessments and provides recommendations focused on the specific needs of employees. <ul> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/solution-focused-counseling" title="counseling">Counseling</a> for acute life stressors is brief and solution-focused. Employees needing longer term or more specialized counseling for ongoing issues will be given resource information and referrals to community providers. </li> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/performance-coaching" title="Performance Coaching">Performance Coaching</a> focuses on enhancing productivity and workplace effectiveness through goal-setting and skill-building.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul style="list-style: none;"> <li>Located in the basement of the Medical Arts Building, WLC offers free and confidential services to employees and their spouses. Telehealth and in-person services are available to meet your individual needs. Please call 615-936-1327 to schedule an initial assessment appointment to determine what service best meets your needs.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>The <em>Workgroup Strategic Dynamic Services</em> of Work/Life Connections-EAP offers services to groups and support for managers. Leaders may contact WLC at 615-936-1327 or <a href="mailto:worklife.connections@vumc.org">worklife.connections@vumc.org</a> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/management-consultations" title="Manager Consultation &amp; Coaching">Manager Consultation &amp; Coaching</a>: A manager may wish to discuss areas of concern such as stress in the workplace, how to refer employees with problems, or enhancing department morale.</li> <li>Resilience Skill Training: Presenting to departments and groups, this service promotes stress resilience skills to assist faculty and staff in balancing their work and person lives.</li> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/critical-incident-stress-management" title="Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)">Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)</a> interventions following a critical incident or workplace crisis to facilitate discussion about the emotional impact of a challenging situation can be requested. A critical incident is an event which may produce unusual or distressing emotional response such as a challenging patient, death, threat or act of violence or other traumatic event in the workplace.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Vanderbilt Health Spiritual &amp; Pastoral Care – The Touchstone Program offers a 3-minute virtual service of affirmation to remind us of the connection between who you are and the work that you do; a reminder of why you chose to work in healthcare and all that you bring to this work. To participate in the Touchstone Program, contact Pastoral Care at 615-343-3535. In addition, our chaplains are available to offer spiritual support for staff individually or in group settings.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Options for Behavioral Health <ul> <li>The VUMC health plan offers televideo counseling services through Aetna and Arcadian Telepsychiatry at the tier 1 preferred network rate. A network is a group of physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers that have agreed to provide medical services at pre-negotiated rates. For Aetna Select and Aetna Plus plan members, there is only a $25 copay for the service. A copay is what you will pay for the visit. You can meet with a licensed, professional behavioral health specialist at your convenience via your computer or mobile device. To schedule a televideo appointment, call 866.991.2103.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>VUMC health plan members also have access to AbleTo, an 8-week program through Aetna that combines counseling and coaching to help you tackle life changes, such as grief and loss. You meet weekly one-on-one with both a therapist and a coach via phone or video chat and only pay one copay for both sessions charged at the tier 1 rate. Call 855.773.2354 to schedule a consultation.</li> </ul> </li> <li>If you are enrolled in the VUMC health plan, you have multiple options for traditional behavioral health care at the tier 1 rate — including Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, Rogers Behavioral Health and Natchez Trace Youth Academy. Visit<a href="https://hr.vumc.org/benefits/medical" target="_blank"> hr.vumc.org/benefits/medical</a> for a link to the Aetna docfind.</li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=240" hreflang="und">Resilience</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=200" hreflang="und">Counseling</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=230" hreflang="und">Mental Health</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=249" hreflang="und">Stress</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 02 Sep 2021 18:10:20 +0000 harnessg 3382 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Prevention and Treatment of Illness https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/prevention-and-treatment-illness <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Prevention and Treatment of Illness</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=147" hreflang="und">Taking Charge of Your Healthcare</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 09/02/2021 - 13:10</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3383" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Prevention and Treatment of Illness"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health &amp; Wellness</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to helping you get the care you need as quickly and conveniently and as affordably as possible. Rather than pay a higher copay for an emergency room visit, employees can take advantage of these cost- and time-saving health care options.</p> <ul> <li>Healthcare at Home: <ul> <li>VUMC Telehealth: Employees enrolled in the VUMC health plan can schedule on-demand telehealth visits through the My Health at Vanderbilt mobile app or web portal. Telehealth appointments are available seven days a week, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and are staffed by Vanderbilt Health nurse practitioners, who can diagnose and treat a wide range of non-emergent medical conditions, including allergies, sinus infection, rashes and bug bites. Appointments are charged at the tier 1 rate.</li> <li>Vanderbilt Health OnCall: Serving Nashville-Davidson County and the cities of Brentwood, Franklin, Hendersonville and Nolensville, Vanderbilt Health OnCall brings a Vanderbilt Health nurse practitioner to your home or office to treat common illnesses, such as strep, flu, colds and urinary tract infections. Vanderbilt Health OnCall providers can also write prescriptions. Appointments are available seven days a week, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and are charged at the tier 1 rate. Download the mobile app or visit <a href="http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/vhoc">www.vanderbilthealth.com/vhoc</a> to request a visit, and a provider will arrive within two hours of your request.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Walk-in Clinic Campus Options: <ul> <li>Belcourt Walk-in Clinic: Opened in fall 2020, the newest Vanderbilt Health Walk-In Clinic is conveniently located near the Medical Center campus, in Hillsboro Village on Belcourt Avenue, across from the Belcourt Theatre. The clinic, which offers same-day, full-service care, is a good option if you become sick or have an injury but can't make it to your primary care provider. The clinic treats minor injuries and non-emergent conditions, such as cold, flu and sinus infection, and features on-site lab services, X-ray and EKG machines. Walk in or reserve your spot at <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/" target="_blank" title="www.myhealthwalkin.com">www.myhealthwalkin.com</a>.</li> <li>Occupational Health Clinic helps protect Vanderbilt faculty and staff through a variety of programs used to treat work-related illness and injury and monitor exposure to workplace hazards. OHC also provides treatment for minor illnesses such as cold and flu. For services not related to COVID-19, employees may visit the Occupational Health Clinic located in Suite 640 of the Medical Arts Building, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Telehealth and in-person services are available to meet your individual needs.</li> <li>OHC also provides COVID-19 assessment, testing, monitoring and vaccine services for employees. For COVID-19 assessment and testing, employees may visit the Express Care Clinic located in Suite 112 of the Medical Arts Building, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. For complete information on COVID-19 services offered by Occupational Health including locations for testing and vaccination, visit <a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/covid-19" title="Occupational Health Employee COVID-19 Information">Occupational Health Employee COVID-19 Information</a>.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Walk-In Clinic Community Options: <ul> <li>Vanderbilt Health Walk-in Clinics offer urgent medical care for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries that need to be treated immediately. With 11 convenient locations, you can walk in to find quality care for your and your family. For complete information including locations and clinic hours, visit <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/program/vanderbilt-health-walk-clinics" target="_blank" title="Vanderbilt Health Walk-In Clinics">Vanderbilt Health Walk-In Clinics</a>.</li> <li>Vanderbilt Health Clinics at Walgreens offer easy access to quality health care in your community. A wide range of services is available for the whole family. To find a location near you and for a complete list of services, visit <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/program/vanderbilt-health-clinic-walgreens" target="_blank" title="Vanderbilt Health Clinic at Walgreens">Vanderbilt Health Clinic at Walgreens</a>.</li> <li>Vanderbilt Children's After-Hours Clinics offer urgent care for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries in children of all ages. For information on locations and clinic hours, visit <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/program/vanderbilt-childrens-after-hours-clinics" target="_blank">Vanderbilt Children's After-Hours Clinics</a>.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=181" hreflang="und">Acute Care</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=228" hreflang="und">Medical Care</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=238" hreflang="und">Primary Care</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 02 Sep 2021 18:10:20 +0000 harnessg 3383 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Wellness Resources https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/wellness-resources <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Wellness Resources </span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=173" hreflang="und">Living Healthy, Feeling Good</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 09/02/2021 - 13:10</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3384" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Wellness Resources "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health &amp; Wellness</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Learn ways to take care of yourself <em>and</em> the people you love.</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/your-well-being-navigator" title="Your Well-being Navigator">Your Well-being Navigator</a>: A guide to find resources for taking care of yourself and the people you love. Resources include support for healthy habits, mental health, medical care, household needs, and programs to help you in your career and role at Vanderbilt.</li> <li><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service-line/osher-center-integrative-medicine" target="_blank" title="Osher Center for Integrative Medicine">Osher Center for Integrative Medicine</a> at Vanderbilt offers the following programs: <ul> <li>Mindfulness: The Osher Center offers a variety of groups across experience and interest levels for those who interested in trying mindfulness for the first time to those looking to deepen their current practice. The focus of the various groups ranges from self-compassion to stress reduction helping to build skills for resilience, awareness, mood and emotional intelligence. For more information visit <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service-line/osher-center-integrative-medicine" target="_blank" title="Osher Center for Integrative Medicine">Osher Center for Integrative Medicine</a> - browse the Osher Online schedule, including our class schedule and mindfulness offerings - or call (615) 343-1170.</li> <li>Movement: Qigong, Tai Chi and Yoga are all available at the Osher Center. There are drop-in classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Class series are available for everything from stress reduction to back care and are available for all skill levels. For more information <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service-line/osher-center-integrative-medicine" target="_blank" title="visit our website">visit our website</a> for the Osher Online Schedule, including Drop-in Classes and Movement/Series - or call (615) 875-5790.</li> <li>COMING SOON! Health coaching for dependents of VUMC employees<strong style="font-family: calibri;">: </strong> <span style="font-family: calibri;">Health Coaches partner with you to help you create the life you want. They can help you manage stress and align your mindset and behavior with what you truly care about. The Osher health coaches will support you as you discover your values and leverage your strengths to achieve your personal goals toward greater health and well-being.</span></li> </ul> </li> <li>Health <em>Plus</em> offers a variety of programs and services to support healthy lifestyles for all faculty and staff. <ul> <li>Get Active: <ul> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news/mindful-breaks" title="Mindful Break">Mindful Break</a> resources include Pop-Up Stretch Breaks, Virtual Mindful Breaks for departments and teams, a mindful break video, and a mindful break meditation.</li> <li><a href="https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/external_modules/?prefix=vanderbilt_meet_ups&amp;page=meet-ups&amp;NOAUTH=&amp;pid=92233" title="VWell Connect">VWell Connect</a> is an online tool that allows you to connect with others in the Vanderbilt community who share your activity interests! Complete an activity profile, share your preferred interests such as hiking, tennis, and golf, and contact other Vanderbilt members who enjoy similar activities.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Personalize Your Well-being: <ul> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/go-gold" title="Go For The Gold">Go For The Gold</a>: There's never been a more important time to focus on your own health. Step 1: Health Risk Assessment helps identify personal health needs and ways to improve your health. Step 2: Wellness Action Log helps you take action to maintain or improve your wellness. Step 3: Game Plan for Your Health, <em>Making Our Comeback with Compassion</em> reminds us of the importance of compassion and offers practical ways to cultivate compassion for ourselves and others.</li> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/lifestyle-coaching" title="Lifestyle coaching">Lifestyle coaching</a> can help you find the motivation and tools to reach your goals. Goals might include losing weight, being more physically active, eating better, quitting smoking or lowering stress.</li> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/healthier-you-presentations" title="Healthier You Presents">Healthier You Presents</a>: Featuring Vanderbilt experts, Healthier You video casts offer helpful and practical information on trending wellness topics including nutrition, physical activity, and the psychosocial components of health and well-being.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li>Support Identified Health Needs: <ul> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles-blog/diabetes-prevention-program" title="Diabetes Prevention Program">Diabetes Prevention Program</a>: Prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by developing skills to lose weight, be more physically active, and manage stress. Participants meet regularly in a virtual group setting led by a trained lifestyle coach.</li> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/quit-rx" title="Quit Rx">Quit Rx</a>: It's hard to quit smoking. Yet, quitting smoking is a significant step you can take to improve overall health and prevent many diseases or illnesses. Counseling and treatment services are available to help you quit smoking. Call 615-936-0955 to schedule an appointment to let us help you begin your quit plan with Quit Rx.</li> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/control-goal" title="Control is the Goal">Control is the Goal</a>: A blood pressure management program offered for individuals who have high blood pressure (hypertension) or are at risk for developing high blood pressure. Participants receive encouragement to make healthy choices that can help with blood pressure control.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=183" hreflang="und">Adult Back-Up Care</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=193" hreflang="und">Child Back-up Care</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=194" hreflang="und">Child Care</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=206" hreflang="und">Diabetes Prevention</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=209" hreflang="und">Eldercare</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=215" hreflang="und">Family</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 02 Sep 2021 18:10:20 +0000 harnessg 3384 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Support for Parents and Caregivers of Seniors https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/support-parents-and-caregivers-seniors <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Support for Parents and Caregivers of Seniors </span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?cat=159" hreflang="und">Caring for Children, Parents and Other Loved Ones</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/index.php/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 09/02/2021 - 13:10</span> <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/blog-post-rss/3385" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Support for Parents and Caregivers of Seniors "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health &amp; Wellness</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Tap into resources to help you in your roles outside of work.</p> <ul> <li>VUMC employees can receive subsidized backup child care through Care.com. <ul> <li>Care.com: Sometimes emergencies happen – sick children or school closings – that cause you to need backup child care. VUMC offers employees a benefit through Care.com that gives you several options for backup care. With the Care.com benefit, VUMC employees receive up to 20 days (per fiscal year — July 1 through June 30) of subsidized backup child care at home or at local, vetted child care centers. Visit the <a href="https://hr.vumc.org/news/vumc-employees-can-receive-subsidized-backup-childcare-through-carecom-0" target="_blank" title="HR Website">HR website</a> for more details about costs and how to enroll and access the service.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>More than just child care: With Care.com, you have unlimited access to the largest online community for part-time and full-time care, including nannies and sitters, special needs and senior caregivers. You can also use Care.com to find helpers, such as dogwalkers, sitters and groomers; house cleaners; tutors; personal assistants and even errand runners. For more information about Care.com and other resources for families, visit <a href="https://hr.vumc.org/cfc" target="_blank" title="hr.vumc.org/cfc">hr.vumc.org/cfc</a>.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Sitter Services: The Vanderbilt Sitter Service is provided as a service to the Vanderbilt Community. The site allows you to contact VUMC students and employees are available for babysitting services. <a href="https://hwip.app.vumc.org/hwip/cfc_sitter.jsp" target="_blank" title="Click here to search.">Click here to search</a>.</li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?tag=215" hreflang="und">Family</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?tag=193" hreflang="und">Child Back-up Care</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?tag=194" hreflang="und">Child Care</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 02 Sep 2021 18:10:20 +0000 harnessg 3385 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Calming Cuisines https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/calming-cuisines <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Calming Cuisines</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=173" hreflang="und">Living Healthy, Feeling Good</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 09/01/2021 - 08:57</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3380" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Calming Cuisines"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health Plus</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>​Uncontrolled levels of stress may be affecting your health in ways you are unaware of. Stress can have physical effects on the body, cause changes in your thoughts and feelings, and affect your behavior. Uncontrolled stress can contribute to health problems including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and more.</p> <p>We all face varying levels of stress at times. There is no way to prevent all stressors. However, through nutrition and lifestyle habits that support our bodies, we can work toward taming our stress so it does not get out of hand and cause long-term damage.</p> <p>Keep in mind, nutrition is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to stress management. Be sure to explore different strategies that might work for you, and include a variety of stress management measures in your daily routine. This could look like making regular physcial activity a part of your routine, practicing yoga, meditation, and deep breathing, getting a massage, spending quality time with loved ones, laughing, and making time in your schedule for yourself and your hobbies.</p> <p><strong>Handout</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/images/hp/hpCalmingCuisines.png" /></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpCalmingCuisines.pdf" target="_blank" title="Calming Cuisines">Calming Cuisines</a></p> <p><strong>Practice</strong></p> <p>Incorporate the tips from above into your diet this week and note any differences you feel in your ability to prevent and cope with stress.</p> <p><em>Note: It's always a good idea to make an appointment with a healthcare provider (e.g. Psychologist or Psychiatrist) if your stress becomes unmanageable. <a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/worklife-connections" title="Contact Work/Life Connections">Contact Work/Life Connections</a> for support in finding a therapist.</em></p> <p><strong>Recipes</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpWholeWheatVegetablePastaBake.pdf" target="_blank" title="Whole Wheat Vegetable Pasta Bake">Whole Wheat Vegetable Pasta Bake</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpSweetandSpicyHoneyGlazedSalmon.pdf" target="_blank" title="Sweet &amp; Spicy Honey Glazed Salmon">Sweet &amp; Spicy Honey Glazed Salmon</a></p> <p><strong>References</strong></p> <ol> <li>Youtube.com. Accessed March 4, 2021. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1Ndym-IsQg" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1Ndym-IsQg</a></li> <li>Mohajeri MH, Wittwer J, Vargas K, et al. Chronic treatment with a tryptophan-rich protein hydrolysate improves emotional processing, mental energy levels and reaction time in middle-aged women. Br J Nutr. 2015;113(2):350-365</li> <li>Thesing CS, Bot M, Milaneschi Y, Giltay EJ, Penninx BWJH. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid levels and dysregulations in biological stress systems. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2018;97:206-215.</li> <li>Samadian F, Dalili N, Jamalian A. Lifestyle modifications to prevent and control hypertension. Iran J Kidney Dis. 2016;10(5):237-263.</li> <li>Unno K, Furushima D, Hamamoto S, et al. Stress-reducing effect of cookies containing matcha green tea: essential ratio among theanine, arginine, caffeine and epigallocatechin gallate. Heliyon. 2019;5(5):e01653.</li> <li>Soltani H, Keim NL, Laugero KD. Increasing dietary carbohydrate as part of a healthy whole food diet intervention dampens eight week changes in salivary cortisol and cortisol responsiveness. Nutrients. 2019;11(11):2563.</li> <li>Schiavone S, Jaquet V, Trabace L, Krause K-H. Severe life stress and oxidative stress in the brain: from animal models to human pathology. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2013;18(12):1475-1490.</li> </ol> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=223" hreflang="und">Healthy Eating</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=232" hreflang="und">Nutrition</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 01 Sep 2021 13:57:55 +0000 harnessg 3380 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Bake Better Baked Goods https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/bake-better-baked-goods <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Bake Better Baked Goods</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=173" hreflang="und">Living Healthy, Feeling Good</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 09/01/2021 - 08:49</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3379" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Bake Better Baked Goods"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health Plus</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>​We don't often think of baked goods as fitting into a healthy lifestyle. They can contain high amounts of calories from added sugar and saturated fats. However, there are some simple ways to make your favorite recipes healthier and more nutritious. Use the following ideas and examples to bake better baked goods.</p> <p><strong>Handout</strong><img alt="" height="2000" src="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/images/hp/hpBakeBetterBakedGoods.png" width="1545" /></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpBakeBetterBakedGoods.pdf" target="_blank" title="Bake Better Baked Goods">Bake Better Baked Goods</a></p> <p><strong>Practice</strong></p> <p>Next time you bake, swap out one of the ingredients for a healthier alternative from above.</p> <p><strong>Recipes</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpFluffyWholeWheatPancakes.pdf" target="_blank" title="Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes">Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpSweetPotatoBread.pdf" target="_blank" title="Sweet Potato Bread">Sweet Potato Bread</a></p> <p><strong>References</strong></p> <ol> <li>Healthy Baking Alternatives. Accessed December 8, 2020. <a href="https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/cooking-tips-and-trends/healthy-baking-alternatives" target="_blank">https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/cooking-tips-and-trends/healthybaking-alternatives</a></li> <li>Discover the Health Benefits of Produce. Accessed December 8, 2020. <a href="https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/dietary-guidelines-and-myplate/discover-thehealth-benefits-of-produce" target="_blank">https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/dietary-guidelines-and-myplate/discover-thehealth-benefits-of-produce</a></li> <li>Nutrition for Growing Bodies. Accessed December 8, 2020. <a href="https://www.eatright.org/health/wellness/healthy-aging/nutrition-for-growing-bodies" target="_blank">https://www.eatright.org/health/wellness/healthy-aging/nutrition-for-growing-bodies</a></li> <li>8 Proven Health Benefits of Dates. Healthline. Published March 21, 2018. Accessed December 9, 2020. <a href="https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-dates" target="_blank">https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-dates</a></li> <li>What Is Wheat Germ &amp; Where Do You Buy It? Healthy Eating | SF Gate. Accessed December 9, 2020. <a href="https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/wheat-germ-buy-it-5856.html" target="_blank">https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/wheat-germ-buy-it-5856.html</a></li> </ol> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=223" hreflang="und">Healthy Eating</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=232" hreflang="und">Nutrition</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 01 Sep 2021 13:49:19 +0000 harnessg 3379 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Ditching Dairy? https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/ditching-dairy <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Ditching Dairy?</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=173" hreflang="und">Living Healthy, Feeling Good</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 08/27/2021 - 14:57</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3378" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Ditching Dairy?"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health Plus</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>​Over the years, dairy alternatives have become incredibly popular. In fact, non-dairy sales are surging when compared to traditional dairy products, showing that many people are making the switch. Some reasons people may choose to remove dairy from their diets include lactose intolerance, allergies, veganism, and health concerns. Full-fat dairy contains high amounts of saturated fat, which can increase your risk of heart disease.</p> <p>While a dairy-free diet has some benefits, it is important to make sure you get all the nutrients that dairy provides from other food sources. Review the handout below to learn more about the benefits and nutrients you won't want to miss!</p> <p><strong>Handout</strong></p> <p><img alt="" height="2304" src="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/images/hp/hpDitchingDairyYourGuidetoSuccess.png" width="1728" /></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpDitchingDairyYourGuidetoSuccess.pdf" target="_blank" title="Ditching Dairy: Your Guide to Success">Ditching Dairy: Your Guide to Success</a></p> <p><strong>Practice</strong></p> <p>On your next trip to the grocery store try a dairy-free food. Be sure to read the nutrition labels and try to include the four nutrients discussed above (calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B-12, and protein).  </p> <p><strong>Recipes</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpNiceCream.pdf" target="_blank" title="Nice Cream">Nice Cream</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpTacoBowl.pdf" target="_blank" title="Taco Bowl">Taco Bowl</a></p> <p><strong>References</strong></p> <ol> <li>Dairy Food Substitutes — The Sky’s the Limit. <a href="https://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/080112p38.shtml" target="_blank">https://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/080112p38.shtml</a>. Accessed February 17, 2021.</li> <li>Kateman B. Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives Are Experiencing A “Holy Cow!” Moment. Forbes. <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/briankateman/2019/08/19/non-dairy-milk-alternatives-are-experiencing-a-holy-cow-moment/?sh=60f77ee34c44" target="_blank">https://www.forbes.com/sites/briankateman/2019/08/19/non-dairy-milk-alternatives-are-experiencing-a-holy-cow-moment/</a>. Accessed February 17, 2021.</li> <li>National Institutes of Health (NIH). National Institutes of Health (NIH). <a href="https://www.nih.gov/" target="_blank">https://www.nih.gov/</a>. Accessed February 17, 2021. </li> </ol> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=223" hreflang="und">Healthy Eating</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=232" hreflang="und">Nutrition</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 27 Aug 2021 19:57:18 +0000 harnessg 3378 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Smart Sweets https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/smart-sweets <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Smart Sweets</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=173" hreflang="und">Living Healthy, Feeling Good</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/mcgownpw" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/26/2021 - 15:56</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3377" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Smart Sweets"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health Plus</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>​Do you ever find yourself craving sweets mid-day, late at night, or after a long, busy day? You're not alone! Many people experience intense cravings, especially for sweets. There is a clear explanation for why these sweet cravings occur.</p> <p>Sweets have high amounts of sugar, which is a type of refined carbohydrate. This component in food is easily absorbed by the body and is used as its main source of energy. Carbohydrates provide quick energy, so it makes sense that you would crave these types of food when your body needs fuel. Sugar has also been shown to release "feel-good" hormones, like dopamine. When you are stressed, sad, anxious, or overwhelmed you may innately turn to food to help decrease these negative feelings. Lastly, there is research showing that you can build tolerance to the taste of sweet foods. Essentially, the more sweet foods you eat or drink, the more your body adjusts to those flavors, requiring a higher level of sweetness to satisfy your cravings over time.</p> <p>One key to overcoming sweets cravings is to understand where they are coming from and find solutions that resolve the underlying issue. Reference the attachment below for tips on finding the root of your craving and what you can do to overcome it!</p> <p><strong>Handout</strong><br /> <img alt="" height="2000" src="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/images/hp/hpSmartSweetsTipsandTricks.png" width="1545" /></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpSmartSweetsTipsandTricks.pdf" target="_blank" title="Smart Sweets Tips and Tricks">Smart Sweets Tips and Tricks</a></p> <p><strong>Practice</strong></p> <p>Use the handout to identify where your sugar craving may be coming from, and implement the suggested tip in your own creative way.</p> <p><strong>Recipes</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpGreekYogurtBerryParfaits.pdf" target="_blank" title="Greek Yogurt Berry Parfaits">Greek Yogurt Berry Parfaits</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpBananaOatMuffins.pdf" target="_blank" title="Banana Oat Muffins">Banana Oat Muffins</a></p> <p><strong>References</strong></p> <ol> <li>Buckland NJ, Swinnerton LF, Ng K, et al. Susceptibility to increased high energy dense sweet and savoury food intake in response to the COVID-19 lockdown: The role of craving control and acceptance coping strategies. Appetite. 2021;158:105017. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2020.105017</li> <li>DiNicolantonio JJ, O'Keefe JH, Wilson WL. Sugar addiction: is it real? A narrative review. Br J Sports Med. 2018;52(14):910-913. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2017-097971</li> <li>Leidy HJ, Campbell WW. The effect of eating frequency on appetite control and food intake: brief synopsis of controlled feeding studies. J Nutr. 2011;141(1):154-157. doi:10.3945/jn.109.114389</li> <li>Rada P, Avena NM, Hoebel BG. Daily bingeing on sugar repeatedly releases dopamine in the accumbens shell. Neuroscience. 2005;134(3):737-744. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2005.04.043</li> <li>Team DH. 3 reasons you crave sweet or salty foods. <a href="https://health.clevelandclinic.org/3-reasons-you-crave-sweet-or-salty-foods/" target="_blank">https://health.clevelandclinic.org/3-reasonsyou-crave-sweet-or-salty-foods/</a>. Published November 25, 2019. Accessed February 16, 2021.</li> <li>Yang Q. Gain weight by "going diet?" Artificial sweeteners and the neurobiology of sugar cravings: Neuroscience 2010. Yale J Biol Med. 2010;83(2):101-108.</li> </ol> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=223" hreflang="und">Healthy Eating</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=232" hreflang="und">Nutrition</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 26 Aug 2021 20:56:53 +0000 harnessg 3377 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Pumping Iron https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/pumping-iron <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Pumping Iron</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=173" hreflang="und">Living Healthy, Feeling Good</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/17/2021 - 08:28</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3369" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Pumping Iron"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health Plus</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>​Iron is a mineral that plays an important role in the creation of healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells are necessary for transporting oxygen throughout your body. There are two types of iron: heme and non-heme. Animal sources contain both heme and non-heme iron. Non-heme iron is also found in some plant foods and enriched grains, such as rice.</p> <p>When your iron levels are low, there aren't enough healthy red blood cells available to carry oxygen throughout the body. This can lead to a common condition called Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA). The handout below shares the signs of iron deficiency and the best food sources for increasing your iron intake. In some cases, your doctor may recommend taking an over-the-counter iron supplement. Be sure to follow your doctor's recommendation exactly to avoid the unpleasant symptoms from excessive iron intake, including constipation, nausea, vomiting, and upset stomach.</p> <p><img alt="Pumping Iron" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/images/hp/hpPumpingIron.png" /></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpPumpingIron.pdf" target="_blank" title="Pumping Iron">Pumping Iron</a></p> <p><strong>Practice</strong></p> <p>Track your food for one week to determine your current iron intake! Then, using the list below, aim for the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) the next week. </p> <p>Milligrams of iron per 1-ounce serving:</p> <ul> <li>Red meat = 0.8 mg </li> <li>Poultry = 0.3 mg</li> <li>Clams = 0.8 mg</li> <li>Fish = 0.3 mg</li> <li>Tofu = 0.6 mg</li> <li>Legumes = 0.3 mg</li> <li>Spinach = 0.8 mg</li> <li>Dried fruit = 0.5 mg</li> </ul> <p><strong>Recipes</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpSpicedSquashSpinachandLentilSoup.pdf" target="_blank" title="Spiced Squash Spinach and Lentil Soup">Spiced Squash Spinach and Lentil Soup</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpChickpeaChocolateChipCookies.pdf" target="_blank" title="Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies">Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies</a></p> <p><strong>References</strong></p> <ol> <li>Ai. (2020, July 16). Chickpea chocolate chip cookies. Retrieved March 25, 2021, from Aimadeitforyou.com website: <a href="https://www.aimadeitforyou.com/chickpea-chocolate-chip-cookies/" target="_blank">https://www.aimadeitforyou.com/chickpea-chocolate-chipcookies/</a></li> <li>Hooda, J., Shah, A., &amp; Zhang, L. (2014). Heme, an essential nutrient from dietary proteins,critically impacts diverse physiological and pathological processes. Nutrients, 6(3), 1080–1102.</li> <li>Iron. (2019, September 16). Retrieved March 23, 2021, from Harvard.edu website: <a href="https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/iron/" target="_blank">https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/iron/</a></li> <li>Iron. (n.d.-a). Retrieved March 23, 2021, from Nih.gov website: <a href="https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iron-Consumer/" target="_blank">https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iron-Consumer/</a></li> <li>Iron. (n.d.-b). Retrieved March 23, 2021, from Eatright.org website: <a href="https://www.eatright.org/food/vitamins-and-supplements/types-of-vitamins-and-nutrients/iron" target="_blank">https://www.eatright.org/food/vitamins-and-supplements/types-of-vitamins-andnutrients/iron</a></li> <li>Ratcliffe, J. (2020, February 24). Spiced squash, spinach and lentil soup. Retrieved March 23, 2021, from Olivemagazine.com website: <a href="https://www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/healthy/spiced-squash-spinach-and-lentil-soup/" target="_blank">https://www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/healthy/spiced-squash-spinach-and-lentil-soup/</a></li> </ol> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=232" hreflang="und">Nutrition</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=223" hreflang="und">Healthy Eating</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 17 Aug 2021 13:28:53 +0000 harnessg 3369 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Issue 414, 2021 August/September Medical Center Edition https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/issue-414-2021-augustseptember-medical-center-edition <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Issue 414, 2021 August/September Medical Center Edition</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=167" hreflang="und">Health &amp; Wellness Connection Newsletter</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=136" hreflang="und">Health and Wellness</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/02/2021 - 08:19</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3365" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Issue 414, 2021 August/September Medical Center Edition"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health &amp; Wellness</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div>In This Issue:</div> <div> <ul> <li>NEW! Go for the Gold with Health Plus</li> <li>Care Gap Alerts: Sickle Cell Disease with Emmanuel Volanakis, MD</li> <li>Suicide Prevention: A Time to ACT with Janet McCutchen, LPC, CEAP</li> <li>Occupational Safety: How to Have a Lock on Food Safety with Shaina Farfel, MSN, APRN, FNP-C</li> <li>Ask a Lifestyle Coach with Rachel Bowman, CHES</li> </ul> </div> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hw/Connection414M.pdf">Issue 414, 2021 August/September Medical Center Edition</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/health-wellness/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Connection414M_Page_01.jpg?itok=o_mcGH6c" width="442" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=198" hreflang="und">Connection Newsletter</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:19:54 +0000 harnessg 3365 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Issue 414, 2021 August/September University Edition https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/issue-414-2021-augustseptember-university-edition <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Issue 414, 2021 August/September University Edition</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=167" hreflang="und">Health &amp; Wellness Connection Newsletter</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=136" hreflang="und">Health and Wellness</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/02/2021 - 08:09</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3364" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Issue 414, 2021 August/September University Edition"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health &amp; Wellness</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div>In This Issue:</div> <ul> <li>NEW! Go for the Gold with Health Plus</li> <li>Care Gap Alerts: Sickle Cell Disease with Emmanuel Volanakis, MD</li> <li>Suicide Prevention: A Time to ACT with Janet McCutchen, LPC, CEAP</li> <li>Occupational Safety: How to Have a Lock on Food Safety with Shaina Farfel, MSN, APRN, FNP-C</li> <li>Ask a Lifestyle Coach with Rachel Bowman, ccvvCHES</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hw/Connection414U.pdf">Issue 414, 2021 August/September University Edition</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/health-wellness/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Connection414U_Page_01.jpg?itok=hnLA1jQO" width="442" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=198" hreflang="und">Connection Newsletter</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 02 Aug 2021 13:09:51 +0000 harnessg 3364 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness The Power of Plants https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/power-plants <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Power of Plants</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=173" hreflang="und">Living Healthy, Feeling Good</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 07/28/2021 - 09:34</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3361" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to The Power of Plants"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health Plus</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The foods you eat greatly affect your health, from weight and blood pressure to risk of disease. Research has shown that eating a plant-based diet can have significant positive impacts on these health metrics over time. Plant-based foods are naturally lower in fat when compared to animal-sourced foods. They are also usually less processed and less expensive than animal-based foods.</p> <p>If you are looking to make healthy changes to your diet, instead of focusing on what to cut out, focus on what you can add! Eating more plant-based foods is a great first step. Doing so can lower the amount of total calories you eat in a day by increasing the volume of your meals with fiber and water, making you feel fuller longer.</p> <p>Refer to the handout below to learn more about the power of plants and tips for incorporating them into your diet.<br />  </p> <p><strong>Handout</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/images/hp/hpPlant-basedImpacts.png" /></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpPlant-basedImpacts.pdf" target="_blank">The Power of Plants</a></p> <p><strong>Practice</strong></p> <p>Give "Meatless Mondays" a try! Plan each of your meals and snacks for that day to feature plant-sourced proteins, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.</p> <p><strong>Recipes</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpQuinoaandBlackBeanPattyRecipe.pdf" target="_blank" title="Quinoa and Black Bean Patty">Quinoa and Black Bean Patty</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpMacadamiaOatMilkRecipe.pdf" target="_blank" title="Macadamia Oat Milk">Macadamia Oat Milk</a></p> <p style="background-color: #ffffff;"><strong>References</strong></p> <ol> <li>Chai BC, van der Voort JR, Grofelnik K, Eliasdottir HG, Klöss I, Perez-Cueto FJA. Which Diet Has the Least Environmental Impact on Our Planet? A Systematic Review of Vegan, Vegetarian and Omnivorous Diets. Sustainability. 2019; 11(15):4110</li> <li>Rosi A, Mena P, Pellegrini N, et al. Environmental impact of omnivorous, ovo-lactovegetarian, and vegan diet. Scientific Reports (Nature Publisher Group). 2017;7:1-9. <a href="https://www-proquest-com.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/docview/1956152358?accountid=14816" target="_blank">https://search-proquest-com.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/scholarly-journals/environmentalimpact-omnivorous-ovo-lacto/docview/1956152358/se2?accountid=14816</a>. doi: <a href="https://www-nature-com.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/articles/s41598-017-06466-8" target="_blank">http://dx.doi.org.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/10.1038/s41598-017-06466-8</a>.</li> <li>Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN. <a href="https://www.connect4climate.org/infographics/true-environmental-cost-eating-meat" target="_blank">https://www.connect4climate.org/infographics/true-environmental-cost-eating-meat</a></li> <li>Progress in Nutrition 2017; Vol. 19, N. 3: 229-242 DOI: 10.23751/pn.v19i3.5229</li> <li>J. Poore, T. Nemecek; Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers. Science 360 (6392) 987-992, 01 Jun 2018.</li> </ol> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=223" hreflang="und">Healthy Eating</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=232" hreflang="und">Nutrition</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:34:03 +0000 harnessg 3361 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Eat to Beat Anxiety https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/eat-beat-anxiety <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Eat to Beat Anxiety</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?cat=173" hreflang="und">Living Healthy, Feeling Good</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/index.php/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 07/28/2021 - 09:22</span> <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/blog-post-rss/3360" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Eat to Beat Anxiety"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health Plus</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>​Over the last year, anxiety may have seemed more common than ever. Worry and uncertainty have been major underlying themes of the Coronavirus pandemic. For some people, these feelings may pass quickly, but for others, they can develop into something more- an anxiety disorder. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that approximately 40 million adults or 18% of the population are affected by an anxiety disorder each year.</p> <p>Symptoms of anxiety include increased heart rate, rapid breathing, trouble sleeping, and digestive distress. When these symptoms become overwhelming or interfere with daily activities, it's time to seek support. There are various ways these symptoms may be addressed and/or treated, including:</p> <ul> <li>Behavioral therapy</li> <li>Diet and nutrition</li> <li>Exercise</li> <li>Meditation and mindfulness</li> <li>Deep-breathing exercises</li> <li>Prescription medications</li> </ul> <p>This module will focus on the foods you eat that play a role in the management of anxiety. Some foods may aggravate anxiety-related symptoms, while others may help to lower the severity of symptoms associated with anxiety. For example, complex carbohydrates found in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, help regulate blood sugar which can make you feel calmer. Processed and packaged foods or skipping meals can have the opposite effect. As always, eating a well-balanced diet filled with fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, and adequate water consumption can have a great impact on your overall health.</p> <p><strong>Handout</strong></p> <p style="background-color: #ffffff;"><img alt="" height="2000" src="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/index.php/sites/default/files/public_files/images/hp/hpEattoBeatAnxiety.png" width="1294" /></p> <p> </p> <p style="background-color: #ffffff;"><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/index.php/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpEattoBeatAnxiety.pdf" target="_blank" title="Eat to Beat Anxiety">Eat to Beat Anxiety</a></p> <p><strong>Practice</strong></p> <p>When you notice your anxiety levels increasing, try incorporating one of the anxiety reducing foods from the handout into your diet.</p> <p><em>Note: It's always a good idea to make an appointment with a healthcare provider (e.g. Psychologist or Psychiatrist) who specializes in the treatment of anxiety if your symptoms become unmanageable. Contact </em> <a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/index.php/worklife-connections" title="Work/Life Connections"> <em>Work/Life Connections</em></a><em> for support in finding a therapist.</em></p> <p><strong>Recipes</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/index.php/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpSalmonCakeswithCucumberSalad.pdf" target="_blank" title="Salmon Cakes with Cucumber Salad">Salmon Cakes with Cucumber Salad</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/index.php/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpPumpkinSeedDriedCherryTrailMix.pdf" target="_blank" title="Pumpkin Seed Dried Cherry Trail Mix">Pumpkin Seed Dried Cherry Trail Mix</a> [Link to pdf]</p> <p><strong>References</strong></p> <ol> <li>Alramadhan E, Hanna MS, Hanna MS, Goldstein TA, Avila SM, Weeks BS. Dietary and botanical anxiolytics. Med Sci Monit. 2012;18(4):RA40-RA48.</li> <li>Amsterdam JD, Li Y, Soeller I, Rockwell K, Mao JJ, Shults J. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of oral Matricaria recutita (chamomile) extract therapy for generalized anxiety disorder. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2009;29(4):378-382.</li> <li>Amsterdam JD, Shults J, Soeller I, Mao JJ, Rockwell K, Newberg AB. Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) may provide antidepressant activity in anxious, depressed humans: an exploratory study. Altern Ther Health Med. 2012;18(5):44-49.</li> <li>Buydens-Branchey L, Branchey M, Hibbeln JR. Associations between increases in plasma n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids following supplementation and decreases in anger and anxiety in substance abusers. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2008;32(2):568-575.</li> <li>Cheng L, Pan G-F, Sun X-B, Huang Y-X, Peng Y-S, Zhou L-Y. Evaluation of anxiolytic-like effect of aqueous extract of asparagus stem in mice. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:587260-587260.</li> <li>Dyall SC. Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and the brain: a review of the independent and shared effects of EPA, DPA and DHA. Front Aging Neurosci. 2015;7:52-52.</li> <li>Hansen AL, Olson G, Dahl L, et al. Reduced anxiety in forensic inpatients after a longterm intervention with Atlantic salmon. Nutrients. 2014;6(12):5405-5418.</li> <li>Harms LR, Burne THJ, Eyles DW, McGrath JJ. Vitamin D and the brain. Best Practice &amp; Research Clinical Endocrinology &amp; Metabolism. 2011;25(4):657-669.</li> <li>Lu Z, Chen TC, Zhang A, et al. An evaluation of the vitamin D3 content in fish: Is the vitamin D content adequate to satisfy the dietary requirement for vitamin D? J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2007;103(3-5):642-644.</li> <li>Mao JJ, Xie SX, Keefe JR, Soeller I, Li QS, Amsterdam JD. Long-term chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla L.) treatment for generalized anxiety disorder: A randomized clinical trial. Phytomedicine. 2016;23(14):1735-1742.</li> <li>Rodríguez M, G Rebollar P, Mattioli S, Castellini C. n-3 PUFA Sources (Precursor/Products): A Review of Current Knowledge on Rabbit. Animals (Basel). 2019;9(10):806.</li> <li>Salim S, Chugh G, Asghar M. Chapter One - Inflammation in Anxiety. In: Donev R, ed. Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology. Vol 88. Academic Press; 2012:1-25.</li> <li>Srivastava JK, Shankar E, Gupta S. Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with bright future. Mol Med Rep. 2010;3(6):895-901.</li> <li>Su K-P, Matsuoka Y, Pae C-U. Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Prevention of Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci. 2015;13(2):129-137.</li> </ol> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?tag=223" hreflang="und">Healthy Eating</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?tag=232" hreflang="und">Nutrition</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:22:53 +0000 harnessg 3360 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Pumped Up for Protein https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/pumped-protein <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Pumped Up for Protein</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=173" hreflang="und">Living Healthy, Feeling Good</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/22/2021 - 08:05</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3358" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Pumped Up for Protein"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health Plus</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>​Protein is an important nutrient found in the foods you eat every day. It plays many roles in your body, including:</p> <ul> <li>recovering after exercise and injury</li> <li>fighting infection and protecting you from getting sick again</li> <li>keeping you full by slowing down digestion and telling your body to stop releasing ghrelin, the "hunger hormone"</li> </ul> <p>How much protein you need in your diet depends on your age, sex, and activity level. Most adults need 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight each day. Some people need more protein than others. People who are physically active, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and people with certain medical conditions have higher protein needs.</p> <p>Many foods contain protein. Some come from animals while others come from plants. Animal-based proteins include chicken or poultry, beef, pork, game meat, fish and seafood, eggs, and dairy products, like cheese and yogurt. Plant-based proteins include beans, peas, lentils, nuts and nut butters, seeds, and soy products. </p> <p>Use the handout below to find a protein source that works for you! </p> <p><strong>Handout</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/images/hp/hpPumpedUpforProtein.png" /></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpPumpedUpforProtein.pdf" target="_blank" title="Pumped Up for Protein">Pumped Up for Protein</a></p> <p><strong>Practice</strong></p> <p>Identify one source of less healthy protein in your current diet (foods containing saturated fats, like bacon at breakfast, fatty steaks at dinner) and replace it with a healthier option from the handout for one week.</p> <p><strong>Recipes</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpSalmonTacos.pdf" target="_blank" title="Salmon Tacos">Salmon Tacos</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpBBQTofu.pdf" target="_blank" title="BBQ Tofu">BBQ Tofu</a></p> <p><strong>References</strong></p> <ol> <li>MedlinePlus Genetics. What are proteins and what do they do? MedlinePlus. Published September 18, 2020. Accessed January 11, 2021. <a href="https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/understanding/howgeneswork/protein/" target="_blank" title="https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/understanding/howgeneswork/protein/">https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/understanding/howgeneswork/protein/</a></li> <li>Belza A, Ritz C, Sørensen MQ, Holst JJ, Rehfeld JF, Astrup A. Contribution of gastroenteropancreatic appetite hormones to protein-induced satiety.  Am J Clin Nutr. 2013;97(5):980-989. doi:<a href="https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/97/5/980/4577230" target="_blank" title="10.3945/ajcn.112.047563">10.3945/ajcn.112.047563</a></li> <li>Otten J, Pitzi Helwig J, Meyers L, eds. Dietary Reference Intakes: The Essential Guide to Nutrient Requirements. The National Academies Press; 2006. doi:<a href="https://www.nap.edu/catalog/11537/dietary-reference-intakes-the-essential-guide-to-nutrient-requirements" target="_blank" title="10.17226/11537">10.17226/11537</a></li> <li>Gordon B. How much protein should I eat? EatRight.org. Published October 2020. Accessed January 11, 2021. <a href="https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/dietary-guidelines-and-myplate/how-much-protein-should-i-eat" target="_blank" title="https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/dietary-guidelinesand-myplate/how-much-protein-should-i-eat">https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/dietary-guidelinesand-myplate/how-much-protein-should-i-eat</a></li> <li>Larson H. Six creative ways to enjoy beans. EatRight.org. Published October 2020. Accessed January 12, 2021. <a href="https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/snack-and-meal-ideas/six-creative-ways-to-enjoy-beans" target="_blank" title="https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/snackand-meal-ideas/six-creative-ways-to-enjoy-beans">https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/snackand-meal-ideas/six-creative-ways-to-enjoy-beans</a></li> <li>American Heart Association. Saturated fat. Heart.org. Accessed January 12, 2021. <a href="https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/fats/saturated-fats" target="_blank" title="https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/fats/saturated-fats">https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/fats/saturated-fats</a></li> </ol> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=232" hreflang="und">Nutrition</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=223" hreflang="und">Healthy Eating</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:05:55 +0000 harnessg 3358 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Don't Wait to Hydrate! https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/dont-wait-hydrate <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Don&#039;t Wait to Hydrate!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?cat=173" hreflang="und">Living Healthy, Feeling Good</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/index.php/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 07/09/2021 - 12:34</span> <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/blog-post-rss/3356" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Don&#039;t Wait to Hydrate!"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health Plus</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Did you know your body is made up of 50-70% water? Water is an important part of every function in the body. Hydration plays a major role in regulating body temperature, getting rid of waste, and keeping your organs functioning properly. It can also improve sleep, brain function, and energy levels. Drinking enough water is especially important during physical activity and in hot weather due to loss of fluids through sweat.</p> <p><strong>What counts toward my fluid intake?</strong></p> <p>Fruits, vegetables, dairy and plant-based milks, and 100% fruit juice all contain water. Unsweetened coffee and tea can also be counted toward your daily fluid goal. However, plain water is the best way to stay hydrated.</p> <p><strong>How much should I drink?</strong></p> <p>You've probably heard the recommendation to drink eight cups of water per day. Further research has shown that each person's fluid needs are different depending on health, activity, and location. For some people, eight 8-ounce glasses may be just right. Others may feel better drinking more. If you find yourself eating and drinking the high water content foods and beverages above, your water needs may be lower.</p> <p><strong>What's the bottom line?</strong></p> <p>Be aware of early signs of dehydration such as increased thirst, dark urine, muscle cramps, early fatigue, headache, increased body temperature, and fast heart rate. Replace fluids early and don't wait until you feel thirsty to drink. Aim to include foods with a high water content in your diet, and don't stress about how many cups of water you drink.</p> <p><strong>Handout</strong></p> <img alt="Don't Wait to Hydrate" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/index.php/sites/default/files/public_files/images/hp/hpDontWaittoHydrate.png" class="align-center" /> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/index.php/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpDontWaittoHydrate.pdf" target="_blank" title="Don't Wait to Hydrate!">Don't Wait to Hydrate!</a></p> <p><strong>Practice</strong></p> <p>Try one of the tips from the handout to prevent or correct early signs of dehydration this week.</p> <p><strong>Recipes</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/index.php/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpBerry-WatermelonSmoothie.pdf" target="_blank" title="Berry-Watermellon Smoothie">Berry-Watermellon Smoothie</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/index.php/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpLemon-PomegranateElectrolyteDrink.pdf" target="_blank" title="Lemon-Pomegranate Electrolyte Drink">Lemon-Pomegranate Electrolyte Drink</a></p> <p><strong>References</strong></p> <ol> <li>Ellis Rby E. Hydrate Right. Eat Right. <a href="https://www.eatright.org/fitness/sports-and-performance/hydrate-right/hydrate-right" target="_blank" title="https://www.eatright.org/fitness/sports-andperformance/hydrate-right/hydrate-right">https://www.eatright.org/fitness/sports-andperformance/hydrate-right/hydrate-right.</a> Accessed April 26, 2021.</li> <li>The importance of hydration. News. <a href="https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/the-importance-of-hydration/" target="_blank" title="https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-thenews/the-importance-of-hydration">https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-thenews/the-importance-of-hydration/</a>. Published June 22, 2018. Accessed April 26, 2021.</li> <li>How much water do you need to stay healthy? Mayo Clinic. <a href="https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/water/art-20044256" target="_blank" title="https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/indepth/water/art-20044256">https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/indepth/water/art-20044256</a>. Published October 14, 2020. Accessed April 26, 2021.</li> <li>Insider B. Here's how many days a person can survive without water... TheJournal.ie. <a href="https://www.thejournal.ie/water-survive-1822083-Jan2015/" target="_blank" title="https://www.thejournal.ie/water-survive-1822083-Jan2015">https://www.thejournal.ie/water-survive-1822083-Jan2015/</a>. Accessed April 26, 2021.</li> </ol> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?tag=223" hreflang="und">Healthy Eating</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?tag=232" hreflang="und">Nutrition</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 09 Jul 2021 17:34:23 +0000 harnessg 3356 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Eating Your Emotions https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/eating-your-emotions <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Eating Your Emotions</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=173" hreflang="und">Living Healthy, Feeling Good</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/08/2021 - 12:30</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3355" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Eating Your Emotions"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Health Plus</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>​Emotional eating is eating to feed your emotional needs instead of eating to fuel your body. You may feel comforted in the moment, but in the end food can't solve your underlying emotional needs. Recognize that emotional eating tends to be automatic and very mindless. It can happen before you even realize what you're doing. Read on to learn more about emotional eating, how it is driven by emotional hunger, and what you can do to manage it.</p> <p><strong>Handout</strong></p> <img alt="Do your feelings taste delicious?" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/images/hp/hpDoYourFeelingsTasteDelicious.png" class="align-center" /> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpDoYourFeelingsTasteDelicious.pdf" target="_blank" title="Do Your Feelings Taste Delicious?">Do Your Feelings Taste Delicious?</a></p> <p><strong>Practice</strong></p> <p>Take a moment to pause and reflect when you are hit with a craving. Give yourself the opportunity to make a different decision if needed.</p> <p>Can you put off eating for 5 minutes, or perhaps start with 1 minute? While you are waiting, check in with yourself. How are you feeling? What is going on emotionally? If the craving hasn't passed, decide whether or not you’d like to give in or choose an alternative snack or activity. </p> <p>Repeat this exercise as often as necessary to build an awareness around your emotional eating.</p> <p><em>Note: It's always a good idea to make an appointment with a healthcare provider (e.g. Psychologist or Psychiatrist) if your symptoms become unmanageable. Contact <a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/worklife-connections" target="_blank">Work/Life Connections</a> for support in finding a therapist.</em></p> <p><strong>Recipes</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpHippieChocolateBark.pdf" target="_blank" title="Hippie Chocolate Bark">Hippie Chocolate Bark</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpTurmericLatte.pdf" target="_blank" title="Turmeric Latte">Turmeric Latte</a><br /> <br /> <strong>References</strong></p> <ol> <li>van Strien T. Causes of Emotional Eating and Matched Treatment of Obesity. Curr Diab Rep. 2018;18(6). doi:10.1007/s11892-018-1000-x</li> <li>Lifestyle and Managing Stress. Accessed March 3, 2021. <a href="https://www.eatright.org/health/wellness/preventing-illness/lifestyle-and-managing-stress" target="_blank" title="https://www.eatright.org/health/wellness/preventing-illness/lifestyle-and-managing-stress">https://www.eatright.org/health/wellness/preventing-illness/lifestyle-and-managing-stress</a></li> <li>Eating Is Emotional. National Eating Disorders Association. Published February 28, 2020. Accessed March 3, 2021. <a href="https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/blog/eating-emotional" target="_blank" title="https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/blog/eating-emotional">https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/blog/eating-emotional</a></li> <li>Hippie Chocolate Bark - Taste Love and Nourish. Accessed March 3, 2021. <a href="https://www.tasteloveandnourish.com/hippie-chocolate-bark/" target="_blank" title="https://www.tasteloveandnourish.com/hippie-chocolate-bark/">https://www.tasteloveandnourish.com/hippie-chocolate-bark/</a></li> <li>Turmeric latte recipe | BBC Good Food. Accessed March 3, 2021. <a href="https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/turmeric-latte" target="_blank" title="https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/turmeric-latte">https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/turmeric-latte</a></li> </ol> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=232" hreflang="und">Nutrition</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=223" hreflang="und">Healthy Eating</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 08 Jul 2021 17:30:13 +0000 harnessg 3355 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness