Spotlight on Health – March
Say goodbye to those cold, wintry days and hello to warmer weather and a fresh zeal to get outside. As this month ushers in the first day of spring, we want to usher in a revived effort to live a healthy, active lifestyle. You may be feeling the pressure to lose weight for swimsuit weather, but we at UAMS suggest that your health take priority and focus on nutrition.
March is National Nutrition Month and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has themed the month “Get Your Plate in Shape.” One of the most important steps to becoming healthier is getting in the right amounts of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and proteins each day. We want to provide tips and information to help you make the right nutrition choices and begin the journey to a healthier and happier you.
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Food Labels 101
Serving Size – Always notice the serving size and don’t skip over the number of servings in a package — just looking at the calories can be misleading and cause you to eat more than you intended. The amount of calories is the total for one serving.
Percent Daily Values – This information is often overlooked, but it can be a great guide to how a food fits into your daily meal plan. These values are the average levels of nutrients for a person eating 2,000 calories a day. For total fat, aim for 100 percent daily value or less each day.
“Fat Free” and “Sugar Free” – These terms mean that there is less than a half gram of fat or sugar per serving.
Are you always looking for healthy, quick and easy recipes? What about something perfect for a picnic? Our healthy recipe archive is full of healthy options that are sure to please every member of your family. Try some of our sandwich recipes such as confetti wraps, tortilla pizzas or eggplant parmesan sandwiches. For dessert, try dark chocolate chip oat bars or lemon meringue kisses.
Is it dangerous to wake a sleepwalker? It has long been believed that waking a sleepwalker could cause the person to have a heart attack or severe health problems. Find out the truth from a UAMS Pulmonologist and Sleep Medicine Specialist Dr. Raghu Reddy. Find out the truth behind more myths in our archive.
Patience, Faith Defy the Odds for New Parents
All the odds seemed to be stacked against UAMS patient Amy Johnson to have a child. Not only was she months from 40 and had experienced two miscarriages, she suffered from polycystic ovarian syndrome and had undergone two fibroid removal surgeries. But, could it be true that her pregnancy test read positive?
Podcast – Here’s to Your Health
Do you experience pain, stiffness, aching and swelling in your joints on a regular basis? You might have a condition called bursitis. UAMS physician Dr. T. Glenn Pait provides information on this joint condition and many others during his weekly Here’s to Your Health Broadcast.