MyFitScript urges individuals and families in Tennessee to increase their physical activity during May’s Exercise is Medicine® Month. In the month of May, the public is encouraged to get active, and health care professionals are asked to prescribe exercise for their patients.
In this month’s column, we would like to introduce a resource for patient education for those individuals living with heart failure. Qualidigm is a consulting and research company whose mission is advancing the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of health care to achieve better health, better health care and the best value for patients.
This month, we take a look at stress as part of Stress Awareness Month.
Compelling evidence proves that dietary improvements can prevent or delay the onset of major chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis. However, is it compelling enough for us to change how we eat? MyFitScript is recognizing National Nutrition Month with an emphasis on belly fat reduction.
Today, you find yourself in the emergency department of your local hospital with serious complications of a heart attack.
Wear a pair of good walking shoes. Pack an energy bar and bottle of water. We're going shopping!
February is best known for American Heart Month. You will probably see television commercials, magazine articles, and other activities focused on improving heart care to remind us of the importance.
What does empowerment mean? To be empowered is to be strong and confident in managing your life. It has been shown that empowered patients, working alongside their health providers, can improve their own health outcomes.
Change occurs gradually through various stages. If you are uninterested or unwilling to make a change, you are in the pre-contemplation stage. Exercise is not even a distant thought. Sometimes, overweight individuals may have tried unsuccessfully many times to lose weight that they have just given up. This is the ‘I won’t’ stage.
You have probably heard that exercise can improve your mood, improve how you feel and think about yourself, and decrease depression and anxiety.
In the current healthcare environment, hospitals are being asked to work closely with community providers to help prevent unnecessary hospital readmissions. A readmission, in this context, is a return visit to the hospital within 30 days.
The holiday season is fast approaching! Aunt Gertrude has sent you yet another fruitcake.
Studies show that regular physical activity improves blood glucose control and can prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes.
Being hospitalized is a trying ordeal. Falling while in the hospital makes your stay more trying and may be preventable! Despite the growing implementation of falls prevention programs in hospitals, patients also can do more to prevent themselves from taking a spill. Many of these fall prevention programs include appropriate and timely identification of those patients at highest risk for falls.
Many individuals that are in a wheelchair find it difficult to get motivated to exercise. You are no different than the rest of us when it comes to that!
I'm celebrating my 50th birthday this year. For the fourth time.
This month’s feature is about assessing your readiness to exercise.
What can we say about the activity of walking that we don't already know or haven't heard before?
Do you remember the movie "Terms of Endearment," the 1983 drama film starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, and Jack Nicholson?
What's a girl like you doing in a joint like this?
When it comes to fat loss, you have to burn it up and churn it out over time.
May is officially National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month, but March is officially here – and I’m all about the now.
To those who know me, it’s no secret that I tend to be a glass half-empty gal. I have friends that are glass half-full people. I can’t be around them for too long, it’s annoying. I believe the glass is defective; ergo, this month’s feature.
Many of us enter the New Year with every intention to break old habits. Last year, your six-month commitment to exercise and no more chocolate lasted through January 15th. You had good intentions! You had determination! You had willpower! Until you had chocolate.