Nutrition & Weight Loss
Nutrition: Most People Need More Fruits, Vegetables
Maybe you had a banana with your cereal. Perhaps a salad last night. You might think you’re eating enough fruits and vegetables, but chances are you’re not. Just 1 in 10 adults meets the federal recommendations for fruit or vegetable intake, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We’re missing […]READ MORE
Medical Nutrition Therapy More Than Just a “Diet” for People with Diabetes
November is American Diabetes Month. Recent statistics show that nearly half of all American adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Sadly, however, many people are not given the educational tools (particularly related to nutrition) needed to manage the disease throughout a lifetime. Often, patients are instructed to eat a “diabetic diet” and handed a pre-printed diet […]READ MORE
Hybrids: More Than Just Cars
Walking down the produce section of the grocery store, you’ve probably at some point come across some unusual options (Pluots, anyone?) Although hybrid fruits tend to conjure up the image of fruits produced in a science laboratory, these fruits are actually more natural than you may realize. Contrary to popular belief, hybrids are not produced […]READ MORE
Are There Perks to Drinking Coffee?
I love the first sip of my morning coffee, and according to data from the Harvard School of Public Health, I’m not alone. It is estimated that 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee on a daily basis, with an average intake of 3.1 cups a day. Believe it or not, moderate […]READ MORE
Low-Back Pain Rx: Massage Therapy
If you have low-back pain, don’t be surprised if your doctor recommends getting a massage from a licensed massage therapist. New guidelines call for massage and other non-drug therapies when it comes to treating people with certain types of low-back pain. The recommendation, which comes from the American College of Physicians, applies to people who […]READ MORE
Healthy weight: BMI guides weight-loss goals
If you need to lose weight, you might think a healthy weight is fitting into a specific size of clothes or the skinny jeans tucked away in the back of your closet. It’s important to understand that a healthy weight goal should be set a health professional, such as a Registered Dietitian. It has nothing to […]READ MORE
Adding Iron to Food Through Cooking
Many are trying to decrease the amount of red meat they are eating these days. There are many reasons, including reducing your carbon footprint or intake of saturated fat. Wait, what about the iron? Iron is an essential mineral which carries oxygen in the blood to all parts of our body. Plant sources (non-heme iron) […]READ MORE
Zoodles? Say what?
by Abby Forman, MS RD Registered Dietitian You may have noticed a new colorful trend popping up around online and in restaurants – zoodles. This is the term for using a spiralizer on zucchini to make a noodle substitute. They work great for those looking for a lower carbohydrate option to regular pasta or a […]READ MORE
Healthy Diet May Help You Live Longer
When you’re planning meals, grocery shopping or perusing a restaurant menu, are you wondering which foods might help you live longer? It’s not such a far-fetched question when you consider the results of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. About half of all U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke and Type […]READ MORE
We Salute our Registered Dietitians!
At Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy and Sports Performance, we do our best throughout the year to show our appreciation to all the hard working registered dietitians (RD’s) who assist patients and clients at all of our facilities. Nonetheless, it’s great to see that March 8th is set aside on the calendar as National […]READ MORE