plant based diet

By Kristin Zweneman, MS, RD, CSG, LD If you’ve always considered yourself a “meat and potatoes” kind of person, don’t let the term “plant-based diet” kale your vibe! Following a plant-based diet may mean that you follow vegetarian or vegan meal patterns, but it may also mean that you simply eat meat and other animal-based…

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American Heart Month with associates

By Emilie Matthaei, RD You gotta nourish to flourish! Eating a heart-healthy diet is a form of self-care. It’s good for our hearts and one of the ways proven to lower heart disease risk. February is American Heart Month, a fitting time to focus on the organ linked to feelings and emotion, the heart. Your…

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Healthy foods

By Emily D Luebcke, MS, RD, Nutrition Care Manager in Fort Collins, CO #NewYearNewYou. It’s that time of year again where everyone reflects and renews their interest to make a change – read more, complain less, or get in shape (just to name a few). The hardest part of any new habit is getting started,…

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Food is medicine, so we’re prescribing 12 super easy recipes to boost your immune system. These immune-friendly recipes are packed with vitamins and minerals to help keep your body in tip top shape. If you’re looking for ways to prevent colds, the flu and other infections, start infusing ingredients like citrus, ginger, Greek yogurt, and…

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By: Traci Miller, Senior Director of Nutrition and Wellness The #MoveYourMind interactive cognitive health series at Morrison Living discusses the six pillars of brain health.  Nutrition, sleep, exercise, social connection, challenging the brain and stress management are all integral to our well-being.  When we experience continued stress: • Cortisol, which is increased with stress, can damage…

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By: Traci Miller, Senior Director of Nutrition and Wellness You might remember the six lifestyle habits that can protect brain health, as covered in our first installment. If not, here’s a quick recap: exercise, nutrition, sleep, challenging the brain, stress management, and staying socially connected. Our interactive education series #MoveYourMind discusses how these habits can…

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By Traci Miller, Senior Director of Nutrition and Wellness There are six lifestyle habits that can protect brain health: exercise, nutrition, sleep, challenging the brain, stress management, and staying socially connected. Morrison Living discusses how these factors can improve brain fitness in our interactive education series, Move Your Mind. The methods to maintain cognitive fitness…

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    By Traci Miller, Sr. Director of Nutrition & Wellness March is National Nutrition Month, which focuses on learning how you can tweak your food and beverage choices to be your healthiest YOU!  Morrison Community Living is committed to promoting the importance of good nutrition—not just to the communities we serve, but also to…

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Use of email, instant messaging and social media can result in less loneliness and fewer chronic illnesses and symptoms of depression for older adults, according to new research published online by the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking. And, Michigan State University researcher William Chopik, Ph.D., and his coauthors found, seniors like networking in such…

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Early mornings are routine for 69-year-old Hiroyuki Yamamoto. He’s typically at a busy intersection in the city of Matsudo, near Tokyo, where he volunteers as a school crossing guard. But one rainy morning a little over a year ago, an old woman caught his attention. She was pushing a bicycle. She was kind of disheveled.…

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