Mental Health: Are you caring for your mental well-being?

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By: Ashley Breidenstein, RD, LDN This past year has most likely tested your mental capabilities and strengths on several occasions. As we have all experienced rapid changes in our personal lives, at work, in our finances, etc., we may have put our mental health on the back burner as we went into fight or flight…

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The Plant-Based Diet: What It Is and Why You Should Consider It

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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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Heart-Healthy Foods You Should be Eating Regularly

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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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Say No to Resolutions and Yes to Lifestyle Changes

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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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12 Easy Recipes to Boost Your Immune System

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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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Use These 4 Tips to Reduce Stress and Protect Your Mind

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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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How Do You Nourish Your Mind?

Make Everyday Mediterranean

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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How Do You #MoveYourMind?

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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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Celebrate National Nutrition Month

    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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Social Media Use Has Physical, Mental Health Benefits for Seniors

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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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