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Health Coaching - a growing part of the healthcare extender model

Mar 30, 2021 9:23:59 AM / by Andrew Brewer posted in telehealth, engagement, instruction, training, Wellness, public health, mental health, CME, Healthy Opportunities, culinary medicine, healthy eating, food, community, health careers, respiratory care, behavioral health, Health coach

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We hear the term health coach more and more these days so I wanted to explore the role of the health coach in this blog post. A health coach is a coach for people who want to or who are contemplating making behavioral changes that result in a healthier lifestyle. A health coach is a type of healthcare extender trained to help others set goals and be accountable for themselves as they begin a journey to improve their overall health and quality of life.

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March is National Nutrition Month

Mar 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Heart Health Now, Wellness, healthy eating

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March is National Nutrition Month and the perfect time to remind you that a healthy diet is one of the best ways to protect yourself from heart disease and stroke. Use these tips to eat smarter and live healthier.

Eating healthy isn't difficult, and you don't have to sacrifice the food you love. We'll help you learnHealthy food composition with tablet how to make informed choices about what you eat. 

Please join us in honoring National Nutritional Month by spending a few minutes watching this video [heart.org] about the value of a well-stocked pantry. It features Toby Smithson, a registered dietician nutritionist, and cooking instructor Carol Ritchie.

Then, as you're stocking your own pantry at home, here are 5 Easy Ways to Find Healthier Options at the Grocery Store. [heart.org] Your health means a lot to us, and we want to help you make smart food choices to live happier and healthier!

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Healthcare Demystified on our Podcast

Mar 2, 2021 12:44:41 PM / by Andrew Brewer posted in Primary Care, Keeping Kids Well, technology, learning, interaction, Wellness, public health, food insecurity, Healthcare Insights, CME, Healthy Opportunities, culinary medicine, healthy eating, food, community, family medicine

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One of my favorite things to do it sit, listen, and talk with interesting people. For almost two years now I have had the pleasure of sitting down with some beautiful humans and recording these conversations for our Healthcare Insights in Northwest North Carolina podcast https://soundcloud.com/nwahecwebmaster

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Join Us for Virtual Culinary Medicine: March 19th or May 28th!

Feb 4, 2021 1:17:20 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in culinary medicine, healthy eating, food

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Healthy eating is built on the ability to prepare tasty and nutritious food at home. This blended virtual learning experience will provide you with a good understanding of how to improve your personal health and the health of your patients. The format for this activity includes four and a half hours of mandatory online learning modules to be completed prior to the live virtual event.

During the live virtual event, participants will receive instruction via cooking demonstrations with Chef N’Gai Dickerson and Dr. Joey Skelton followed by a question and answer session with all presenters.

Join us on March 19th or May 28th for this program!

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