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Consider the Benefits of Meditation this Winter

Meditation is said to decrease stress, improve mental clarity and energy, and foster creativity. Some of the most successful innovators in history have been dedicated meditators. Meditation is an excellent tool to incorporate into your daily routine, especially during times of distress. Read More »
Integrative Medicine · Avera Health

As Holidays Continue, You Can Take a Stress Inventory Check – It Might Help

Take our inventory checklist for a quick and easy indicator of whether or not your stress level is too high. It can also help you recognize some of the conditions that determine your stress level. To complete the inventory, assign a number from zero to five to each of the statements below as they relate to your experience: 0 = Never 3 = Sometimes 5 = Almost always Stress Checklist I have a lot of worries at home, at work or both. Read More »
Integrative Medicine · Avera Health

Fighting Those Food Cravings – Some Tips that Work

Cravings … do you often have cravings? One important thing for us as health coaches is to help you deconstruct your food cravings. Step by step, it is crucial to break down cravings, and learn why they are there. When you do, you’re off to a great start in stopping them. Read More »
Integrative Medicine · Avera Health

Four Great Recipes for Anytime You’re Hungry

The Ideal Living program offers oh-so much variety, we just don’t know where to begin. But let’s start with some summery-flavored shrimp, add a snack that’s great for any outing or gathering and complete things with a side dish that might fool your friends into thinking it’s not healthy (it is!) Each of these recipes is available on its own easy-to-print sheet, so grab them all today and try them all this month – they’re awesome for upcoming holidays, too. Read More »
Integrative Medicine · Avera Health

Twelve Weeks Down – Going Strong!

You can read Lisa’s introductory story here, and her second and third installments also are online. Week 12 is complete! I have lost 48.8 pounds and 48.75 total inches with the Avera Ideal Living program. I have lost the equivalent of my 3 ½ year old, and it’s pretty hard for me to believe. Read More »
Integrative Medicine · Avera Health
Health & Wellness

Meditation Makes Stress Melt, Comforts Your Creative Side

Meditation can decrease stress, improve mental clarity and energy and foster creativity, and the proof is out there: Some of the most successful innovators in history have been dedicated to the self-centering practice. Meditation is an excellent tool to incorporate into your daily routine, especially during times of distress. Read More »
Integrative Medicine · Avera Health