Healthy Lifestyle

Ruby Partners with the Residential Assisted Living National Association

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PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ruby®, the premier provider of live virtual receptionist and chat services for small businesses, is proud to be partnering with the Residential Assisted Living National Association (RALNA). Ruby’s focus on compassionate, consistent communication paired with 24/7, HIPAA-compliant services reduce healthcare staff’s burden as they balance patient care with external calls and online chats.

Despite increasing numbers of adults over 75, assisted living facilities have been experiencing higher residential churn rates—a trend that began before the pandemic and risks closing facilities. In addition, staff shortages mean fewer hands available to serve current residents, let

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Healthy Diet

A Low-Carb Diet Could Lead to Diabetes Remission

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Blood sugar issues are a major concern in the US. The CDC estimates that 34.2 million Americans (just over one in 10) currently have diabetes, while 88 million (about one in three) have prediabetes. Besides genetics, lifestyle factors can greatly affect our diabetes risk, and keeping a healthy diet is touted as one of the best ways to manage blood sugar. Most recently, research revealed that a low-carb diet could even lead to remission from diabetes.

Remission from Diabetes on a Low-Carb Diet

You’ve probably heard that a high-carb diet is the enemy of blood-sugar conditions. This is because when

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Dairy Council of California Partners With CalFresh Healthy Living to Pilot and Release Let’s Eat Healthy Nutrition Lessons

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Sacramento, CA, Jan. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dairy Council of California, in partnership with CalFresh Healthy Living, proudly announces the release of Let’s Eat Healthy Nutrition Lessons, an educational video series being piloted in select Santa Clara County schools to elevate healthy eating.

Created to support educators and health professionals, the free Let’s Eat Healthy Nutrition Lessons come in a short, highly sharable video format accompanied by science-based nutrition curriculum to educate and equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to establish healthier eating habits for lifelong health. The video series was developed by Dairy Council of

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Healthy Food

Chipotle Unveils Cauliflower Rice Amid Healthy-Food Demand

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Chipotle Mexican Grill  (CMG) – Get Report on Monday unveiled a new offering, cilantro-lime cauliflower rice, seeking to take advantage of consumers’ enthusiasm for healthy food.

The cauliflower rice is made with “freshly-grilled, riced cauliflower, finished with hand-chopped cilantro, lime, and salt, and prepared fresh in-restaurant every day,” the Newport Beach, Calif., company said

The option costs an additional $2 for tacos, burritos or bowls. It’s available now at U.S. and Canadian restaurants for a limited time. 

Cilantro-lime cauliflower rice has 4 grams of net carbohydrates per serving. Chipotle defines net carbs as total carbohydrates minus dietary fiber.

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Early childhood development in conflict-affected countries is key to life-long health, wellbeing and prosperity, says WHO and partners

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The early years in a child’s life are critical in building a foundation for optimal development through a stable and nurturing environment. However, for infants and young children living in humanitarian settings, risks such as forced displacement, migration, malnutrition, limited access to health services and insecurity threaten their chances to survive and thrive.

In 2018, more than 29 million children were born into conflict-affected areas, and an estimated 43% of children under-5  years in low- and middle-income countries—inclusive of humanitarian contexts—are currently at risk of not reaching their developmental potential. As the number of crisis-affected people continues to rise, so

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9 Ways to Reinvent Your 2021 Diet, Fitness Resolutions

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Feel like you’re already failing at your New Year’s fitness resolution? Making some simple adjustments can help you reach your goal. Guido Mieth/Getty Images
  • New Year’s resolutions can affect mental health when they don’t go according to our plans.
  • Reframing your approach to reaching resolutions can help you succeed.
  • Create specific goals and give yourself time to achieve them.

New Year’s resolutions are exciting. They can create a sense of motivation and hope for taking control of your health and bettering the year ahead.

“This can give a big shot of dopamine and adrenaline, which can cause

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How to Help Your Kids Eat Healthy Without Calling Foods Good and Bad

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We all attach stigmas to food— intentionally or not. Those snacks? “Bad!” These snacks? “Good!” That vegetable? “Gross.” This vegetable? “Yummy!



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But these judgments can have a real impact on those around us. “Food is deeply emotional and cultural,” says Morgan McGhee, M.P.H., R.D., director of school nutrition leadership at FoodCorps, a national nonprofit that connects kids to healthy food in schools. When someone categorizes a food as “weird” or “bad,” it can make others— anyone who eats that food often—feel ashamed, embarrassed or stigmatized.

McGhee is working with schools nationwide

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Consumers Energy, food banks and Grace Health partner to address food insecurity in Battle Creek

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Having access to quality food is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but that’s a challenge for many people in Battle Creek. 

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Civitas Senior Living Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout for All Its Communities, Residents, and Staff Members

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FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Civitas Senior Living, an owner/operator and industry leader in senior living, has announced that it will be making the COVID-19 vaccination available to all its communities nationwide, including its residents and team members, as the vaccine is made available by federal, state, and local health authorities.

Civitas’ plan is being coordinated with Walgreens and other local Civitas pharmacy partners to conduct on-site community vaccinations. Civitas began its community vaccinations on Dec. 30, 2020 and will continue to provide vaccinations over the next two months. The COVID-19 vaccine is a two-shot series. The

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Bowls offer easy path to healthy eating | Life

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With the new year, many are finding the flow in creating healthy meals. But for Alan Ramirez, it doesn’t take a change of the calendar, it’s a way of life.

Ramirez, co-owner and executive chef of Sea Salt Healthy Kitchen on St. Simons Island, believes that in order to properly fuel the body, you have to utilize the best ingredients.

“First of all, I believe that food is medicine. It’s one of the most important things that we can do for our bodies,” he said. “Food can help heal the body but if you don’t put the right nutrition into

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