New Partnership, New Opportunities

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NKCH is the onsite medical wellness partner at NKC YMCA

Northland residents now have access to a wider range of health and wellness services thanks to our recent partnership with a prominent community organization. Earlier this year, the new North Kansas City YMCA, a partnership between the YMCA of Greater Kansas City and North Kansas City, created an opportunity for NKCH to serve as the […]

Exercise is Good Medicine

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Spin Class

It is never too early or too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Ditch the fad diets and make the commitment to transform your life. Wellness Coordinator Paula Nigro believes in the adage “use it or lose it.” “Inactivity can cause muscles to weaken and the heart and lungs to function less efficiently,” she explains. […]

Got Fiber?

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Good Sources of Fiber

Dietary fiber has numerous health benefits and many Americans are not getting enough in their daily diet. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body does not digest. The best sources of fiber include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans and legumes. It is recommended that most adults consume between 25 to 30 grams […]

Fighting Chronic Disease with Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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Omega 3 Sources

What classifies fats as “good” or “bad”? Fatty acids are organized into four groups: monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, saturated and trans fats. Good Fats Unsaturated fats are also known as “omega’s”. Omega fatty acids play an important role in overall health. These “good” fats are essential for heart health, lowering risk for coronary artery disease and stroke, […]

Diet Defense

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Brocoli Grape Walnut Salad

Winter is in full swing, meaning the sound of sniffles and coughs become a part of everyday sounds. If there was a way you could avoid that pesky common cold, would you do it? One of the most important defenses to prevent illness and colds is making sure your immune system is armed to fight […]

Sensible Indulgences

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Baking Substitutes

During the holiday season we tend to do more baking. The National Institute of Health estimates that Americans gain between 1 and 2 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Here are some easy recipe substitutions that can be used to help make your baking healthier. These easy recipe modifications can help make foods healthier […]

Fall = Pumpkins

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Hot-Pumpkin-Cocoa

Fall! I really enjoy this time of year! Temperatures are cool, but not cold. Trees become exceptionally beautiful with all the different colored leaves painting quite a beautiful landscape to view as you drive down the road! It also means a trip to the pumpkin patch, local grocery store, or city market to choose that […]

Introducing the Mediterranean Diet

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Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet is a heart healthy diet based off of a typical way of eating in the region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Countries like Spain, France, Italy, Greece, and Turkey all practice the general principles of this diet.  The Mediterranean region boasts lower rates of heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes as well as […]