My Comeback From Years of Chronic Back Pain

When I first started NKCH’s Move Plus program, I was one jaded 66-year-old woman. I’ve had back problems for around 40 years. I’ve seen multiple doctors and been to multiple rehab programs. They would work for a time, but one bad move and I was down again. Medication, cortisone shots and ice were my life. [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:42:21-06:00February 10th, 2020|

It’s Never Too Late to Grow Old Gracefully

Watching the number of candles on the birthday cake multiply each year isn’t easy. Getting older may bring new challenges, but it’s never too late to adopt healthy habits that can help you grow old gracefully. Three Meritas Health doctors share what works, whether you’re 25 or 75. Keep Moving “Patients always ask me for [...]

By |2019-09-30T11:29:07-05:00September 4th, 2019|

Healthy Inspiration From NKCH Employees

We’re nearing the end of January which brings up the question, “How many people have already given up trying to lose weight or exercise?” In a survey released in January 2018, 45% of Americans vowed to lose weight or exercise as their New Year’s resolutions. By now, most have already gone back to their less-than-healthy [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:16:46-06:00January 28th, 2019|

Avoid Exercise Injuries

We’re usually more active during the summertime doing activities like softball tennis and golf. All these can lead to joint injuries. Orthopedic surgeon, Charles Orth, DO,  was on our Fox 4 Live Healthy segment talking about preventing those injuries. Prevent Injuries Data shows that 30% of all musculoskeletal injuries show up in a physician's office. The [...]

By |2018-06-19T09:48:50-05:00May 1st, 2018|

Five Fun Workouts You Can Do as a Family

In Clay and Platte Counties, nearly one in every three adults is obese and at risk for chronic diseases such as high blood pressure , heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. To maintain or lose weight, it’s important to be active. Get the whole family involved and reap the rewards. Aside from improving physical health, [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:04:52-05:00August 2nd, 2017|

Surf’s Up, KC!

If North Kansas City can’t go to the beach, the beach will go to North Kansas City, as least relatively speaking. This time next year, you could be riding the waves at Flow House Kansas City, a surfing-themed attraction scheduled to open in One North, a mixed-use development under construction at I-35 and Armour Road [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:06:31-05:00June 20th, 2017|

123 Kids Yoga

Burning-off my preschooler’s energy has been a challenge during this rainy spring! We’ve been on the hunt for indoor activities all over the Northland, and I was excited to learn about kids’ classes at the new NKCH Wellness Corner at Zona Rosa. Close to home – check! Weekend classes – check! Affordable – check! Class [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:10:36-05:00April 28th, 2017|
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