Category Archives: Healthy tips

A day of beverages: 1,370 calories

If you pay any attention to the mantra: don’t drink your calories, you know that throwing back a beer or two after work can tack on as many calories as your dinner, without the nutritional benefits But don’t be deceived … Continue reading

Posted in Diets, Food, Healthy tips, Nutrition | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Calm the chaos with healthy after school snacks

As York County students get back on the school bus this week, I’m sure many parents are enjoying the quiet that has settled over the house. Just listen to the nothing for a moment. OK. Done? I’m not a parent … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Food, Healthy tips, Nutrition, Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to save yourself from mindless eating

By Julie Stefanski, WellSpan dietitian Researcher Brian Wansink, relays some important findings about how Americans eat in his book Mindless Eating. Through Wansink’s experiments (some rather funny, like the ever filling soup bowl) researchers determined that basically, if there’s food in sight – … Continue reading

Posted in Diets, Food, Healthy tips, Nutrition | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Make healthy choices when eating out at restaurants

By Amanda Nossel, Family Nurse Practitioner Many of my patients, family and friends have a goal to eat more healthfully, and to keep this effort going even when dining out. Sticking to a healthier diet while eating at restaurants can be challenging: … Continue reading

Posted in Diets, Food, Healthy tips, Nutrition, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why getting enough sleep really makes a difference

Last week left me counting down the hours to when I could go to bed again. My work schedule was on a bit of a roller coaster and it was alarming how just a few hours difference in my schedule … Continue reading

Posted in Healthy tips, Wellness | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stress eating: My biggest diet enemy

I feel like I’ve been hit by one of those ginormous Mac trucks this week. My work schedule is all mixed up. I sleep five hours here, 10 hours there, hoping something balances out and feels right. I have no … Continue reading

Posted in Diets, Food, Healthy tips, Nutrition, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Four WellSpan practices write “prescriptions” for fruits and vegetables

It might sound like a message on repeat: Eat your fruits and vegetables. But according to a Community Health Needs Assessment for York and Adams counties, a large percentage of adults may not be consuming an adequate amount of vegetables, according … Continue reading

Posted in Buying local, Diets, Food, Healthy tips, Nutrition, Research | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

CSA Summer: Fresh pasta salad, corn risotto, cherry soda

I love a good pasta salad. I know some people who are fundamentally opposed to the idea of cold pasta, but as long as the dressing has a bite and the vegetables have a crunch, I’m all in. So that’s … Continue reading

Posted in Buying local, Cooking, Food, Healthy tips, Nutrition, Recipes, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Birchbox and Women’s Health power up with small challenges

Birchbox and Women’s Health paired up for the July subscription-based beauty program to offer “12 bite-sized challenges.” I’ve been getting Birchbox for a little more than a year and I look forward to unwrapping the little cardboard package that contains five … Continue reading

Posted in Fitness, Food, Healthy tips, Nutrition, Things to do, Tips, Trends, Wellness, Workouts | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Find healthy ways to grill your favorite foods

By Amanda Nossel : Family Nurse Practitioner It’s summertime, and the smoky smell from neighborhood barbecues surrounds us! While this scent may make your mouth water, it’s also important to keep some safety tips in mind when you get ready to grill. Use a … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Food, Healthy tips, Nutrition | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment