On Your Health

Check back to the INTEGRIS On Your Health blog for the latest health and wellness information for all Oklahomans, published three times a week.

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25 Things Every Woman Over 50 Should Know

By the time you reach the half-century mark, you have seen and done a lot, but there are also plenty of things you might not know. Here are 25 excellent pieces of information, curated just for you.

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Everything You Want to Know About Losing 100 Pounds... But Were Afraid to Ask

Are you struggling with motivation for your New Year's resolution? If so, here is an update on Sarah Johnston's weight loss journey to inspire you. Sarah is an INTEGRIS employee who has lost more than 100 pounds!

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Keto, Whole30 and Paleo: An INTEGRIS Dietitian Gives His Real Opinion

When a diet focuses on eating whole foods, it’s easy to assume that it's healthy, but might there still be problems lurking in today's most popular trends? We’ve looked at three of the biggest diets out there – Keto, Whole30 and Paleo – and asked Brent Wilson, who is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at INTEGRIS, for his real opinion on each of them.

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Exercises to Burn off a Holiday Treat

All those calories from holiday treats can add up. The average person gains approximately one pound over the holidays and most never lose it. If, after the holidays, you don’t add extra workouts or maintain a stricter diet, those pounds will continue to tack on each year. Instead, try these quick exercises to burn off the treat!

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A Visual Representation of Healthy Holiday Portion Sizes

Here is a quick cheat sheet to help you remember healthy portions of some of your favorites during the big holiday meal.

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Your Post-Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Ah, the joys of Thanksgiving. After a week of preparation, it’s 12 minutes of frenzied eating, followed by a no-shame afternoon nap, followed by turkey sandwich leftovers. What's not to love? But there are a few downsides. We've got your post-Thanksgiving survival covered with leftover turkey recipes, food safety tips and even fun activities that will help you burn off those mashed potatoes.

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Hot Yoga: What's So Hot About It?

Yoga is everywhere these days, and its health benefits are touted all over health websites and fitness magazines. More than 36 million Americans practice yoga, according to a 2016 survey. One of the most trendy types is something called "hot yoga." Fans claim hot yoga offers increased benefits, such as cleansing impurities from the body. But is it safe?

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The Basics of Resistance Bands: Easy Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Finding time to exercise can be challenging, so convenience is key. While a fancy gym membership can be fun, it's not necessary to stay in shape. A resistance band can work your entire body. And the best part? You can use it anywhere.

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The Best Apps for Your Health

Technology can tempt us to be sedentary. It's so easy to sit on a couch and binge Netflix or spend hours glued to our phones, but don’t lock your devices away just yet. Smartphones and watches are quickly becoming handheld personal trainers. Fitness-focused apps are readily available for both iPhones, Androids and other smart devices.

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Intermittent Fasting: Is the latest hot dieting trend good for you?

While it might seem that everyone is talking about intermittent fasting, you may be wondering if it’s the right choice for you. Let’s chew on some information about the time-restricted eating trend with the help of INTEGRIS registered dietitian Brent Wilson.

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