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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The Health Benefits of Tea

Why have people been crazy about tea for so long? It turns out teas were originally used for medicinal purposes, and are still highly acclaimed for a wide array of health benefits that have withstood the test of time.

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A Week's Worth of Meal Prep Made Simple

When you first start out, it may take a few weeks to really establish your food prep routine, but once you get familiar with the process, it will reduce stress and help you throughout the week – not burden you with an extra chore.

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Healthy and Fun Spring Break Activities in OKC and Tulsa

Spring break is here, but you don’t have to hit the beaches or even travel far to enjoy a healthy and fun week in March. Oklahoma offers numerous opportunities to get outside, get moving, take in healthy activities and have a ball all within the state boundaries.

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The Basics of Portion Sizes

Believe it or not, dietitians often rely on non-culinary images such as tennis balls and hockey pucks for portion control references. Once you master those, you’ll soon have more than a "sporting" chance of perfecting portion control.

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What is Your Circadian Rhythm and Why is it Important?

Maintaining a healthy circadian rhythm is crucial for healthy sleep. To mark National Sleep Awareness Week, here's why your internal clock is so important, plus tips to keep yours humming along seamlessly.

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When to See a Doctor About Daytime Sleepiness

Ever feel so sleepy at work you can't keep your eyes open? Here's when you need to see a doctor.

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Don't Fear Your Colon Cancer Screening (or the Prep, Either)

Reality check: prepping for your colonoscopy is easy. Dr. Arun Sachdev, a gastroenterologist at INTEGRIS, dispels some myths about the feared procedure and weighs in on the new mail-in test that you can do at home.

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Hidden Signs of an Eating Disorder

The last week of February is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. You might not know who could be silently struggling with disordered eating. Here are hidden signs.

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Exercise and Heart Health

The heart is an amazing muscle, but it needs good heart-pumping exercise to keep it healthy and working at its optimal rate. Aerobic exercise is a top choice to give your heart a great workout, but researchers say that other types of exercise can benefit your heart, too. Here’s how to balance your fitness to get the best challenge for your heart and all the benefits from exercise.

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Mediterranean Cooking: The Heart-Healthy Eating Plan

In honor of American Heart Month, we are excited to bring you details of the eating plan that has proven heart-health benefits, recommended by INTEGRIS cardiologist Dr. George Madden.

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