Healthy for Good Blog
It’s a challenge to be active during the COVID-19 pandemic, when physical distancing is essential. Walking and hiking trails, dedicated bike lanes and paths for scooters and other rolling — “active transportation” — can make all the difference in keeping us moving.
This guest blog was written by Tammi Krier, a registered and licensed dietitian with a master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition from the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Imagine little 4-year-old fingers slicing a bell pepper with a plastic knife in between shoveling a few strips in her mouth. Eating “yucky” foods is something she’d never do with a meal. But kids are more likely to try foods they typically wouldn’t when they help prepare them.
Millions of U.S. children rely on their schools to provide them nutritious foods. With school re-openings in question due to COVID-19, supporting child nutrition programs is more critical than ever.
This guest blog is by Dr. Justin Canada, an exercise physiologist and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation expert at Virginia Commonwealth University Health in Richmond.
When it comes to our health and well-being, physical activity is a key element — even during the COVID-19 pandemic when many of us aren’t moving as much as we normally would.
This guest blog post is by Sarah Limbert, R.D.N., L.D., a member of Kroger Health’s dietitian team.
Pandemic or not, food safety should always be a part of our routine. In this time of frequent hand washing and sanitation concerns, it’s more important than ever. From the grocery store to your dinner table, here are four strategies to keep food safe.
This guest blog post is by Anna Smith, a member of Kroger Health’s dietitian team based in Nashville.
You stocked up on beans because you know they’re healthy and shelf-stable. But now you’re staring at all those cans stacked in your pantry trying to think of recipes. Sound familiar? You’re not alone!
This guest blog post is by Ashley Martinez, MFN, RD, LD, NASM-CPT, a member of Kroger Health’s dietitian team.
Ever looked in the fridge or cupboard, saw tons of food but couldn’t seem to find exactly what you were craving? Most of us have been there and made the quick choice of ordering delivery instead.
Competitive runner Kemoy Campbell thought he was unstoppable.
A competitive runner for 12 years, Campbell spent four years as a professional and ran the historic 1-mile, 3K and 5K races at the Olympics. He represented Jamaica on the international level several times, including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and the 2017 World Championship in London.
This guest blog post is by Chrissy Lager, an AHA volunteer and a clinical dietitian with Mercy Health Weight Loss Services in Cincinnati.
Do you know your blood pressure? If you’ve found yourself denying, ignoring or stressing over high blood pressure, it’s time to step up and take action with some simple changes.