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Blending up summer fun!

Little ones find it extremely fascinating to blend things up. They like to watch the way the colors change and try new things. Smoothies are a great way to cool down after a penny hike.

Let them help pick out their own fruits and vegatables so they can make their own smoothie. This blog has some great smootie recipes from around the web. Summer is all about fun and it's always fun to see all of the different fruits and vegetables that taste good together.

Farmer's Market

Schools out for the summer! It won't be long before you are hearing those three dreaded words " I am bored". There is no need to fear, we will keep you and your family busy all summer long with the ultimate list of family fun and healthy activities you can do with your kids this summer.

All of the ideas we will post the summer are designed to encourage your kids to learn what you arty know being active is healthy and eating well can taste great and make you feel even better.

A penny for your hike?

Twenty-first century children growing up in the United States spend an enormous amount of time with digital media. According a Kaiser Foundation study conducted in 2010, children between the ages of eight and 18 spend an average of 7 hours 38 minutes a day with digital media. That is a lot of time to spend on anything that is not heart healthy. Playing outside helps promote a healthy lifestyle and combats child obesity.

Abundance of Resources

Hutchinson Regional Medical Center provides an abundance of resources available not only to employees but also to the public. These resources are meant to be used to fulfill any needs our community may have. One of those resources would be the education department. The education department is the center to many of the resources provided by Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Education helps sponsor and inform the public about upcoming events and additional information or questions the public may have about an event.

The Unquiet Mind

Most people have the typical “unquiet mind” that never seems to relax. Even when those of us are occupied with long bike rides, a light jog, or cooking a new healthy recipe from Hutchinson Regional’s careful selection, my brain is distracted by anxiety. “Am I prepared for that meeting?” “What did it mean when that person said X to me?” or even “Will there be any cauliflower rice at the store tomorrow? What do I do if there isn’t any?”

Pilates Can Ease the Mind & Improve Circulation

How often do you end up lying wide awake in your bed? With plenty of thoughts rushing through your mind about what time you have to get up, and exactly how many minutes of sleep you’ll be able to get if you fall asleep right that second, which we all know usually doesn’t happen, but how do we solve that? Pilates is one of the most recommended home remedies to help you calm down, ease your mind and even improve your circulation.

Here are a few positions you can try at home to help relieve your worries and get a good night’s rest:

Strength Training & Exercising

Strength training and its benefits are all about balancing stress and recovery. Every time you perform a strength exercise, you create microscopic tears in the muscles you’ve worked. So when you take some time off from working that muscle, the fibers begin to repair themselves and come back stronger than they were before. On the flip side, if you tax the same muscles every day, you aren’t supplying them with the time they need to actually become stronger. Instead, you’ll risk overtraining and lackluster results.

Stroke Awareness, Don't Be the Next Victim

May is Stroke Awareness Month!

Stroke Awareness Month helps promote the significance of strokes and how we can effectively identify the symptoms of one. Hutchinson Regional Medical Center wants to  aid in this effort not only to raise awareness but to educate the public on what to do when a stroke occurs. By spreading the word about strokes we could potentially lessen the amount of casualties that result each year.

Eating Heart-Healthy

It can be hard to sort through everything you need to know when eating heart-healthy. Here is some of the things you should look for when choosing a recipe and purchasing ingredients:

Weight Control

Controlling your weight is key to the prevention and treatment of heart disease. Shedding excess weight can decrease the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol and much more.

Fats, Sodium & Whole Grains

Here’s what you need to know about fitting fats into your diet.

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