Wellness: Lung Cancer Awareness

Did you know that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month? Learn to know the signs and symptoms, risk factors and how to protect your lungs. Click on links below or for more information go to American Lung Association at www.lung.org Symptoms: Many people with lung cancer don’t have symptoms until the disease is in its […]

Wellness: Healthy snacks for kids

With school back in session, quick snacks for hungry kids with busy schedules need to be at the ready. Nutritious snacking can help your child curb hunger throughout the day, as well as provide energy and important nutrients. Rather than offering high-sugar and high-fat snacks, substitute foods that will improve memory and concentration, promote healthy […]

Wellness: Skin cancer prevention tips

It’s summertime and what’s more fun than being outside in that warm sunshine, right? But beware of getting too much sun. To reduce your risk of skin cancer, the Centers for Disease Control recommends easy options for protection from UV radiation: Stay in the shade during midday hours. Wear clothing that covers your arms and […]

Wellness: Healthy Food Choices

Making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge. Everywhere you turn, there is news about what is or isn’t good for you. But a few basic tips have withstood the test of time. Eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Cut back on foods high in solid fats, added sugars and salt. […]

Wellness: You CAN PREVENT Colon Cancer

On average, your risk of getting colon cancer is 1 in 20, varying a bit according to individual risk factors. The good news is that colon cancer is highly preventable when you adopt healthy lifestyle habits. EAT HEALTHY: Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables will lower your overall risk for cancer. To prevent […]

Belly Fat Lunch & Learn in Aitkin

A trim tummy is good for many things like fitting into a favorite pair of jeans or feeling more confident in your appearance. But an even more important reason to lose belly fat is to improve your overall health and reduce the risk for heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Join Riverwood Healthcare for a […]

WELLNESS: Healthy Snacks for Kids

Milk and cookies, Nacho cheese and chips, or pop and a candy bar. While these may sound like great snacks to children, they are high in calories and don’t offer the nutrition growing kids need. Nutritious snacking can help your child curb hunger throughout the day, as well as provide energy and important nutrients.  Rather […]

WELLNESS: Strengthen your CORE

If you want to ward off or ease lower back pain or build up your balance and stability to prevent falls, you need to strengthen your core. Stronger muscles in the trunk of your body will also give you more power for sports like running, swimming or golfing. A strong, flexible core also makes everyday […]

Wellness: Eat smarter, move more

You’ve probably heard it before. To lose weight and keep it off, you need to eat healthier and get more regular physical activity.  This translates to: Eat smarter, Move more. Here are some simple suggestions to get you started. Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables: Eating lofts of fruits and vegetables will help you lose weight. […]

Wellness tips for New Year’s and beyond

Reduce stress. Lose weight. Sleep better. Exercise more. Quit smoking. These are the top five New Year’s resolutions among Americans and all are topics that were covered in Riverwood’s wellness tips from healthcare practitioners in the BINGO – Win with Wellness campaign in 2012. These wellness tips, which are organized by category, are posted on […]