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From start to finish – insider tips to run your best full or half marathon

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Dec 7, 2016 10:34:30 AM

You’ve made the decision – you want to go from “runner” to “Runner” with a capital R. If you’re planning to participate in Methodist Mansfield’s Run with Heart Half Marathon, 5k or 1-mile fun run, you’re still picking up the pace, gearing up for the longest runs on your training schedule.

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Topics: Wellness, Fitness

Heading home for the holidays? Make sure your body is ready!

Posted by Sarah Cohen on Nov 29, 2016 9:11:45 AM

When I think of the holiday season, one of my first thoughts is simply family. I grew up in a small Indiana town right outside of Chicago, and my parents, sisters, and adorable nephew are all still in the area. It’s a no-brainer that I will be heading there — home — for the holidays.

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Topics: Wellness

Avoid the Emergency Room: Ways to Prevent Winter Sports Injuries

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Nov 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Winter sports enthusiasts have likely been embracing the nation’s recent cold front. Many travel destinations popular among North Texas families are in great shape for activities and adventure sports like skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating and hockey.

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Topics: Fitness

Winter Farmer’s Markets Keep Your Fridge Stocked with Fresh Fruits and Veggies

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Nov 23, 2016 9:11:00 AM

The extended growing season in Texas means that many of the farmer’s markets in DFW are open year-round or at least part of the cooler months! Winter temperatures can put more stress on your immune system and possibly mean more sick days. To combat this wintertime malaise, load up on nutrient-rich produce to keep your body healthy and your immune system strong. Check out the list below to find a farmer’s market near you.

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Topics: Nutrition

Methodist Health System’s Living Room Workout

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Nov 21, 2016 2:47:39 PM

Don’t let cold weather or icy roads can’t keep you from strength training or cardio!

North Texas’ first frost of the year happened last week. Having to dig the ice scraper out of my trunk was a cold reminder that winter is almost here!

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Topics: Fitness

ABCs of Vitamins and Minerals

Posted by Caroline Susie on Nov 17, 2016 8:46:00 AM

How to get your nutrients naturally

A healthy diet is the best way to obtain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients you need to maintain your health and keep chronic diseases at bay.  Most people do not need supplements.  A supplement may be recommended when patients are:

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Topics: Wellness

Choosing The Right Vitamins and Supplements

Posted by Jill Waggoner on Nov 14, 2016 2:20:03 PM

by Jill Waggoner, MD
Family Medicine, Medical Charlton Medical Group

We hear how important it is to supplement our diets with vitamins and minerals, but which ones and how many? With so much information available, it’s hard to figure out which ones are best for you.

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Topics: Wellness

When Those Normal Sniffles and Bumps Need More Attention

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Nov 14, 2016 2:18:27 PM

When should you bring your kids to the emergency department?

Every child gets a few bumps, bruises, sniffles and upset tummies, especially active kids. But when does an injury or a cold require a call to a physician, or a visit to the emergency department? Brad Tate, MD, from Children’s Health and Methodist Richardson Pediatric Services, helps set the record straight.

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Topics: Wellness

Could your clumsiness be an early sign of something more serious?

Posted by Stacy Covitz on Nov 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

For as long as I can remember, my mother has teased me with the nickname “Grace.” It’s not because I’m graceful. Instead, she’s passively pointing out that I’m a bona fide klutz. Tripping over my own feet, bumping into walls, dropping softballs that landed perfectly in the center of my mitt (still haven’t lived that one down), paper cutting my eye (twice) — they all contributed to the mocking nickname.

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Topics: Wellness

Turkey Countdown

Posted by Caroline Susie on Nov 1, 2016 2:50:00 PM

T minus 3 weeks till Turkey

Fall weather will finally be here soon, but don’t bust out those stretchy pants and go into hibernation yet!  Did you know that right now, for most of us, is the lowest weight we will be all year?!  Sigh.  According to research out of Cornell, shortly before Halloween, we are at our lowest weight. But then comes the candy…and Thanksgiving, Christmas…by the time New Year’s rolls around, we are peaking weight wise.  And get this - according to research, what we gain over the next 10 weeks takes about 5 MONTHS to lose. 

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Topics: Nutrition

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From start to finish – insider tips to run your best full or half marathon

You’ve made the decision – you want to go from “runner” to “Runner” with a capital R. If you’re planning to participate in Methodist Mansfield’s Run with Heart Half Marathon, 5k or 1-mile fun run,...Read more

Heading home for the holidays? Make sure your body is ready!

When I think of the holiday season, one of my first thoughts is simply family. I grew up in a small Indiana town right outside of Chicago, and my parents, sisters, and adorable nephew are all still...Read more

Avoid the Emergency Room: Ways to Prevent Winter Sports Injuries

Winter sports enthusiasts have likely been embracing the nation’s recent cold front. Many travel destinations popular among North Texas families are in great shape for activities and adventure sports...Read more

Winter Farmer’s Markets Keep Your Fridge Stocked with Fresh Fruits and Veggies

The extended growing season in Texas means that many of the farmer’s markets in DFW are open year-round or at least part of the cooler months! Winter temperatures can put more stress on your immune...Read more

Methodist Health System’s Living Room Workout

Don’t let cold weather or icy roads can’t keep you from strength training or cardio! North Texas’ first frost of the year happened last week. Having to dig the ice scraper out of my trunk was a cold...Read more