What To Do When The Holidays Drain You…

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

As exciting as it is, Holiday commotion can be very stressful!  Reminders of the coming joy with Christmas songs, parties, foods, constant bombardment of shopping or gift advertisements, and reminders of emotional tensions or lost loved ones.  If you are celebrating Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, other celebrations, or none at all, you are not immune to the stress of the season.  Don’t …

Different Types of Good Fat Explained

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

Now this is a big topic to take on for a blog entry, so we’re just going to go through some of the basics. Some of this information is gleaned from the Food As Medicine conference with the Center for Mind Body Medicine.  More specifically, from Kathie Madonna Swift MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ. We need a mix of different types …

Adapt a Recipe: Holiday Oatmeal

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

Changing recipes to be healthier or suit your individual nutritional needs, need not be daunting.  Here is a simple one to start with: Holiday Oatmeal.  Oatmeal is well known for it’s soluble fiber content, which is beneficial for preventing heart disease, protecting against diabetes and helping to manage blood sugar levels, aiding in weight loss, and for healthy bowel movements.   …

Keep Up The Exercise Through the Holidays

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

Busy schedules, tasty food, party hosting, valued time with friends and family, decorating, gift wrapping, baking traditions…and continuing to take care of your health.  Somehow, the health aspect of our lives often gets pushed to the end of the list at this wonderful time of the year.  How about taking some time to plan ahead so that you can carve …

Get Up to Date on Nutrition

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

    How do you stay up-to-date on the latest nutrition information?  With so many articles and sources, it’s tough to recognize what is reliable information on nutrition. While I am not a registered dietitian or licensed nutritionist, I do have a good amount of knowledge in this area and have attended some fantastic continuing education conferences on this topic. …

Stay On Track Over The Holidays

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

With holidays quickly approaching, this is a great time to plan ahead so that you can stay on the healthy track through all of the tempting food distractions.   Keep a food journal so that you can make sure you are getting enough of the necessary nutrients from fruits and vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats.  Once you have those …

Better Sleep…Better Day…Better Health

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

Sleep is mysterious. It evades some, entices some, satisfies others, and many people feel they can’t get enough of it.  What is fact, is that is a highly necessary component and predictor of good health.  The body goes into restoration and healing mode during sleep, and many repair processes occur.  People do require different amounts of sleep, and one of …

Evidence on Yoga and Stretching for Older Adults

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

We all need to move to stay healthy, and intentional stretching and exercise is an important part of this.  It requires setting aside 10-30 minutes ideally daily, to tune into your body.  A good stretch should be held 30 seconds and repeated for each muscle group 3 times. It requires knowledge of which stretches are appropriate for you and which …

November Featured Business

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Increase energy…feel stronger…move better! So many people would love to improve in all these areas.  The owners of the Eagan Anytime Fitness on Silver Bell Road would love to get the chance to help you meet these goals.  As the featured business of the month, they are offering the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a free 6 month …

Staying Healthy at Work: Lunch!

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

You’re not alone if you struggle to find healthy options for lunch. However, there are many options out there that you may not know are available. Planning ahead is an important part.  You may find it takes less time than you think!   Here is a link to an article from the Mayo Clinic Diet that has some great recommendations …