March 2019

Choosing Healthy Snacks throughout Your Day

National Nutrition Month shines a spotlight on nutrition in everything we eat; big and small. After all, every bite counts. Many people find themselves snacking between meals throughout the day to maintain their fuel but often ask themselves what are the healthiest snacks they could be consuming? Jenny Watkins, Mallory Crutchfield and Kerry Francis are clinical dietitians at Hillcrest South. They take pride in sharing their insights into how to build and maintain a healthy lifestyle, through moderation and by including healthy snacks into daily routines. 

How Digital Devices Can Impact Your Sleep Patterns

Is your cell phone in your hand more often than not? These days, most people don’t leave the house without their cell phone in hand.  While our devices often make our lives easier as a source of information and communication, they also have the potential to cause harm to our physical and mental well-being. Digital devices like cell phones, tablets and computers can not only steal time away from you, but without self-control, they can also do long-term damage to your health.

Here are some ways using a digital device close to your bed time can worsen your quality of sleep: