Wellness

We’ve seen it time and again. When the very worst happens, the very best in humanity emerges. The aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma spotlight the goodness and kindness of those who selflessly pitch in to help others in need. Over the past few weeks, this phenomenon has been demonstrated again in Houston and Beaumont, across the southeast coastline of Texas, and throughout ...

Posted Wellness
Michael Hernandez, CCRN, NE-BC

Om. When was the last time you’ve given yourself the opportunity for a zen moment at your place of work? Now you can at the new meditation garden at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. The garden provides a physical space for employees to take a moment away from the stress of their jobs and gain much-needed respite and rejuvenation. We believe that keeping our patients’ care a ...

I think King Julien from the “Madagascar” movies has the right idea for a 2015 resolution — move it! Making the New Year an active one could well be one of the healthiest ways to pave the road ahead. Research has shown the overwhelming positive effects of regular activity. It doesn’t have to be a marathon, though. A casual bike ride or a walk around the neighborhood with a frie ...

Posted Employee Health, Nurses, Wellness

Don’t let the roasted turkey, homemade dressing, and pumpkin pie get you off balance this Thanksgiving. Instead of stuffing yourself at one huge meal packed with carbohydrates and sugar that can wreak havoc on diabetes and other health issues, plan to eat smaller portions of healthier foods throughout the day instead. When you do sit down to eat your Thanksgiving meal, take tim ...

Sherrie Amanda What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “I can complete a full strengthening workout class taught by Ginnie and walk up and down the stairs from the basement to the fourth floor and not feel like I’m going to die.”  “I am now able to run or workout and maintain my stamina without having to rest or even completely stop a ...

Lisa   Veronica  What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “Probably the biggest change I’ve noticed has been learning how to exercise and doing it consistently.” “I now have the energy to have a dance party with my 4- and 6-year-old nieces. Before I started working out regularly, I would get tired and have to take a bre ...

Glenda   Joei  What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago?  “My clothes fit much better. I even had to buy smaller sizes. I can also work a whole shift without feeling dead tired.”   “I have less back pain. I am able to run around with my child without back problems.” What is the most significant change that you have made in your eating habits? ...

  Carol   Katie  What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “I now slow down and look at my choices. Avoiding impulse decisions helps me make healthier selections. Even though it seems I’m always in a hurry, I’m better at choosing options that are quick, but healthy.” “I am more aware of my strengths and limitatio ...

Rosharion Vivian What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “I can exercise for an hour or longer without feeling exhausted. I can wear clothes from my closet that I have not worn in the last year. I can also wear clothes that are a size smaller.” “I went shopping for uniforms and I was able to buy a smaller size. It has been a while sin ...

                                            Debra   Angela*  What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago?  “I bought three pairs of jeans a year ago that ...

John   Lisa What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “I can say no to foods that I don’t need to eat. In addition to this achievement, I can eat less when I do decide to eat something.” “Because of the lifestyle changes that I have been able to make and incorporate into my life, such as eating breakfast on a more regula ...

Ema Steve What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “I’ve learned to eat smaller portions and still feel satisfied. I can now run more than three miles at a time.” “I can plank for two minutes!” What is the most significant change that you have made in your eating habits?  “One of the biggest changes has bee ...

By Joslyn Pribble Joslyn is a manager in Pathology at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.  1.   What’s the most important takeaway you’ve learned in this program that you’ll use to stay on track for the rest of your life? The most important thing I learned is that I CAN DO this. Any doubts I had about my abilities have been erased as I realize that I am stronger than I e ...

Posted Employee Health, Healthy Eating, Wellness

By Angela Wrighten, RN Angela is a staff nurse in Outpatient Chemotherapy at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Over the last few years, Angela wasn’t the healthy person she used to be. She’s on the right path now. She has changed her eating and exercise habits and is enjoying her favorite activities again. 1. What’s the most important takeaway you’ve learned in this pr ...

By Sharina Arceneaux Sharina is an education specialist in Nursing Administration at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Because Sharina has a family history of heart disease, she’s met the challenge to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. 1. What’s the most important takeaway you’ve learned in this program that you’ll use to stay on track the rest of your life? This program has defini ...

By Erik Leopard HR Business Partner, Methodist Dallas Medical Center 1.What’s the most important takeaway you’ve learned in this program that you’ll use to stay on track for the rest of your life? Calorie counting Reading food labels 2. Out with the old and in with the new. Give me two new healthy habits you’ve incorporated into your life. Calorie counting Por ...

By Sarah Reynolds, CMOM Office manager, MedHealth 1. What’s the most important takeaway you’ve learned in this program that you’ll use to stay on track for the rest of your life? The MOST important takeaway I've learned on this journey is that I am CAPABLE. Anything people set their minds to can be achieved. All it takes is the right motivation (in my case, my family) an ...

By Joslyn Pribble Joslyn is a manager in Pathology at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. She has become more active and is making healthier decisions every day. 1. Congratulations on reaching month four of I am Methodist Health. We want specifics this month. What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? I can climb 10 flights of stairs without taking a break. I h ...

By Angela Wrighten, RN Angela is a staff nurse in Outpatient Chemotherapy at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Over the last few years, Angela has gotten away from the healthy person she used to be. She’s on the right path now. She has changed her eating and exercise habits, and is enjoying her favorite activities again.  1. Congratulations on reaching month four of I ...

By Beth Leermakers, Employee Health Coach Easy. Make healthy eating a no-brainer. Identify a few healthier choices at your favorite restaurants, and then stick with those foods. Out of reach. Keep high-calorie, tempting foods or beverages out of your house. When they’re out of sight, they’re out of mouth. Eat only when you are truly hungry (such as when your stomach is ...