OVERCOMING STRESS AND EMOTIONAL EATING – A “handy” tool to use…
Linda Hogg, RD, LN, Take Control Health Coach
May 13, 2020
There is a lot of psychological complexity behind emotional eating or stress eating. One way experts try to analyze human behavior is with the stimulus and response theory. We can be in the middle of a work project, get interrupted by a trigger such as an urge to use the restroom, so we stop the project and go. Stimulus and response. Or a trigger of thirst can make us stop and grab a cup of water. These stimulus and response cues can be pretty straight forward until we get to hunger.
Start Here to Prevent Corona Virus
Take Control Staff
March 16, 2020
The outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S. has created a whirlwind of rumor, fear, hoarding behavior, and hearsay that can be distracting from the truly beneficial steps you can take to prepare yourself and your family during the outbreak. Straight-forward action is the best way to navigate the uncertainty. Here are five things you can do to start preparing for Corona Virus.
About Habits: Lessons Learned from a Spaghetti Western
Kat Van Fossen, Take Control Health Coach
October 9, 2019
Clint Eastwood’s quest for buried gold in the movie “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” was a brutal journey with many barriers. There may be some days where you feel like your journey toward health goals is an internal Civil War. Often there is a battle between the bad habits we are trying to break and the good habits we are trying to create. Habits are the mindless routines that we build into our days. They become so repetitive that we can do them without thinking. These habits often develop over the course of your lifetime, and have been done so many times that they are automatic and you can’t remember how or when they even developed. The question is: are they the GOOD, the BAD or the UGLY?
Julie Walker, Take Control Staff
June 13, 2019
I’m not a fan of clichés. And the healthcare world uses them a lot. One of the most recent being “Meeting You Where You’re At.” Take Control is guilty of this, and I’ve heard the phrase at many staff meetings. I cringe every time I hear it. Don’t tell the boss. Find out how an Episode of Queer Eye changed my mind about this cliché.
Healthy Posture: Your Hidden Strength
By Kelly Sedgwick, Exercise Specialist, Take Control Health Coach
September 13, 2018
Do you have good or bad posture? As you are reading this, how is your posture right now? Are you sitting upright with both feet planted on the floor? Are you slouching your back? Is your neck tense and the shoulder raised, or even slightly rounded forward? If you’re sitting, are your legs crossed? If you’re standing at your desk, is all your weight on one leg or both?