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Exercise and Nutrition

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Workouts, dietary tips, wellness, and relaxation for a fulfilling life.

  • Diet Trends: What’s with Macro Counting?

    The latest fad diet is called If it Fits Your Macro (IIFYM). A Lee Health dietitian tells you the facts about this craze and if it's right for you.

  • Culinary Comfort: How Dietitians Help Hospital Patients

    Behind the scenes, these dedicated professionals make sure our hospital patients get the food and nutrition they need -- even during a pandemic.

  • Food Fads: How to Navigate the False Claims in 2021

    Don't believe everything you read about fad diets and short cuts for better eating in 2021. A Lee Health registered dietitian has some expert advice.

  • Homemade Treats for the Holiday Season

    This holiday season we might be trying to find more affordable gifts to give friends and family. What is more thoughtful than a homemade gift that they can cherish for years?

  • How to Handle Holiday Heartburn

    Holiday meals often leave us lethargic, uncomfortable, and even in pain. Here's how to avoid that holiday heartburn.

  • Five Tips for Healthy Holiday Meals During COVID-19 (You Can Still Have Carbs!)

    The holidays are nearly upon us, and that means it's time to eat! Here are a few handy tips (hint: don't beat yourself up over a big meal), and a few recipes to try.

  • Healthy Life Centers: Safe Spaces in Challenging Times

    Our Healthy Life Centers are promoting health hygiene such as eating right, exercising and taking care of your mental health

  • A Family Menu for Satisfying Everyone’s Hunger

    How do you keep your family eating well during these homebound times? Try these simple guidelines from one of our registered dietitians so everyone is happy and well-nourished.

  • Need Physical Therapy? How Virtual Rehab is Changing the Game

    Technology is making physical therapy easy and convenient. Here's out our experts are helping patients right in the comfort of their own home.

  • There's No Place Like Home: Tips for Staying Fit During COVID-19

    Working out at home is still the safest option as Florida starts the transition back to "normal." Here are a few tips and tricks to stay fit, no matter your condition.

  • Rest and Digest: How to Manage Stress-Eating or Low Appetite During COVID-19

    COVID-19 is affecting our appetites. A registered dietitian with Lee Health discusses how to avoid snacking and practice "Rest and Digest."

  • You Can Do it: A Beginner's Guide to Meditation

    In these stressful times, try a little meditation: You can do it anywhere, anytime, and it's easier than you think.

  • 4 Ways to Avoid Misleading Nutrition Claims

    Learn how to tell fact from fiction when it comes to nutrition claims-including reading labels and spotting red flags.

  • A Healthy - and Tasty - Snack? It’s Possible

    Two snack ideas for the next big game by Lee Health's registered dietitians.

  • Arthritis Relief? Go for the Gut

    Inflammation starts in the gut, and diet has a huge impact on your joint and arthritis pain. Here's what you need to know.

  • Can Nutrition Therapy Help Simplify My Diet?

    Nutrition therapy removes the guesswork and helps people of all ages lose weight or adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  • Pilates and Pain: How You Can Fix Your Back

    Patients often turn to medication, surgery, or physical therapy for sweet relief, but Pilates could be the perfect fit for managing pain.

  • Tips for the Beginning Runner

    Ready to start this rewarding exercise? Learn a little bit more, get advice from your doctor, and ease into it for maximum benefit.

  • 100 is the new 50: A Tale of Inspiration

    It doesn’t matter how old you are – you can stay fit and enjoy an active life. This local man continues to be an inspiration and refuses to slow down – at age 100.

  • Building on Buzzwords: Smoothies, Gut Health, and Nut Milk

    Fads are fickle, and there is a lot of competing information out there about how to be healthy. But what’s the truth?

  • Cocoa Kale Smoothie

    Check out this quick and healthy recipe.

  • Cyclist Gets Back on the Saddle

    More than 300,000 people age 65 and older are hospitalized for hip fractures every year. You can still live your best life with help from our orthopedics team.

  • How Can I Work More Water Into My Daily Routine?

    We hear it all the time: Drinking more water equals better health. But how much do you actually need each day? Here are some quick and easy ways to drink up and get more water into your daily routine.

  • Need a Little Balance in Your Life? Try Physical Therapy

    Some things you may not know about vestibular disorder – balance, dizziness, etc. can affect your quality of life and cause a fall.

  • Need Help Losing Weight? Try an Obesity Management Doctor

    Need help losing weight? Education is key. Obesity management doctors make things personal with health plans – and proper understanding.

  • Seven Life Lessons I Learned from Tennis

    7 life lessons learned from tennis.

  • Snacks Aren't All Bad!

    Don’t skip breakfast, snack only when you are hungry, and you might still be able to have some pizza and peanut butter.

  • Sweet! Here Are 5 Ways to Ease Back on Sugar

    Your stomach has a mind of its own, but there are things you can do to take control and break the addiction.

  • Tennis Serves up Plenty of Lifestyle Benefits

    A sport you can enjoy at any age, tennis gives you a perfect workout and boosts your mood. Check out these injury prevention tips before you hit the court.

  • Watermelon Arugula Salad

    Check out this quick and healthy recipe.

  • Yoga: How to Get Started, Improve, and Make It Work for You

    The physical and mental benefits of yoga have been well documented. But which kind of yoga works for you? And how do you get started?