Welcome to our Healthy Topics Blog. This is where HealthCorps fans can get the inside scoop on healthy eating, lifestyle tips and what’s happening on the frontlines of HealthCorps. If you like something, leave a comment! We’d love to know what’s on your mind.
Scholastic Choices Highlights ASTEC Charter High School Students
September 3, 2015
Scholastic Choices magazine, the award-winning health and life skills magazine for teens, recently highlighted ASTEC Charter High School students in their Choices Changemakers series, which puts a spotlight on “teens who ...
Tylenol Can Blunt Emotions
September 2, 2015
Acetaminophen, available over-the-counter and also an ingredient in over 600 medications including Tylenol, is mostly recognized as a pain reliever. A new study suggests acetaminophen may also block or limit emotions.
Health Calendar Observances
September 1, 2015
September 1 - 30
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
American College of Sports Medicine
401 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3233
September 1 – 30
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
4600 East-West Highway, Suite ...
Have You Tried Reciprocal Superset Training
August 28, 2015
Also called agonist-antagonist superset training, the exerciser performs consecutive single sets of two different exercises that work opposing muscles or muscle groups. You then take a rest and repeat the sequence ...
Students Showcase Talents at Farm-to-Fork Event in Stockton, California
August 27, 2015
Our students from Health Careers Academy, led by Coordinator Bernice Rosas, were the only youth represented at the third annual Farm-to-Fork event on July 22.
The students created healthy & delicious meals, including ...
Did you know…..
August 26, 2015
Some barbecue grill cleaners create noxious fumes or contain hazardous ingredients. If you use your grill a lot, chances are that you want an effective way to clean off the char ...
A Great Summer Dish: Grilled Fish
August 25, 2015
Though you may only think of putting traditional steaks and burgers on the grill, fish is a great option too. You do need to know some basic tips so you get ...
Work It Out in the Sand
August 21, 2015
Take full advantage of the summer sand by taking your workout to the beach. Performing exercises in the sand, including walking, adds challenge and intensity to a workout routine. Exercises suited ...
HealthCorps Interview with Dr. Phil Blanc
August 20, 2015
Dr. Phil Blanc is a new addition to the HealthCorps team, recently joining the organization as its Vice President of Research & Health Science Communication. An ER-trained physician, with a Master ...
August 2015 Coordinator of the Month: Alice Curchin
August 19, 2015
HealthCorps is excited to announce Alice as our August Coordinator of the Month!
Jeffrey Hartinger, the Social Media Manager at HealthCorps, spoke with Alice about what influenced her to become a coordinator.
Canned Fish or Fresh Fish – Which is Better?
August 19, 2015
If you are on a tight budget, or convenience is important, you may be wondering if there is a significant nutritional difference between canned or fresh fish. According to the Department ...
Benefits of Basmati
August 18, 2015
Watercress is a cruciferous vegetable that scores a full 100 when rated for a panel of 16 key nutrients and fiber by the CDC. Some other close winners included Chinese cabbage, ...
What type of exercise fits your needs?
August 14, 2015
Time (July 6/July 13, 2015 issue) examined the best exercise fit for specific goals.
If your goal is to offset aging, then you want to address muscle mass loss. Weight lifting or ...
HealthCorps and Aramark Enter HCU Partnership
August 13, 2015
After approximately a year of relationship building and program development, HealthCorps entered into a collaborative partnership with the food service giant, Aramark to deliver an intensive two-day HealthCorps University (HCU) outside ...
Did You Know…….
August 12, 2015
Grass-fed beef is beef raised on grass instead of traditional grain feed. The beef from these animals tends to be lower in calories and saturated fat. The beef also typically contains ...
The Best Beverages and How Much is Just Right
August 11, 2015
Water is your best hydration choice. Though the mantra has been 8 cups daily, you actually can get some of your hydration from other fluids. Just keep H2O at the top ...
Keep Your Kids Safe At The Pool This Summer
August 7, 2015
Swimming is a great summer sport. Kids love splashing in the water and can get quite a workout without sweating on the hottest days. It’s important to make sure they drink ...
Update on the Recent HealthCorps Summer Training Program
August 6, 2015
Recently, the yearly HealthCorps Summer Training Program took place at Sharpstown High School. Here are highlights from week one thanks to Sara Halper, Senior Manager, Product Development:
The first week in Houston ...
When Ancient is a Good Thing
August 5, 2015
Many Americans have been told to curb their carb habit. Most of us are eating too many servings (and the wrong types) of breads, cereals, rice, and pasta, and eating too ...
August 2015 Health Observances
August 4, 2015
August 1 - 31
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
August 1 - 31
National Breastfeeding Month
The United States Breastfeeding Committee
August 1 - 31
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases