Inside Kootenai: What is one thing you tell all your patients to do in order to keep their heart healthy?

April 12th, 2016|Categories: Heart Services|Tags: , , , |

Russell Blakeley, M.D., Kootenai Heart Clinics Northwest “I encourage my patients to be physically active. Over the years, I have never had a single patient ‘work themselves to death,’ but I have had too many patients who have ‘rested themselves to death.’  The scientific research has become overwhelming regarding the importance of physical activity, not [...]

Inside Kootenai: How can I stay healthy while traveling this summer?

May 19th, 2015|Categories: Kootenai Health, Nutrition Services|Tags: |

Memorial Day weekend and summer are just around the corner. Make sure you and your family stay healthy while traveling this year with these tips from our experts: Gail Anderson, PT, OCS, Physical Therapist "When on vacation schedule time for exercise – shoot for at least 45-60 minutes a day. Try to book a hotel with a [...]

How do you stay healthy through the holidays?

December 23rd, 2014|Categories: Kootenai Health|Tags: |

Sarah Nave, Clinical Dietitian Sarah Nave, Clinical Nutrition The best advice is to change your mind-set through the holidays. Try not to focus on losing weight; instead, focus on not gaining. Allow yourself to splurge on foods that make your holiday season meaningful but remember to enjoy your favorites in small amounts. Try to [...]

Inside Kootenai: What do you do to beat the winter blues?

December 10th, 2014|Categories: Kootenai Health, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Julie Shobe, Clinical Dietitian Julie Shobe, MS RD LD CDE, Clinical Dietitian “Vitamin D and physical activity can help improve mood especially during the cold and overcast months. Since the clouds and chilly air are a barrier to getting our vitamin D from the sun, it is especially important to get Vitamin D [...]