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Fitness and Nutrition

Learn how to stay healthy by eating well and getting regular exercise from the experts at Duke Health.

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Mom Makes Her Health and Well-Being a Priority
Mom Makes Her Health and Well-Being a Priority

At 247 pounds, Tracie Green felt miserable thanks to a slew of weight-related health problems. When she couldn’t take it anymore, Green decided to try bariatri ...

Fitness Trackers, Virtual Coaching Help Patients Stay Fit After Cardiac Rehab
Fitness Trackers, Virtual Coaching Help Patients Stay Fit After Cardiac Rehab

Heart patients typically do well during cardiac rehab programs but tend to lose momentum once the formal gym-based regimens end. Duke Health researchers wanted ...

Why Aren't You Eating More Veggies?
Why Aren't You Eating More Veggies?

Most of us know about the benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in processed foods. So why aren’t we all eating that way? Ellen Michal, a re ...

What you eat is just as important as when you eat
What you eat is just as important as when you eat

When it comes to health, what you eat matters more than when, right? Yes, said Maya Carter, MD, a family medicine doctor at Duke Primary Care Wake Forest. But ...

How to maintain a healthy weight
How to maintain a healthy weight

If you struggle to keep your weight in check, you’re not alone. Approximately 30% of adults in the U.S. are now obese, according to the Centers for Disease Con ...

Water Is the Healthiest Option
Water Is the Healthiest Option

Good nutrition isn’t only what you eat; it’s what you drink too. Here, Duke pediatric dietitian, Jenny Favret, RD, reviews how much sugar can be found in some ...

Weight Loss Leads to Successful Liver Transplant, Better Health
Weight Loss Leads to Successful Liver Transplant, Better Health

At nearly 100 pounds overweight and suffering from severe liver disease, David Tedrow could not get the life-saving transplant he desperately needed until he l ...

14 Foods to Reset Your Digestive System
14 Foods to Reset Your Digestive System

New research shows that the bacteria living in our intestinal tract could have more influence on our health than we realize, says Ellen Michal, a registered di ...

Small, Frequent Meals are Better for Your Metabolism
Small, Frequent Meals are Better for Your Metabolism

Big feasts and too many treats don’t just pack on extra pounds. Duke research finds that overeating can also change your metabolism – meaning how the cells in ...

Why You Need Vitamin D
Why You Need Vitamin D

You've got questions about vitamin D; we've got answers. Find out why more people are being diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency, and how we can get more in our ...

Staying Healthy at the Gym
Staying Healthy at the Gym

Peggy Alexander has been working out at the Duke Health and Fitness Center for the past 15 years. She knows exercise and weight management is important, and sh ...

Longtime Nurse is Back on her Feet
Longtime Nurse is Back on her Feet

Rehabilitation at the Duke Health and Fitness Center helped Cindy McAbee regain her strength after sarcoma.