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Stress Management Strategies From the Structure House Staff

What are your go-to strategies for managing stress in your life? Training in stress management techniques have long been a part of the Structure House program because handling stress effectively is a critical skill for the promotion of healthy living, which leads to a healthy weight. We surveyed Structure House staff to learn how they … Read More

Optimizing Change

Have you ever heard this parable? I. I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost…I am hopeless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a new way out. II. I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the … Read More

Five Stages For Lifelong Recovery

My experience working at an obesity treatment center suggests that recovery is a dynamic, integrated, lifelong process. There are five core stages for success that can function as a map, providing steps and strategies in the healing journey. Stage 1: Starters Often a crisis moves people to change, as though they are driving in a … Read More

3 Great Foods for Heart Health

February is the American Heart Association’s Heart Health Month. What better way to keep your heart healthy than to fuel your body with foods that will help achieve this goal. Three foods that are especially helpful in keeping your heart healthy are white beans, salmon and tea. White Beans are high in potassium, a mineral that … Read More