Healthy Living

SBM: How to Prepare for Climate Change as a Caregiver

How to Prepare for Climate Change as a Caregiver

A daughter must relocate her mother, who has dementia, after a hurricane floods her assisted living facility. A husband worries about his wife, who lives in the desert and has dementia, after she becomes disoriented during a recent period of extremely hot weather.

Published: Tuesday, November 21st, 2023 | Read more

SBM: Health Benefits of Being Outdoors

Health Benefits of Being Outdoors

We’ve all had that experience of feeling happy and relaxed watching a beautiful sunset or listening to birds sing. Did you know that spending time in nature can actually improve your health?

Published: Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: Binge Eating Disorder Treatment

Binge Eating Disorder Treatment

Binge Eating Disorder involves eating a large amount of food in a short time and feeling unable to control one’s eating, otherwise known as “binge eating”.  These episodes cause the person distress and may be linked with negative body image or negative emotions (e.g., shame, guilt).

Published: Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: How Social Connections Benefit Healthy Living

How Social Connections Benefit Healthy Living

Social connection is the experience of interacting with and feeling close to others. This involves having regular contact or social interactions with others and developing relationships that help us feel valued, cared for, and loved.
Staying socially connected is an essential part of developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Individuals who are socially connected tend to stay healthier and live longer.

Published: Wednesday, September 27th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: How Primary Care Doctors Treat Mental and Physical Health with Behavioral Health Providers

How Primary Care Doctors Treat Mental and Physical Health with Behavioral Health Providers

You are headed to your yearly primary care check-up. You want to review your current medications and discuss some new issues, like trouble sleeping. You know physical activity is important, but you aren’t sure where to start. Perhaps you’re feeling sad, down, or more anxious lately and you’ve decided it’s time to tell someone about it. Is there a behavioral health provider in your primary care doctor's office?

Published: Tuesday, September 12th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: How Your Wearable Can Help You Maintain a Healthy Heart Rate

How Your Wearable Can Help You Maintain a Healthy Heart Rate

With the boom in wearable fitness and health tracking devices, we can learn about our heart rate from the comfort of our own home. However, it can be hard to make sense of all those numbers and scores. What do they really mean and how can you use them to stay healthy?

Published: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023 | Read more

SBM: I’m ready to exercise! But where do I start?

I’m ready to exercise! But where do I start?

Whether it’s the New Year or a fitness video on TikTok, sometimes we suddenly have an interest in being more physically active. You’re ready to start exercising and make it a new habit! But, for some people, getting started can be daunting. If you’re wondering where and how to start, consider this guide a perfect fit for you.

Published: Tuesday, August 8th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: How Heart Disease Affects Intimacy, Sexual Health, and Wellbeing

How Heart Disease Affects Intimacy, Sexual Health, and Wellbeing

Problems with sexual intimacy are very common, especially among those with heart conditions. While your healthcare provider may not start a conversation about this topic, it is helpful to be informed so you can start a discussion about this common experience. This article is fifth in a five part series on Heart Health.

Published: Tuesday, July 25th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: How Sleep Affects Mind, Body, and Heart Health

How Sleep Affects Mind, Body, and Heart Health

Recently, there’s been a growing focus on the importance of sleep for heart health. Recommendations suggest that we need 7 to 9 hours each night. In this article, we’ll explore the effects of sleep on heart health and psychological health and provide tips for starting a heart-healthy sleep routine. This is the fourth part in a five part series.

Published: Wednesday, July 12th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

Managing your cardiovascular health is important for both the prevention of heart disease and for promoting and maintaining overall health. There are the 8 key measures (also known as “Life’s Essential 8”) of overall health. This is the third part in a five part series.

Published: Tuesday, June 27th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: How Stress Affects Your Heart

How Stress Affects Your Heart

Stress can have a profound impact on both our mental and physical well-being. When faced with a stressor, our bodies undergo a complex response. It's important to recognize how stress affects our heart health, as managing both stress and heart health can be challenging. This is the second part of a five part series.

Published: Tuesday, June 6th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: Does Mental Health Affect Heart Problems?

Does Mental Health Affect Heart Problems?

Cardiac and vascular conditions are the most common causes of death, disability, and poor quality of life around the world. This article is part of a series that covers how heart health and mental health are related. This is the first part in a five part series.

Published: Wednesday, May 24th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: Sleep Better, Feel Better: Preventing Sleep Deprivation in College Students

Sleep Better, Feel Better: Preventing Sleep Deprivation in College Students

College students are particularly vulnerable to environment-driven sleep deprivation. Decreased sleep increases vulnerability to problematic health behaviors including decreased exercise, poor eating habits, and smoking. Fortunately, you can improve your sleep quality with a few proven strategies.

Published: Thursday, May 11th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: How to Help Someone You Love Quit Vaping

How to Help Someone You Love Quit Vaping

If you know someone who smokes e-cigarettes, here are some tips to help support them in quitting.

Published: Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: How to Start (or Restart) Exercising

How to Start (or Restart) Exercising

Starting to exercise, especially when you’re out of shape, can be incredibly difficult. The key is to find your own fitness plan, one that suits you, your fitness level, and your interests so you’re more inclined to stick to it. Here are some tips to help you do just that.

Published: Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: Matching Behavior and Biology: How Chronotypes Influence Your Physical Activity and Sleep

Matching Behavior and Biology: How Chronotypes Influence Your Physical Activity and Sleep

Each person has their own genetically driven, unique circadian rhythm. This is known as a chronotype. Aligning your health habits, particularly physical activity, with your chronotype can improve your well-being. Curious on how to do this? Try these simple steps. 

Published: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023 | Read more

SBM: A Guide for Parents Distinguishing Non-Impairing Health Anxiety from Illness Anxiety Disorder

A Guide for Parents Distinguishing Non-Impairing Health Anxiety from Illness Anxiety Disorder

Since 2020, children have been exposed to media about the rapid spread of a virus that can lead to unpredictable health issues. It's important for parents to recognize the differences between two common forms of anxiety: Illness Anxiety Disorder (IAD) and non-impairing health anxiety.

Published: Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: Do Older People Need Less Sleep?

Do Older People Need Less Sleep?

Older adults need just as much sleep as young adults. Sleep quality matters too. These steps can improve your overall sleep quality.

Published: Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: A little movement is better than none: How small micro-workouts can have a big impact

A little movement is better than none: How small micro-workouts can have a big impact

Exercising in large chunks of time is not feasible for everyone. Fortunately, smaller bouts of exercise are a great way for older adults to maintain or improve their physical function. Read on for some helpful tips on how you can give your activity levels a little boost with big health benefits.

Published: Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 | Read more

SBM: Parenting Practices to Develop Healthy Habits for Kids

Parenting Practices to Develop Healthy Habits for Kids

Focusing on healthy eating, exercise, and positive body image is important for children’s mental and physical health. There are many ways you can support healthy habits for your kids and the rest of your family. Here are some things to consider.

Published: Wednesday, January 18th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: Include Exercise in Your Weight Loss Plans

Include Exercise in Your Weight Loss Plans

Movement plays an important role in our overall health that can help you stick to a weight loss plan.

Published: Wednesday, January 4th, 2023 | Read more

SBM: What Should You Look for When Seeking Help for Weight Management? Patient-Centered and Evidence-Based Care!

What Should You Look for When Seeking Help for Weight Management? Patient-Centered and Evidence-Based Care!

Patient-centered care is a collaborative partnership between the patient and the health care provider which includes shared decision making. Evidence-based care is when a provider integrates the best available research evidence, his/her own clinical expertise, and patient's wants and needs when making treatment recommendations. Evidence-based care is patient-centered care, and this type of care can set you up for success with your weight management goals.

Published: Tuesday, December 20th, 2022 | Read more

SBM: Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes

Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes

Managing diabetes can feel overwhelming, exhausting, and frustrating. You must take medications, monitor blood sugar levels, exercise, eat healthy foods, and attend regular medical appointments. It can feel like your diabetes is taking over your life, like you are forced to choose between being healthy and living well. But it is possible to manage your diabetes and, at the same time, show love to the people you care about and do the things that are important to you.

Published: Thursday, December 8th, 2022 | Read more

SBM: Don't Dread Exercise, CRAVE It!

Don't Dread Exercise, CRAVE It!

Finding ways to make physical activity more enjoyable and fun is key to developing a lifelong physical activity habit.

Published: Thursday, November 17th, 2022 | Read more

SBM: 5 Tips To Help You Sleep When You’re Stressed

5 Tips To Help You Sleep When You’re Stressed

When you’re having difficulty with your sleep and anxiety, routine, calming activities and preparing your mind for bed is key.

Published: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 | Read more

SBM: Posttraumatic Growth: Celebrating Your Resilience

Posttraumatic Growth: Celebrating Your Resilience

Posttraumatic growth is the recognition that a person has not just survived something unimaginable, but found a new pathway towards resiliency in the process.

Published: Friday, October 21st, 2022 | Read more

SBM: How to Cope with the Stress of IVF

How to Cope with the Stress of IVF

While stress is an inevitable part of IVF, there are strategies available to help support you along the way. Here is a non-comprehensive list of tips to help you better cope with the stress of IVF:

Published: Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 | Read more

SBM: How to Manage Stress and Exercise During COVID-19 Surges

How to Manage Stress and Exercise During COVID-19 Surges

Exercise is a powerful tool for managing stress, which can be substantial during any pandemic. Here's how to Manage stress and exercise during COVID-19 surges.

Published: Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 | Read more

SBM: LGBTQIA+ and Cancer Care: How to Navigate Barriers to Health Care

LGBTQIA+ and Cancer Care: How to Navigate Barriers to Health Care

Health care providers need to take positive steps toward promoting the health of LGBTQIA+ cancer patients. Unfortunately, given the state of the U.S. health care system, self-advocacy is often essential. This article helps LGBTQIA+ patients avoid barriers to their cancer care.

Published: Thursday, September 8th, 2022 | Read more

SBM: Using Family Games to Encourage Healthy Development 

Using Family Games to Encourage Healthy Development 

Research has found that making time to play games together supports more effective, open family communication and a greater sense of togetherness. But the benefits of gaming together don’t stop there. Playing games has also proven to help children develop academic skills like mathematical reasoning and reading.

Published: Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 | Read more

SBM: How to Create an Exercise Plan that Sticks

How to Create an Exercise Plan that Sticks

We’ve all set fitness goals and watched them fizzle out. The trick is to create exercise plans that are realistic and manageable, whether your goals involve weight loss, muscle building, or overall health. One behavior change technique that you can use is called “action planning.” Think of it like a checklist of items you need to have, which makes it easier for you to track your progress and plan for physical activity in your day.

Published: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 | Read more

SBM: Helping Kids Get the Sleep They Need

Helping Kids Get the Sleep They Need

Regularly getting good sleep supports both mental and physical health. Parents often worry that their children are not getting enough sleep and busy schedules make it hard to prioritize sleep. Luckily, there are many strategies that parents can use to help their kid sleep.

Published: Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 | Read more

SBM: Tips for Parenting Healthy Habits in Kids with Mental Health Challenges

Tips for Parenting Healthy Habits in Kids with Mental Health Challenges

Getting daily movement and enough sleep can meaningfully improve kids’ mental health. But parents are pulled in many directions at once, and improving physical activity and sleep habits often just don’t make the cut. This partly arises out of the misconception that their children need to make huge, unrealistic changes for it to make a difference. In fact, small, manageable changes can help develop life-long healthy habits that can make mental health conditions much more manageable.

Published: Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 | Read more

SBM: Blue in the Face: The Effects of Blue Light on Sleep

Blue in the Face: The Effects of Blue Light on Sleep

Blue light exposure near bedtime can have a disruptive effect on sleep. This can lead to poor sleep and drowsiness during the day. Following these steps and avoiding screens before bed can help you create better sleep habits.

Published: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 | Read more

SBM: Staying Healthy while Coping with Grief

Staying Healthy while Coping with Grief

The weight of grief brought on by the pandemic is hard to fully process. The loss of lives, jobs, social interactions, and what we all knew as “normal” impacts us all. With so much grief circling the globe, it’s important to understand the physical health effects of coping with grief. Here are some tips to facilitate the grieving process and improve your overall well-being.

Published: Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 | Read more

SBM: Coronasomnia: Keeping Good Sleep Hygiene During the Pandemic

Coronasomnia: Keeping Good Sleep Hygiene During the Pandemic

The stressors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic make good sleep health difficult to maintain. Here’s how you can keep good sleep hygiene during the pandemic.

Published: Thursday, May 19th, 2022 | Read more

SBM: Promoting Health and Wellbeing for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Promoting Health and Wellbeing for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Sexual violence can have many poor physical and mental health consequences for survivors. Here are evidence-based strategies that can improve recovery from sexual trauma. Healing from trauma takes time and won’t happen overnight but these strategies can be helpful for healing and creating a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Published: Friday, May 6th, 2022 | Read more

SBM: 5 Proven Ways to Encourage Friends and Family to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

5 Proven Ways to Encourage Friends and Family to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

The reluctance to get vaccinated against COVID-19 can be difficult to discuss, even with your friends and loved ones. Here are 5 proven methods that may be effective in your argument for vaccination.

Published: Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 | Read more

SBM: Behavioral Medicine and Climate Change: Strategies That Benefit Your Health and the Planet

Behavioral Medicine and Climate Change: Strategies That Benefit Your Health and the Planet

Many people abdicate personal responsibility when it comes to climate change. Yet, there are many simple behavior changes we can make to help mitigate the negative effects of a changing climate while we improve our health.

Published: Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 | Read more

SBM: Why Racial Justice Matters for Our Health

Why Racial Justice Matters for Our Health

Patients from racial/ethnic minority groups face greater healthcare challenges, but we can work together to achieve greater healthcare equity.

Published: Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 | Read more

SBM: Regular Mammograms Are Beneficial, But Don’t Forget about Your Breasts the Rest of the Year

Regular Mammograms Are Beneficial, But Don’t Forget about Your Breasts the Rest of the Year

Mammograms are essential to breast cancer detection, but it's important to do more. Learn how to screen yourself for early detection.

Published: Monday, October 25th, 2021 | Read more

SBM: Lazy Days of Summer: How to keep children active all year long

Lazy Days of Summer: How to keep children active all year long

Learn tips and tricks to keep your kids active throughout the year as summer winds down.

Published: Monday, September 27th, 2021 | Read more

SBM: When Does Eating Become a Problem?

When Does Eating Become a Problem?

Most don’t take the time to think about their own eating habits such as what they eat, when they eat, and why they eat. Learn to recognize the signs of problematic eating.

Published: Monday, September 20th, 2021 | Read more

SBM: The Importance of Social Support for People with Cancer

The Importance of Social Support for People with Cancer

The diagnosis and treatment of cancer can be an isolating experience. Learn the strategies to support those coping with cancer.

Published: Monday, July 26th, 2021 | Read more

SBM: To Weigh or Not to Weigh?

To Weigh or Not to Weigh?

Detailed self-weighing can be frustrating, difficult to sustain, and can feel overwhelming at times. Learn how to add self-weighing to your routine without the negative consequences.

Published: Monday, July 12th, 2021 | Read more

SBM: Choosing a Therapist after Cancer

Choosing a Therapist after Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is an extremely stressful event. Many cancer patients find it helpful to share their experience with a therapist. Learn how to find a therapist that suits your needs as a cancer patient.

Published: Monday, May 31st, 2021 | Read more

SBM: A Guide to Preconception Health Considerations

A Guide to Preconception Health Considerations

Preparing for a healthy pregnancy begins before conception. Learn how to improve your health prior to conceiving for the healthiest possible pregnancy-- for both you and your baby.

Published: Monday, May 3rd, 2021 | Read more

SBM: Ask the Experts: Positive Coping Strategies for Managing COVID-19 Stress in the Winter Season

Ask the Experts: Positive Coping Strategies for Managing COVID-19 Stress in the Winter Season

The combination of winter and COVID-19 means that, now more than ever, it is important to employ positive coping strategies and engage in stress and anxiety reducing activities.

Published: Monday, March 15th, 2021 | Read more

SBM: Coping in the Era of COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Cancer

Coping in the Era of COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Cancer

Despite the significant challenges of cancer, most survivors cope well with their illness. There are important lessons to be learned from cancer survivors about coping in the era of COVID-19.

Published: Monday, February 8th, 2021 | Read more

SBM: COVID-Safe Winter Physical Activity Ideas: A Special Focus on Older Adults

COVID-Safe Winter Physical Activity Ideas: A Special Focus on Older Adults

Physical activity levels dropping around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for older adults during the winter. Learn tips and tricks for staying active while pandemic restrictions are in place, even as the cold weather sets in.

Published: Monday, January 25th, 2021 | Read more

SBM: A 3-Step Approach to Responsive Feeding During Infancy and Beyond

A 3-Step Approach to Responsive Feeding During Infancy and Beyond

As a new parent, it can be hard to know what the best approach is when it comes to feeding your infant. Learn to recognize the signs of infant hunger and fullness cues from responsive breastfeeding.

Published: Monday, January 11th, 2021 | Read more

SBM: Keeping Kids Active during COVID-19

Keeping Kids Active during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it challenging for parents to limit their children’s screen time and encourage physical activity. Learn tips and tricks to engage kids in physical activity when access to typical activities is restricted.

Published: Monday, December 28th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Strategies to Address COVID-19 Related Stressors in Healthcare Settings

Strategies to Address COVID-19 Related Stressors in Healthcare Settings

Healthcare workers are facing unprecedented demands during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few strategies that healthcare workers can use to manage the challenges of the pandemic.

Published: Monday, December 14th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: How to Get the Most out of Your Telehealth Appointment

How to Get the Most out of Your Telehealth Appointment

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many clinicians have transitioned to telehealth appointments. Get the most out of your virtual visit with these tips and tricks.

Published: Monday, November 23rd, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Assertive Communication and Stress

Assertive Communication and Stress

Your communication style impacts your ability to manage stress. Learn methods to communicate assertively to help your stress management.

Published: Monday, November 9th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: How Meditation and Mind-Body Programs Reduce Worry and Help You Stay Present

How Meditation and Mind-Body Programs Reduce Worry and Help You Stay Present

It's difficult for many to quell worry and live in the present moment. Learn tips and tricks to help practice mindfulness and reduce worry.

Published: Monday, October 26th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Mindful Movement

Mindful Movement

Mindfulness is more than a mental practice: It is the integration of information gained through greater awareness of both the mind and the body in relation to the environment. Learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily activities.

Published: Monday, October 12th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Trying to Stay Healthy During a Global Pandemic?

Trying to Stay Healthy During a Global Pandemic?

It is especially important to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn tips and tricks to stay healthy during this challenging time.

Published: Monday, September 28th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Walking Through Challenging Times

Walking Through Challenging Times

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are walking less. Learn tips and tricks to increase physical activity to manage chronic conditions like Osteoarthritis.

Published: Monday, September 14th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Changing Cooking Habits: How to Cook Healthy Food for your Family

Changing Cooking Habits: How to Cook Healthy Food for your Family

The increased demand for cooking during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to many households feeling overwhelmed. Learn how to de-stress the cooking process with these tips and tricks.

Published: Monday, August 24th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Women’s Health: Facts about Birth Control, STIs and Condoms

Women’s Health: Facts about Birth Control, STIs and Condoms

Get the facts on STIs, birth control and condoms, and how they affect women's health.

Published: Monday, August 10th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Women’s Heart Health Part 3: Tips for Talking to your Doctor

Women’s Heart Health Part 3: Tips for Talking to your Doctor

Many women struggle to discuss heart health with their doctor. This is the third part of a three-part series on Women's Heart Health.

Published: Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Women’s Heart Health Part 2: Keys to Preventing Heart Disease and Managing Heart Health for Women

Women’s Heart Health Part 2: Keys to Preventing Heart Disease and Managing Heart Health for Women

Despite how common heart disease is for women, women can prevent heart disease and manage heart health by practicing healthy behaviors. Learn more about tips and tricks here. This is the second part of a three-part series on Women's Heart Health.

Published: Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Women’s Heart Health Part 1: What to Know about Women and Heart Disease across the Lifespan

Women’s Heart Health Part 1: What to Know about Women and Heart Disease across the Lifespan

Women’s health issues can uniquely contribute to a woman’s risk for heart disease across the lifespan. This is the first part of a three-part series on Women's Heart Health.

Published: Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Grandparents as Champions for Health Promotion

Grandparents as Champions for Health Promotion

As grandparents' involvement in daily life shifts, they can work with parents to promote nutritious eating and good health.

Published: Monday, June 29th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Prevention, Survival and Recovery from Cancer: The Case for Exercise

Prevention, Survival and Recovery from Cancer: The Case for Exercise

Research shows that exercise and physical activity can help prevent cancer, as well as increase odds for survival and improve recovery. Learn ways to improve functioning and quality of life after cancer with exercise.

Published: Monday, June 15th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Six Ways to Support a Friend with Cancer

Six Ways to Support a Friend with Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can come as a shock-- especially when it happens to a friend. Here are six ways to support a loved one who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Published: Monday, May 18th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Tips for Beating Burnout in Graduate School

Tips for Beating Burnout in Graduate School

It's no surprise that many graduate students face burnout. Learn tips to prevent, recognize, and address burnout.

Published: Monday, March 16th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Feeling depressed and struggling with Motivation? Build Momentum!

Feeling depressed and struggling with Motivation? Build Momentum!

Dealing with depression can be challenging, especially when feeling unmotivated. Learn some tips for building momentum for when depressed moods persist.

Published: Monday, March 9th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Caring for an Older Adult? How to Detect Delirium in Your Loved One, and What You Can Do

Caring for an Older Adult? How to Detect Delirium in Your Loved One, and What You Can Do

The onset of delirium in older adults can be sudden. However, early detection and prevention of delirium is possible.

Published: Monday, February 17th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Four Healthy Habits for Seniors to Reduce Cognitive Decline and Prevent Dementia

Four Healthy Habits for Seniors to Reduce Cognitive Decline and Prevent Dementia

Cognitive decline and dementia can take a toll on anyone's quality of life. This decline can be prevented by improving certain lifestyle behaviors.

Published: Monday, February 3rd, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Physical Activity for Older Adults: It’s Never too Late to Improve Your Health

Physical Activity for Older Adults: It’s Never too Late to Improve Your Health

Despite common misconceptions, older adults can benefit from engagement in physical activity.

Published: Monday, January 27th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: What You Should Know About Eating Behaviors and Diabetes

What You Should Know About Eating Behaviors and Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you know that eating is often the most challenging aspect of diabetes management. Learn how to identify and overcome some common problematic eating habits.

Published: Monday, January 13th, 2020 | Read more

SBM: Stress & Eating Habits: How to Manage Stress & Eat Healthy During the Holidays

Stress & Eating Habits: How to Manage Stress & Eat Healthy During the Holidays

Sticking to a healthy eating plan to lose weight can be challenging, especially during the holidays when our stress levels can be at their highest. Learn how stress affects eating habits and some tips to help you stay healthy this holiday season.

Published: Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Five Healthy Eating Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Five Healthy Eating Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

It’s common for adults to gain about 1-2 pounds between mid-November and January, but health researchers have identified several holiday eating habits that can help you get ahead of your New Year’s resolution.

Published: Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Aging with HIV: Four Tips for Older Adults with HIV

Aging with HIV: Four Tips for Older Adults with HIV

Learning about a new medical condition or complication with treatment can be overwhelming. Here are 4 healthy aging tips for people with HIV.

Published: Monday, November 18th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Physical Activity Programming: An Opportunity to Promote Health and Well-Being Among Military Veterans

Physical Activity Programming: An Opportunity to Promote Health and Well-Being Among Military Veterans

Learn how physical activity programming in community organizations can help veterans make healthy transitions to life after military service.

Published: Monday, November 4th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Myths About Chronic Pain

Myths About Chronic Pain

We all have misconceptions about pain. Here are some of the most common myths that persist about chronic pain and the facts to correct them.

Published: Monday, October 21st, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Insomnia in Older Adults: Tips to Master Sleep as We Age

Insomnia in Older Adults: Tips to Master Sleep as We Age

How we sleep and how we can sleep better changes as we age. Check out these tips for older adults with poor sleep or insomnia.

Published: Monday, October 7th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: How Can Primary Care Teams Address Insomnia in the Context of Persistent Pain?

How Can Primary Care Teams Address Insomnia in the Context of Persistent Pain?

Insomnia can be caused be a number of medical conditions, including chronic pain. Learn how behavioral health professionals can help treat insomnia without sleep medication.

Published: Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | Read more

SBM: The Bridge to Saving Lives: Community Health Workers

The Bridge to Saving Lives: Community Health Workers

What are community health workers? Learn how these public health professionals help promote disease prevention in culturally appropriate ways.

Published: Monday, September 9th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: 7 Myths about the HPV Vaccine: HPV Vaccine Facts and the Science Behind Them

7 Myths about the HPV Vaccine: HPV Vaccine Facts and the Science Behind Them

Learn the myths and know the facts about HPV Vaccines. The science behind the HPV Vaccinations.

Published: Monday, August 26th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: PrEP Facts & HIV Prevention

PrEP Facts & HIV Prevention

Learn the facts about PrEP, how effective it is at HIV Prevention and what you need to know if you are considering PrEP.

Published: Monday, August 12th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: What is Diabetes Distress?

What is Diabetes Distress?

What is Diabetes Distress? Learn the signs of diabetes distress and how you can help your loved one manage their diabetes.

Published: Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Understanding the Impact of Trauma: How Trauma Can Affect Your Body & Mind

Understanding the Impact of Trauma: How Trauma Can Affect Your Body & Mind

Learn how violence and trauma affects millions of people worldwide and how trauma can impact your mind and body.

Published: Monday, July 8th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Letting Go of Stress: Using Yoga and other Meditative Movement Activities to Relieve Stress

Letting Go of Stress: Using Yoga and other Meditative Movement Activities to Relieve Stress

Healthy ways to feel less stress include exercise or walking, listening to music, praying, or participating in yoga or meditation. Recently the use of “Meditative Movement Activities” are becoming more popular as a healthy way to relieve stress.

Published: Monday, June 24th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: 8 Tips for Choosing a Health App

8 Tips for Choosing a Health App

There are so many health-related mobile apps these days, it can be overwhelming to find the apps that really work for you. Here are some tips from behavior change experts on choosing apps to help you manage your health

Published: Monday, June 10th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Sun Safety: How to Protect your Skin from the Sun this Summer and All Year Round

Sun Safety: How to Protect your Skin from the Sun this Summer and All Year Round

Get tips on protecting your skin from the sun this summer. Know your sunburn risk and keep your skin protected from skin damage.

Published: Friday, May 24th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Infant Nutrition: Breastfeeding & Introducing Solid Foods to Your Baby

Infant Nutrition: Breastfeeding & Introducing Solid Foods to Your Baby

What is the best nutrition for infants? We have all heard that breastfeeding is the best, but there are many concerns new mothers have with breastfeeding. The following outlines the benefits of breastfeeding your infant, concerns you may have and how to go about introducing solid foods to your infant.

Published: Monday, May 20th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: How to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables

How to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables

So many people have trouble imagining how to reach the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Here are some ideas to get you to the recommended daily vegetable and fruit servings each day.

Published: Monday, May 6th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Grad School Mental Health Crisis: How Students can Impact Mental Health through School Policy

Grad School Mental Health Crisis: How Students can Impact Mental Health through School Policy

Half of all PhD students experience psychological distress and a third are at risk of a common psychiatric disorder. Learn how you can get involved at your institution to promote mental health for grad students.

Published: Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | Read more

SBM: How to Manage Stress Naturally During Pregnancy

How to Manage Stress Naturally During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a stressful time, but understanding how to manage stress during pregnancy can help you feel more positive, help reduce health complications during your pregnancy, and help you enjoy this special time in your and your baby’s lives.

Published: Monday, April 15th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Prenatal care goes beyond visits to your doctor. Staying active and eating healthy during the months of pregnancy provide huge value for you and your growing baby.

Published: Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Tips for Staying Healthy in Graduate School

Tips for Staying Healthy in Graduate School

Tips to help improve your mental and physical health in Graduate School. Staying healthy is hard as a Graduate Student, get the tips you need to say healthy during school.

Published: Monday, March 25th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: 5 Easy Ways to Get More Active

5 Easy Ways to Get More Active

You can meet your exercise goals with these easy tips for getting more active and sticking with your routine. Learn more about getting active today.

Published: Thursday, March 21st, 2019 | Read more

SBM: 5 Tips for Healthier Grocery Shopping

5 Tips for Healthier Grocery Shopping

These tips will help you stay focused, improve your grocery shopping, and leave the foods you want to avoid at the store so you don’t have to resist them at home.

Published: Monday, February 11th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: The Secret Behind Successful Behavior Change Using the ACT2 Method

The Secret Behind Successful Behavior Change Using the ACT2 Method

Learn about a method for using small changes in your day-to-day routine to achieve long-term health goals.

Published: Monday, February 11th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Three Steps to Maintain Health Habits

Three Steps to Maintain Health Habits

Sticking with a healthy habit can be difficult, but these three steps can help you understand and avoid common obstacles to maintaining healthy behaviors long-term.

Published: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: 3 Common Weight Loss Pitfalls

3 Common Weight Loss Pitfalls

Having trouble losing or maintaining your weight? Learn the common weight loss pitfalls and tips on how to keep your weight management plan on track.

Published: Friday, February 1st, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Dangers of Sitting

Dangers of Sitting

Understand the dangers of sitting and how you can decrease the time spent sitting.

Published: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Weight Loss: Meet Your Goals with a Support Network

Weight Loss: Meet Your Goals with a Support Network

Find out how to reach your weight loss goals this year through a support network. Get the support you need for long term weight loss and healthy living.

Published: Thursday, January 10th, 2019 | Read more

SBM: How to Get the Most out of Your Fitness Tracker

How to Get the Most out of Your Fitness Tracker

Learn how to get the most out of your fitness tracker. Get advice on how to choose the right fitness device, how to get started, how to set goals and more.

Published: Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | Read more

SBM: What You Need to Know Before You Try At-Home Genetic Testing & DNA Tests

What You Need to Know Before You Try At-Home Genetic Testing & DNA Tests

Learn what you should consider before taking an at-home genetic test. DNA testing can offer ancestry & health information, but there are things to consider before you take a genetic test.

Published: Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 | Read more

SBM: The 7 Components of a Successful Weight Loss Plan

The 7 Components of a Successful Weight Loss Plan

Learn what to look for in a weight loss plan in order to find the one that will help you meet your weight loss goals.

Published: Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 | Read more

SBM: Finding Trustworthy Answers to Health Questions

Finding Trustworthy Answers to Health Questions

Learn how to find trustworthy health advice and answers to your health questions on the internet, from people you know and from medical professionals.

Published: Monday, December 31st, 2018 | Read more

SBM: 10 Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Doctor Visit

10 Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Doctor Visit

Get the most out of your doctor visit with these 10 tips. Learn how to prepare for your doctor visit, what to do during the visit and after your visit.

Published: Sunday, December 30th, 2018 | Read more