A Special Independence Day Message from General Hammond

Dear Friends of Home Base, Each year on the 4th of July we celebrate Independence Day with family and friends, getting together for parades, fireworks, and barbecues. This year our social gatherings will be different and more limited as our nation is facing the foreboding specter of a COVID-19 return, the challenges of systemic racism,

Nutrition: How to Support Your GI System Through Nutrition

In today’s #HBHealthAtHome nutrition post, Home Base Registered Dietitian Emilie Burgess offers you some tips and tricks to help combat bloating. Dive into this blog post to see how some of your diet and lifestyle patterns could be exacerbating your gastrointestinal discomfort.

Mindfulness: Pranayama Series, Full Yogic Breath

The full yogic breath is a staple pranayama exercise to have in your mindfulness tool kit. It supports stress reduction and can offer a guide into a mindful state. Join Home Base’s Jennifer Kneeland for a guided midweek mindfulness breathing exercise that will help you focus and reenergize.

Nutrition: Intermittent Fasting 101

When you google search “intermittent fasting,” you will probably get over 1,000 hits. This type of dieting has hit the market by storm, so it is tough to not ask yourself, “do I need to be doing this?” Home Base’s Registered Dietitian, Emilie Burgess breaks down the concept of intermittent fasting and discusses what the research today is showing.

Mindfulness: Skills to Overcome Challenging Moments

People all over the country and the world are having difficult conversations, learning, and experiencing new and heightened emotions. This challenges our coping skills and can be overwhelming, leading us to shut down, explode, or not take care of ourselves. In today’s mindfulness post, Home Base Clinical Social Worker Clare Stupinski rounds up a #HBHealthAtHome resiliency toolkit to support you during these times.

Fitness Education: The Importance of Balance Training

An important component of fitness with aging and across all populations that deserves attention is balance training, especially when it comes to fall and injury prevention, recovering from an injury or enhancing athletic performance. In today’s #HBHealthAtHome Fitness Education post, Home Base’s Marlene DaCosta offers ways you can incorporate balance training in your daily routine for optimal strength and stability.

Mental Health: When Checklists Don’t Work

Creating a checklist is based on the idea that we are all verbal learners; that an individual learns by reading information.  But what if checklists don’t work for you? For many of us, we learn by seeing and doing. In today’s #HBHealthAtHome mental health post, Home Base Speech Language Pathologist Rachael Licker introduces us to the “Get Ready, Do, Done” model, which can help you visualize the tasks you want to get done.

Nutrition: Fresh Summer Herb Recipes We Love

As the weather gets warmer, new dishes and new flavors can be refreshing. In today’s #HBHealthAtHome Nutrition post, Home Base’s Registered Dietitian Emilie Burgess shares her top five summer herbs and ways you can feature them into new or old dishes and add a different twist to your menu.

Mental Health: How to Fall Back Asleep

Waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back asleep can be a frustrating, if not maddening, experience. If you’ve ever laid in bed during the wee hours of the night watching the hours tick by one by one then you’re in luck because we have strategies that you can use to help you fall back to sleep.  

Nutrition: Metabolism – What Do We Need to Know?

Metabolism: We’ve all got one, but some people’s metabolisms are “faster” or “slower” than others’. And that matters, because the rate at which your body burns calories and converts fuel to energy can also affect how easily you gain or lose weight. Our Registered Dietitian, Emilie Burgess talks about the role of metabolism and some tips and tricks to boost it!