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!

Mindfulness: Breaking Down Meditation

Traditional meditation can be very difficult to begin practicing right away. This article, written by Home Base’s lead Expressive Arts Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Jenn Kneeland reviews different aspects of mediation to make the practice easier to access across all ages and levels.

Mindfulness: Pranayama Series: Segmented Breathing

This weeks’ #HBHealthAtHome Pranayama mindfulness series comes from the Kundalini yogic tradition. It supports improved focused attention and can support a reduction of stress. Join Home Base’s Jennifer Kneeland for a series of dynamic segmented breathing techniques that will help calm your body and improve focus.

Fitness Education: Get a Grip! The Impact of Grip Strength on Quality of Life

Grip strength plays a significant role in our lives when it comes to routine activities such as carrying groceries, opening a jar, or having a firm handshake when greeting someone in a formal situation like a job interview.  Our grip is something we may not have given much thought to until we have difficulty performing one of those routine tasks such as opening a jar. Here’s Home Base’s Marlene DaCosta to explain in today’s #HBHealthAtHome fitness education post.

Mindfulness: How to Mindfully Manage Difficult Emotions

During stressful times, it can be a truly difficult task to understand how our emotions are affecting our daily lives. In today’s mindfulness post, Home Base social worker, Erika Lundgren, highlights ways to stay mindful in our emotions so we can improve our communication with ourselves and others.