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Most patients feel that time crunch that comes with doctor visits—as soon as the physician walks through the exam room door, the imaginary stopwatch begins. This highlights the need to be as efficient as possible in addressing your needs, getting your questions answered, and communicating important health info like medication side effects or making sure your medications are still working or needed. Here are five strategies for making your next visit more effective...
Behavior scientists have made exciting discoveries in recent decades about how we can help ourselves build the habits we desire. It isn’t “one-size-fits-all,” and different techniques work for different challenges. But research supports that habit change resides inside your mind. And that experimenting with techniques like these are where to begin...
Just imagining a stressful event or situation may make your heart beat faster, your palms sweat and your mind kick into high-alert mode. But what if that stress response isn’t always bad? What if it can actually be beneficial? And what if there is actually a difference between a good stressor and bad stressor? Researchers are finding that there is more to the story than you might expect from all the bad press about stress.
Medicine isn’t perfect. For every breakthrough that cures a disease (or makes it easier to live with one) there are many more treatments that only help a little. And there are many more that may have no effect or that may actually cause a particular person more harm than good. So, it’s important to approach any decision that affects your health, or the health of someone you love, with eyes wide open.
Ever wondered whether it’s better to see the glass as half empty or half full? There’s a growing body of research that has your answer...
Stories aren’t just for Oscar-winning movies or best-selling novels. They’ve been at the heart of human communication from the beginning. Before Snapchat, email, or snail mail, our survival depended on remembering the stories told around the community fire. And now, researchers are discovering that storytelling can be transformative for personal health.
There is no doubt that prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications can come with tons of confusing directions, warnings, disclaimers, and information on the paperwork. So, we’re digging into what some of these often-confusing terms or sections of a label mean. Because we believe, the more you know about your medications, the more you can make sure they are working for you.
The role of the supplement is just that – to supplement the levels of a nutrient already found in your body. Some supplements are more beneficial than others, and some are absorbed better than others. Today we’ll walk through what you need to know about supplements so that you can have an informed conversation with your doctor about whether or not they’re right for you.
Have you ever wondered how you can swallow different pills meant for different things and they can all do their job? Prescriptions. Over-the-counter medicines. Dietary supplements. Botanicals. They all have their jobs–and they often do them well. But how do they know where to go? Let’s walk through the end to end process of how drugs get into your body and get to the site that needs them.
Whether you are a rise and grind kind of person or a late night gym rat, you may be positive that your time of day is the best time of day to work out. Or maybe you’re wondering if switching your workout routine would give you better results. So, let’s dive into the question: What’s the best time of day to work out?
Your appetite is really complex, and triggered or suppressed by many factors. Let’s dive into what exactly controls your appetite and what control you have in either suppressing it, stimulating it, or changing your cravings. The more you learn about how it all works, the more you can make your appetite work for you, and not the other way around.
Between busy holiday nights and cold wintry days, it can be challenging to find time for healthy habits. This guest post by Emily, a MOBE Guide, invites us to explore the possibilities of winter in several new ways.
If you've ever gotten goosebumps when listening to beautiful music, keep reading to discover more about this perfectly normal, biological response.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in this guest post a MOBE Guide reflects on what that means to some of our MOBE participants.
Community. Support. Healthier living. It all came together at the 2018 Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk.
Beth shared how MOBE taught her a new way to think about healing and inspired her to share that lesson with others.
When working with his team at MOBE, Stu reminds them that everyone has a unique journey. His took place long before he joined the company.
The Kindness Rocks Project is about creating random acts of kindness that can change anyone's day, and our MOBE Guides made some of their own.
It's hard to believe we’re almost halfway through the year. If you’ve been working with your MOBE Guide, how is it going?
We’ve reached the end of Better Sleep Month, and here are some studies and ideas that caught our eye. We’d love to hear what you think of them.
No matter where you are in your health journey, we want you to remember these five reasons to feel good about today.
The human body does a significant amount of work every day just to function, heal and protect itself. And it doesn’t stop when we go to sleep.
The way you think affects how you feel. What does that even mean, and how does the mind-body connection affect overall health and wellness?
May is Better Sleep Month, and it’s worth taking the time to thoughtfully consider and recognize any opportunities you have to simply get better sleep.
The first step to dealing with stress is knowing what causes it. It’s not the same for everyone, and it might not be as obvious as you think.
Even after the first call with Molly, his MOBE Guide, Jeff wasn't sure what the program could do for him. But by the second call he was 'hooked'.
The best fuel empowers your body to be its best: from managing energy levels to supporting growth, healing and immune system response.
You just scheduled your first call with a MOBE Guide... so how do you prepare? Here are ten tips from the Guides themselves.
Loving the way you feel doesn't mean all perfect days; it means more good ones with the help of your MOBE Guide.
Living healthier makes your brain grow? Yes, you can expand your brain by how you live your life.
We asked our MOBE Guides, "If you could give a general word of encouragement to everyone working with MOBE, what would it be?"
Thinking about a New Year's Resolution? The end goal isn’t about creating a new year. It’s about creating a new you.
When it comes to helping people feel better, MOBE Guides are the center of what we do. So in a spirit of reflection we asked them, "What do you love most about helping people become better self-managers?"
It's amazing: for your entire life you'll breathe regularly and automatically. You don't have to think about it. But you can still choose to control it, whenever you want. Here are five reasons to explore the healing power of breathwork.
We say it at MOBE over and over again: the things you think about matter. Read more on this week's More Being blog post.
We're no strangers to the power of storytelling at MOBE. That's why this article about the CaringBridge website caught our eye.
MOBE Guides come from different healthcare backgrounds, but they share a passion for helping people take control of their own health. Find what they say about working with people in the MOBE Guided Self-Management Program.
Your body does an incredible job taking care of itself every day. When it comes to amazing abilities, never forget your body is the real hero.