Chronic Disease Playlist: Nutrition Tips for Hypertension

As a follow up from yesterday’s overview of Hypertension, Registered Dietician Inna Kagan provides helpful nutrition tips for hypertension. This series is not meant to be a diagnosis and doesn’t replace medical guidance that you’ve received from your medical providers but is meant to be a high-level overview of Hypertension and nutritional strategies.

U.S. Secretary of Defense and Department of the Army Present Special Civilian Honors to Home Base Leadership

In recognition of their dedication to the health care of military veterans and the families of fallen heroes, leaders from Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, received two of the nation’s most prestigious honors. The Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service – the second-highest award presented by the Secretary of Defense – was presented to Tom Werner, Chairman of the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Red Sox Foundation. The Public Service Commendation Medal – the fourth-highest public service decoration in the U.S. Department of the Army – was awarded to Peter Slavin, MD, President, Massachusetts General Hospital, Ross Zafonte, DO, Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Michael Allard, Chief Operating Officer for Home Base

Chronic Disease Playlist: Hypertension

In Part 1 of our Chronic Disease series, the Home Base Nursing Staff presents an overview of Asthma and COPD, their risk factors, signs and common treatments. This series is not a diagnosis and doesn’t replace guidance from your medical providers but is meant to provide a better understanding of Asthma, COPD and other chronic diseases. Stay tuned for follow up content from our Nutrition and Fitness teams on this topic and more!

Fitness WOD: Full Body Push

The most time-efficient way to work out, without burning out, is to follow a push-pull workout routine. Today’s #HBHealthAtHome​ workout involves push exercises targeting the quads, chest, shoulders, and triceps. Alternating pushing days with pull days is a great way to simplify your training, keep things fun, and make sure your muscles are getting adequate rest.

Push yourself today and join us for a workout that checks all the right boxes.

Nutrition: Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats Cooking Demo

One of our Dietitians at Home Base is taking you into her kitchen for a breakfast cooking demo! This video tutorial covers an easy-to-make recipe for Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats. The meal is loaded with protein, healthy fats, and fiber that will keep you full throughout the morning, and can also be used as an on-the-go breakfast item!

This recipe is not only delicious and nutritious, but it will also go over well with your kids! It tastes like you are having dessert for breakfast! Yum!

Fitness Education: Home Office Ergonomics

Your home workspace ergonomics can greatly impact your health. If you’ve been working remotely due to the #COVID19​ pandemic and your current setup just isn’t cutting it, we’ve got what you need to do.

In this #HBHealthAtHome​ video, Home Base’s Heidi Dotson reviews some helpful tips to improve posture and reduce pain. Stay tuned for a DIY standing desk option and some stretches to incorporate into your work breaks to keep you feeling your best.

Mental Health: The ABC Skill

During these stressful and uncertain times, people feel many different emotions, and some can be quite distressing and extreme. The ABC skill is a cognitive behavioral therapy technique that helps us better understand the relationship between our beliefs and our emotions.

In this video, Home Base’s Dr. Lauren Richards-Donegan demonstrates how using the ABC skill can help change our unhelpful beliefs and improve our emotional wellbeing.

Chronic Disease Series: Asthma and COPD Presentation

In Part 1 of our Chronic Disease series, the Home Base Nursing Staff presents an overview of Asthma and COPD, their risk factors, signs and common treatments. This series is not a diagnosis and doesn’t replace guidance from your medical providers but is meant to provide a better understanding of Asthma, COPD and other chronic diseases. Stay tuned for follow up content from our Nutrition and Fitness teams on this topic and more!

Skillful Parenting Webinar Series: Navigating Transitions in the Age of COVID

Skillful Parenting Webinar Series: Navigating Transitions in the Age of COVID

This year has been full of changes for families and change is hard! As COVID restrictions loosen, many children are transitioning back to in-person learning and activities. Some parents are already planning summer schedules. Adjusting to new routines, especially when there is a lack of predictability and familiarity can be anxiety provoking for our kids.

Join Home Base psychologist and USMC Veteran, Dr. Wesley Sanders for this 60-minute session, to learn a few things families can do at home to help ease transitions for both children and parents.