Wellness

At UNC Health, we’re dedicated to helping people lead healthier lives. Check out these resources on a variety of topics ranging from heart health and cancer prevention to exercise tips, heart-healthy recipes and more.

A personal trainer high-fives his client in a gym. Both wear fitness clothes and free weights are on the floor.

February 28, 2024

4 Reasons to Invest in a Personal Trainer at the Gym

If you need motivation, feel stuck or want to be safe, these exercise pros can help.

Exercise, Fitness and Mobility

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Mom and elementary-aged daughter work together to prepare a salad in a brightly-lit kitchen

February 26, 2024

5 Ways for Parents to Raise Healthier Children

Teach your child the habits of a healthy life. Start with these tips from a pediatrician.

Children's Health, Kids and Mental Health, Wellness

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close-up image of a person holding pills in one and hand a glass of water in the other

February 22, 2024

What Happens If You Take an Antibiotic You Don’t Need?

Unnecessary meds not only won’t heal you, but they can do more harm than good.

Antibiotics

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teenage boy looks at his reflection in a bathroom mirror

February 8, 2024

Do’s and Don’ts: Promoting Healthy Body Image in Teens

Psychologists share what to do—and what to avoid—to help kids through a tricky time.

Adolescents, Eating Disorders, Kids and Mental Health

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photo of measles disease at cellular level

January 31, 2024

What to Know About Measles

This explainer with an expert will help you assess your risk and precautions to take amid the current outbreak.

Infectious Diseases

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tilt up image of a fit female in exercise clothes in a lunge position, hands on hips

January 25, 2024

What You Can Do When Your Hip Flexors Are Tight

If you sit a lot, try these tips to stretch and strengthen the core muscle group.

Orthopedics, Wellness

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Woman loads wood into a wood-burning fireplace indoors

January 19, 2024

Winter Indoor Air Quality Could Be Harming Your Health

Take these precautions with heat sources and humidifiers in your home.

Indoor Allergies, Your Care

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Sporty-looking woman looks at the label of a food item in the aisle of a grocery store

January 18, 2024

Processed Foods: Are They Really That Bad for You?

A UNC Health dietitian explains how to make smarter choices at the grocery store.

Nutrition

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Senior woman does water aerobics with foam weights in an indoor pool

January 10, 2024

How to Exercise with Limited Mobility

A personal trainer shares ways to make workouts work for your body.

Exercise, Fitness and Mobility

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Image focused on a man running in place in a fitness class while others in the background do the same movement

January 8, 2024

Checklist: 7 Habits to Have a Healthier Life

A doctor shares tips for feeling better, having more energy and reducing disease risk.

Wellness, Your Care

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woman does a barbell clean while her trainer stands behind, coaching her

January 2, 2024

New to the Gym? Here’s What to Know Before You Go

Get the most out of your fitness center membership with this insider’s guide.

Exercise, Fitness and Mobility, Wellness

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Two women eating and enjoying ice cream cones

January 1, 2024

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About the Food You Eat

UNC Health experts explain why we think of food as good or bad and what we can do about it.

Eating Disorders, Wellness

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