Category: Physical Health

A collection of blog posts related to physical health and wellness.

Saving Time & Feeling Better Through Meal Prep

In the busy lives of students and working professionals, it can be hard to find time to make and eat healthy meals. Logan Franck, PharmD’17 and his wife have found a solution that works for them – advance meal prep. In just a few hours each week, Dr. Franck has all of his meals planned […]

September 21, 2022

The Benefits of Yoga & Meditation

We know some of you attended UNMC Goat Yoga last week and the photos were so fun! Yoga is one form of mindfulness that Brandy Sundberg BS’02, RT(R), RDMS shares about in the blog today. Brandy has been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years and is a yoga instructor. She shares the physical and mental […]

August 31, 2022

Prioritizing Demands on Your Time

All of us have demands on our time. Studying, working, caring for kids or parents, taking time for physical and mental health – these are just a few of the things that we have to manage, and that’s before we take time to do things for fun.  Patricia Kearns, PT’99 has learned how to maximize her […]

April 27, 2022

What is Tai Chi?

This Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, learn about the ancient Chinese form of martial arts, Tai Chi. This practice has many health benefits and is an outcome-based program that decreases risk of falls in seniors. In this week’s Connections Project Blog, Holly Warth, RN, BSN, ’78, ’80 teaches us about Tai Chi, where it comes […]

May 26, 2021

Self Care & Maintaining Balance

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we know things have been especially difficult over the last year. On this week’s Connections Project Blog, Tunisia Ellis Penta, Clinical Perfusion’02 shares how she prioritizes her self-care, both mentally and physically, in order to maintain balance in her life.   If you are struggling with your mental health, you are […]

May 19, 2021

Going Outside to Help With the Stressors Inside

As healthcare professionals, most often the work you do is inside, all of the time, without the ability to even look out a window. Today Scott Sanderson, MPS, CCP, LP ’12 shares how he likes to get outside to help him deal with the stressors inside. If you live in Nebraska right now, it is […]

March 4, 2021

Megan Frazee, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT ’09 on the Importance of Sleep

March is National Sleep Awareness Month and Megan Frazee, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT ’09, shares how sleep deprivation impacts our body and how healthcare providers can ask patients about the quality of their sleep and then educate them about basic sleep hygiene techniques. “It’s been shown that one night of sleep decreases the immune fighting […]

March 13, 2019