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Growing a healthy whole

By | Culture of Care, Exercise & Nutrition, Health and healing, Kathleen Bullock, Prevention, Provision Health and Fitness, Survivors, Uncategorized | No Comments

We have talked about the entire Wheel of Life in this blog series. Have you placed a number on each of the topics as to where you are in your life? Our first topic was Fitness, followed by Nutrition, Restoration, Peace, Finances and then your Career. Finally, we wrap it all up with a look at Personal Growth. Read More

Peace an important piece of health

By | Exercise & Nutrition, Knoxville, Provision Health and Fitness | No Comments

Most people desire a peaceful, healthy, conflict free life. However, reality pops in and throws in all sorts of unexpected twists and turns. What do you think of when you have peace? How do you feel when you have peace? Some synonyms are tranquil, calm, restful, at ease, contentment, harmony. How do you feel when you don’t have peace? Synonyms for this are stressed out, agitation, confusion, conflict, noise. Which is more appealing to you? How do you get to the peaceful state when life happens? Read More

Nutrition plays important role in cancer treatment

By | Cancer, Culture of Care, Exercise & Nutrition, Prostate Cancer, Tennessee | No Comments

When Hal Livergood came to Provision for treatment of his prostate cancer, he was impressed by the brand new facility—“like coming into a resort,” he says. His doctor and personal research told him protons were the best treatment option for his disease.

There was just one problem.

“My doctor said, ‘You need to lose weight,’” Livergood says. Otherwise, treatment would not be an option. Read More

Do your part to save your life…

By | Breast Cancer, Cancer, colon cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Exercise & Nutrition, Pancreatic cancer, Provision Health and Fitness, Survivors, Throat cancer, Uncategorized | No Comments

Nobody wants cancer, but in the U.S. one in every two men and one in every three women will get it at some point in their lives.

February is National Cancer Prevention month, and although there are no guarantees—we all know those who have developed the disease through circumstances beyond their control—science has shown us that many cancer cases are preventable through practical, healthy lifestyle choices.

The Harvard School of Public Health estimates up to 75 percent of cancer deaths in the U.S. could be prevented, while the American Cancer Society declares about 60 percent of American cancer cases to be preventable. Read More

Movement, nourishment more important as you age

By | Exercise & Nutrition, Kathleen Bullock, Provision Health and Fitness, Provision Health and Performance, Survivors, Uncategorized | No Comments

Aging is a fact of life. So let’s talk about how to stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible, making the most of our years. “Age is just a number.” On our Tanita scale it gives us a health age. It is very encouraging when that’s younger than our chronological age. However, it doesn’t take our blood pressure or cholesterol or stress level or sleep habits or lifestyle into account. It does, in fact, consider your weight, your percent of body fat, and your waist circumference. Now is a wonderful time to consider how your lifestyle can help improve your chronological age and improve your future. Read More

Provision Health and Fitness boasts top trainer

By | Cancer, Dowell Springs, Exercise & Nutrition, Provision Health and Fitness, Provision Health and Performance, Survivors, Uncategorized | No Comments

What gets Britton Leitch most excited is not when he gets to work with the university athletes that come to the Provision Health and Fitness Center. Or simply seeing a senior gain strength and mobility after a personal training session. Or putting a group of participants through their paces together. Or helping a new member work toward their New Year’s resolution.

What gets him most excited is that he gets to do it all. And in a very personal way. Read More

New year kicks off cancer survivor class

By | Breast Cancer, Cancer, Exercise & Nutrition, Knoxville, Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center, Prostate Cancer, Proton Therapy, Provision Health and Performance, surgery, Survivors, Uncategorized | No Comments

An exercise and educational program for cancer survivors helps participants start the new year in the right way live with the goal of living healthy beyond cancer. The first class, held at Provision Health and Performance is next Thursday, Jan. 11. Read More

Exercise, diet boost cancer survival rate

By | Breast Cancer, Cancer, Exercise & Nutrition, research, Survivors, Uncategorized | No Comments

Good lifestyle choices are always important. For those with a cancer diagnosis, they can be even more so.

It is critical to maintain the key activities that encourage good health throughout cancer treatment and after. Good habits such as physical activity and a healthy diet affect not only the outcome of treatment but the quality of life during and after treatment. Read More