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Why sticking with a med can be easier said than done, and may not be the right thing

To boost medication adherence, there are plenty of apps and products geared toward helping you remember to take your meds—from simple “days of the week” pill boxes to digital reminders, these prompts help those who struggle with medication schedules, especially if multiple meds are involved. But what if memory and organization aren’t the real issues for you? Although recalling medication instructions is an important part of adherence, that’s not the only reason people might feel challenged when sticking to a medication. Here are some other possibilities that you might experience...

Patient’s guide to a more effective doctor visit

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...

6 science-backed ways to start a healthier habit

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...

Why your stress may have an upside

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.

The science of pharmaceutical research

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.

Want to be healthier? Be positive!

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...

How storytelling is engaging minds and transforming lives

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.

Decode your medications

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.

Dietary supplements: Do you really need them?

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 about the wonder of modern drugs?

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.

Is there a best time of day to work out?

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?

How understanding your appetite will help you control it

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.

It’s winter: don’t hibernate, explore!

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.

And now, something truly chilling.

If you've ever gotten goosebumps when listening to beautiful music, keep reading to discover more about this perfectly normal, biological response.

Honoring breast cancer survivors

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.

Team MOBE walks with heart

Community. Support. Healthier living. It all came together at the 2018 Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk.

Healing from the inside out: Beth’s story

Beth shared how MOBE taught her a new way to think about healing and inspired her to share that lesson with others.

“Everyone has a story” – Stu, VP of Engagement

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

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.

Check in: How are you doing?

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?

Noteworthy News: ways to get better sleep.

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.

5 reasons to feel good about today.

No matter where you are in your health journey, we want you to remember these five reasons to feel good about today.

This is your body on sleep: amazing.

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.

Let’s talk about: the way you think affects how you feel

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

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.

Why we need stress awareness month.

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.

Jeff’s story: “I’m in such a better place now.”

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'.

How are you fueling your body?

The best fuel empowers your body to be its best: from managing energy levels to supporting growth, healing and immune system response.

Your first call: Ten tips from MOBE Guides.

You just scheduled your first call with a MOBE Guide... so how do you prepare? Here are ten tips from the Guides themselves.

You deserve to love the way you feel.

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.

Living healthier makes your brain grow? Yes, you can expand your brain by how you live your life.

You’re worth it: Words of encouragement from the MOBE Guides.

We asked our MOBE Guides, "If you could give a general word of encouragement to everyone working with MOBE, what would it be?"

What’s Your ‘New You’ Resolution?

Thinking about a New Year's Resolution? The end goal isn’t about creating a new year. It’s about creating a new you.

Reflections on 2017 and being a MOBE Guide.

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?"

Breathe in, breathe out: the power of breathwork.

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.

Rain, shine, sleet or snow… you can choose to feel good.

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.

The power of storytelling and support.

We're no strangers to the power of storytelling at MOBE. That's why this article about the CaringBridge website caught our eye.

What makes a MOBE Guide?  

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.

Modern medicine is amazing, but your body is the real hero.

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.

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