Hoʻolōkahi Series: Finding time for self-care in our busy schedule can be overwhelming. It is crazy enough trying to balance work and family life so it is not surprising many of us struggle with taking care of our Self. On top of that there is an endless amount of information out there, making it hard to know what is best for our unique situation. The Hoʻolōkahi Series focuses on ʻike kumu, the fundamental knowledge we need to cultivate harmony in our daily lives. We cannot always control the people we interact with or the environments we exist in so it is important to have tools that help us make healthy choices no matter where we are and who we are with.
Kelly Marshall-McDaniel is a Medical Anthropologist specializing in Diabetes and Metabolism. She studied Human Nutrition, Kinesiology, and Linguistic Anthropology at Kansas State University and received her Masters of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition and an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist. Kelly practices Medical Nutrition Therapy at the Community Health Centers on Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi and is a Clinical Dietitian and Breastfeeding Coach for the Hawaiʻi WIC Program. She currently serves as a co-investigator on a community research project with The Queens Medical Center and acts as a mentor for the Waipahu High School Academy of Health & Sciences. As a Movement Educator, Kelly specializes in Fascial Fitness and Mindful Movement practices and has been a Group Fitness Instructor for over a decade. She strives to make healthy living accessible to everyBODY by guiding people to understand what that means for their personal life circumstances. Kelly creates and individualized experience for each of her patients using a variety of tools she has acquired practicing in the fields of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology.
11am – Hoʻolōkahi: Building a Healthy Relationship with Food – Many of us dread eating, especially in the context of managing our health conditions. The truth is we ALL need to be mindful of what we put in our bodies for overall wellness. The good news is that diet recommendations for managing blood sugar and blood pressure, cancer prevention and many other conditions all have a common thread! Making specific dietary changes will look different for each of us, but this talk will equip you with the tools to get started and give you general guidelines that make building health meals and snacks less stressful.
1pm – Hoʻolōkahi: Creating a Meaningful Movement Practice – We all know that physical activity is important but making it part of our daily routine can seem impossible. The truth is, most of us feel pressured to adopt an unrealistic exercise routine when we really need to be focusing on how to exist more comfortably in our body! Most of us have spend the majority of our life sitting and developing other dysfunctional movement patterns that leave us with chronic aches and pains. Each of us have a different “body story” but this talk will provide the basic principles of how to address tissue imbalances and start moving towards a more active lifestyle.
2pm – Hoʻolōkahi: Balancing Self-Care and Daily Life – If you have ever tried to make lifestyle changes you know that having the right information is less than half the battle…putting it into action is the hardest part! Most of us have several things we want to change so prioritizing is the key to success, but how do we figure out where to start?!? We all have different needs when it comes to behavior change, but this talk will give you the basic structure for assessing where you are at and what you need to do to move forward.