Health & Wellness

LLUMC Murrieta is committed to providing education, outreach and support for our community to live their healthiest lives! As our program develops look for posts here and events on our calendar. Sign up for our E-Newsletter to receive updates on new classes and events!

Sitting is the New Smoking!

Beat the Damage of Sitting with the Ten Minute Workout

Sitting for more than an hour at a time causes your metabolism to come to a screeching halt. Studies are showing that hours of sitting on a daily basis can be as unhealthy as smoking. Even just 1-3 minutes of activity can halt the damage done by excessive sitting. Get up and walk around your home or workplace, do some sit ups or crunches. Using a resistance band is perfect for getting your metabolism going. At events around town we give out some exercise bands with our hospital logo imprinted on them and we hand out a 10-minute workout plan. This plan helps you to avoid the hazards of too much sitting during the day.

Benefits

You don't have to change your clothes and you wont' get super sweaty. These exercises are enough to jump start your metabolism and keep you feeling energized throughout the day.

Click Here for a printable PDF of the 10-Minute Workout that uses a resistance workout band.

Health Library from Loma Linda University Health

Want to learn more about a diagnosis or a health concern? Click here for a health library tool provided by Loma Linda University Medical Center. 

Health Resources

We work closely with the American Heart & Stroke Associations. Together we work on funding research, providing education and helping our communities live healthier lives. 

Here are some links to resources:

Food & Nutrition

The American Heart Association provides tools and resources to help you better understand your dietary needs.

Green Smoothie Recipee

This is a delicious way to get your greens! 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup washed kale leaves
  • 1 cup washed spinach leaves
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/3 cup frozen banana pieces
  • 1 cup ice
  • 4 oz. coconut milk
  • 4 oz apple juice
  • 4 oz apple juice
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice or natural lemonade
  • Put all the ingredients into a powerful blender and blend well until smooth. Enjoy!
  • Click here for a printable recipe.

Benefits of Kale

Did you know? 

  • Isothiocyanates in kale help reduce your risk of bladder, breast, colon, ovary and prostrate cancer. 
  • Kale has more than 45 different flavonoids which provide both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits that help reduce chronic inflammation and oxidative stress.
  • Fiber in kale binds with some of the bile acids in the GI tract which helps to lower cholesterol absorption!
  • With only 33 calories, 1 cup of chopped kale provides vitamin A, C, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B-6, Magnesium, Vitamin K and a  host of micro nutrients and anti-oxidants. 

Our Community Health Plan

Community Health Needs Assessment for LLUMC-Murrieta

In 2013, Loma Linda University Medical Center—Murrieta completed a triennial Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to gain a better understanding of health status among the residents we serve. The community health needs assessment is conducted not only to fulfill the requirement of the Affordable Care Act and California’s Community Benefit Legislation (SB 697) but in response to the mission of the hospital to further the teaching and healing ministry of Christ. LLUMC—Murrieta is rooted in promoting wholeness and the resulting CHNA was modeled after such a value. This Whole Community Care Model (LLUH, 2013) integrates social determinants of health, health status and behaviors of our community, the environment, and the health systems’ readiness to provide services. Accordingly, LLUMC—Murrieta worked closely with community partners to identify collective evaluation measures to work towards key health indicators as a region and not in isolation.

This document outlines the major indicators of health in Riverside County and identifies priority areas. It represents a collaborative process that views health as a result of intersecting factors; as such a collaborative process will be necessary to overcome identified barriers.

Key Findings

Our assessment highlights that heart disease and stroke remain the leading causes of deaths in the Inland Empire followed by cancer.

  • High rates of 5150’s in Emergency Departments in the Inland Empire and lack of behavioral health services for children highlight the importance of addressing behavioral health in our service area.
  • Our assessment identified a significant lack of adequa
  • The Inland Empire also has one for the poorest air quality indices and poor access to healthy food.
  • Our community understands the importance of healthcare access and utilization of services but lacks adequate resources.

Our Community Health Priorities

After conducting the CHNA we asked the following questions: 1) What is really hurting our communities? 2) How can we make a difference? 3) What are the high impact interventions? 4) Who are our partners? and 5) Who needs our help the most? From this analysis, three priority areas were identified:

  • Whole Child Care
  • Whole Behavioral Care
  • Whole Chronic Disease Care

Moving forward, these priority areas will be used to guide the development of a Community Health Plan, with initiatives designed to address these concerns. Building a healthy community requires multiple stakeholders working together with a common purpose. We invite you to explore our health challenges in the Inland Empire outlined in this report. More importantly though, we hope you use the findings in this report to conceptualize collective solutions, establish sustainable partnerships, and work towards a healthier Inland Empire.

Community Health Needs Assessment for Loma Linda University Medical Center & Behavioral Medicine Center

In 2013, Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) completed a triennial Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to gain a better understanding of health status among the residents we serve. The community health needs assessment is conducted not only to fulfill the requirement of the Affordable Care Act and California’s Community Benefit Legislation (SB 697) but in response to the mission of the hospital to further the teaching and healing ministry of Christ. LLUH is rooted in promoting wholeness and the resulting CHNA was modeled after such a value. This Whole Community Care Model (LLUH, 2013) integrates social determinants of health, health status and behaviors of our community, the environment, and the health systems’ readiness to provide services. Accordingly, LLUH worked closely with community partners to identify collective evaluation measures to work towards key health indicators as a region and not in isolation.

This document outlines the major indicators of health in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and identifies priority areas. It represents a collaborative process that views health as a result of intersecting factors; as such a collaborative process will be necessary to overcome identified barriers.

Key Findings

  • Our assessment highlights that heart disease and stroke remain the leading causes of deaths in the Inland Empire followed by cancer.
  • Sickle cell disease was also a health issue that emerged during our assessment.
  • Childhood obesity rates remain high in inland Empire.
  • Our community also suffers from high rates of poverty (especially among children), low educational attainment, and low social stability (low housing and high violence) making the physical environment less conducive to healthy outcomes.
  • The Inland Empire also has one for the poorest air quality indices and poor access to healthy food.
  • Our community members know the importance of healthy lifestyle, but often lack adequate resources.

LLUMC & BMC Community Health Priorities

After conducting the CHNA we asked the following questions: 1) What is really hurting our communities? 2) How can we make a difference? 3) What are the high impact interventions? 4) Who are our partners? And 5) Who needs our help the most? From this analysis, several priority areas were identified:

  • Children’s Health
  • Chronic Disease with a special emphasis on Heart Disease
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Aging Care
  • Behavioral Health

Moving forward, these priority areas will be used to guide the development of a Community Health Plan, with initiatives designed to address these concerns. Building a healthy community requires multiple stakeholders working together with a common purpose. We invite you to explore our health challenges in the Inland Empire outlined in this report. More importantly though, we hope you use the findings in this report to conceptualize collective solutions, establish sustainable partnerships, and work towards a healthier Inland Empire.

Community Health Plan

We call upon you to imagine a healthier region, and invite you to work with us implementing the solutions outlined in this report. Help us continue to prioritize our health concerns and find solutions across a broad range of health needs.