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Sarah Myer

This summer I had to replace my beloved Samsung Gear tracker. It had enough of my running and flat out refused to connect to my phone anymore. I really wanted the Garmin Fenix 5 but could not spend that much money on a tracker. So I decided on the FitBit Versa because it can track multiple activities, heart rate, and sleep patterns. This is the only Fitbit I have owned. I am pretty happy with it so far and I’ve… Continue reading »

Our team was having a conversation about our favorite sparkling water brands (more of that in a blog soon!) and it reminded me of the last time I had La Croix on a front porch. We stayed in a cabin near Boone, NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains last fall. Our first night we built a fire and had a relaxing evening on the porch. We left our cooler on the porch with drinks in it. The next morning we… Continue reading »

This summer has wreaked havoc with my exercise routine. Travel, work conferences, family medical issues, a personal medical issue, house projects, and a dog that suddenly developed a fear of thunder and loud rain have all contributed. It has been hard to stay focused and motivated. I haven’t quit my gym, but I have just had to adjust things.  I have still managed to build some muscle and endurance. I am looking forward to this fall when I can get… Continue reading »

My husband is a vegetarian so we usually get a good portion of our vegetables at dinner. We have been trying out some recipes to swap our protein but I realized that we hadn’t had fruit in a while. For Med Month I decided to make a conscious effort to eat more fruits and vegetables during the day. I decided to try to eat at least a fruit or vegetable with every meal and snack. It has been fun. The… Continue reading »

I hope you have found something that excites you, motivates you, and keeps you active. I know the gym isn’t for everyone. It hasn’t always been my first choice to stay active. A year ago, I decided I wanted to try to run a longer race and maybe even lose some more weight. I joined a gym and started strength training. In the past year, I haven’t lost any weight according to the scale but I have lost inches and ½… Continue reading »

Almost 80% of all New Year’s Resolutions fail by February. What would happen if you succeeded this year? What would that look like? Make a List. Write down all the healthier behaviors you want to incorporate into your life and include the “why” in the description. Be honest about the why. A healthier behavior is more likely to become a habit if it something that you want to change, not something you think you need to change for other people.… Continue reading »

This December will be the 6th Annual Christmas Celebration with a group of friends. There are a few traditions with this party including the infamous Gunnery Sergeant’s eggnog. There is absolutely nothing that is low-calorie about this drink and it is worth every calorie!  I am already planning for this in my holiday party “food budget”. How I make sure I stay on track at parties, especially this one:  Make sure I am not hungry before walking into the party– I will… Continue reading »

I love the Holderness Family videos and parodies! Their newest one “My Wife is on a Healthy Diet / Men at Work Parody” had me laughing so hard. At the same time, I was reaching for the phone to send them some cauliflower rice recipes that are actually good. A healthy diet can look, smell, and taste delicious. So, if you are interested in some ways to spice up a “Healthy Diet” for you and your family here are a… Continue reading »

Strength training twice a week is one of the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes strategies. I wasn’t incorporating this strategy in my lifestyle so I decided to try it for six months and see what would happen. I’ve highlighted some of my successes and how I have celebrated them without using food. If you want more ideas, we have put together 50 Ways to Celebrate Success with Non-Food Rewards. Success #1:  I joined a gym. I hate running in the summer because… Continue reading »

Employees participate in wellness challenges for a lot of different reasons. A strong wellness program or challenge should include components that incorporate many of those reasons. Provide Opportunities to Make Healthy Changes Screenings, wellness challenges, wellness fairs, and disseminating health-related information via company networks are good starting places to help employees be more aware of their health and have concrete steps to take to improve it. Healthy changes could be personal, environmental, or policy changes. WorkWell NC does a great job of… Continue reading »