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The Med Way: Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

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 […]

One Year of a Gym Membership

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 […]

8 Tips to Make a Healthier Behavior Stick All Year Long

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 […]

The Skinny on Holiday Cocktails

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”. […]

My Strength Training Success Story

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 […]

Why Employees Participate in Corporate Wellness Challenges and Activities

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 […]

182 More Steps a Day: A Participant’s Story of the NC Wellness Challenge

Participating in team wellness challenges has been a great way to help me to remember to move before, during, and after the work day. Our walking team (Shamrock n’ Roll) recently won the latest NC Wellness Miles for Wellness walking challenge in the Super Hare division.  Each person walked 182 steps more a day than the members of […]

Seven Simple Questions: Know Your Risk

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has created a simple screening tool that we use on the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes website to help people consider their risk for prediabetes. Below is background information on why these questions are included and how they relate to your potential risk for developing prediabetes […]

Dinner is Ready

Wouldn’t it be nice to walk in the door after work to the beautiful sound of “Dinner is ready”? Well, the next best thing is to walk in the door to the tantalizing smells of a delicious meal ready and waiting for you.  This dream can be a reality.  Just look no further than your […]