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Eat Smart

The photo shows two cards received simultaneously in late January 2017—one on the left is from Raleigh Crossfit and the one on the right is from the Alexander Family YMCA, also a Raleigh fitness institution. Both cards signify communities that look after my heart(s); yes, that last word is plural. We all know from heart… Continue reading »

Sometimes working out in the gym can seem difficult if you are out of shape and/or not fit. It can become a bit discouraging at times seeing already fit individuals making everything look so easy. Finally, I came to the realization that my increased sweat and fatigue will provide me the confidence needed for my… Continue reading »

I have the great privilege of entering into my twelfth year of indoor cycling ( spin ) teaching in 2017. Time flies when you’re having fun and staying fit with others on this journey to eat smart and move more for our entire lives. My holiday Santa Spin class is an annually anticipated event at… Continue reading »

Move More

Free Mediterranean Diet Webinar March 24th at 12:00pm ET Steps to Eating the Med Way: Rethink Your Sweets Nutrition Decisions Mini Series: Steps to Eating the Med Way: Rethink Your Sweets The response to the first Med Instead of Meds webinar was overwhelming and we want to give you the tools you need to Go Med AND answer… Continue reading »

I love St. Patrick’s Day. Not only because I am part Irish or the usual traditions associated with this holiday. But simply because it is the one day out of the year when nearly everything around me is my favorite color. Green! Green decorations. Green clothes. Green food! And I’m not talking about the kind… Continue reading »

We all have times at work when hunger strikes and we wish we had a snack to carry us through the next few hours. While the vending machine may seem like a last resort for these occasions, we can plan to deal with these situations so both our body and wallet feels healthier and happier.… Continue reading »

Prevent Diabetes

  The following is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Patty. Patty just finished Phase I of the program and is about to move on to Phase II, way to go Patty! “I received a diagnosis of pre-diabetes in August 2016.  It was very frightening.  My younger sister had… Continue reading »

 A lot can happen in 12 months. Your whole life can change. Start 2017 with a new focus on YOU. One hour a week. Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes classes are held online in real-time with a live instructor. Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes is an evidence-based diabetes prevention program recognized by the CDC. Classes are accessible… Continue reading »

 A lot can happen in 12 months. Your whole life can change.   Start 2017 with a new focus on YOU. One hour a week. Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes classes are held online in real-time with a live instructor. Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes is an evidence-based diabetes prevention program recognized by the CDC. Classes… Continue reading »

Live Mindfully

Free Mediterranean Diet Webinar March 24th at 12:00pm ET Steps to Eating the Med Way: Rethink Your Sweets Nutrition Decisions Mini Series: Steps to Eating the Med Way: Rethink Your Sweets The response to the first Med Instead of Meds webinar was overwhelming and we want to give you the tools you need to Go Med AND answer… Continue reading »

Employer sponsored wellness programs can be a huge incentive for employees to better their health. However, many times employees are unaware of wellness opportunities that are supported at workplace. Here are some ideas for HR managers and worksite wellness coordinators to bridge this gap and promote wellness programs so more employees can benefit from them:… Continue reading »

We are thrilled to introduce our guest blogger, Susan. Susan is participating in our current Mediterranean Diet webinar series and has experienced incredible results. She shares her story below. Way to go, Susan!   “A friend had introduced me to the Mediterranean lifestyle last spring. She had tried to talk to me about it after my… Continue reading »