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Eat Smart

I’ve been advocating more physical activity in my classes lately ( online and onsite ) for the pure joy of movement without associated technological gadgets. Wow, did that ever come into play for my safety during a recent trip to the coast. While refusing to wear my Nike Run Watch or carry my iPhone during weekend… Continue reading »

We all know after a long day at work, we just want to come home and relax. Sit down, maybe put our feet up, and survive the after-work slump. Making it difficult to get in that post-work workout. We make excuses as to why we can’t fit exercise into that busy schedule of ours. You… Continue reading »

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 »

Move More

Eating more fruit is one of the hallmarks of the Mediterranean lifestyle. If you are like me, you sometimes get stuck in a fruit rut – apples, oranges, and the occasional banana. I love all fruit but just get in fruit jags that don’t make my fruit eating very exciting. Enter kiwi. I love kiwi… Continue reading »

I absolutely love my after-lunch yogurt with berries!  I consider this my “healthy little dessert” that doesn’t have a lot of sugar…or so I thought. As I have been trying to cut back on my added sugar overall, I took a closer look at the sources of added sugar in my diet.  It turns out… Continue reading »

I am a big fan of Trader Joe’s. I am such a fan I get asked, “what are your favorite things to buy there.” Instead of just answering – “everything,” I decided to come up with my top 10 favorite things to buy at TJ’s. Berries. I put berries on my steel cut oats and… Continue reading »

Prevent Diabetes

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Karen. Way to go Karen! “I’m working really hard but I’m struggling with dinner choices because I cook everyday. At night I cook dinner, then prepare breakfast and lunch for the next day for my entire family. Looking and smelling all… Continue reading »

  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 »

Live Mindfully

Calling all current and former Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participants! Have a friend, family member, or colleague interested in joining your healthy journey? For a limited time, refer a friend and you BOTH will receive a free Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes t-shirt!  The person you refer must put your name under… Continue reading »

Recording Now Available 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 all of your questions. As you… 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 »