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Focus on Having Fun

Just like eating nutritious foods and engaging in physical activity are good for us, having fun is another way to boost our health. Having fun can make us happier and may help lower feelings of stress. Think about times when you have felt carefree and fully engaged with an activity or group of people. Or […]

Stop Diabetes Before it Starts!

If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes or are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, this program is for you. You CAN prevent type 2 diabetes. Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes can help! Prediabetes is when blood glucose (sugar) levels in your blood are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. Insulin helps […]

How to Stay Active in the Summers

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and stay active, but the heat can also make it a bit challenging sometimes. However, with some planning and the right strategies, we can maintain our outdoor physical activity routine while staying safe and cool. Tips to stay active during the hot summer months: Choose the […]

Beat the Heat with a Swim Workout

When summer arrives, so do hotter temperatures. The heat can present an added challenge for those of us who enjoy exercising outdoors by means of walking, running, biking, and other aerobic activities that get the heart and lungs pumping. However, if you have access to a pool, lake, or even the ocean, you may want […]

Trying to start a new exercise routine?

Are you looking to switch things up when it comes to your physical activity routine? Check out these sample programs from our colleagues at Eat Smart, Move More NC. Feel free to modify or adapt them as you see fit to meet your current fitness levels. Change up your walking or jogging route for some […]

Mindfulness Gives Us Options

As humans, we have the ability of metacognition, which is a big word that describes something most of us do every day probably without even noticing it–that is thinking about our own thoughts. Our ability to think about our thoughts allows us to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is deliberately paying attention to the present moment without […]

Write it When you Bite It & Jot it When you Trot It!

Study after study indicates that tracking what we eat and how we move using an app or pen and paper is strongly linked to helping us achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Tracking is a critical piece to success and makes us more aware of our personal patterns which can inform healthy behavior changes. This […]

National Physical Activity and Sports Month

May is National Physical Activity and Sports Month. We know that staying active is an important continuum throughout our lives for our physical and mental well-being. Children Adhering to 60 minutes of vigorous activity a day benefits their growing bodies and leads to a lifetime of movement. A body in motion stays in motion. Visit […]

Dietary Fiber Intake

The North Carolina Office of State Human Resources offers wellness webinars as a benefit to employees. You do not need to be a state employee to view the webinars as the link to the most recent recording is available on their website, and past recordings are available on their YouTube playlist. I recently watched a […]