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Less Sitting, More Moving

Incorporating a few minutes of activity into your workday is a great way to get an energy boost, to decompress and refocus, or to simply stretch out your joints if you begin to feel stiff. Sitting for prolonged periods of can lead to the development of several chronic diseases, so it is important to incorporate as much […]

5 Easy Ways to Create Active Meetings

Activity at work is a great way to boost employee energy, morale, and team work. Incorporating active minutes at work is especially important for professionals that spend most of their days sitting. Prolonged sedentary time increases the chance of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Daily bouts of movement can reduce disease risk.1 Active meetings […]

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 […]

Healthy Meal Guide for Team Meetings

Providing healthy options at team meetings is a great first step to creating an environment conducive to healthy behaviors. Having nutritious meal options at the office can also influence employees to begin to think about how they can incorporate meal alternatives in their personal lives. Below is a list of meal items that can help […]

Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Featured in The Guardian

The Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program focuses on mindful eating, or choosing and savoring food without distractions such as computers or television. Mindfulness is paying attention to your surroundings and being present in the moment, eating with awareness and only eating when eating – not watching television or working on the computer. For […]

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 […]

Create a Culture of Wellness

A workplace is great starting point for employee health improvement. When a culture of wellness exists, healthy behaviors become the norm in a work environment. The presence of this type of culture can improve the outcomes of a corporate wellness program due to the supportive and reinforcing environment. A workplace that possesses a culture of […]

Corporate Wellness Made Easy: How We Can Help You

Facilitating a corporate wellness program for your organization can be overwhelming. Especially if you work in Human Resources and already wear a thousand different hats. Creating a wellness program can seem like just one extra chore to add to your list, and it can often fall by the waist side. Partnering with Eat Smart, Move […]

Refer a Friend – You BOTH Receive a Free T-Shirt!

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 […]