BLOG
Live Mindfully

 Next  Nutrition Decisions Webinar: Diets: Fad or Fact Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist at NC State University You asked, we listened! Based on your feedback, the next webinar will focus on various popular diets – and whether they are based on fact or just a passing fad. Dr. Dunn will explain a foolproof method to determine if a diet follows evidence-based guidelines and will then use this method to examine popular diets such as Whole30, Paleo,… Continue reading »

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 you determine how to swap or alter traditional meal offerings at your next team gathering. Beverages: Have water available. Adding fresh citrus and cucumber slices… Continue reading »

 Recording Now Available: Life Hacks: Eat Healthy On a Busy Schedule Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist at NC State University The “Life Hacks” component of the recent Mediterranean Diet mini-series, Med Instead of Meds, was so popular, we have decided to carry it through to future webinars. We introduce Life Hacks: Eat Healthy On a Busy Schedule, an upcoming webinar to give you tips and tricks to eating smart even with a busy schedule. We could… Continue reading »

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 example, if we are going to eat a food that is very high in calories, we would only eat one or two bites, but we… Continue reading »

Would you be able to maintain your weight if you ate a large brownie every day, how about a hot fudge sundae? A new study showed that folks that don’t get at least 7 hours a sleep a night consume upwards of 385 calories more the day after a low-sleep night – about the number of calories in a large brownie or hot fudge sundae. Making sure you get at least 7 hours, preferably 8 hours, of sleep each night… Continue reading »

 Next  Nutrition Decisions Webinar: Life Hacks: Eat Healthy On a Busy Schedule Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist at NC State University The “Life Hacks” component of the recent Mediterranean Diet mini-series, Med Instead of Meds, was so popular, we have decided to carry it through to future webinars. We introduce Life Hacks: Eat Healthy On a Busy Schedule, an upcoming webinar to give you tips and tricks to eating smart even with a busy schedule. We… Continue reading »

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 wellness supports these attributes to overall health: Physical activity and exercise efforts are supported Healthy foods are offered Emotional health is valued Importance of preventive… Continue reading »

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 the “How Did You Hear About Us” question during registration. While supplies last.* Share this link to see class times and register:  See Class Times… 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 know, the Mediterranean-style eating pattern has been shown to promote health and decrease risk on many chronic diseases. Eating the Mediterranean way is not only… 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: Include an article in your employee newsletter whether it’s monthly, quarterly or on some other regular schedule. Post flyers or posters on bulletin boards in… Continue reading »