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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 »

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 »

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 labs were done in January and my numbers were way to high and my blood pressure numbers were higher than ever!  I had tried to “diet” on my… 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… Continue reading »

The Thanksgiving holiday signals a time when winter squash are in abundance. Butternut, acorn, and pumpkins – are all great fiber-rich squash to enjoy when the weather turns cold. One of my favorite ways to make butternut squash also is the easiest. Smashed Butternut Squash I like to use this as a bed for grilled chicken or salmon. It is great warm, room temperature or even cold. If you have leftovers, warm slightly and top with an over medium egg.… Continue reading »

Webinar Recording Now Available  Steps to Eating the Med Way: Change Your Protein The response to the first Med Instead of Meds webinar was overwhelming. 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 healthy, it is delicious and satisfying. Foods that you once… Continue reading »

When it comes to holiday food, I grew up with a ‘love-love’ relationship. Traditions of the season meant indulging in once-a-year specialties– from Aunt Bonnie’s pies and Racine Kringle to making homemade pizza with Aunt Bev. I eat very differently now from even a decade ago. There are many reasons for this, ranging from food sensitivities (hold the onions, please!) to just plain knowing how to cook and eat healthier. I more easily resist foods that I know will leave… Continue reading »