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We are thrilled to share a testimonial from Kathy, a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant. Kathy began the program last February and since then has adopted healthy strategies, incorporated more physical activity (hiked through Alaksa!), and has even gotten her husband on board her journey with her. She shares her story below. Way to go, Kathy! My Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes Experience The story of committing to make good choices for my body in order… Continue reading »

We are excited to share today’s testimonial from a fun and creative virtual race group: Team Mighty Oaks. Team Mighty Oaks participated in the 2017 Holiday Challenge and the 2017 Virtual Race Through Paris. They share their incredible experience below. Congratulations, Team Mighty Oaks!   Virtual Marathon through Paris encouraged fitness, friendship, and fun for state employees at Southwestern Community College. We did it! A group of coworkers from Southwestern Community College got together and participated in the 2017 Holiday Challenge… Continue reading »

Almost 80% of all New Year’s Resolutions fail by February. What would happen if you succeeded this year? What would that look like? Make a List. Write down all the healthier behaviors you want to incorporate into your life and include the “why” in the description. Be honest about the why. A healthier behavior is more likely to become a habit if it something that you want to change, not something you think you need to change for other people.… Continue reading »

Upcoming Nutrition Decisions Webinar January 5th at 12:00pm ET Not All Carbs Are Created Equal Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist at NC State University The category of “carbs” tends to be demonized and misunderstood. However, not all carbs are created equal. Join us for a free webinar, featuring a live cooking demonstration to learn more. January 5th at 12:00 pm EST Register Now Space is limited to the first 500 people who sign-in on the day of the… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from Holiday Challenge participant, Laura. Way to go, Laura! “As of September, I have lost 65 lbs. I’m still not quite where I want to be, but I don’t plan on gaining any weight over the holidays. Thanks to the Holiday Challenge I should be able to keep the weight off.  I use your tips to help me stay on track & I am doing the virtual walk around Paris. I have already completed over 100… Continue reading »

We are excited the following unsolicited testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant: “I just finished the October year-long Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes class and for me, it was a success!  I started with an A1C level of 6.0 and have gotten it down to a 5.4.  I am no longer pre-diabetic!  Over the course of the year, I lost some weight, gained some back and then lost it again.  I have increased my… Continue reading »

Decorating your Christmas tree with your family is a great way to add light activity to your day while also making precious memories.  While decorating our tree, I noticed how much activity decorating actually involved. Just a few ways that this fun family activity (rockin’ around the Christmas tree) can help you to move more: Choosing a tree requires walking around the lot to find the perfect fit. Purchasing a tree involves lifting and carrying. Setting up the tree requires trimming… Continue reading »

ONE WEEK Until The 2017 Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey.  Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds. You are invited to join the 11th annual Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week challenge provides you with tips, tricks,… Continue reading »

The 2017 Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey.  Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds. You are invited to join the 11th annual Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week challenge provides you with tips, tricks, and ideas to… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Ramona. Way to go, Ramona! “I wanted to share my testimonial about participating in the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes course.  I was not super excited to start this class, however, almost one year later, I am excited about how much more conscious I am about my diet, exercise, and overall wellness.  I gained valuable information from participating in the course and my diet has… Continue reading »