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live mindfully

Podcasts are all the rage these days, offering content in nearly as many genres as TV does. I am a huge fan of podcasts. They are a great way to keep your mind engaged  and learn something new. I am a podcast multitasker – I listen while I exercise, go for walks, clean my house, and cook dinner. I even sometimes put on a podcast while I get ready in the morning.  If you are looking to start listening to… Continue reading »

This is the last blog in our series reviewing health and wellness apps. Check out my previous blog on nutrition apps for more suggestions. This blog will focus on apps that will help you to live mindfully through meditation, good habits, and better sleep. Headspace Personally, I am a huge fan of the guided meditations on Headspace. The free version offers one set of basic meditations, plus sleep wind-down tracks, sleep sounds, and sleep podcasts. One set of meditations may… Continue reading »

We are highlighting some of the best smartphone apps for health and wellness. Below are top nutrition apps to help you keep track and make good food choices. Shopwell: Better Food Choices Shopwell is a food label reading guide that you can carry right in your pocket. The app asks you what your diet and health concerns are, what ingredients you may want to avoid in your food, and any dietary elements that you are hoping to get more of… Continue reading »

I have a love/hate relationship with my foam roller but I consider it an essential fitness tool. My husband often asks why I use my Foam Roller. “You purposefully roll it on the parts of your body that are tight. You look so unhappy when you do it. Our dog checks on you to make sure you are ok. This can’t be good for you.” I laugh every time he says it. He is right. It is not comfortable to… Continue reading »

Our program coordinator, Kelly, talked with For Your Health and Well Being on WSGE 91.7 radio. We invite you to listen to the interview to learn more about prediabetes and how our program can help support you and your health goals! Did you know that 1 in 3 US adults has prediabetes and most of them do not know it? Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but no high enough to be diagnosed with… Continue reading »

Has anyone else noticed all the tasty grain and vegetable bowl restaurants popping up everywhere? After stopping into two different shops I noticed they have a few things in common: tasty grain/vegetable bowls, and really high prices! The concept is very simple and easy to recreate at home for a much lower price. Grain Bowl Blueprint: Add about 1/3 cup of whole grains to the bottom of your grain bowl. Try quinoa or brown rice, or skip the grains completely… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Elizabeth: My Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes class ended in January. I only lost a pound or two during the program, but I always felt it was a success because I was eating better and exercising more.    Imagine my surprise a few weeks into the pandemic when I saw that I had lost six pounds. The pandemic has led to increased stress but I also believe the weight… Continue reading »

Social distancing doesn’t mean you have to disconnect from your social support systems. It has, however, challenged us to become more creative in our communications with friends and loved ones. Feeling the distance can be difficult at times, but there are plenty of ways to help the distance feel shorter, and social support systems feel stronger during times of social distancing. Shorten the distance by hosting a virtual cooking party with friends/family. Scheduling a virtual meeting with friends/family is a… Continue reading »

“A pantry is like a quiver of arrows, at your back and at the ready.” Abra Berens in her cookbook, Ruffage Pantry staples are more important than ever. For the past several months, I have only been going to the grocery store once a week, which has made me more mindful when planning my weekly shopping trip. Actually, our Meal Planning 101: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide blog has been especially helpful during this time. I like to put some of my… Continue reading »

COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented times that have left many of us working from home for several weeks in a row. These unpredictable times have added anxiety and stress for many people and eating smart to stay healthy gets challenging in such situations. I have personally been struggling with staying on top of my healthy eating goals since I began working from home. I am sharing five tips that have helped me stay on track to eat mindfully and I… Continue reading »