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Let’s face it, some morning can be rough. Making it hard to leave the comfort and warmth of your bed to begin the day. You may not have gotten enough sleep, or you did but it wasn’t good sleep, leaving you restless and maybe even a little irritable. When this happens, one of the first things we tend to do is seek out that quick “pick-me-up”. Usually of the caffeinated variety. I am pretty guilty of this, I love my… Continue reading »

We are excited to introduce our guest blogger, Doranna Anderson. Doranna is the Comprehensive Cancer and Control Program Consultant for the Cancer Prevention and Control Branch at the NC Division of Public Health.  Cancer and Obesity: How to Reduce Your Risk Recently I read a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fact sheet about Cancer and Obesity (in Spanish El cáncer y la obesidad). I found it very interesting and was surprised to learn how those extra pounds… Continue reading »

Going to a park is proving to help individuals cope with a host of health issues. Anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder as well as chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure, all improved by spending time outside moving. That’s right, it’s as simple as visiting a park.  While doctors are now writing Parks RX prescriptions for patients, consider writing your own Parks RX for 2018. See this clip for the 3 things to listen to in the woods:… 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 »

It took me nearly forty years to find the one thing that will prevent me from getting off track with my physical activity. For the last few years, I’ve been motivated to walk at least thirty minutes, most days of the week. Admittedly, my routine isn’t the most intense, but for me, consistency is key. In the past, there had been times that I went strong with intense workouts for a few months in a row, and then completely fell off… Continue reading »

  We are excited to share the following unsolicited testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes 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. … Continue reading »

This holiday season, I am not on a mission to lose weight, nor am I trying to gain. I simply want to maintain my current weight and waistline. So, what’s my plan? Well, let me tell you. What I’ve learned over the years is by being mindful of what I eat and by getting in some form of physical activity each day, I won’t gain weight.  I’m not talking about a diet or joining a gym, I’m referring to small… Continue reading »

During this time of the year, it’s so easy to break the cycle of the fitness routines that we worked so hard to develop during the spring, summer and even fall months. It’s just something about the cold weather, shorter days, and the busy season that causes us to forgo physical activity for a few days, weeks or even months! Instead of waiting until January 2018 to make those new fitness resolutions, here are a few tips to ensure that… Continue reading »

And on the first day of Christmas, a good friend gave to me: some workout tips to become a healthier me. ♪♫ One of my absolute favorite things about this time of the year are the decorations. I love the twinkling lights, the vibrant colors, the ornaments, the shimmering tinsel, and the garland making everything look festive. Seeing all of the decorations just puts me in the holiday spirit (which can sometimes be hard when it is still warm and sunny outside).… 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 »