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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 »

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Karen. Way to go Karen! “I’m working really hard but I’m struggling with dinner choices because I cook everyday. At night I cook dinner, then prepare breakfast and lunch for the next day for my entire family. Looking and smelling all that food is so tempting!!! I’m proud that I am still fighting to overcome these temptations. Sometimes I fail but the next day I just… Continue reading »

I’ve been advocating more physical activity in my classes lately ( online and onsite ) for the pure joy of movement without associated technological gadgets. Wow, did that ever come into play for my safety during a recent trip to the coast. While refusing to wear my Nike Run Watch or carry my iPhone during weekend runs, I’ve rediscovered the joy ( or craziness ) of running-walking just for the pleasure of it, without all the notations of progress or posting… Continue reading »

We all know after a long day at work, we just want to come home and relax. Sit down, maybe put our feet up, and survive the after-work slump. Making it difficult to get in that post-work workout. We make excuses as to why we can’t fit exercise into that busy schedule of ours. You know the ones… “I don’t have enough time.” “I’m too tired.” “Getting to the gym is a hassle.” “Gyms are too expensive.” Let’s go ahead… Continue reading »

The photo shows two cards received simultaneously in late January 2017—one on the left is from Raleigh Crossfit and the one on the right is from the Alexander Family YMCA, also a Raleigh fitness institution. Both cards signify communities that look after my heart(s); yes, that last word is plural. We all know from heart that we have two heart(s): one that is a four-chambered muscular organ which is vita for life, and one that makes us who we truly… 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 »

I look in my lunch box some days and see the yogurt I have brought as part of my lunch and I just can’t…. I have selected the flavor and even new brands but I just cannot face another container of yogurt. Here is a quick alternative when you have had it up to here with yogurt. Refried Bean Roll Up ¼ cup canned refried beans (choose a brand that is fat free) 1-2 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese Optional… Continue reading »

 A lot can happen in 12 months. Your whole life can change. Start 2017 with a new focus on YOU. One hour a week. Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes classes are held online in real-time with a live instructor. Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes is an evidence-based diabetes prevention program recognized by the CDC. Classes are accessible on all computers, laptops, and mobile devices. To see a snapshot of how it works, please watch this video here: Overview video. Back by popular… Continue reading »

 A lot can happen in 12 months. Your whole life can change.   Start 2017 with a new focus on YOU. One hour a week. Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes classes are held online in real-time with a live instructor. Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes is an evidence-based diabetes prevention program recognized by the CDC. Classes are accessible on all computers, laptops, and mobile devices. To see a snapshot of how it works, please watch this video here: Overview video. Evening classes… Continue reading »

Sometimes working out in the gym can seem difficult if you are out of shape and/or not fit. It can become a bit discouraging at times seeing already fit individuals making everything look so easy. Finally, I came to the realization that my increased sweat and fatigue will provide me the confidence needed for my own success. I therefore focus on and obtain personal fitness goals while having fun making others look up to me for their own inspiration. Making… Continue reading »