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January 1st will be here before we know it. Every year, at least one person asks me what my New Year’s resolution is and my answer has always been the same…I don’t have one. Why? Because I like to think of the changes I want to make in my life on a continual basis, not just once a year. We always know when the New Year is approaching because stores start pushing hand weights, yoga mats, and workout attire to… Continue reading »

We all have times at work when hunger strikes and we wish we had a snack to carry us through the next few hours. While the vending machine may seem like a last resort for these occasions, we can plan to deal with these situations so both our body and wallet feels healthier and happier. Nuts are a great option and they are my favorite snack at work for several reasons: A handful of nuts is packed with protein and… 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 »

  The following is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Patty. Patty just finished Phase I of the program and is about to move on to Phase II, way to go Patty! “I received a diagnosis of pre-diabetes in August 2016.  It was very frightening.  My younger sister had a stroke in May. She has diabetes and high blood pressure and was diagnosed as being morbidly obese. She did nothing to safeguard her health. … 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 »

The free Holiday Challenge virtual race begins this Monday, November 28th! It’s free and available for anyone to join. The best part about the virtual race across Iceland is that you’ll get to see some amazing Google Street Views. There are waterfalls after waterfalls lining the Icelandic coast. Below is a small preview. Almost every time you log miles via the Racery web page or app, you’ll get a glimpse of the spot where that new mileage lands your “virtual team”… Continue reading »

Many of us have holiday memories that are near and dear to our hearts. In most cases, we associate these memories with food. If you have a favorite holiday food that may not fit within your diet, it does not necessarily mean that you should cut it out. In the Mindful Holiday Eating webinar found here, Dr. Carolyn Dunn explains strategies to help you enjoy the holiday foods you love while staying within your calorie budget. The webinar also gives helpful… Continue reading »

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

Ask yourself: What does “good health” mean? It is likely that your first thought is: “good health is not having an illness.” And yes, that is true, but health is so much more than that. In fact, health is resource for everyday living- a source of power-an enabler. It is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.  Good health is also a process. Focusing on the negatives and feeling like we are not “living a healthy lifestyle” can give… Continue reading »

There are many types and brands of athletic, casual, and dress shoes. With so many varieties available, one should buy a shoe for  comfort over the look as there are many things to consider that can potentially lead to foot problems. There are many benefits to wearing a good fitting shoe. An appropriate shoe can provide you with proper foot stabilization, decrease fatigue and work of muscles, decrease stress and strain of ligaments of the knee and/or foot joints, and provide… Continue reading »