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  • $2.75

    saved in medical care and lost productivity costs for every $1 spent on Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less

  • 16%

    of participants bring their blood pressure within normal range

  • 70%

    of participants have maintained or lost even more weight six months after classes ended

Articles & Ideas

The Power of Mindfulness: 5 Ways to Survive the Holidays
Happy Planksgiving!  30 days of Thanks and Planks
Participate in a Physical Activity Challenge to Stay Motivated
Dance Moms are Tapping Too!

We all have holiday memories that are near and dear to our hearts. Often these memories include special foods. Using some mindful eating strategies can help you get the most out of the season, not miss the foods you love (even the high calorie ones), and still stay healthy along the way.  Mindful eating is… Continue reading »

  It’s Thanksgiving!  What a great time to give gratitude for family, friends, colleagues, and a support system that is absolutely crucial to keeping us upright…our core! My aerobics instructor shared that she was doing a Planksgiving Challenge…30 days of thanks and planks.  Just to be team players, several of us offered to join her about… Continue reading »

Miles for Wellness is a team-based, eight-week challenge put out by the NC Office of State Human Resources twice a year (Spring and Fall) to encourage NC state employees to get more daily steps. The goal is to encourage employees to get 10,000 steps (equivalent to five miles) on most days of the week. I… Continue reading »

My daughter has been taking tap lessons for about 3 years now and absolutely loves it!  She taps in the grocery store, she taps while brushing her teeth, while walking to school!   If there is an open space, it becomes her tap stage!  I watch her in class and see the joy that comes over… Continue reading »

“By the end of the program, I was healthier, wiser and a happier person.” – John
Invest in Your Employees and They Will Invest in You
Eat Like An Astronaut: Cook at Home Even When You HATE to Cook
How I Got My Family to Eat Vegetables

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant, John. John shares his (and his wife’s!) experience with Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less. Way to go, John!   “Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less….wow. I went to put a pair of pants on and really struggled getting them buttoned.… Continue reading »

On average, adults spend more time at work than anywhere else, which makes the presence of worksite wellness programs even more important. The adult population in the United States is getting increasingly more obese, which leads to serious chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Besides obesity being a common factor in developing these… Continue reading »

I have a three-pronged problem: I want to eat healthy, I hate to cook, and I’m lazy. I was going to say “busy,” but I will own “lazy.” I am also a science fiction fan. My favorite part of the movie is not when they defeat the hostile aliens, but when the crew gathers around… Continue reading »

My extended family eats healthy, maybe not super healthy but moderately so. Whenever the whole crew gathers, 10 of us, for special occasions, deciding what to serve can be challenging. Just recently, I decided to try roasted vegetables just to see if they we would be at least tolerated. It was my Mother’s 81st birthday… Continue reading »