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Madi Johnson, MA

There’s nothing that will get me out of bed like these friendly faces. These two bundles of doggie joy have done more for getting me up and moving in the mornings than anything and anyone else. And now that everyone’s bladders have grown a bit, and I get to sleep in past 5 am on… Continue reading »

I am excited that I participated in Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less… because, after 15 lessons, I can definitely confirm my statement in my pre-program blog: Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less IS an authentic “life style changing program!” Before the program began, my husband took a BEFORE photo (those of you who followed… Continue reading »

We welcome back our Holiday Challenge participant and guest blogger, Kimberly, for an update on her new physical activity routine. Not all types of exercise are a perfect fit for everyone. Keep trying new classes or types of exercise until you find the ones you love. What IS the perfect workout? The one you love to… Continue reading »

Lunch has always been my favorite meal.  Well, I guess it might be breakfast, since breakfast I haven’t broken any promises yet or gotten behind on anything, or realized there is no way I’ll get everything done on my Do List.  But, while breakfast may be the best meal in terms of the day being… Continue reading »

Some people call diabetes, sugar – as in, “I have a touch of sugar” or “I lost my leg to the sugar.” I think the reference to sugar is easier to process than the more formal term—diabetes. Either way, diabetes, or “the sugar,” is heavily entwined in weight management. Although I have always struggled with… Continue reading »

The lesson on eating breakfast was a great reinforcement for me on my contention — en“grained” in me from an early age — that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.   I don’t think in my entire 66+ years of life, I have missed breakfast more than maybe 10 times.  And when I… Continue reading »

One week until the start of the 10th annual Holiday Challenge! Looking for a little extra support over the holidays? Join us as we eat smart and move more throughout the hectic holiday season. The Holiday Challenge is a free seven-week program available for anyone over 18. The Holiday Challenge runs from November 16th through December… Continue reading »

Mark your calendars! Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less presents STRESS; a Nutrition Decisions Webinar. Dr. Carolyn Dunn of NC State University will present on what stress is, how it effects our health, and most importantly, how to manage it. And this comes just in midst of the holiday season. Join us on November 20th at… Continue reading »

Anyone ever assigned or sentenced to spending her or his work life in a 6’ x 8’ cube has probably experienced the challenges of unhealthy in such a transparent and publically open environment. Unlike their traditional closed office cousins, work cubes have no doors to restrict the flow of unwanted visitors, no windows to welcome… Continue reading »

Fall is in the air, kids are back in school and fall sports are in full swing.  Kids are catching pop flies on the baseball field, dribbling down the soccer field to score the winning goal, and running out to catch the perfect pass from the quarter back.   I love this time of year!  My… Continue reading »