All posts by
Madi Johnson, MA

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 »

In case you missed the webinar last Friday, the recording is now available! We had a great turn out with 160 people in attendance from across the US. Thank you all for attending and we hope to see you at the next webinar on November 20th: STRESS. To sign up for the next webinar, see… Continue reading »

Hey ladies, this pertains to you! Wednesday September 30th, 2015 is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day. So what does this mean? National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages, this unique national program with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S.—focuses attention on… Continue reading »

According to a new study by The Center for Science and Public Interest, healthy food options do not cost more than unhealthy food options. Fruits and vegetables are nutritious AND affordable. Most Americans do not eat the recommended amounts of fruit and vegetables and one reason for this is because of the belief that fruits and vegetables are more… Continue reading »

I am not sure if anyone else is a morning person, but if someone described me, they would definitely describe me as an “early bird.” Even though I try to sleep in on the weekends, and by sleeping in I mean 8:30am or so, I try to pack my day with memorable activities and if… Continue reading »