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Surabhi Aggarwal

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 »

It is that time of the year – Fall is around the corner and pumpkin flavors are slowly beginning to show up all around us. Personally, Fall is my favorite time of the year but pumpkin not so much. While shopping for my Greek yogurt this weekend, I noticed that Chobani has put its Pumpkin… Continue reading »

We all have moments when we want to reward ourselves with something or it may be an event that needs to be celebrated. Many times, this celebration or reward revolves around or involves some type of food. There is nothing wrong with this approach as long as we can be mindful of our choices.  Each… Continue reading »

  Who doesn’t like pizza! However, many times, pizza gets a poor nutritional rating. It’s mainly due to the fact that most pizzas are made from refined flour, are loaded with cheese, and lack in healthy vegetable toppings. This can be changed by making your own pizza – it’s easy. When you make pizza at… 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.… 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… Continue reading »

If you happen to know me personally, you would know that I detest eating out! It’s partly because of the fact that food eaten outside the home is not nearly as healthy as something that’s cooked at home and partly due to the fact that I am a vegetarian and always suspicious of potential cross… Continue reading »

Eating whole grains is an important strategy to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Whole grains have the bran, endosperm and germ intact while refined grains have the bran and germ removed. Whole grains are higher in fiber, making us feel fuller faster and for a longer amount of time. They also play an important… Continue reading »

“Mom, how do you spell zucchini?” asked my eight – year old son this past weekend. He was sitting across from me on the kitchen counter as I was peeling & dicing carrots for lunch and he was jotting down the grocery list for me. He asked about a few other spellings and suggested we… Continue reading »

What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes, is a condition when there is too much sugar (or glucose) in the blood. While a normal blood sugar level is important for proper functioning of body; too much sugar can damage parts of the body such as the eyes, kidneys,… Continue reading »