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Eat Smart

Run, don’t walk to the seafood market. You will benefit from the physical activity AND the omega 3 fatty acids. A recent study in the British Medical Journal reminds us once again of the need for fish in our diet. Inflammation is the root of many of our health issues. In fact, seven of the leading… Continue reading »

When I started eating healthier, I noticed the prices of the fresh produce. At first, I didn’t understand why strawberries were $4 during the summer and $6-7 in the winter; I learned that different seasons yield better types of fruits and vegetables. Certain types of produce, like kale and tomatoes, can be grown year-round. Produce… Continue reading »

Are you a fan of almond butter? I am proud to announce that I tried almond butter for the first time and definitely pleased – Not only did I try it, but I also made a batch at home for my first taste test. The process was more straightforward than expected and I was successful.… Continue reading »

Move More

The winter months and the holiday season can bring a lack of motivation to exercise when it’s darker and colder outside. Be encouraged to discover what works best for you so that physical activity can be a part of your daily routine, even you are in stuck indoors. Try these tips to keep moving more this… Continue reading »

The winter season brings shorter days and colder temperatures. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stay active! Plan ahead, consider alternative exercises, and be prepared to readjust your workout routine as we move into the winter season. The simplest adjustment I have made that has kept me active during the shorter days is the purchase… Continue reading »

Even though Thanksgiving is around the corner, many people may start to decorate their home for the holidays beforehand. Whether you are a proactive decorator or a procrastinator, there are a few options to make your home a winter wonderland while also fitting in a quick workout that requires no equipment. My family and I… Continue reading »

Weigh Less

Paleo?  Keto?  Blood type diet?   It seems like every week, a different popular diet trend emerges.  As a dietitian, I receive many questions from program participants, family, and friends about how I feel about the newest diet fad.  Luckily, there are two questions that many dietitians and I ask to determine if a diet is… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant, Kimyetta, as she completed the program:   “When I first started the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program, weighing in at 220 lbs, I was unhealthy, eating unhealthy and not much energy to complete my day. When my job sent… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant, David, as he completed the program:   “I attended all 15 sessions and really enjoyed my instructor’s positive attitude and knowledge of weight, diet, strength, and flexibility concepts. I lost 26 lbs by tracking and thinking about the interaction of diet,… Continue reading »

Live Mindfully

Growing up I was not a soda drinker nor did my parents keep soda in the house. However, to my parents’ horror (just kidding) in college,I began to indulge in soda on a regular basis. It did not help that my boyfriend at the time (and now my husband) was an avid Dr. Pepper drinker.… Continue reading »

You may be familiar with the general rule of thumb about stretching – stretch a few minutes before your exercise to warm up and a few minutes after to cool down. If you are new to stretching and exercising, chair yoga is a good place to start getting comfortable with strengthening your muscles and improving… Continue reading »

Have you ever dealt with saying something like, “Ok, tomorrow I am going to start eating healthier” or “Next week I’m going to go to the gym and start getting in shape” and a month later… nothing has changed? Setting a SMART goal is a very effective way to not only say you’re going to… Continue reading »

Employee Wellness

The annual (and free) Eat Smart, Move More, maintain don’t gain Holiday Challenge consists of many resources for participants, including healthy holiday recipes. And someone has to TASTE those recipes to make sure they are actually delicious and easy (and healthy)! Each year we hold a Taste Test to determine which recipes will be included in… Continue reading »

The 2018 Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey.  Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds. You are invited to join… Continue reading »

Congratulations, if you are purchasing a lunch box you are committed to taking your lunch. Good for you for preparing on Sundays, evenings or early mornings, grab and go, portioned healthy choices. Keeping your commitment to take healthy lunches includes picking the right lunch box. The next time you decide to treat yourself to a… Continue reading »