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Eat Smart

Are you looking for a really quick salad to bring to a party or to round out a holiday meal? I know I am always looking for something healthy, delicious, and colorful to take to a party. There will be plenty of sweets and cookies – I like to bring something healthy and delicious. You… Continue reading »

Soups are my favorite go-to during the winter season. I love almost any and all soup flavors, but I try to stick to broth-based instead of cream-based to make sure it fits within my calorie budget. I also love the simplicity of soups, many of them are easy to throw together (especially in the crock… Continue reading »

This is the time of year when time feels short.  There is a lot of fun to be had –holiday parties, secret gift exchanges (and not-secret gift exchanges), favorite movies or productions to watch, and all the things to decorate!  All this merriment often means I stay up later than I intended and struggle to get… Continue reading »

Move More

There are many duties in our busy lives that we find vital to complete during the day. Various tasks may include going to work, taking care of kids, and ensuring a healthy dinner is on the table after a long day. Sometimes finding time to exercise seems close to impossible. Working out after work; “forget… Continue reading »

Let’s face it, some morning can be rough. Making it hard to leave the comfort and warmth of your bed to begin the day. You may not have gotten enough sleep, or you did but it wasn’t good sleep, leaving you restless and maybe even a little irritable. When this happens, one of the first… Continue reading »

Going to a park is proving to help individuals cope with a host of health issues. Anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder as well as chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure, all improved by spending time outside moving. That’s right, it’s as simple as visiting a park. While doctors are now writing Parks… Continue reading »

Weigh Less

We are excited to share today’s testimonial from a fun and creative virtual race group: Team Mighty Oaks. Team Mighty Oaks participated in the 2017 Holiday Challenge and the 2017 Virtual Race Through Paris. They share their incredible experience below. Congratulations, Team Mighty Oaks!   Virtual Marathon through Paris encouraged fitness, friendship, and fun for state… Continue reading »

Almost 80% of all New Year’s Resolutions fail by February. What would happen if you succeeded this year? What would that look like? Make a List. Write down all the healthier behaviors you want to incorporate into your life and include the “why” in the description. Be honest about the why. A healthier behavior is… Continue reading »

NEW DATE: March 16th at 12:00pm ET Not All Carbs Are Created Equal Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist at NC State University The category of “carbs” tends to be demonized and misunderstood. However, not all carbs are created equal. Join us for a free webinar, featuring a live cooking demonstration to learn more.… Continue reading »

Live Mindfully

Sheila Bannister is the Health and Wellness Director for ONI Risk Partners in Indianapolis, Indiana. Even as newcomers to the Holiday Challenge, Sheila developed creative strategies to involve her employees and clients. She shares her experience and strategies below. Way to go, Sheila and ONI Risk Partners! Employer Testimonial: Implementing the Holiday Challenge As the… Continue reading »

I love learning about useful life hacks, and here’s a simple one that has helped me to de-stress and live more mindfully at work.  It’s a little strategy called Pomodoro and it has changed the way I tackle my endless To-Do list – for my health.  If you spend most of your work life at… Continue reading »

We introduce our guest blogger and Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less instructor, Jen. Jen shares the best ways to keep your resolutions and reach your goals. Make 2018 the best yet! Are you a list maker? For those of us that are, the resolution-making tradition of the new year can feed our drive to… Continue reading »