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Eat Smart

Google green smoothie and you will find multiple recipes for this green concoction. Green smoothies are a blend of fruits and vegetables with a heavy dose of green leafy vegetables usually kale or Swiss chard. My favorite recipe: 1 pear 1 cucumber 1/8 of a fresh pineapple 2 cups of raw kale Be creative with your… Continue reading »

My husband and I used to fly by the seat of our pants when it came to weeknight dinners, often asking ourselves at 7pm “hmmm what’s for dinner” and most likely resorting to take-out. For the sake of our wallet and our waistlines, I knew we needed to eat at home more, and that meant… Continue reading »

If you know me, you know I am a big fan of Costco. They have huge savings, great quality products, and the most unbelievable return policy. Plus, the friendly atmosphere and helpful employees make me want to shop there – which is saying something. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you are really saving money… Continue reading »

Move More

Employees participate in wellness challenges for a lot of different reasons. A strong wellness program or challenge should include components that incorporate many of those reasons. Provide Opportunities to Make Healthy Changes Screenings, wellness challenges, wellness fairs, and disseminating health-related information via company networks are good starting places to help employees be more aware of… Continue reading »

Participating in team wellness challenges has been a great way to help me to remember to move before, during, and after the work day. Our walking team (Shamrock n’ Roll) recently won the latest NC Wellness Miles for Wellness walking challenge in the Super Hare division.  Each person walked 182 steps more a day than the… Continue reading »

I have not many bought many bikes. I was recently faced with a couple of aging bikes at my parents house. They live in an area where biking is really easy with bike lanes and neighborhood streets. I decided to go to a nearby famous retail store to purchase new bikes. After making two fine… Continue reading »

Weigh Less

Below is an anonymous testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant: “My experience with Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less has been incredible. My friend told me about the program and suggested we do it together. What an awesome suggestion. I must admit, at first I was thinking “how are we going… Continue reading »

Below is an anonymous testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant:   “I attended the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less class and made great progress toward my weight loss goals (11 pounds!). I feel SO much better! It’s amazing what a difference losing just a few pounds has made. My mood has improved,… Continue reading »

Below is an anonymous testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant: “I completed my last class of 15-week Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less course last night. This has been an incredible journey for me but mostly for my ‘buddy’. I traveled down this road with one goal in mind: to help… Continue reading »

Live Mindfully

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 »

PROBLEM:  Summertime boredom is definitely setting in at my house!  And that means grabbing whatever is quick and easy.  Most often this means choosing the less healthy, pre-packaged choices from the fridge or pantry.  I noticed this happening more and more with my family, as there is a significant amount of mindless roaming-grabbing-eating-repeat happening, for… Continue reading »

 Next  Nutrition Decisions Webinar: Diets: Fad or Fact Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist at NC State University You asked, we listened! Based on your feedback, the next webinar will focus on various popular diets – and whether they are based on fact or just a passing fad. Dr. Dunn will explain… Continue reading »