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It is not officially Fall and the warm temperatures in North Carolina are a reminder of this fact. However, I’ve decided to manifest Fall all the same, which I am mostly blaming on the seasonal Fall items at Trader Joe’s. I have already seen butternut squash more prominently displayed in the grocery stores and thought… Continue reading »

I grew up in the south. This means that fried okra was on the menu frequently. In fact, I am not sure I knew that you could eat it any other way until I was an adult. Lucky for me, my mom was a health-conscious southern cook and did not use heavy batter or deep… Continue reading »

With all the fresh corn available you may be tired of just plain corn on the cob. I have been experimenting with using corn to make a cold summer salad. I like cooking the corn in the husk in the microwave. The corn comes out perfectly every time. I like a sherry vinaigrette but you… Continue reading »

Move More

Not all of our readers live in North Carolina, but I thought it would be fun to highlight some of my favorite walking destinations in NC. Most of these I have personally visited while some are on my bucket list. Hopefully sharing my list of favorites will spark you to find your favorites in North… Continue reading »

I was recently introduced to the game called FootGolf and it is a great physical activity that lets you hang with friends and spend an afternoon moving more! I have since learned it is much more official than just a game and is considered a sport. There is actually an American FootGolf Federation that was… Continue reading »

Gardening is a hobby that I enjoy. My husband and I grow many vegetables, fruits, and herbs at our house, and I enjoy trying to nurture some favorite flowering annuals each year. My mom, dad, grandfather, even my toddler also enjoying gardening; it is a family pastime. I love gardening for many reasons, but mostly… Continue reading »

Weigh Less

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant that completed the program: “Prior to the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program I had been dieting, however my weight plateaued after losing 40 pounds. At 181 pounds, I still had a ways to go to get to my goal… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant that completed the program: ” I was skeptical at first because Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less was my first weight-loss/health focused class for me. In addition to the normal anxiousness about a new experience, I was concerned of not “fitting in”… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant that completed the program: ” I joined the program through the Lancaster County (PA) Office of Aging.  I was very pleased with the approach to weight loss and for maintenance. The combination of mindful eating, daily food tracking and the weekly… Continue reading »

Live Mindfully

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines fitness as: “the quality or state of being fit.” Wow, that seems broad. When I ask someone what “being fit” or what fitness means to them, most people will talk about only physical health. A lot of times we use it as an adjective for people who look a certain way. Maybe… Continue reading »

Pumpkin spice everything season is upon us. Maybe you made our delicious Pumpkin Mousse recipe or Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes and have leftovers. If you find yourself with leftover pumpkin puree, don’t let it go to waste! Ideas for Leftover Pumpkin Puree Breakfast: add to oatmeal, yogurt, or pancakes. Drinks: make a pumpkin latte at home… Continue reading »

Have you been finding yourself extra stressed, tired, or distracted during work? Truth is, you may be overworking and could benefit from taking breaks throughout the workday. There are many physical and mental benefits of taking breaks at work and they can also boost productivity significantly. This blog will teach you why breaks are essential… Continue reading »

Employee Wellness

Have you been finding yourself extra stressed, tired, or distracted during work? Truth is, you may be overworking and could benefit from taking breaks throughout the workday. There are many physical and mental benefits of taking breaks at work and they can also boost productivity significantly. This blog will teach you why breaks are essential… Continue reading »

Whether working from home or at a worksite, often during our work hours we are doing our bodies a disservice. For many, like myself, I spend most of my day in front of a computer. This can lead to a very sedentary day with little opportunity for movement. For my husband, who has a very… Continue reading »

Only TWO WEEKS Until the 2020 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… Continue reading »