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Eat Smart

The week of 4th of July is upon us, and that means cookouts and celebrations. How do you continue to eat smart at a potluck? Or when there is an apple pie staring at you? Here are a few tips (and healthy 4th of July recipes!). Don’t go to the cookout, potluck, or party starving.… Continue reading »

The yogurt section of the grocery store seems to keep growing and growing. More choices and more brands mean more decisions to make. It’s hard enough to know which ones will taste good- but which ones are healthy choices? The amount of added sugars also seems to be increasing in flavored yogurts. According to Berkley… 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 »

Move More

Summer means lots of time outdoors. I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with my 5-year-old great nephew. As a 3-year-old, we had visited the park very near my home.  Even though the park was simple, he continued to talk about our visit often, reminding me of the fun we had. At a… Continue reading »

Heading into each Spring and Summer, I like to experiment with a different type of physical activity. Last year, I found myself trying to paddleboard and that was definitely not for me. I don’t mind getting wet while exercising, but when one finds oneself in the water more so than using one’s core or arms… Continue reading »

A workplace is great starting point for employee health improvement. When a culture of wellness exists, healthy behaviors become the norm in a work environment. The presence of this type of culture can improve the outcomes of a corporate wellness program due to the supportive and reinforcing environment. A workplace that possesses a culture of… Continue reading »

Weigh Less

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 »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant: “Woohoo! Last summer’s jeans fit again! I just want to take this opportunity to thank my instructor for a great class. Her enthusiasm is very motivating and her messages have helped me to revise my goal to focus on increasing movement… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant, John. John shares his (and his wife’s!) experience with Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less. Way to go, John!   “Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less….wow. I went to put a pair of pants on and really struggled getting them buttoned.… Continue reading »

Live Mindfully

 Recording Now Available: Life Hacks: Eat Healthy On a Busy Schedule Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist at NC State University The “Life Hacks” component of the recent Mediterranean Diet mini-series, Med Instead of Meds, was so popular, we have decided to carry it through to future webinars. We introduce Life Hacks:… Continue reading »

The Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program focuses on mindful eating, or choosing and savoring food without distractions such as computers or television. Mindfulness is paying attention to your surroundings and being present in the moment, eating with awareness and only eating when eating – not watching television or working on the computer. For… Continue reading »

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has created a simple screening tool that we use on the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes website to help people consider their risk for prediabetes. Below is background information on why these questions are included and how they relate to your potential risk for developing prediabetes… Continue reading »