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The 2017 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 »

Don’t Lose Your NC Flex or HSA Dollars! This October, fall into health with a new focus on YOU. One hour a week. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is a 15-week online weight management program that works because it is NOT a diet – it’s a lifestyle! All weekly classes are held online in real-time by… Continue reading »

Incorporating a few minutes of activity into your workday is a great way to get an energy boost, to decompress and refocus, or to simply stretch out your joints if you begin to feel stiff. Sitting for prolonged periods of can lead to the development of several chronic diseases, so it is important to incorporate as much… Continue reading »

Activity at work is a great way to boost employee energy, morale, and team work. Incorporating active minutes at work is especially important for professionals that spend most of their days sitting. Prolonged sedentary time increases the chance of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Daily bouts of movement can reduce disease risk.1 Active meetings… Continue reading »

We are very excited to announce that My Dashboard, the private participant portal to track progress, now syncs with Fitbit devices and the Fitbit app! We have been making big changes in order to better serve participants, such as changing the name of the Weekly Tracker to My Dashboard to eliminate confusion, but this is… Continue reading »

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 »

Providing healthy options at team meetings is a great first step to creating an environment conducive to healthy behaviors. Having nutritious meal options at the office can also influence employees to begin to think about how they can incorporate meal alternatives in their personal lives. Below is a list of meal items that can help… Continue reading »

The following articles feature Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program results: Mindful eating can help weight loss, study shows The Guardian, May 2017 Why desk lunches could be seriously scuppering your weight loss goals Huffington Post UK, May 2017 Switch off the TV at meal times if you want to lose weight  The Telegraph,… 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 »