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Next Webinar:  February 24th at 12:00pm ET Nutrition Decisions Mini Series: Steps to Eating the Med Way The response to the first Med Instead of Meds webinar was overwhelming and we want to give you the tools you need to Go Med AND answer all of your questions. As you know, the Mediterranean-style eating pattern… Continue reading »

On average, adults spend more time at work than anywhere else, which makes the presence of worksite wellness programs even more important. The adult population in the United States is getting increasingly more obese, which leads to serious chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Besides obesity being a common factor in developing these… Continue reading »

The Holiday Challenge team is pleased to announce that the 2016 Holiday Challenge was the biggest and best yet!   A total of 15,605 participants signed up from all 50 States and around the world.  Even among the holiday hustle and bustle, 92% of participants were able to maintain or lose weight. Congratulations to the Top… Continue reading »

Upcoming FREE Webinar January 27th at 12:00pm EST – FULL* *This webinar is FULL and has reached capacity. The recording will be posted by Monday the 30th. Nutrition Decisions Mini Series: Steps to Eating the Med Way The response to the first Med Instead of Meds webinar was overwhelming and we want to give you… Continue reading »

Would you be able to maintain your weight if you ate a large brownie every day, how about a hot fudge sundae? A new study showed that folks that don’t get at least 7 hours a sleep a night consume upwards of 385 calories more the day after a low-sleep night – about the number… Continue reading »

Feed a cold starve a fever – wait, it may be the reverse. The best medicine for colds and flu are to not get sick in the first place. Cold and flu season are here. What can you do to make sure your immune system is in tiptop shape to help you fight off all… Continue reading »

I have been aware, through my work, of the relationship between the built environment and health for a while now. We collaborate with other organizations to increase access to places for physical activity (e.g., parks and greenways), and support communities’ work to develop transportation plans that promote biking and walking. I believe that this is… Continue reading »

I’m feeling the pressure. Despite my plans and good effort, it’s late December, and my to-do list is missing more than a few happy check marks: Get a gift for the holiday exchange Pick a recipe and make a dish for the holiday pot luck Ship presents to my niece and nephews out west There… Continue reading »

Substitute healthy ingredients  into your traditional holiday recipes. There are countless ways to cut the calories but keep the flavor. Below are a few suggestions, don’t be afraid to try some out and modify your recipes. We always say to keep modifying until it “doesn’t make, doesn’t bake, or the family says yuck”. What are… Continue reading »

This is my very fabulous American Bulldog, Ruckus! I am sharing his picture not just because he is cute, but because he is the reason why I generally don’t get to bring food to holiday gatherings.  My family is old school African American and people who have indoor pets and bring food are considered a… Continue reading »