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holiday challenge

Going to a park is proving to help individuals cope with a host of health issues. Anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder as well as chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure, all improved by spending time outside moving. That’s right, it’s as simple as visiting a park. While doctors are now writing Parks… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from Holiday Challenge participant, Laura. Way to go, Laura!   “As of September, I have lost 65 lbs. I’m still not quite where I want to be, but I don’t plan on gaining any weight over the holidays. Thanks to the Holiday Challenge I should be able to keep the weight… Continue reading »

Are you looking for a really quick salad to bring to a party or to round out a holiday meal? I know I am always looking for something healthy, delicious, and colorful to take to a party. There will be plenty of sweets and cookies – I like to bring something healthy and delicious. You… Continue reading »

Even as a child I noticed that, in Nature, things begin to change in early or mid-November. Days get shorter, temperatures begin to fall and leaves gradually transition from vibrant green to shades of orange, yellow, red and brown, eventually floating to earth as part of the mysterious cycle of life. It seems that people… Continue reading »

It took me nearly forty years to find the one thing that will prevent me from getting off track with my physical activity. For the last few years, I’ve been motivated to walk at least thirty minutes, most days of the week. Admittedly, my routine isn’t the most intense, but for me, consistency is key. In… Continue reading »

Soups are my favorite go-to during the winter season. I love almost any and all soup flavors, but I try to stick to broth-based instead of cream-based to make sure it fits within my calorie budget. I also love the simplicity of soups, many of them are easy to throw together (especially in the crock… Continue reading »

This is the time of year when time feels short.  There is a lot of fun to be had –holiday parties, secret gift exchanges (and not-secret gift exchanges), favorite movies or productions to watch, and all the things to decorate!  All this merriment often means I stay up later than I intended and struggle to get… Continue reading »

We are excited to share the following testimonial from David, a 2017 Holiday Challenge participant. Way to go David! “Above is a photo of my younger brother Mike and I after participating in the inaugural Turkey Day 5k through Next Generation Performance fitness center in Benson, NC.  My brother Mike was visiting from Ohio for… Continue reading »

The holidays almost always include baking for my household. We try to keep it healthish as much as we can. I follow the Mediterranean diet pretty closely so that means very low sugar.  How can you make a Holiday special treat but limit sugar? Try these delicious Med Meringues. They are super delicious, packed with… Continue reading »

Most muffins are just a step away from cake with lots of added sugar. Not these Med Muffins! These muffins have no added sugar and super healthy fats from nuts. This is a great muffin recipe that can be made gluten-free if needed by using gluten-free oats. I make these muffins almost every week to take… Continue reading »