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Resolutions should not be reserved solely for the New Year. You can make resolutions or goals at any time of the year. Why not start now, with a holiday season goal: to be the healthiest and best version of yourself during this busy time of the year! Big things happen when we start with small… Continue reading »

Students and teachers are now back at school! For the rest of us, it is almost time to say goodbye to summer. When seasons and schedules change throughout the year, it is important to have a plan to continue incorporating healthy practices into daily routines. I am currently adjusting to a busier schedule with work… Continue reading »

Eating with purpose, paying attention to eating, recognizing hunger and satiety; all of these help define mindful eating. Our recent article published in Current Obesity Reports, and then in The Washington Post, established that mindful eating is a powerful tool to help us eat healthy and manage weight. But how do we go from a fast-paced,… Continue reading »

  The Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less team examined the impact of mindfulness, specifically mindful eating, on weight loss, weight maintenance, and weight regain. The results of this research were published in Current Obesity Reports. We are honored The Washington Post has showcased the study results in a recent article. Additionally, The Chicago Tribune, Women’s… Continue reading »

Mindful eating can be defined as eating with awareness, which is compared to eating out of habit or because of an external stimulus (smell, atmosphere, peer pressure). It refers to being aware of one’s physical and emotional sensations while eating or when in a food-related environment. Mindful eating allows a person to pay attention to signs of… Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

As we plan our Thanksgiving gatherings, it’s important to remember food safety. Holiday meals have been linked to outbreaks of many pathogens including Salmonella, Campylobacter, Clostridium perfringes and Staphylococcus aureus. Cooking for a crowd larger than normal, whether in the home or in a community kitchen, can lead to mistakes at the expense of food safety. Dr.… Continue reading »

I enjoy going to a very affordable gym in my neighborhood. The equipment is new and well-maintained, the staff are very pleasant, media opportunities are available to combat boredom on the treadmill, and it is very clean. Most people move about the gym focused on their workout with a quick nod to those they know… Continue reading »

Below is an anonymous testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant: “My experience with Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less has been incredible. My friend told me about the program and suggested we do it together. What an awesome suggestion. I must admit, at first I was thinking “how are we going… Continue reading »