Posts with the tag
mindful

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

One of my goals for the year was to reduce the amount of time I spent on social media and to instead, just live in the moment. Instead of being burdened by taking a perfect picture, crafting a clever caption, and keeping track of the number of likes, I decided to look UP (something I learned… Continue reading »

The photo shows two cards received simultaneously in late January 2017—one on the left is from Raleigh Crossfit and the one on the right is from the Alexander Family YMCA, also a Raleigh fitness institution. Both cards signify communities that look after my heart(s); yes, that last word is plural. We all know from heart… Continue reading »

“Just in case I do not get the chance, I want to thank you for this class. I have a long story but I’ll keep it short. Last summer, the last day of school, I was not feeling like myself. Well, five days later I went to my doctor, rushed to the hospital with “something”… Continue reading »

I try to eat oatmeal twice a week for breakfast. It is a great way to get whole grains and, topped with blueberries or strawberries, I get a serving of fruit before I am even out the door. I love the taste, texture, and satiety of steel cut oats. What I don’t love is the… Continue reading »

We are thrilled to introduce our guest blogger, Susan. Susan is participating in our current Mediterranean Diet webinar series and has experienced incredible results. She shares her story below. Way to go, Susan!   “A friend had introduced me to the Mediterranean lifestyle last spring. She had tried to talk to me about it after my… Continue reading »