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The results are in! The 2017 Holiday Challenge was the largest and most successful Holiday Challenge since it began in 2006. There were more than 28,600 people who joined the 2017 Holiday Challenge, which is an 83% increase in participation from 2016. All 50 states, all 100 NC counties, and 14 additional countries participated. Click… Continue reading »

My husband really loves to bike as his primary form of exercise.  Biking is not typically my favorite.  I definitely prefer group exercise classes, but have never done a spin class, as I prefer aerobics-based classes.  So when we purchased the Peloton bike last year, an indoor exercise bike with online streaming classes, I thought… Continue reading »

If you are a Grey’s Anatomy fan, you recently witnessed Dr. Bailey, played by actress Chandra Wilson, have a very real brush with death. In the scene, Dr. Bailey complains of physical symptoms and visits the emergency room, unaware she was experiencing a heart attack. “When your day starts off and you have no intention of… Continue reading »

Heart disease is the leading cause of illness and death in the United States. Reducing blood pressure, losing weight, and increasing physical activity can reduce your risk of heart disease. Learn how with Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is a 15-week online weight management program delivered online in… Continue reading »

Calling all current and former Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participants! Do you have a friend or colleague interested joining your healthy journey? For a limited time, refer a friend or colleague and receive a FREE “Cook This, Buy That” Meal Planner and Igloo lunch bag! Your friend or colleague can join any of… Continue reading »

We are thrilled to share the following testimonial from Jacqueline, a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant. WAY TO GO, JAQUELINE! ________________ “Hooray! I did it! I did it! I lost 20 pounds! I can’t believe it! Drinking water, walking and being mindful of what I’m putting into my body and…..Wow! I can… Continue reading »

Sheila Bannister is the Health and Wellness Director for ONI Risk Partners in Indianapolis, Indiana. Even as newcomers to the Holiday Challenge, Sheila developed creative strategies to involve her employees and clients. She shares her experience and strategies below. Way to go, Sheila and ONI Risk Partners! Employer Testimonial: Implementing the Holiday Challenge As the… Continue reading »

We are excited to share today’s testimonial from a fun and creative virtual race group: Team Mighty Oaks. Team Mighty Oaks participated in the 2017 Holiday Challenge and the 2017 Virtual Race Through Paris. They share their incredible experience below. Congratulations, Team Mighty Oaks!   Virtual Marathon through Paris encouraged fitness, friendship, and fun for state… Continue reading »

Almost 80% of all New Year’s Resolutions fail by February. What would happen if you succeeded this year? What would that look like? Make a List. Write down all the healthier behaviors you want to incorporate into your life and include the “why” in the description. Be honest about the why. A healthier behavior is… Continue reading »

There are many duties in our busy lives that we find vital to complete during the day. Various tasks may include going to work, taking care of kids, and ensuring a healthy dinner is on the table after a long day. Sometimes finding time to exercise seems close to impossible. Working out after work; “forget… Continue reading »