Archive for March, 2017

Graham Cracker Frozen Treat!

Posted on: March 31, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

In the mood for a sweet treat? Try this low calorie recipe. Just two ingredients and minimal preparation will satisfy your sweet tooth. This frozen treat can take the place of ice cream for only 95 calories per bar. Ingredients: 4 graham crackers (cinnamon or chocolate) ½ cup whipped cream Directions: Spread whipped cream between… Read More »

Be Kind to Your Kidneys

Posted on: March 30, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Your kidneys play an important role in your body to contribute to your overall health. They filter your blood, removing wastes and extra water to make urine. They also help control blood pressure and make hormones that your body needs to stay healthy. According to the National Kidney Disease Education Program, diabetes and high blood… Read More »

Reducing Health Risks

Posted on: March 30, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

If your employer offers a wellness program, don’t take it for granted! Your screening numbers can lead to vital insights into your overall health. Samantha Guidry, Registered Nurse & Health Coach Manager for Our Lady Health System, believes that annual health screenings are valuable to every employee. She says, “Screenings can provide a summary of… Read More »

Improve Your Health IQ

Posted on: March 9, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Calculate Your Maintenance Calories Maintenance calories are simply the number of calories you require to maintain your weight. Women require 10 calories per pound of body weight. Men require 11 calories per pound of body weight. Why is this important? For females: 200 lbs. x 10 calories /lb. = 2000 calories   to maintain her weight.… Read More »

Strategies to Lower Calories

Posted on: March 3, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Clearly, to lose weight and to keep it off – we need ideas to lower calories. Sometimes we can save lots of calories with a few “easy wins.” See the chart below for some strategies to help you cut calories. Each of these changes is pretty powerful, but imagine if you made more than one… Read More »