Archive for January, 2018

Snack Attack

Posted on: January 10, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Want to start eating better in the new year? Always have healthy snacks readily available when hunger strikes. Here are four snack ideas to keep handy. Keep a supply of baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, broccoli and cauliflower cut up and ready to eat. Use a low-fat salad dressing or hummus for dipping. Mix… Read More »

Make it a Family Affair – Exercise Together

Posted on: January 10, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Set a goal for the whole family to get active together. By enjoying physical activities together, children learn that exercise is fun and makes you feel good. Try these five tips to get everyone in on the action. Plan one or two family activities a week, such as going for a walk or bike ride… Read More »

What is BMI and why should I care?

Posted on: January 4, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Body mass index (BMI), the measurement of body fat based on your weight and height, helps to determine your risk for some diseases, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, some cancers and diabetes. To calculate your BMI, use the formula below: BMI = (your current weight in pounds x 703) divided by (your height… Read More »

Staying Motivated When You Get Off Course

Posted on: January 3, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

When you are successful it is easier to stay motivated, but how do you keep your momentum going when you stop feeling motivated? The primary difference between a successful person and a person who lives with chronic failure is the ability to confront and determine how to accomplish healthy behaviors in the face of challenges.… Read More »