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This blog offers employers and individuals information and inspiration to live healthier at work and at home.

Cauliflower Spaghetti

Posted on: July 19, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Try this healthy “faux-fredo” recipe. It’s low in fat, sugar and sodium, and high in flavor, thiamin and vitamin C. Makes four servings. Serving size is approximately 1-1/2 cups. INGREDIENTS 1 head fresh cauliflower, cut into pieces 1 quart water 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth 16-ounce package of spaghetti 1/2 onion, chopped 2 garlic… Read More »


Plan Your Meals and Save a Few Bucks!

Posted on: July 19, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Making your own meals is usually healthier and more cost efficient than dining out. This summer, skip the fast-food and save money by planning and preparing your meals. Here are four simple steps to help you be successful: Start with the basics. Begin scheduling your healthy meals with a master list. Prioritize by placing the… Read More »


Sports Drinks vs Water for Children

Posted on: July 12, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Many people use sports drinks before, during, or after an activity; however, if you aren’t exercising intensely or are exercising for less than one hour, water is your best choice. Children and teens use carbohydrates for energy. A balanced diet gives most children and teens the carbohydrates and electrolytes they need. Extra carbohydrates and electrolytes… Read More »


Dodge the heat and workout indoors!

Posted on: July 12, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

As the summer heat rises, don’t use the temperature as your excuse to slack on your fitness plan. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, adults should exercise at least 30 minutes a day, a minimum of five days per week, preferably seven days a week. If you can’t spare 30 minutes… Read More »


Eat Your Water

Posted on: July 5, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Water is the best drink choice to stay hydrated because it’s usually free and has no sugar or calories. Most healthy people can get enough fluid through the beverages they consume every day. But did you know that you could get your daily water requirements to stay hydrated through food? Some fruits and vegetables are high in… Read More »


Beat the Summer Heat

Posted on: July 5, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

We all look forward to the summer months and fun in the sun. As you and your family get outside to enjoy the weather, follow these tips to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke: Very high body temperatures could cause damage to the brain or other vital organs. People at greatest risk for heat-related illness… Read More »


Jazz up your fruit salad!

Posted on: July 5, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Looking for a special treat to beat this summer’s heat? Not only is this salad full of hydrating fruits, it also gives the perfect balance between tangy and sweet! Serve this savory salad and keep you and your family hydrated this summer. To make ahead, prepare the syrup and clean and chop the fruit and… Read More »


Summertime Family Fun

Posted on: June 28, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Take advantage of the beautiful weather and get outside with your family for some fun and physical activity in the sun. Experts recommend adults participate in moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day for five days a week. Children and teens should get at least an hour of moderate to vigorous activity… Read More »


Maintain a Healthy Weight

Posted on: June 28, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

It is important to look for savory substitutes to help against obesity and the problems that come with it. Traditionally, nutritious snacks couldn’t compare to junk food when someone had a sweet tooth or craving. However, eating fruits and veggies can be just as satisfying for everyone looking to maintain a healthy weight. Here are… Read More »


Stand Up and Burn Calories!

Posted on: June 21, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Did you know that sitting at your desk all day can be just as bad for your health as smoking? According to Harvard Medical School, even if you exercise regularly, a desk job minimizes the health benefits of your workouts. Compared to sitting, standing burns slightly more calories — about 0.15 calories per minute. But… Read More »