Living Well Blog

About Living Well Blog

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

Take the Family Health Challenge

Posted on: July 21, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Healthy Lives challenges you and your family to commit to one or all of the following ideas to improve your health for a day, a week or the entire month. Inspire each other to live better and make new family traditions that encourage a healthy lifestyle. The sooner in life we build healthy habits, the… Read More »

Improve Your Health IQ: Trans Fats

Posted on: July 14, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Small quantities of trans fats occur naturally in some meat and dairy products, but most are produced artificially by adding hydrogen to liquid vegetable oil. Trans fats (also known as trans fatty acids) are often added to foods to add texture, flavor and to prolong the shelf life. Many foods, such as doughnuts, biscuits, cookies… Read More »

Wellness Month: Relax, Relate and Release!

Posted on: June 29, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Stress is a normal reaction to the demands of life. A small amount of stress can be good, motivating you to perform well. But multiple daily challenges can push you beyond your ability to cope. Engaging in healthy activities can put problems in perspective and help stressful feelings subside. Try working in these activities to… Read More »

Encourage Your Kids to Play With Their Food

Posted on: June 27, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Want to get your kids interested in eating their fruits and veggies? Make it fun!  Here are five ideas to share with your family: Buy inexpensive fruit and vegetable cutters in fun shapes to make edible creations your kids will love. Kids love dipping their foods. Try using vanilla yogurt as a dip and serve… Read More »

Traveling Lite: Healthy Snack Pack Ideas for Children

Posted on: June 24, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

School’s out, sun’s out! It’s vacation time! Many of us are finalizing plans for a family getaway. Planning healthy snacks to have in-transit can be a lifesaver. Stuck in the car or on a plane with a hangry child can intensify stressful travel. To avoid prolonging travel by making extra stops, and spending a bundle… Read More »

Wellness Month: Finding Financial Freedom

Posted on: June 19, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

We live in a ”right-now” world and it is often hard to save money when we can get whatever we want right now. Advertisers and sales people often appeal to our desire for instant gratification and offer easy credit. Credit can be a great tool, but it can also be a danger. Credit can be… Read More »

Wellness Month: Keep it Moving!

Posted on: June 19, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Physical activity simply means movement of the body that uses energy. Walking, gardening, briskly pushing a baby stroller, climbing the stairs, playing soccer, or dancing the night away are all good examples of being active. Don’t go at it alone! Peer support groups can be helpful in staying motivated and accountable to your physical activity… Read More »

June is National Employee Wellness Month

Posted on: June 16, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Healthy eating is one of the most important things you can do for your body. A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons in the fight against chronic illnesses. A little food for thought, when you fuel your day with nutritious, whole foods, your body and mind will reap the benefits. Eating healthy starts… Read More »

Tex-Mex Turkey Stuffed Peppers

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

This southwest twist on stuffed bell peppers will leave you fully satisfied and speechless! It’s packed with flavor, but  not with all the added calories. Add a salad on the side and you’ve got yourself a meal! You will need:  5 bell peppers (any color) 1 lb  90% lean ground turkey 1 cup black beans… Read More »

Sizzling Summertime Fun

Posted on: May 26, 2017 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 »