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

Say ‘Yes’ to Healthy Snacks!

Posted on: September 20, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Say no to the salty bag of chips and sugar-filled cookies and sodas! Say yes to health! According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, snacking contributes to over 500 calories a day. These extra calories can lead to obesity. But kids can have their snack and eat it too! There’s no need to cut… Read More »

H20 is the way to go!

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

  Here are three reasons why you should replace sugary drinks with water: Water keeps every part of your body working properly, including digestion, circulation and maintaining body temperature. Having a glass of water before each meal helps to curb your appetite and make you feel fuller. Drinking water hydrates the body and improves your… Read More »

Improve Your Health IQ: Hemoglobin A1c Test

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

  What is the Hemoglobin A1C Test? The A1C is a blood test that provides the “big picture” of your overall blood glucose level over the last two to three months. A high A1C means that there is too much sugar in your blood. Your healthcare provider uses the A1C to help diagnose diabetes and… Read More »

Recipe Rehab

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

This antioxidant rich smoothie is a great way to add some protein and fiber to your day! It also helps you reach your daily goal to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables. Ingredients 1 medium banana 1 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup frozen pineapple 1 cup… Read More »

The Key to Great Gardening

Posted on: September 7, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Want to produce a healthy and nutrient-rich garden? Try creating your own compost to improve the soil health of your garden. Here are some important tips necessary for good compost, provided by County Agent Sarah Bertrand from the Louisiana State University AgCenter in Jefferson Parish, La.: Good compost requires two main components, materials high in… Read More »

Make Every Calorie Count!

Posted on: September 7, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Unwanted sugar and calories could be lurking in your favorite drinks. Maximize your exercise routine and stay clear of these beverages. Check out the chart below to know what each sugary drink costs you.  

Hydration, Made Simple!

Posted on: September 1, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

According to Dr. Michele Salassi with Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group in Denham Springs, it’s not harmful for healthy people to drink large amounts of water as long as it’s balanced by water losses. Because healthy people are able to control their water consumption, most will not drink too much water. But occasionally,… Read More »

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyro

Posted on: August 28, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Make tonight a Greek night without leaving the comfort of your home! Try this easy slow cooker recipe that’s healthy and full of flavor. Ingredients: 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon… Read More »

Encourage Little Green Thumbs

Posted on: August 23, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Need help reaching the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables each day for you and your family? Get everyone outside and garden together. If you are enthusiastic about gardening, your children will be too. Research also shows that children who grow their own food are more likely to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Here… Read More »

Add More Fruits and Veggies to Your Day

Posted on: August 23, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

What better time to start a healthy lifestyle! Choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan can get you on the right track. Here are ways to add more fruits and vegetables to your day. Aim to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies at each meal and snack. Always stock frozen and… Read More »