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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 »


Every Bite Counts!

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

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging everyone to “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” with informed food choices throughout the year. The academy encourages you to adopt a healthy lifestyle that is focused on eating fewer calories, making informed food choices and getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.… Read More »


Vegetable Frittata

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

  Fresh veggies bring out the best in eggs! Try this easy frittata recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner! You will need: • 8 eggs • 1 tablespoon olive oil • ½ medium onion, diced • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 small zucchini, diced into 1” pieces • 1 small summer squash, diced into… Read More »


Screen Early!

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

Healthy Lives member Stachia Marioneaux is on the path to better health. She completed her first wellness screening last month and learned that she was just eight pounds shy of a healthy BMI. “I’ve always been physically active but life gets busy. The wellness screening results help me to refocus on my health.” Stachia is… Read More »


Monthly Workout: Plank Variations

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

The Plank is one of the best exercises you can do for your core. It builds isometric strength to help sculpt your waistline and improve your posture. And depending on the type of Plank you try, you can also engage your back, arms, shoulders, buttocks, and hamstrings. Hold Times Exercise Beginner Intermediate Advanced Forearm Plank… Read More »


Kick Your Chair Habit!

Posted on: February 17, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Research shows that sitting for long periods of time increases your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. According to Dr. James Levine, author of “Get Up!: Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It,” sitting has become like eating. It is bad for your health… Read More »


Improve Your Health IQ – Questions to Ask Your PCP

Posted on: February 10, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

After your Healthy Lives screening, you should have received a detailed health assessment that went over all the results from your screening. This is the perfect opportunity to take your information to your primary care provider to discuss the findings and establish a regular relationship. Here are some key things to discuss: Is my BMI,… Read More »


Staying Motivated When Getting Off Course

Posted on: February 3, 2017 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 low-calorie behaviors in the face of challenges. … Read More »


Desktop Dining: What are you Snacking on?

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

Eating Healthy at Work:  Tips for Keeping the Healthy Lives Fundamentals in your Workday  by Marcy Bowman, RDN, CDE Plan Ahead – Not having healthy snacks or lunch options on hand makes it easy to give in to unhealthy food choices. If you are hungry and don’t have a healthy option readily available, it may be… Read More »