Workout Nutrition

Posted on: March 6, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

It’s common knowledge that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. According to a Harvard Medical School study, the blood sugar we need to energize our muscles and brains is normally low when we wake up. Breakfast gives us a boost! Eating breakfast regularly has been linked to a lower risk of obesity, diabetes,… Read More »

Strategies to Lower Calories

Posted on: February 28, 2018 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 »

Build a Happy, Healthy Plate

Posted on: February 22, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

With fast-paced lifestyles, it’s easy to get a quick fill-up on high-calorie foods, sweet drinks and sugary desserts. A diet like that can lead to obesity, increasing your risk of chronic disease, some types of cancers and other health conditions. Changing your eating habits can be easy. It’s just a matter of knowing what to eat… Read More »

A Journey to Weight Loss and Better Health

Posted on: February 7, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Fit and fabulous! JoAnn Lacombe, a Registered Nurse at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, is living the life – the healthier life! After several failed attempts to lose weight, JoAnn is now sharing her life-changing journey to a healthier weight. In December 2016, JoAnn and her husband made the commitment to realign… Read More »

Family Fitness

Posted on: January 30, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

It’s never too early to teach your children the importance of daily exercise and active play for their physical well-being. Did you know that regular exercise also improves your child’s mental health? Here are three reasons to join your child in active play every day. Exercise enhances the brain’s metabolism and function which improves memory… Read More »

Save Your Heart

Posted on: January 30, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common type of heart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease, which affects the blood flow to the heart. Decreased blood flow can cause a heart attack. The good… Read More »

Hearty Minestrone

Posted on: January 25, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

On a cold or rainy night, enjoy a bowl of this low-calorie and satisfying soup. Packed with flavor and nutrients, it’s sure to warm your soul! INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions 2 cups diced carrots 2 cups diced celery 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and diced 6 cloves garlic,… Read More »

Love your Heart

Posted on: January 25, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

February is American Heart Month. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly 801,000 deaths in the US. That’s about 1 of every 3 deaths in the United States. About 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds. Take action and lower your risk for developing heart… Read More »

Overcome Depression

Posted on: January 22, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

For many, the new year is a fresh and exciting start. But others may experience an emotional low. Feeling depressed about your future and the unknown can drain your energy and drive. It’s important to recognize the symptoms of depression so you can take action. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, if you have… Read More »

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 »