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Improving Your Balance

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

Balancing is a component of exercise that is sometimes forgotten. Balancing allows us to develop core stability and strength.  It also assists in preventing falls as we age. When working on balance be sure to start with a chair, counter, or table close by to assist you. Start all exercises by tightening the abdomen and… Read More »


Fresh Veggies at Your Door!

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

On average, Americans eat less than the recommended amounts of vegetables and fruits according to the latest Department of Agriculture study. So, where does that leave local farmers and most importantly, how does that impact your health?  A diet high in fruits and vegetables helps prevent chronic diseases and may decrease obesity prevalence according to… Read More »


Go Healthy!

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

Headed out for a weekend getaway? You don’t have to eat unhealthy when you are traveling or eating out with friends and family. With a little planning and thoughtful choices, you can maintain a healthy diet. Here are five ways to make healthier choices when eating out: 1. Plan ahead. Before you go, think about… Read More »


Graham Cracker Frozen Treat!

Posted on: March 31, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

In the mood for a sweet treat? Try this low calorie recipe. Just two ingredients and minimal preparation will satisfy your sweet tooth. This frozen treat can take the place of ice cream for only 95 calories per bar. Ingredients: 4 graham crackers (cinnamon or chocolate) ½ cup whipped cream Directions: Spread whipped cream between… Read More »


Be Kind to Your Kidneys

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

Your kidneys play an important role in your body to contribute to your overall health. They filter your blood, removing wastes and extra water to make urine. They also help control blood pressure and make hormones that your body needs to stay healthy. According to the National Kidney Disease Education Program, diabetes and high blood… Read More »


Reducing Health Risks

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

If your employer offers a wellness program, don’t take it for granted! Your screening numbers can lead to vital insights into your overall health. Samantha Guidry, Registered Nurse & Health Coach Manager for Our Lady Health System, believes that annual health screenings are valuable to every employee. She says, “Screenings can provide a summary of… Read More »


Improve Your Health IQ

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 »