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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 »


Four Reasons Why You Should Take a Break to Meditate

Posted on: January 30, 2018 by Healthy Lives 1 Comment

Are you feeling stressed, overworked and overwhelmed? Even in the best work environments, many of us are looking for ways to reduce stress and increase productivity. Mindful meditation is scientifically proven to help you achieve emotional calmness, improve mental concentration and restore overall health and wellness. When your day is full of back-to-back meetings and… 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 »


Make it a Family Affair – Exercise Together

Posted on: January 10, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Set a goal for the whole family to get active together. By enjoying physical activities together, children learn that exercise is fun and makes you feel good. Try these five tips to get everyone in on the action. Plan one or two family activities a week, such as going for a walk or bike ride… Read More »


What is BMI and why should I care?

Posted on: January 4, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Body mass index (BMI), the measurement of body fat based on your weight and height, helps to determine your risk for some diseases, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, some cancers and diabetes. To calculate your BMI, use the formula below: BMI = (your current weight in pounds x 703) divided by (your height… Read More »