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

Encourage Your Kids to Play With Their Food

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

Want to get your kids interested in eating their fruits and veggies? Make it fun!  Here are five ideas to share with your family: Buy inexpensive fruit and vegetable cutters in fun shapes to make edible creations your kids will love. Kids love dipping their foods. Try using vanilla yogurt as a dip and serve… Read More »

Traveling Lite: Healthy Snack Pack Ideas for Children

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

School’s out, sun’s out! It’s vacation time! Many of us are finalizing plans for a family getaway. Planning healthy snacks to have in-transit can be a lifesaver. Stuck in the car or on a plane with a hangry child can intensify stressful travel. To avoid prolonging travel by making extra stops, and spending a bundle… Read More »

Wellness Month: Finding Financial Freedom

Posted on: June 19, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

We live in a ”right-now” world and it is often hard to save money when we can get whatever we want right now. Advertisers and sales people often appeal to our desire for instant gratification and offer easy credit. Credit can be a great tool, but it can also be a danger. Credit can be… Read More »

Wellness Month: Keep it Moving!

Posted on: June 19, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Physical activity simply means movement of the body that uses energy. Walking, gardening, briskly pushing a baby stroller, climbing the stairs, playing soccer, or dancing the night away are all good examples of being active. Don’t go at it alone! Peer support groups can be helpful in staying motivated and accountable to your physical activity… Read More »

June is National Employee Wellness Month

Posted on: June 16, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Healthy eating is one of the most important things you can do for your body. A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons in the fight against chronic illnesses. A little food for thought, when you fuel your day with nutritious, whole foods, your body and mind will reap the benefits. Eating healthy starts… Read More »

Tex-Mex Turkey Stuffed Peppers

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

This southwest twist on stuffed bell peppers will leave you fully satisfied and speechless! It’s packed with flavor, but  not with all the added calories. Add a salad on the side and you’ve got yourself a meal! You will need:  5 bell peppers (any color) 1 lb  90% lean ground turkey 1 cup black beans… Read More »

Sizzling Summertime Fun

Posted on: May 26, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Take advantage of the beautiful weather and get outside with your family for some fun and physical activity in the sun. Experts recommend adults participate in moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day for five days a week. Children and teens should get at least an hour of moderate to vigorous activity… Read More »

Three Reasons to Try Group Exercise

Posted on: May 26, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Are you bored with your current exercise routine? You might want to consider a group exercise class to liven things up. Start by giving group exercise a try:   Many health clubs offer free trial offers. Take advantage of this and try a variety of classes. You may love shaking your hips in a Zumba… Read More »

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 »