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

Healthy Egg Muffins!

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

Don’t have time to for a healthy breakfast? Think again! Egg muffin cups are convenient and easy. They can be made in advance, refrigerated and reheated for a quick breakfast on-the-go! Packed with veggies, these little egg delights can be eaten with a piece of toast, a cup of yogurt or simply with your morning… Read More »

Healthy Solutions!

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

As more people across the nation are becoming health conscious, finding a healthy snack option on-the-go can be a challenge. Many employers are reaping the benefits of an innovative tool that’s paving the way for a healthier environment! Successful workplace wellness programs include policies that support and encourage making healthier decisions. A healthy vending policy… Read More »

Monthly Workout: Plyometrics

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

The Plyometric workout is a high impact, intense workout that improves power, performance, and stamina. This workout will burn maximum calories by elevating your heart-rate into the anaerobic zone for a short period of time. This type of workout has also been shown to improve bone density and muscle strength. Make safety a priority! Always… Read More »

Eating Breakfast on the Go – What Does It Cost You?

Posted on: January 20, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

See the chart below to help you make healthier choices when eating out. You can decide if you can fit in 122 minutes of walking to compensate for the calories consumed at breakfast. Breakfast Serving Size Sugar Fat Calories Walking Time Chicken Biscuit 1 biscuit 6 g 20 g 440 122 min. Sausage Griddle 1… Read More »

Improve Your Health IQ

Posted on: January 13, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

What is BMI and why should I care? 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… Read More »

Plan For Success

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Eating five or more servings of vegetables and fruit each day, maintaining proper portion control, eating low fat, low calorie foods and exercising at least 30 minutes to an hour every day are the recommended Healthy Lives Fundamentals to lose weight, improve or maintain your health, and improve your quality of life. How can you… Read More »

Healthy Holidays

Posted on: December 8, 2016 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Holiday season is here. For many of us, this festive time means a calendar full of parties, functions and an overabundance of great food. So, is getting through the holidays without weight gain possible? Yes it is! Here are some helpful tips to prevent overindulgence during your holiday celebrations. •Avoid skipping meals. Eat a balanced… Read More »

Personal Finance

Posted on: November 25, 2016 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Most of us have never had any training in personal finance. This is unfortunate since budgeting skills are important to all of us. To lead comfortable, prosperous lives, we all need to learn how to be good stewards of our money. We live in a ”right-now” world and it is often hard to save money… Read More »

Trick Your Taste Buds with Healthy Treats

Posted on: October 6, 2016 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Haunted houses, horror movies and scary masks are not the only frightening things about Halloween. This time of year can be the beginning of a three-month, holiday weight gain. Sugary, fat-filled treats seem to start appearing on co-workers’ desks, in waiting areas, on every aisle of grocery stores, even on your kitchen counter. It is… Read More »

Screening and Early Detection Save Lives

Posted on: October 4, 2016 by Healthy Lives No Comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and what better time to remind women about screening! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. It is estimated that each year in the United States some 220,000 women are diagnosed with the disease and approximately 40,000… Read More »