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

Screen Early!

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

Healthy Lives member Stachia Marioneaux is on the path to better health. She completed her first wellness screening last month and learned that she was just eight pounds shy of a healthy BMI. “I’ve always been physically active but life gets busy. The wellness screening results help me to refocus on my health.” Stachia is… Read More »

Monthly Workout: Plank Variations

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

The Plank is one of the best exercises you can do for your core. It builds isometric strength to help sculpt your waistline and improve your posture. And depending on the type of Plank you try, you can also engage your back, arms, shoulders, buttocks, and hamstrings. Hold Times Exercise Beginner Intermediate Advanced Forearm Plank… Read More »

Kick Your Chair Habit!

Posted on: February 17, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Research shows that sitting for long periods of time increases your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. According to Dr. James Levine, author of “Get Up!: Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It,” sitting has become like eating. It is bad for your health… Read More »

Improve Your Health IQ – Questions to Ask Your PCP

Posted on: February 10, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

After your Healthy Lives screening, you should have received a detailed health assessment that went over all the results from your screening. This is the perfect opportunity to take your information to your primary care provider to discuss the findings and establish a regular relationship. Here are some key things to discuss: Is my BMI,… Read More »

Staying Motivated When Getting Off Course

Posted on: February 3, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

When you are successful it is easier to stay motivated, but how do you keep your momentum going when you stop feeling motivated? The primary difference between a successful person and a person who lives with chronic failure is the ability to confront and determine how to accomplish low-calorie behaviors in the face of challenges. … Read More »

Desktop Dining: What are you Snacking on?

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

Eating Healthy at Work:  Tips for Keeping the Healthy Lives Fundamentals in your Workday  by Marcy Bowman, RDN, CDE Plan Ahead – Not having healthy snacks or lunch options on hand makes it easy to give in to unhealthy food choices. If you are hungry and don’t have a healthy option readily available, it may be… Read More »

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 »