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

Emotional Eating

Posted on: March 20, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Emotional eating is using food to make yourself feel better. Several factors contribute to over indulging in food when you are depressed, lonely, stressed, or sad. Emotional eating can make you feel worse and lead to unhealthy eating habits. But you can gain control of emotional eating by acknowledging and being conscious of your actions.… Read More »

Cook Smarter, Save Money!

Posted on: March 15, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

You and your family can cook healthy meals, even on a tight budget. Here are some tips that can help! Before You Shop – Plan Ahead Step 1: Think about what foods you already have in the house. Step 2: Make a list of meals that you can you make with those items. Step 3:… Read More »

Lighten Up Your Potatoes!

Posted on: March 15, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Wondering how to enjoy delicious potatoes without overdoing you calorie and fat intake? Try this recipe makeover of the classic potato salad that is normally full of mayonnaise and fat-laden. Ingredients 2 pounds russet potatoes peeled and cut into 3/4 inch cubes 1 tablespoon salt for cooking potatoes 1/2 cup Greek yogurt plain, non-fat 2 tablespoons mayonnaise light 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 3/4… Read More »

Eggplant Pizza

Posted on: March 6, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

This dish can be cut into small pieces to serve as an appetizer, or it can be a delicious light entrée. The eggplant, artichokes and tomatoes are loaded with cancer-fighting nutrients, and count toward your 5 daily servings of fruit and vegetables. Ingredients 1/2 package frozen bread dough, thawed 1/4 teaspoon olive oil 1 medium… Read More »

Workout Nutrition

Posted on: March 6, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

It’s common knowledge that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. According to a Harvard Medical School study, the blood sugar we need to energize our muscles and brains is normally low when we wake up. Breakfast gives us a boost! Eating breakfast regularly has been linked to a lower risk of obesity, diabetes,… Read More »

Strategies to Lower Calories

Posted on: February 28, 2018 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 »

Build a Happy, Healthy Plate

Posted on: February 22, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

With fast-paced lifestyles, it’s easy to get a quick fill-up on high-calorie foods, sweet drinks and sugary desserts. A diet like that can lead to obesity, increasing your risk of chronic disease, some types of cancers and other health conditions. Changing your eating habits can be easy. It’s just a matter of knowing what to eat… Read More »

When Hunger Strikes!

Posted on: February 22, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Snacks are a great way to keep the hunger monster at bay, but it’s easy to let snacks overtake healthy meals. And parents can often spend more money than necessary on prepackaged snacks. You can find the right balance. Here’s your snack plan to help get you started: Monday 1 string cheese wrapped with a… Read More »

Cinnamon Carrot Spears

Posted on: February 22, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Add some color and flavor to your dinner with this quick and easy recipe! These roasted and coated carrots are the perfect side dish! You can even enjoy them as a light, healthy snack. INGREDIENTS 8 medium carrots ½ tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon cinnamon Salt and pepper to taste PREPARATION Preheat oven to 400… Read More »

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 »