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Strategies to Lower Calories

Posted on: March 3, 2017 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Lose Weight by Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

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

Healthy Lives member Mandi L. has struggled to lose weight and better manage her diabetes for most of her life, but it wasn’t until she went on insulin in December 2014 that she was ready to make serious changes to improve her health. While working with her wellness coach for support and guidance, she and… Read More »