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Hearty Minestrone

Posted on: January 25, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

On a cold or rainy night, enjoy a bowl of this low-calorie and satisfying soup. Packed with flavor and nutrients, it’s sure to warm your soul! INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions 2 cups diced carrots 2 cups diced celery 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and diced 6 cloves garlic,… Read More »


What is BMI and why should I care?

Posted on: January 4, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

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 in pounds x 703) divided by (your height… Read More »


Breast Cancer Awareness: Eating Tips

Posted on: October 18, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Talk with your doctor or nurse about referring you to a dietitian if you are unsure what to eat during cancer treatment. Include plenty of protein and calories when you are able to keep up your strength. Eat when you are hungry. This may mean only one big meal during the day with high calorie… Read More »


Take the Family Health Challenge

Posted on: July 21, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Healthy Lives challenges you and your family to commit to one or all of the following ideas to improve your health for a day, a week or the entire month. Inspire each other to live better and make new family traditions that encourage a healthy lifestyle. The sooner in life we build healthy habits, the… Read More »


Improve Your Health IQ: Trans Fats

Posted on: July 14, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Small quantities of trans fats occur naturally in some meat and dairy products, but most are produced artificially by adding hydrogen to liquid vegetable oil. Trans fats (also known as trans fatty acids) are often added to foods to add texture, flavor and to prolong the shelf life. Many foods, such as doughnuts, biscuits, cookies… Read More »


Wellness Month: Relax, Relate and Release!

Posted on: June 29, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Stress is a normal reaction to the demands of life. A small amount of stress can be good, motivating you to perform well. But multiple daily challenges can push you beyond your ability to cope. Engaging in healthy activities can put problems in perspective and help stressful feelings subside. Try working in these activities to… 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 »


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 »


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 »


Go Healthy!

Posted on: April 21, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Headed out for a weekend getaway? You don’t have to eat unhealthy when you are traveling or eating out with friends and family. With a little planning and thoughtful choices, you can maintain a healthy diet. Here are five ways to make healthier choices when eating out: 1. Plan ahead. Before you go, think about… Read More »