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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 »


Graham Cracker Frozen Treat!

Posted on: March 31, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

In the mood for a sweet treat? Try this low calorie recipe. Just two ingredients and minimal preparation will satisfy your sweet tooth. This frozen treat can take the place of ice cream for only 95 calories per bar. Ingredients: 4 graham crackers (cinnamon or chocolate) ½ cup whipped cream Directions: Spread whipped cream between… Read More »


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 »