Archive for March, 2016

Five Tips to Spring Into Better Health

Posted on: March 31, 2016 by Healthy Lives 1 Comment

According to the American Heart Association, about 70 percent of Americans struggle with maintaining a healthy weight and do not get the recommended amounts of physical activity, at least 150 minutes per week for adults and 60 minutes per day for children and adolescents. Use National Walking Day, Wednesday, April 6, as the day you… Read More »

Let’s Start Saving!

Posted on: March 25, 2016 by Healthy Lives 1 Comment

According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) nationwide Employee Financial Wellness Survey 2015 Results, nearly half of all employees feel their financial situation causes them stress. Over time, this continued anxiety may lead to serious health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, depression and other illnesses. The team at Healthy Lives is working with financial… Read More »

How to Use Fitness and Nutrition Apps to Stay Motivated

Posted on: March 18, 2016 by Healthy Lives No Comments

In November 2014, Healthy Lives member Michelle K. had a wake-up call to take control of her health. Her mother suffered a serious stroke, and Michelle realized she needed to make significant lifestyle changes. She began her journey to better health in February 2015. Michelle and her best friend joined a fitness center together and… Read More »

Screening Results Hit Home

Posted on: March 11, 2016 by Healthy Lives No Comments

David W. was aware he needed to exercise and lose weight. His wife, family and physician often advised him that he needed to take better care of his health, but it wasn’t until he completed his Healthy Lives screening in April 2015 that he was ready to hear the message. He screened a day after his… Read More »

Five Tips to Help You Control Your Portions

Posted on: March 3, 2016 by Healthy Lives No Comments

It’s no wonder obesity rates continue to rise as portion sizes have nearly doubled over the past two decades. These larger portion sizes are changing what people think as a “normal” portion, which is called portion distortion. Here are five tips to help you control your portions from the Department of Health and Human Services… Read More »