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Finding Balance When Working Shifts

Posted on: September 27, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Finding Balance When Working Shifts Are you working nights or shifts that have your internal clock off its schedule? Follow these tips to get the rest you need to maintain focus and stay healthy: Keep your sleep environment quiet and dark. Use black out drapes or wear a sleep mask. Wear dark glasses on your… Read More »

Stand Up and Burn Calories!

Posted on: June 21, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Did you know that sitting at your desk all day can be just as bad for your health as smoking? According to Harvard Medical School, even if you exercise regularly, a desk job minimizes the health benefits of your workouts. Compared to sitting, standing burns slightly more calories — about 0.15 calories per minute. But… Read More »

Summer Vegetable Frittata

Posted on: May 17, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Here’s a recipe for all your summer vegetables to help you reach your nutrition goal of five servings of fruits and veggies a day. Try this easy frittata recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Ingredients: • 8 eggs • 1 tablespoon olive oil • ½ medium onion, diced • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1… 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 »

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 »

Family Fitness

Posted on: January 30, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

It’s never too early to teach your children the importance of daily exercise and active play for their physical well-being. Did you know that regular exercise also improves your child’s mental health? Here are three reasons to join your child in active play every day. Exercise enhances the brain’s metabolism and function which improves memory… Read More »

Four Reasons Why You Should Take a Break to Meditate

Posted on: January 30, 2018 by Healthy Lives 1 Comment

Are you feeling stressed, overworked and overwhelmed? Even in the best work environments, many of us are looking for ways to reduce stress and increase productivity. Mindful meditation is scientifically proven to help you achieve emotional calmness, improve mental concentration and restore overall health and wellness. When your day is full of back-to-back meetings and… Read More »

Save Your Heart

Posted on: January 30, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common type of heart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease, which affects the blood flow to the heart. Decreased blood flow can cause a heart attack. The good… Read More »

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 »

Love your Heart

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

February is American Heart Month. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly 801,000 deaths in the US. That’s about 1 of every 3 deaths in the United States. About 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds. Take action and lower your risk for developing heart… Read More »