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Weigh of Life, Midpoint Success Measures, March 2021

Weigh of Life | Midpoint Success Measures  Read Time: 1 minute 06 seconds Our January Weigh of Life participants are more than halfway through the 12-week program and have covered topics including the basics of weight management, the purpose of your plate, physical activity, grocery shopping tips, meal planning, dining out, and stress management. Over the next several weeks, we will cover how to work through a plateau, fueling workouts, preparing for special events, and [...]

Stress, Screens, and Sleep, March 2021

Stress, Screens, and Sleep Read Time: 2 minutes 06 seconds What do our stress levels and screen time have to do with sleep? Both can have a significant impact on the quality and quantity of our rest.   Nighttime Stress Management Stress levels can build throughout the day, and if not managed properly, they can linger on to cause sleepless nights. While we can’t get rid of stress completely, there are strategies that we can [...]

Spring into Action, March 2021

Spring into Action Read Time: 2 minutes 58 seconds Spring is in the air, and it is the perfect time to get moving. As you find more motivation to get outside, you might be wondering how to keep that motivation going as you build a lasting exercise routine. A few simple steps of preparation can help you get started and stay on track this season.   Finding Motivation Finding motivation can be tricky. While we [...]

Personalize Your Plate, March 2021

Personalize Your Plate Read Time: 2 minutes 45 seconds Happy National Nutrition Month®! Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics creates a campaign to engage the public in learning how to make more informed food choices. This year’s theme, “Personalize Your Plate,” emphasizes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. By personalizing your plate, you get to create the type of food adventure you want to have. Outside of [...]

Weigh of Life | Our Healthy Lifestyle Program

Weigh of Life Participants Begin Month Two    Read Time: 1 minute 8 seconds On January 11, a new class began Weigh of Life, Be Well Solutions’ 12-week lifestyle management program. Current participants are focusing on incorporating purposeful eating, self-monitoring, and physical activity into their lives as they develop long term strategies for health. So far, participants have logged thousands of exercise minutes, consumed bushels of produce picks, and have completed a weekly challenge to [...]

Stress and Heart Disease, February 2021

Stress and Heart Disease Read Time: 1 minute 6 seconds Stress can cause our heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure to rise. This is a normal response and can be necessary at certain times. However, when stress sticks around for long periods of time, it can start to take a toll on the body. This includes many of our internal organs, including the heart.   How Stress Affects the Heart When stress is prolonged and [...]

Physical Activity, February 2021

Exercise Your HEART Read Time: 2 minutes 46 seconds You may be familiar with the benefits that consistent exercise has on managing weight, blood pressure, stress, strength, and endurance.  But did you know that consistent exercise can also help keep your heart healthy and lower your risk of heart disease? Just like the muscles of the body need regular exercise, so does our heart muscle. Exercise can keep our heart pumping efficiently, so it does [...]

Gratitude: Random Acts of Kindness, February 2021

Random Acts of Kindness Read Time: 1 min 35 seconds According to research, perpetually kind people have 23% less cortisol (the stress hormone), and age slower than the average population. Performing acts of kindness not only enhances others’ lives but is rewarding to our bodies and minds through feel-good hormones that are released. However, the effects of kindness aren't long-lasting, which means cultivating a daily practice of kindness for ourselves and others, is key. Each [...]

Goal Setting: New Year, New Habits, January 2021

New Year, New Habits Read Time: 2 min 30 secs The start of a new year signifies a new beginning and new habits! It is a time for setting goals like improving our health, connecting with others, and exercising more. However, according to the U.S. News and World Report, about 80 percent of people fail to stick with their New Year's resolutions, and most give up completely by mid-February. So why are most of us [...]

Emotional Health: Bust Your Winter Blues, January 2021

Bust Your Winter Blues Read Time: 2 min 00 sec Winter is well underway, which means warmer, sunny days of Spring can seem so far out of reach. Motivation and energy can feel just as elusive as the sunlight this season. If you are starting to feel the winter blues, try these tips below to put a little extra pep in your step.   Stay Active Feeling sluggish is common this time of year, but [...]

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