behavior change

Realistic Weight Management Strategies

Often our efforts to eat smart and move more are in pursuit of other goals, especially weight loss. In fact, the CDC found that half of all Americans, especially women, report attempting to lose weight in the past year. This makes sense considering that our nation’s weight has gone steadily up over the last several… Read more »

Little Habits to Help You Eat Smart & Move More

Most New Year’s Resolutions are big, life-changing goals, but unfortunately, most people fail to get the results they are hoping for. While there is some evidence that making radical changes to your lifestyle can work, there is also evidence that making small changes can be beneficial, too. And small changes are less intimidating and give… Read more »

New Year, New Healthy Habits

Whether you want to set a typical New Year’s Resolution, or just continue to improve your eating and activity habits, January is a good time to make a change. There’s lots of energy and social support for developing healthy habits. And most people are feeling ready to eat smarter and move more after the holiday… Read more »

Tech Tools for Better Health

You might not be thinking about new year’s resolutions just yet, but it’s never too early to start! The most popular resolutions each year in America are related to being more physically active, losing weight, and eating smarter. There are proven strategies to help with these resolutions, such as keeping a food diary, making SMART… Read more »

 

Can’t Find the Willpower to Eat Smart & Move More?

Many people think that changing their behavior to live a healthier lifestyle takes lots of willpower. But they’re only half right. Willpower is what gets us started, but habit or a new term I like “skillpower,” is what keeps you going.

 

5 Tips Keep Your Resolution Motivation Going

The tradition of New Years Resolutions inspires many people to vow to Eat Smart, Move More, or Slim Down. But after the thrill of the new year starts to wear off, so does the motivation to keep working on those resolutions. If you want to see your efforts really pay off, you have to keep… Read more »

 

Don’t Bring Home the Bacon!

Written by Elaine Meredith Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 A breakfast for those with hypertension. Why do you eat what you eat? Maybe because the food you eat now is what you grew up with. Possibly it’s because one restaurant is cheaper than another. Maybe it’s because it’s just plain tasty! Taste has a… Read more »

 

Small Steps to Success for a Healthy New Year

It’s that time of year again. No, not when cold weather keeps us cooped up indoors, making it a challenge to be active or when everywhere we look there are tempting holiday treats full of calories, sugar and fat. Well, it is that time of year too, but I’m talking about New Year’s Resolution season.… Read more »

 

Goal Setting: Roadmap to Change

Goal setting is an important tool for changing your lifestyle. SMART Goals are a formula to create an effective plan of action to produce a desired result. In other words, SMART Goals are the directions that take you from where you are to where you want to go. So why are they called SMART? The… Read more »