BeneFIT Corporate Wellness Blog Archives

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Six Secrets to Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Posted: December 8, 2014

Pumpkin pie, gingerbread cookies, prime rib. The endless amount of goodies and temptations many of us are exposed to over the next few months can cause overeating, which may lead to unintentional weight gain. In fact, one study suggests that the fall/winter six-week holiday period contributes most to yearly weight changes, and presents special risks [...] Read Post

Dinner with (Re)Purpose: Healthy Cooking with Leftovers

Posted: November 18, 2014

Did you know that the average grocery shopper spends 44.3 minutes loading up their cart? Once refrigerators are stocked, those responsible for meal prep in the household spend an average of 61.5 minutes getting food on the table. While juggling work and family responsibilities, some nights it may feel like a victory just squeezing in [...] Read Post

Surviving the Dreaded Weight Loss Plateau

Posted: November 17, 2014

You’ve been doing everything right. You’ve finally gotten your before-work gym routine down and you’ve traded the mid-day bag of potato chips for apple slices. But suddenly the scale’s needle won’t budge. Have you reached a weight loss plateau? When you stop losing weight despite consistent dieting and exercise efforts, it can be frustrating, but [...] Read Post

Is Health Coaching Right for You? Q&A with BeneFIT Health & Wellness Coach Christie Lanasa, RN, Ed.S.

Posted: November 4, 2014

Even those with the best intentions can find it hard to make healthy choices day to day. Whether it’s a heavy workload or a busy family life, you may not have the time to think about your health and wellness goals. A health and wellness coach provides the motivation and accountability you need to get [...] Read Post

Can Smoking Impact Your Breast Cancer Risk?

Posted: October 20, 2014

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. In addition to gender, there are a number of risk factors that can increase the likelihood of developing breast cancer, such as aging, family history, alcohol use, obesity, exposure to high dose of radiation, as well as birth control pills and hormone drug use. Another [...] Read Post