Archive for the 'Behavior Change' Category

Designed to Move: Generational Impact

Posted on December 11, 2012 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Exercise, Physical Activity | Leave a Comment

The chart above (click image to enlarge) shows the impact physically active kids can have on generations.

The chart above (click image to enlarge) shows the negative impact of physically inactive kids.
These charts come from Designed to Move – A Physical Activity Agenda to Fuel the Future. Check out Designedtomove.org for more. Excellent info.

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No Change Necessary?

Posted on July 6, 2011 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Healthy Lifestyle | Leave a Comment

I’m feeling good so far this week. My back is 100% again and I can run! Trying to make sure I have a good week leading up to the new baby.
Ran 6 miles yesterday and 5 today. I also got in a bike ride on Monday that was cut short (went an hour instead of 1.5) [...]

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The Apple Program – Where I’ve Been

Posted on June 20, 2011 - Filed Under Behavior Change | Leave a Comment

Update: Health Behavior Innovations is now Orriant! Check us out on Facebook and check out our blog.
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I work for Health Behavior Innovations, one of the nation’s premier health and wellness companies. Our participants use an accountability-based, incentive-driven program, called The Apple Program, to track goals, complete health promotion activities and improve their health habits.

Lately I have been [...]

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Move It – Healthy Monday

Posted on April 18, 2011 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Exercise, Healthy Monday | Leave a Comment

Ahhh, glorious Monday. The best day of the week, right? Great advice from the Monday Campaigns and Move It Monday.
Have a Healthy Monday!

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Take Charge

Posted on April 17, 2011 - Filed Under Behavior Change | Leave a Comment

My brother tweeted this out earlier today:
“We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.”
– Earl Nightingale
It’s a great thought to start the week.

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Benefits vs. Costs of Regular Exercise

Posted on February 9, 2011 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Exercise | 10 Comments

Here’s an example of evaluating the benefits and costs of regular exercise and inactivity from the American College of Sports Medicine.
What does yours look like? Do the benefits outweigh the costs for regular exercise for you?

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Where Your Sodium Comes From

Posted on February 8, 2011 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Blood Pressure, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition | 3 Comments

Maybe you can cut back on sodium a little bit.
More from MayoClinic.com about sodium.

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A Better Resolution

Posted on December 28, 2010 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Exercise | 2 Comments

“More than one-third of all adults do not meet recommendations for aerobic physical activity based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and 23% report no leisure-time physical activity at all in the preceding month.”
– CDC
Instead of the typical “Exercise More” New Year’s resolution, how about being more specific?
Here is an example:
I will exercise [...]

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Quote of the Day

Posted on December 17, 2010 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle | 2 Comments

“It is a constant battle to stay motivated, but the way you feel after a workout is such a rush that it brings its own reward mentally as well as physically.”
– USA Today: Fitness begins with an attitude makeover

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One Thing – Healthy Monday

Posted on October 11, 2010 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Healthy Monday | 2 Comments

Each Monday, a simple health tip will be posted as part of Healthy Monday. Healthy Monday is a public health initiative founded in 2005 in association with Johns Hopkins University, Syracuse University, and Columbia Univerisity.
Their mission includes ending “chronic preventable disease in the U.S. by offering people and organizations a weekly prompt to start and sustain [...]

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