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Healthy tips for busy people. Get the skinny. Start feeling better.

Getting Your ZZZs

Getting Your ZZZs

by Holly Foreman - December 01, 2017

After some investigation, I purchased a fitness tracker that also monitored my sleep. Sleep tracking was at the top of my list when searching for a wearable device.

Fall into Fitness

Fall into Fitness

by Holly Foreman - September 29, 2017

Is it just me or did summer fly by in the blink of an eye? Now that fall is here, it is time for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, over-sized sweaters, and football. Just as important, it is time to get back into a routine.

Inbox Overload

Inbox Overload

by Holly Foreman - January 16, 2017

Are you on email inbox overload? Email is a very useful tool for communication when used appropriately, but it can also be overwhelming because of the volume of emails received.

Stretch it Out

Stretch it Out

by Holly Foreman - November 28, 2016

I just spent the last two weekends working on home improvement projects… scraping ceilings, painting, and deep cleaning.

Childhood Pastime

Childhood Pastime

by Holly Foreman - August 26, 2016

Do you ever think back to the activities you participated in as a child? Playing outside for hours on end, using your imagination in everything you did, or creating an art masterpiece?

Vacation Hangover

Vacation Hangover

by Holly Foreman - July 01, 2015

Summer is here and vacations are something to look forward to. Vacation, or even a stay-cation, is the perfect way to de-stress, unwind, relax, and sometimes indulge.

A Sugary Secret

A Sugary Secret

by Holly Foreman - May 28, 2015

Experts say nutrition is the key to a healthy lifestyle. It can lower the risk of disease and improve your overall health. Yes, this is VERY true. But, do you ever get bogged down with the complexities of nutrition?

What's in Your Easter Eggs?

What's in Your Easter Eggs?

by Holly Foreman - April 01, 2015

This past weekend I took my niece and nephew to an Easter egg hunt in a neighborhood park. It was a great event and very organized. All the children hunted eggs with other kids in their age group. My niece is 2 years old, so she was in the 0-3 age group.

#HEBCC Schools

#HEBCC Schools

by Holly Foreman - February 04, 2015

Did you know San Angelo is participating in the HEB Community Challenge? It is a four month challenge that encourages cities across the state of Texas to commit to healthy living.

Surviving the Super Bowl Spread

Surviving the Super Bowl Spread

by Holly Foreman - January 29, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX is just around the corner and it will be full of football, commercials, entertainment, and CALORIES! Yes, calories… Some say this ‘holiday’ is second behind Thanksgiving Day for the most calories consumed.

#HEBCC Activities

#HEBCC Activities

by Holly Foreman - January 23, 2015

Did you know San Angelo is participating in the HEB Community Challenge? It is a four month challenge that encourages cities across the state of Texas to commit to healthy living.

Give Thanks

Give Thanks

by Holly Foreman - November 24, 2014

I was at a luncheon last week and Christmas décor was in full effect… 10 days BEFORE Thanksgiving! Don’t get me wrong, the holidays are my favorite time of year, but it seems like people are skipping right over Thanksgiving and moving straight to Christmas.

Work Smarter

Work Smarter

by Holly Foreman - November 12, 2014

In this fast-paced world, we are full of life-busyness. It is time to find that work-life balance and find ways to work smarter, not harder.

If the Shoe Fits

If the Shoe Fits

by Holly Foreman - October 15, 2014

Every fall I go through an extensive shoe search for closed toe shoes. I like to think I have special feet – let’s just say one of my nicknames has always been ‘toes’. I have a narrow foot but my toes add some length so shoes are very hard for me to find. Not only do I want a shoe that fits properly, but I do not buy shoes that do not have any support.

Get Moving!

Get Moving!

by Holly Foreman - June 03, 2014

Whether it is taking a family walk after dinner or walking a few laps up and down the hall at the office, everyone could move a little more throughout the day.

Think About It

Think About It

by Holly Foreman - April 11, 2014

When you hear “I want to get fit,” or “I exercise 3 times a week,” it is a common assumption that these people are exercising from the neck down.

What about our brains?

March Madness

March Madness

by Holly Foreman - March 26, 2014

March has many health & wellness observances including nutrition awareness, but if you are like me, you think of March Madness every year when this month rolls around. It’s the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and it guarantees madness, upsets and surprises.

Enjoy the Taste

Enjoy the Taste

by Holly Foreman - March 20, 2014

“Enjoy the taste of eating right” is the slogan this March for National Nutrition Month. Research suggests taste tops nutrition as the main reason why one food is purchased over another. This month, let’s focus on making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits.

Love Your Heart

Love Your Heart

by Holly Foreman - February 13, 2014

February is known for two things: heart health and love. So let’s love our hearts and combine the two for a decadent treat… dark chocolate! It’s time to have a heart-healthy diet without trashing the chocolate stash. A heart-healthy diet is your first defense to prevent heart disease.

It's Okay to be Childish

It's Okay to be Childish

by Holly Foreman - January 23, 2014

There are many things we learn as kids that help us remember certain concepts: ROYGBV, Never Eat Sour Watermelon, even the song “Fifty Nifty United States”… My sixth grade teacher would be so proud that I can still sing that song!

Healthy Balance, Healthier You

Healthy Balance, Healthier You

by Holly Foreman - December 10, 2013

What does wellness mean to you?

Wellness is more than just eating right and exercising regularly. Wellness includes the whole self and can include a list of healthy behaviors that lead to living well.

Good Stress, Bad Stress. Reassess- What is Stress?

Good Stress, Bad Stress. Reassess- What is Stress?

by Holly Foreman - October 16, 2013

Work, school, kids, homework, finances, family, friends, or just stress about all your stress – you are stressed. Stress is almost impossible to avoid in this crazy, busy world in which we live.

If that is the case, it is important to determine ways to handle stress that will maintain productivity, effectiveness, and your personal life.