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Healthy Holidays at Work

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - December 11, 2013

Don’t Gain, Maintain   And so it begins. That slippery slope of overindulgence that flows from Thanksgiving, right into Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanzaa, then on through and often well into the New Year. Food in general, ‘goodies’ in particular, are everywhere. Workouts give way to holiday shopping, parties, and the now more than ever, never-ending to-do list.   […]

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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe #2

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - November 21, 2013

Cranberry, Cherry & Walnut Marmalade Fresh cranberries get crunch from walnuts and an infusion of sweetness from dried cherries in this take on a classic marmalade. Leftovers are great on a turkey sandwich.   INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup water 1/2 cup port, or other sweet red wine 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon […]

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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe – Slimmed Down Sides

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - November 7, 2013

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Ricotta Cheese   Ingredients   3 medium sweet potatoes 1 teaspoon of olive oil 2 shallots, finely chopped ½ cup of fat free ricotta cheese ¼ teaspoon of salt ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon of ginger 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar ¼ cup of grated parmesan […]

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Cultivating a Corporate Culture of Wellness

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - August 5, 2013

Sowing the Seeds of Behavior Change   Even in this tenuous economy, employees are increasingly seeking out organizations that embrace and support a healthy lifestyle. And likewise, such employers are attracting and retaining the health-conscious candidates they prefer to employ. Actively cultivating a culture of wellness, these organizations’ leaders understand that the environment in which […]

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Our Favorite Fitness Finds!

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - July 31, 2013

WIWW: What I Want Wednesday   I need a break. Not a break from blogging, but a break from the blogs that tell my readers what they should be doing (ex: exercise, hydrating, stretching, etc.) I wanted to have some fun with today’s blog and share some of my favorite things with my wonderful readers! […]

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Healthy Eats at Your Next Summer Soiree

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - July 17, 2013

Eat This Now!   Summer is definitely here in Chicago! To me, summer time means trips to the pool and beach, evening strolls on the lake, maxi dresses and my favorite – barbecues with friends! There is nothing I love more than throwing food on the grill, cracking open a cold light beer and relaxing […]

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Mom was Right! Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day!

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - July 8, 2013

You’ve heard it since you were a kid, and it really is true. Turns out, the right morning meal does a lot of great things for both body and mind, including: • kick starting your metabolism • improving concentration and performance • boosting mood • curbing hunger so you’re more likely to make healthier food […]

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Stay Hydrated this Summer with these Delicious, Low-Calorie Drinks

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - July 3, 2013

Tired of Drinking Water?   Drink water, drink water, drink water….it’s all we here! While it is true that you should be drinking plenty of good old h2o throughout the day (especially in this heat), it’s ok to jazz up that glass or change it up completely once in a while. Here are some of […]

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How to Get More Protein in Your Diet

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - June 28, 2013

        It seems like everyone is on the run these days – rushing to work, rushing to your appointments or rushing to your kid’s soccer game, etc. In between all of the rushing, we forget to take a moment and think about our nutrition. As we hear our stomachs start to growl, […]

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