Caring for Your Mind and Body
May 6, 2014
Written By Audrey ReichWe all know about the importance about taking care of our health—eating right, getting enough sleep, exercising. Healthy habits positively influence how a person feels and how their body functions.But good health involves not only caring for our body, but also our mind....
Winners of Four-Week Individual Team Challenge Announced
Apr 2, 2014
The winners of the "Four-Week Individual Team Challenge" were announced Wednesday.  The Challenge was designed by SLV Health's Wellness Coordinator Annika Braun and challenged employees to walk an average of 10,000 steps per day over four weeks.  Employees tracked their...
Try Something New for 30 Days
Aug 16, 2013
Matt Cutts, an engineer at Google, explains how trying just one new thing every day for a month was a fun, rewarding, and eye-opening experience for him. Something New! Have you always wanted to try yoga, kickboxing, or maybe golf? Cutts says 30 days is long enough to form a habit and stick with...
8 Week Beginner Walking Plan
Jul 10, 2013
Getting started on a new exercise plan can be tough.  Here are some tips to help you accomplish your goals. Healthy Tips: Set personal goals that are attainable Record progress including a food and fitness journal Drink at least two quarts of water per day Before exercising: Choose foods low in fat...
6 Steps to a Healthier You
Jun 3, 2013
The American Cancer Society recommends the following guidelines for physical activity: Achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Engage in regular physical activity. Avoid inactivity and return to normal daily activities as soon as possible following diagnosis. Aim to exercise at least 150 minutes per...
Spring Clean Your Way Fit
Apr 8, 2013
Slash calories—and your spring-cleaning checklist—with your regular household activities Clean and Get Lean Skip the gym and bust out the broom: These household activities torch up to 200 calories in just 30 minutes—nearly double the amount you’d burn pumping iron in the gym. Keep the routine up...
12 Restaurant Weight Loss Tips
Apr 8, 2013
Weight Loss Tip #1: Don't assume fancier means healthier Fast food can make you fat, so dinner at a sit-down chain must be better, right? In fact, our menu analysis of 24 national chains revealed that the average entree at a sit-down restaurant contains 867 calories, compared with 522 calories in...
5 Reasons to Bike
Apr 1, 2013
Days are getting longer.  Evenings are getting warmer. It's perfect time to get out your bike from the garage! You already know that physical activity is good for your health.  What's so special about biking? 5 Reasons to Bike Build Strength and Muscle Tone:  Biking is especially good for...
6 Exercises for a Strong Core
Mar 18, 2013
Remember, a strong core means a strong, pain free back! Engaging your core is essential whether you're sitting in a chair to training for a 5K walk/run. Also, don’t forget to stretch before and after you workout. Supine Pelvic Tilts Starting Position: Lie on your back with your knees bent and both...
9 Exercises While You Watch TV
Mar 7, 2013
What do you do in the evening? Do you watch tv? Do you read the newspaper? Do you catch up with your spouse or kids? Studies show that the average American watches 5 hours of TV or video on another device each day.  During dinner, 66% of Americans report watching TV. Multi-Tasking for Health All...

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