“I enjoy your emails and greatly appreciate your guidance and support. If it wasn't for your ongoing ideas and gentle pushing, I probably wouldn't have looked for new ways to push my limits, so I'd say you pulled me to the goal I set, when we began in May, your mission is accomplished, *:) At this point I'm fully committed to stick to the routine and even if I swap the walk days to spread them through the week move evenly, I'll maintain the level of exercise for sure.”
"Health Coaching client, age 30, took initial Health Risk Assessment and scored 34. One year later score= 51. Had begun to make healthy changes and a few months later, score was 75. Began coaching and focused on exercise, nutrition and addressing mental health concerns and seeking therapy. HA score increased to 100. Health Coaching client lost 30 pounds, BP lowered from 174/92 down to 117/73."
“Thank you for checking in with me. I recently joined a gym that is in walking distance from my house, which means no excuses! I have been going about 5 times a week for the last 2 weeks. I am striving to eat whole foods and minimize the processed foods. While I am not 100% perfect, I do not let a mistake get me down and get back on track as soon as I can. I have lost almost 10 lbs this month so this is definitely enough motivation for me to keep going! I love the food I'm eating and feel great! This program is really helping with the information it provides. I enjoy learning new things. Thank you!”
"Your support has been a great asset for me and it has helped me to stay accountable toward my health goals. I have been making some significant improvements, ranging from cutting out junk food, incorporating healthy snacks like baby carrots and trail mix throughout my workdays, eating more whole grain foods and now even eating more raw vegetables by eating salads more regularly, all the way to establishing a more consistent workout routine throughout the week, combining cardio and strength exercises. Your support definitely helped make all this happen and has allowed (and motivated) me to establish sustainable health habit routines.”
New Dietary Guidelines
The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines have been released, with updates including limiting added-sugar intake to less than 10 percent of daily calories, and the removal of the restriction on the percentage of calories from total fat. The new guidelines also emphasize healthy eating patterns, with the following key recommendations:
A variety of vegetables from all of the subgroups—dark green, red and orange, legumes (beans and peas), starchy, and other
Fruits, especially whole fruits
Grains, at least half of which are whole grains
Fat-free or low-fat dairy, including milk, yogurt, cheese, and/or fortified soy beverages
A variety of protein foods, including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes (beans and peas), and nuts, seeds, and soy products
Similar to previous versions of the guidelines, the eighth edition of the Dietary Guidelines continues to suggest limits on saturated fat and sodium with recommendations to consume less than 10 percent of calories per day from saturated fats, and less than 2,300 milligrams per day of sodium.
The Dietary Guidelines also include a note about alcohol, explaining that if consumed, it should be in moderation —up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men. Read more, learn more
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