Monthly Archives: January 2012

As women age, they benefit from exercise in many ways

Ladies, if you didn’t already pledge to be more physically active this year, these are some good reasons to add it to your list of resolutions. By Dawn DuBois, an exercise physiologist and a certified health fitness specialist with St. … Continue reading

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What’s on your plate?

Before you eat, think about what and how much food goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. Over the day, include foods from all food groups: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein foods.  … Continue reading

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Recording and Handouts from Wellness Seminar: How to Lose Weight and Not Diet

Click here to view the video recording of the January 25, 2012 seminar entitled “How to Lose Weight and Not Diet” by Emily Bailey, a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who is dually certified as a personal trainer.  The handouts/slides are … Continue reading

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UHC Advice: Fat Loss—Easy Portion Tricks

The first step in successful portion control is learning the correct serving size.  But, once you know the right portion, how do we stick to it without feeling deprived? Here are a few tips that might help: Sip Smart: Use … Continue reading

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Just for fun: 1 minute video explains what counts as exercise

Click here to learn what does and doesn’t count as exercise. And remember, life is a sport…make it count.

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UHC Advice: 10 Ways to Save Money on Food Shopping

Here are 10 simple strategies to beat the rising cost of food and help your grocery dollars go further: 1. Buy produce in season. Check the food section in your newspaper to find the best buys for the week, based … Continue reading

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UHC Advice: Make Your Walk a Workout

As one of the simplest exercises, walking requires no equipment aside from a good, supportive pair of walking shoes. Exercise doesn’t have to be hard to be effective. The recommended 30 minutes can be broken up into two, 15-minute sessions … Continue reading

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UHC Advice: 6 Ways Oral Hygiene Helps Keep You Well

A healthy mouth and healthy body go hand in hand. Good oral hygiene and oral health can improve your overall health, reducing the risk of serious disease and perhaps even preserving your memory in your golden years. The phrase “healthy … Continue reading

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UHC Advice: 5 keys to SMART weight-loss goals

By Melanie Polk, M.M.Sc., R.D., F.A.D.A. Whether you welcomed 2012 with joyful revelry or quiet reserve, it is upon us. And, as tradition would have it, many of us look at a bright, shining new year as an opportunity for … Continue reading

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Take the UHC Monthly Poll

How many hours of physical activity do you get each week?

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