Changing a health habit is hard. With so many factors influencing our daily lives, forming new, healthy habits is never a simple undertaking. Article after article tell us what we should do, but let's be honest, we all know that we should exercise, and eat better, yet rarely do we actually do what we know we should. What is usually lacking in these reports is an explanation of what can be done to actually help someone change their behaviors. Recently this article in The Washington Post reviewed an American Journal of Medicine study and a Tufts University study that examined what led to a successful weight loss program. The findings of both summarized that coaching played a key role in […]

July 16th, 2013

As tempting as it may be to grab a cheeseburger instead of a salad for lunch, it's important to consider how it will affect the rest of your day. Making the health conscious decision when choosing what to eat is not always easy. Let's face it, we all have cravings! Everything that you eat throughout the day affects the way you feel. Especially in the hot summer months it's easy to become sluggish in the afternoon after a long day.  Below we've included some tips (and foods) to help you eat for energy, and avoid the morning, afternoon, and evening slumps. #1 – Breakfast: Start the Day off Right Put portable breakfast on the list. Let's face it, most of […]

As cost and risk within healthcare shift from employers and health plans to individuals, we are seeing an increased focus on "healthcare consumerism" and, in turn, the need for organizations to help consumers better navigate the changing healthcare system. Increased accountability for cost has created the need to help consumers make the best choices when it comes to their health – both in regards to the behaviors that create a healthy lifestyle as well as healthcare purchasing habits. While the majority of people understand the impact of their choices when it comes to becoming more physically active, eating more nutritiously and even managing a health condition, the same isn't true when it comes to purchasing healthcare services. Most consumers have no […]

July 3rd, 2013

Temperatures are rising, grills are being fired up and across this great country outdoor activities are in full swing. As we take time to celebrate the 4th of July, we want you to remember that living a healthy lifestyle also includes relaxing and enjoying the company of your friends and family. So whether you bring a nutritious dish to your picnic, or engage in a little healthy competition, be sure to also enjoy plenty of laughs to have a well-rounded holiday weekend. From everyone at the Health Innovation Blog, we wish you a safe, relaxing and enjoyable 4th of July – and if you're like us, you'll try to work in a few vegetables and an extra game of bocce […]

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