It’s nearly February–about the time that a lot of us begin to “forget” the health goals we set back on January 1. Sometimes this sidestepping is reinforced by a lack of support at home and at the office. Maybe your partner loves to over-order when you eat out together–while you’re trying to cut calories. Or your boss gives … Continue reading Health-Goal Hurdles: When Your [Partner, Family, Friend, Coworker] Isn’t On Board
Welcome back to our “Healthy Habit Heroes” blog series, where we share members’ stories, in their own words, about their experiences with Yes Health. Want to join the “Triple H Club?” Reach out to your coach in our app or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For years, George hadn’t been satisfied with his self-described “dad bod.” Now after finding Yes Health … Continue reading Healthy Habit Heroes: George’s Story
The New Year is just hours away, which has everyone talking about that time-honored tradition—making resolutions. Keeping them, however, is another matter. At Yes Health, we’re not exactly anti-resolution. It’s just that we recognize how easy it is to set a HUGE goal for ourselves starting January 1 (i.e. loose 50 pounds, give up alcohol, … Continue reading The Anti-Resolution Revolution
Yes Health celebrated Healthy Lunch Day 2016 with a contest. November 15-18, we asked Yes Health members to snap and share photos of their healthy lunches using our app for a chance to win a $25 Whole Foods gift card. All lunch photos had to receive a healthy “green” rating from the coaches to be eligible. And the three … Continue reading Congratulations to Our Healthy Lunch Day Contest Winners!
Christmastime is here! All of the gathering, remembering and impending New Year’s arrival comes with a mixed bag of emotions for most people—even on the best of days. Welcome to the thick of it. (Deep breath.) This week is the perfect time to schedule some self care and focus on all that’s positive in your life. A little gratitude and wonder … Continue reading 6 Healthy Holiday Survival Tips
Ready for a shocking statistic? More than half of California adults (55%), including one out of every three young adults, have either prediabetes — a condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes — or type 2 diabetes. That’s a whopping 15.5 million adults in the Golden State alone, according to a 2016 UCLA study. Countrywide, more than 86 million … Continue reading We’re Putting Free Diabetes Prevention Tools Into the Hands of Millions
Welcome back to our “Healthy Habit Heroes” blog series, where we share members’ stories, in their own words, about their experiences with Yes Health. Want to join the “Triple-H Club?” Reach out to your coach in our app or email: email@example.com. Yes Health member Amy was diagnosed with gestational diabetes when she was pregnant with her second child. After … Continue reading Healthy Habit Heroes: Amy’s Story
Now that sitting is officially the new smoking, it’s more important than ever to regularly remind ourselves to get up from our desks and move our bodies. Sitting all day increases our risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, depression, anxiety, back pain, muscle tension and poor posture. We also know how tough it can be to … Continue reading Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk
Exploring new places is good for our health. It pushes us outside of our comfort zone and makes us flex parts of our brain that we don’t always use at home. Traveling abroad has been shown to improve our creative thinking and problem solving skills, and just getting out of town for a few days can give our immune system a serious boost. … Continue reading Ask the Coaches: How Do I Stick to a Healthy Routine When I Travel?
What time do you tuck yourself in each night? Your answer may be more important than you think. One in three Americans don’t get enough sleep, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Why is this significant? Because there’s a strong connection between sleep and healthy habits. People who go to bed … Continue reading The Sleep Solution: 6 Tips for Better Shuteye