Recent Posts from MountainWise:

Old Town Bank Invests in the Health of its Employees

Why worksite wellness programs? Because employed people spend approximately 36 percent of their waking hours at work. That makes the worksite an excellent place to influence and encourage healthy behaviors around eating, physical activity, and managing stress. In...

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Is Diabetes Just the “New Normal”?

“Grandma had diabetes. Mom had it. I’ll have diabetes too. That’s just how it is.” Last week, MountainWise met with the lifestyle coaches being trained for the Diabetes Prevention Program we’re sponsoring for Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, and...

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Tips for Eating Healthy During Thanksgiving

When it comes to meals, none may be more famous than the Thanksgiving dinner. Americans around the country typically love their turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie...and they eat a lot of it. Numbers vary, but it’s reported the average person eats anywhere from...

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5 Tips for a Successful Diabetes Prevention Program

There’s a real difference between theory and practice, isn’t there? You can watch Chopped all you want, but when you actually get in the kitchen yourself, it’s a whole other story. This past Monday, we brought the public health equivalent of Ted Allen over to the...

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What Doctors Can Learn from a Church about Fighting Diabetes

Red tablecloths are a signal everyone at Holly Springs Baptist Church in Macon County understand. When a red tablecloth appears at a church meal, that’s where a congregation member can find healthy foods prepared in healthy ways. Red tablecloths are only a small part...

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It’s November! Time to Talk Turkey About Diabetes

November is the month we celebrate Thanksgiving. On the last Thursday of the month, we gather together with family and friends to share our gratitude for everything life has to offer. We share a meal with turkey and all the fixings, and pumpkin pie and apple cake for...

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