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Vanguard will be at Harbin on Tuesday, March 20th and Wednesday, March 21st.

All meetings will be held in the Education Center at 1825 (Main Clinic).

Attendees will receive 10 HarbinSTRONG points.

A recorded session will be available for employees in Harbin locations outside of Rome.

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Go Further with Spices

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National Nutrition Month – Go Further with Spices
Going further with spices can provide a flavorful palate for our salty taste buds. Our taste buds looovvvee salty foods. We are drawn to salt and constantly over use the salt shaker. Higher sodium diets have been linked to increased risk for heart problems including hypertension. The dietary guidelines recommend 2000mg sodium per day. We know we need to decrease our sodium intake, but we still want foods to taste great.

Go further with these lower sodium spice tips from the American Heart Association: Article: Be Spice Not Salty.  While you are at, check out great heart healthy recipes!

On the flip side, our taste buds and our souls love sweet treats. We convince ourselves that we deserve sweets to as rewards, gestures of love, or a way to cope with difficult days. Sweets are often high in calories, added sugars, and fats and sabotage even our healthiest diets.
Instead of reaching for a big bowl of ice cream try using fruits as your sugar fix. Fruits contain natural sugars. Choosing in-season fruits will help maximize your sweet tooth happiness.
Mentally, we need to evaluate a different reward system for ourselves. Wear a new nail polish or lipstick, take a walk with a friend or a trip to the home improvement store, start a new home project, or buy yourself flowers. These are great sugar-free ways to give yourself a pat on the back.
Want to find sodium and sugar on the food label? How much is too much? New Nutrition Facts Label coming this summer. Get a sneak peek!
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Retirement Planning Meetings

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We have partnered with Vanguard to offer employees the opportunity to learn from a Retirement Education Specialist. The “Create Your Plan” meetings will offer insight about saving early and how to choose investments wisely. Participants will also learn to navigate the Vanguard website to take advantage of the resources available.

Tuesday, March 20th – 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21st – 8 a.m., 12 noon and 3 p.m.

Sign-ups are available on the HarbinSTRONG portal. All sessions will be in the Education Center at 1825 (Main Clinic). Attendees will be awarded 10 HarbinSTRONG points.

A session will be recorded and available to employees in Harbin locations outside of Rome.

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Hike 2 Health


Hike 2 Health with Brian
Saturday, March 10th
9 a.m.
Meet at the Bridgepointe Plaza parking lot on 2nd Avenue to hike the hills of downtown Rome. 
Call Brian to let him know you’re coming (706) 238-2225.


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Go Further With Snacks

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National Nutrition Month – Go Further with Snacks
Planned snacking is a great way to keep you feeling full and satisfied. It’s also an easy way to add several hundred calories and derail the best intentions.
The secret is in the planning. Go Further with Snacks by pairing a high fiber food with a protein. If you like things salty, lightly salted whole grain crackers and hummus or low-fat cheese. If you like it sweet, apple slices and a natural nut butter or plain Greek yogurt and berries. If sweet and salty hits the spot, make a trail mix.
These 100-200 calorie snacks can fill you between your meals without overloading your caloric intake.
Trail Mix: 1/4 cup nuts + 1/8 cup raisins + 1/4 cup whole grain unsweetened cereal
226 calories; 6g protein; 5g fiber
Fruit and Yogurt: 5oz plain Greek yogurt + 1/4 cup berries
110 calories; 16g protein; 1g fiber
PB Crackers: 1 Tbsp peanut butter + 10 whole grain crackers
178 calories; 9g protein; 3.5g Fiber
Veggies and Dip: 2 Tbsp hummus + 6 carrot sticks
130 calories; 3g protein; 5g Fiber
For more information follow on social media: #NationalNutritionMonth
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New: Bike Fitness Training

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Hydration Challenge starts tomorrow

Tri-Challenge 2018

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