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An Apple a Day… July 6, 2007

Posted by Amanda in Cheesy Whiskers, Mouse Clicks.
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Healthy employees are more productive say many reports published in the past year. And, one of the biggest epidemics currently facing the United States is obesity. A sedentary lifestyle and bad food choices have seen our waistlines and our healthcare bills rising.

Now, I have always enjoyed my food and like most people who do I have put on a few more pounds than I would have liked. About 9 months ago I began looking for weight loss help online. Like most college students, I tend to spend a lot of time online, so it seemed like a good option. I needed something that would teach me Healthy Habits as well as help hold me accountable for following them.

Two of the “heavyweights” of online diet help are Weightwatchers.com and eDiets.com. However, both of these services have fees involved. Instead I ran across Sparkpeople.com. While the name doesn’t give it away as a diet website it offers all of the top notch services you should expect. Everything from a nutrition tracker, meal plans, exercise plans, recipes and best of all, a great community. Sparkpeople is not just for the individual who wants to lose weight though. They market their Spark Teams to businesses as well. Sparkteams allow a company to have its own private “leaderboard” and forums. A great way for employers to get involved in their employees weight loss.

And I have to brag a little as well. Thanks in part to Sparkpeople, I have currentlylost 25lbs

Here’s a link to a Fox News story about Sparkpeople.com 

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A Balancing Act July 4, 2007

Posted by Amanda in Cheesy Whiskers, New Squeaks.
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A recent article in the Career Section of Business week talked about what Generation Y is looking for as we break free from our college bonds, and I think it can be summed up in one word: BALANCE. This is certainly a concept that has been in the forefront of my mind recently as developing a more balanced lifestyle is my goal for the 2nd half of 2007. Nearly everyone needs a good balance between work and play and being well rounded is stressed to college students today ( I don’t mean your waist line).Courtesy of Moontoon.com

So in an attempt to be more balanced here, I will be adding a few articles that are related to being a balanced individual, as well as a good business person. These will be located in the brand new “Cheesy Whiskers” category of articles.

My other categories have also been renamed( and it’s about time too) so I will quickly run through them 🙂

A Better Mouse Trap: Articles on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Business Tails: Information for Companies and Managers

Clear Tracks: Advertising Campaigns that have made their mark

Mouse Clicks: Interesting websites and links I’ve found

New Squeaks: General News and Updates

The Job Maze: Posts for the job hunter

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Happy 4th to everyone 🙂 Happy 4th of July!