Novu Health Engagement Blog

Great Grilling Tips for Diabetics

Elycia Arendt

If you have diabetes, grilling is a great way to prepare meals. The key to diabetic grilling is to focus on lean meats and vegetables and to avoid sugar-heavy barbecue sauces.

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Top 5 Companies for Workers Over 50 are in Health Care

Elycia Arendt

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) just published its list of Top 50 Employers for Workers over 50, and there is a strong trend in the list: the health care industry. The top five companies are all in the health care industry and the majority...

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What A Week's Worth of Groceries Looks Like Around the World

Elycia Arendt

What does a week's worth or groceries look like in the United States? What about Guatemala? Photographer Peter Menzel tackled this very question in his book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats. In it, Menzel profiles 30 families around the world, including a...

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NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Wants You to Compost - Here's How

Elycia Arendt

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who famously tried to ban the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks, announced this week he is implementing a citywide composting program modeled after similar food waste programs in San Francisco and Seattle....

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Vegetarians Have a Lower Risk for Heart Disease

Elycia Arendt

In one of the largest studies of its kind to date, researchers from Loma Linda University in California report that vegetarians have a lower risk for heart disease than meat eaters.

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Novu Members Donate to Breast Cancer Action

Elycia Arendt

Members of the Novu Community earn rewards points daily for the healthy choices they make. They can use them towards raffles, healthy deals & discounts, and dontate their points to charity. Recently, the Novu Community banded together to support breast cancer...

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Does 10,000 Steps a Day Make a Healthy Employee?

Novu Health

Have you heard of FitBit, Nike FuelBand, or a "personal activity tracker?" A personal activity tracker is a highly evolved version of a pedometer. It counts how many steps an individual takes, tallies the miles they've traveled, and calculates the calories...

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Google Nutrition: What is it and Why Should I Care?

Elycia Arendt

Last week, Google unveiled a new nutrition feature for its search engine, allowing users to find the nutritional information for over 1,000 fruits, vegetables, meats and meals. Using data from the USDA, search results list the calorie counts and nutritional...

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