This August 2011 post announced my successful weight loss using a calorie-counting app – and provided a personal way to illustrate what SAS does with data. Eleven years later, here’s an update on my journey to living my best life through better nutrition.
Question: This neuroscientist and SAS Explore host is known for appearing on "Blossom," "The Big Bang Theory" and "Jeopardy." Answer: Who is Mayim Bialik, Ph.D.? Today, instead of Bialik quizzing us, I got to be the lucky one to quiz her on some of her favorite topics, like mental health,
In an episode of The Health Pulse hosted by Greg Horne, we learn about Dawnté Early, PhD, whose idea and mission is to transform the mental health system so that everyone who needs care receives high-quality and culturally competent care. Early's work focuses on bringing together individual mental health data
How do you manage your energy and productivity throughout your day? Wanna know my secret? I take movement breaks often and eat lunch! According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 156 million full-time workers in the United States spend at least one-third of their day at the workplace.
“Running is a lifestyle for me. It’s like brushing my teeth or taking a shower. I’m always thinking about when I can get my run in. I plan out my days so I can at least run 2 to 3 times a week.” In our final installation of Black History
Learn why integrating EHR data with pharmacy and claims data improves patient care.
How can organizations be more resilient during an uncertain business and public health situation? Lessons learned from organizations at the front lines of crisis response reinforce the importance of good analytic governance. These leading organizations have shown us that the fundamentals of the analytic life cycle – data, discovery and
Injustice in the food system – I’ve put off blogging about this for too long for a couple of reasons — 1) it’s far too broad a topic to adequately tackle in one blog and 2) for fear of the discomfort it may cause people, myself included, as I want
Let’s face it. Data sharing between platforms in health care just isn’t easy. Patient data privacy concerns, incompatible file formats, asynchronous identifiers … I’ve heard it all. From the electronic health record (EHR), picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) to discrete processes like pharmacy or departmental information systems, achieving some
We all know that eating fruits and vegetables is good for us. This is a message we have heard since we were kids. The USDA recommends eating 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. However, nutrition experts and research suggest that more is better, typically agreeing that at least 8-10 servings
Have you ever experienced that “gut feeling” ….you know the one that’s trying to tell you something and you don’t know why? I remember having a feeling I couldn’t quite explain fifteen years ago. My husband had a job opportunity in Canada. As a way to entice us, we were provided time
"How'd you lose the weight?" It was not a magic pill, special diet, or a shot from the doctor - wouldn't that have been nice? How did I lose my baby weight? I finally got back to what I've been telling folks to do most of my life: eat right
As a kid who grew up in the 60s & 70s, I was a big fan of the original Star Trek TV series. And in the years since, I have seen lots of the Star Trek “technology” become a reality: cellphones, portable tablet computers, talking computers (Alexa/Siri), etc. But I
Last night I dropped a check into my son’s school’s American Heart Association Fund Raiser and this morning we kicked off #NationalWearRedDay at the RFC with our annual Wear RED for Heart Health Breakfast Run. What’s the deal with all heart health awareness this month? Heart Disease Not only is it
In June, my husband and I completed this silly race called Storm the Beach – totally out of my norm, it was only 5 miles :) and included things like climbing, crawling, wading through the ocean, balancing, rope swinging, and running through soft sand. It was nuts, but so fun, and
I've noticed fewer and fewer people smoking these days, and was wondering who the last holdouts are. Let's run some numbers and find out... Back in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s it seems like almost everyone smoked. You hardly ever saw the "cool kids" such as James Dean without a cigarette -
Today, I'd like to introduce a new author! Welcome Amy Rockwell to the SAS Life Blog team! Amy shares her passion for the great outdoors with SAS Employees through the RFC's Outdoor Adventure programs. In addition to finding Amy on the trails and teaching and working out at the RFC, she enjoys spending time with
As the torrential downpour of rain and gusty winds hit The Triangle and much of the south last week, I was keenly aware of behavior…my dog’s behavior. With the wetness of their paws, they would enter the house and immediately sit on a towel so we could dry them. Opportunity to
When I was a kid, I remember a motivational poster on my dentist's wall that said "You don't have to brush all your teeth -- only the ones you want to keep." That poster really made me think, and brush my teeth! And now that I'm a data-analyst adult, I think
Nope - we're not digging up mummies in pyramids and analyzing the gender - this blog is about population pyramid charts and "digging into data"! But since the title might have lured in some pyramid fans, here's a picture of my friend Angela posing beside a pyramid - pretty cool, eh?!?
This week, I finally ate some liver, for the first time in over 20 years - and I realized it's a lot like prepping data (which I'll explain in this blog post). Here are a few of the similarities: They're both good for you. Thinking about them makes you go
With Turkey Day coming up in a couple days, one thing I know I'm looking forward to is help from my parents, so my husband and I can catch up on some much needed sleep....oh the joys of being parents of little guys! This week, I'm pleased to
If you’re anything like me, you are busy. Busy at work, busy at home, busy on the so-called weekend. It never stops. Even as a fitness professionals, my husband and I are right there with you in the constant struggle to find time to exercise and eat healthfully. Here are
Welcome. I'm so glad you're here! This topic will feature tips, stories, and fun to help you on your path to wellness. Look for posts on the first and third Wednesday of each month. What is "wellness"? Wellness is defined by the The American Heritage Stedman's Medical Dictionary as the condition