Lorrie Reynolds
With 25 years of preventive health and wellness experience, Lorrie Reynolds is Director of Wellness Client Accounts for Independence, accountable for leading and directing the Plan’s worksite wellness programs. At Independence she has been accountable for preventive health outreach, clinical guidelines, health education content, wellness solutions operations, and expansion of preventive health outreach in the community. She proudly serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Independence Blue Crew volunteer program, and is a certified National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach.
emotional well-being
When someone asks about your health, it’s natural to think about how your body feels. Do you have a cold? A nagging back pain? Or maybe you think about how you could hit the gym more often, or work more vegetables into your diet. Too often, we focus on our physical well-being and forget how important our emotional well-being is….
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mental well-being
You run three times a week. Do resistance training twice a week. Floss regularly. And watch what you eat. You’re probably in pretty good health then, right? Not necessarily. When’s the last time you checked in on your mental well-being? You could be in peak physical shape but if your mental health is out of balance,…
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Healthy sleep habits can help you avoid serious health issues including heart disease and stroke.
Let’s face it, sleep is often the first thing to go when you find yourself over-scheduled and staring at a mile-long to-do list. There will always be more emails to answer, lunches to pack, or laundry to do. And since the rest of your day is accounted for, sleep seems like the one area you can cut into without consequence….
Simple dietary changes mean big health benefits

Simple dietary changes mean big health benefits

Food is a great source of pleasure, a shared cultural touchstone, and the center of many traditions. The good news is, enjoying food and eating healthy are not mutually exclusive; it’s possible to do both. When you make the right choices, your taste buds and your body will thank you….
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Physical well-being - Start a personalized exercise plan to get focused on your own physical well-being.

Creating a personalized exercise program to promote physical well-being

When you think of your overall well-being, you traditionally think of your physical well-being. And for good reason — if you’re suffering physically, it’s hard to focus on anything else. There are many benefits that come with being physically fit, including: Improved heart function Slowed aging Stronger bones and joints Increased immune response Increased quality of sleep Your physical well-being is actually made up of three primary areas: exercise,…
How many calories should I eat?
From the time you learned the definition of a calorie, you probably also heard that adults need 2,000 of them per day. But how could that be true, considering how different we all are? Some of us train for triathlons, burning a lot of calories, while some of us would rather pass the time watching a Chopped marathon….
Creating Healthier Boundaries
How many browser tabs do you have open right now? I’ll go first. At any given time, I can have at least five tabs open: personal email, work email, the news, a cooking blog, a social media site (or two), and of course, Google. Pair that with instant messaging, text messages, and phone calls, and I’m at the middle of a distraction whirlwind….
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Road to Wellness: Introduction

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 by
IBX’s Road to Wellness Blog Series
How well did you sleep last night? Not great? What about your day? Were you cooped up, glued to your computer or smartphone? Did you throw down some fast food for lunch? If so, you’re not alone. Consider these sobering health and wellness statistics — The Wellness Council of America1 reports that the typical American: Gets a poor night’s sleep Eats one or more meals outside the home daily Receives 50 to 100 emails and countless text messages each day Is considered either overweight or obese Consumes his or her body weight in refined sugar each year Spends 95 percent of the day indoors I don’t know about you,…
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Nutrition Labels Get a Makeover

Friday, 05 February 2016 by
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Did you know that you’re probably consuming more than a recommended “serving size” when you eat? When the FDA created nutrition labels in 1993, serving sizes were based on food consumption data from the late ’70s and late ’80s. Portion sizes have super-sized over time, along with increased rates of obesity and chronic diseases, which is why the FDA has proposed new rules for nutrition label design and serving sizes….