Over the past four decades, Green Mountain at Fox Run has helped thousands of women end struggles with eating, exercise and body image, make long-term healthy lifestyle changes and lose weight permanently.

5 Ways to Spring Into Movement After a Long Winter

By Marsha Hudnall on 04/18/2014

spring-is-natures-wayIt happened overnight. Or at least it felt like it in Vermont. One day it was snowing and the next it was 80 degrees! Spring is always a great time at Green Mountain – our participants are pumped to get moving after winter and enjoy the sunshine. At home, you can, too!

Our Top 5 Tips for Springing into Movement after a Long Winter

1Organize a Lunch Group Walk at Work

It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy a little bit of spring sun. Many people find participating in group activities very motivating as it’s easier to keep each other on track (pun intended). Or, schedule a post-dinner walk with your family every night, even if it’s just around the neighborhood. Bonus: Studies suggest a walk after dinner is great for blood sugar management.

2Look for 5K Walk/Runs in Your Area

There are usually a ton at this time of year, and many are for walkers and runners. It’s a great way to meet up with friends, support a cause and get some exercise!

3Meet Friends for an Active Outing

Instead of gathering with friends for coffee or brunch,  meet at area parks with quick, easy trails. Mix them up to keep your travels interesting. Once a week, try packing a lunch and making a day trip out of it. Look for new trails for you and your dog, too!

4Try “New” Incentives to Get You Moving

Spring means renew, revitalize, refresh. Think about “new” things that can help you get moving. A new playlist? A new pair of walking shoes? A new iPod? If it will get you moving again, think of it as an investment in your health.

5Look at Spring Cleaning as Exercise, Too

Cleaning out the garage, working in your garden, raking, sweeping, shining, you name it. It’s all movement and it all counts.

How do you get moving after a long winter? Are have you been moving all along? Do tell!

10 Best Tips for Managing Food Cravings

By Robyn Priebe on 04/16/2014

Most women who participate in the healthy weight management program at Green Mountain at Fox Run confess they struggle with managing food cravings. When you’re in the midst of a food craving cycle, the idea of creating a healthy eating plan seems more like someone taking away your emotional blankie than a good idea. “What about my ice cream, potato […] Read more »


The Binge Eating Diaries: Dressing for Today

By Jacki Monaco on 04/15/2014

Exposing Body Image Issues and their Impact on Binge Eating Jacki Monaco is a Green Mountain alum who blogs about  overcoming binge eating disorder. Her story was featured on CNN.com. I vividly remember being 70 pounds heavier than I am now in long sleeves and long pants… when it was hot as hell outside. I would choose sweating profusely to […] Read more »


Fitness Friday: Feeling Booby-Trapped?

By Cindy Bishop on 04/11/2014

Finding A Good Athletic Bra Boobs, Boobs, Glorious Boobs! Small ones, large ones, round, oblong and re-constructed ones, boobs with a mind of their own, pointing north and pointing south. Today it’s all about where to find good athletic gear for the girls. Read Related Article: Clothing for Curvy GirlsFinding a good athletic bra that addresses all the mini and major […] Read more »

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