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Dec 30

Weight Loss Informational Sessions

Introducing Viverant Weight Loss, Weight Management & Nutritional Services - we are excited to offer two free informational sessions to learn more about our new offerings! Find out about our individual and group programs, as well as how insurance and the Affordable Care Act may help you on your journey!
  • DATE: Tuesday, January 14th & Thursday, January 16th
  • TIME: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Viverant, 12324 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka 55305
  • Drinks and snacks provided

Dec 18

Healthy, Holiday Season Tips II

Here are two more tips to help you through the holiday season and into a healthy new year! 1) Focus on balance and moderation. Portion your holiday meals just like a regular dinner. You can eat your favorite dessert; just make sure you have plenty of fruits and veggies, a serving of protein (the size of a deck of cards), a small amount of fat (the size of a walnut), one-two servings of grains (one half or a full fist) along with it. food portions plate If you end up overindulging, it is important to not beat yourself up over it. Respecting your body and learning from your experiences will help you to make positive changes in nourishing yourself. 2) Stay Active! Getting motivated to exercise when it is freezing outside or on a day off of work can be tough, however, there are many exercises that are easy to accomplish inside. Pushups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, and squats can all be done in your living room. If you 're craving fresh air, going for a walk or run, sledding, skiing, building snowmen, playing ice hockey or organizing a friendly snowball fight are all great options. Winter-Activities-for-the--Family You may also like - 10 Fun Things to do in the Snow Outside! No Gym Required: How to Trim and tone in 10 minutes

Dec 17

USA's Health Improving

The battle continues over the health of our country but there is reason for optimism. Read the full article here. (Photo: Lucy Pemoni AP) Photo: Lucy Pemoni AP

Dec 10

Healthy, Holiday Season Tips

December is full of gatherings, celebrations, and loads of delicious food, making it easy to overindulge. You may be tempted to skip lunch so you can splurge on your favorite holiday treats or to ? 'make room for a holiday dinner but that mentality may result in overeating. The best thing you can do this holiday season is to be mindful of what you eat throughout the day; eating meals that keep you feeling full and satisfied. Here are some healthy meal options to consider:
  • Fruit, cottage cheese, graham crackers with peanut butter
  • Omelet with veggies and whole wheat toast
  • A bowl of oatmeal with fruit and nuts
  • Breakfast parfait with Greek yogurt, fruit and granola (recipe below!)
  • Soup and half a sandwich or soup and a salad
  • A colorful salad with protein (ham, egg whites, walnuts), dressing and a roll
Check back next week for more healthy, holiday season tips!

Pumpkin Breakfast Parfait

Pumpkin Breakfast Parfait Ingredients
  • _ cup chilled pumpkin puree
  • _ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • _ tsp cinnamon
  • _ cup plain 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. Chia seeds (or just nutmeg if you want)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (whey or soy)
  • 2 Tbsp Old Fashioned Oats
  1. Mix the cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice into the pumpkin puree in a small bowl. In a separate bowl mix the yogurt, protein and chia.
  2. Get out a parfait glass (or a regular glass) and layer; pumpkin, yogurt mixture, pumpkin, yogurt mixture, then top with oats
  3. You could replace pumpkin with other fruit such as mashed banana

Dec 04

Nutrition Services at Viverant!

Viverant will soon be offering a comprehensive nutrition service within our Minnetonka location. Our new nutrition program focuses on weight loss, weight maintenance, overall performance and your health & wellbeing. Individual sessions will begin next Monday, December 9, while group classes are forming now, with a goal of launching in mid-January, 2014. Our group program is powered by the Colorado Weigh (from Dr. James Hill and his team) and is taught by new Viverant employee (and former Olympian) Rasa Troup. Rasa is a registered and licensed dietitian, who specializes in nutrition for health, weight loss and maintenance, performance, exercise, and eating disorders. Her passion is helping clients reach and improve their well-being through sustainable lifestyle changes, sound nutrition, mindfulness, and body movement. The Colorado Weigh is a unique program, founded in both science and the practicality of living in today 's world that incorporates nutrition education, fitness programming and behavior modification. Our first class will be offered in January 2014 and we accept many insurances as well as offer self-pay rates for those without coverage! Join us today and find happiness through better health! For additional information or to reserve your spot in our weight loss program, call 952.832.4512. See Rasa 's full bio here.

Nov 27

A Different Approach to Obesity

Check out the great article from Jim Hill, co-founder of the Colorado Weigh program, written after his recent trip to the Obesity Week conference in Atlanta. Article can be found here. His unique perspective is one of the reasons Viverant is so excited to have Jim and his team as a partner in our new weight loss venture. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today! 952.835.4512

Nov 19

Direct Access in MN

Did you know that you may be able to see physical therapists without a prescription or referral? MN is a direct access state which, depending on your healthcare insurance plan, means you may seek treatment without a referral or prescription! To schedule an appointment or find out if your insurance plan qualifies, please call us at 952.835.4512 and select the clinic location most convenient to you for further assistance. *Some exceptions do apply with certain insurance plans but we are happy to look into details of your plan.

Aug 29

Keeping Your Student Athlete Healthy

Preventing ACL Injuries in Athletes An ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury can sideline your child for months during the critical time of their sports season. This class will give you the information you need to decrease the risk of an ACL injury. Learn the anatomy of and mechanism for ACL injuries. Discover the warm ups, exercises and tips to help avoid this serious injury. Coaches, parents and athletes welcome. Instructors are physical therapists Jamie Foreman, Keely Behning and Maurie Steinley of Viverant. Take advantage of this class and keep your athlete healthy! Register at or call 952-232-2150 #641-136 Monday, Sept. 23 6:30-8:30 pm Lakeville South High School Lecture Hall $15 per person or couple/1 session The class brochure can also be found here.

Aug 20

Avocado Lime Ice Cream

Chock-full of the healthy fats that keep you satisfied, avocados have been linked to lower body weight and higher ? 'good cholesterol numbers. Avocado Lime Ice Cream (Photo source: Coastal Kitchen) No need for an ice cream machine to make this delicious treat! Ingredients: (Serves 6)
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 3 juiced limes
  • _ cup of full-fat coconut milk (canned version found in the cooking aisle)
  • _ cup of sweetened condensed milk
  1. Combine all above ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Using a rubber spatula pour the mixture into a shallow glass pan and cover.
  3. Place in freezer for at least four hours before serving.
(If the ice cream has been in the freezer overnight, allow it to thaw at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes before digging in.) Enjoy! Sources: Women 's Health September 2013 & Coastal Kitchen

Jul 30

Weight Loss & Healthy Living Program Coming Soon!

Viverant has teamed up with The University of Colorado 's Center for Human Nutrition renowned for pioneering state-of-the-art research in nutrition, diet and weight loss to offer an effective, real world program to help you lose weight and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. The Colorado Weigh is a unique program, founded in both science and the practicality of living in today 's world that incorporates nutrition education, fitness programming and behavior modification. Viverant will soon be offering classes (limited to 25 participants) taught by professional, registered dietitians specially trained in weight loss and weight management. It 's not a diet, but rather a comprehensive education program that allows you to achieve lifelong weight loss success and the health you deserve. We accept many insurances and offer self-pay rates for those without coverage. For additional information or to reserve your spot, call 952.832.4512. Join us today and find happiness through better health!

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