Debbie Lancto

Health and Wellness Champion at Avera Health Plans

I moved from Rawlins, Wyo., in 1993 to attend the University of Sioux Falls. I competed on the track team and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Wellness and Fitness.

I enjoy any activity if it involves being outside and my favorites include water skiing and jet skiing. My three, very energetic Italian greyhounds keep me active and I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

My passion for travel includes learning new ways to incorporate fitness into every vacation and my most memorable were my trips to Colorado hiking in the Rocky Mountains.

Getting the chance to bring wellness into the workplace for our fully insured groups at Avera Health Plans is exciting. The best part of my job is motivating others to learn new approaches to their health and wellness. I look forward to sharing these tips in blogs and open the opportunity to others to share their ideas.
Author Archive | Debbie Lancto

Fitness Trackers

When it comes to getting fitter and healthier, knowledge is power. Fitness trackers, or wrist-worn gadgets, can tell you more about yourself than even you ever knew. I bought my FitBit in October of 2014 and I was excited to start wearing and seeing the daily numbers. Read More »
Exercise · Avera Health

Top 10 Workout Trends for 2015

The new year means new goals! I wanted to share with you the 10 trends that the American College of Sports Medicine has predicted for 2015. The cool thing about these trends is that people of all ages, sizes and function can do these! Read More »
Exercise · McKennan

Creating an Easy, Effective and Fun Wellness Plan

I have said it many times: I want to exercise more and eat healthier. We can all make this statement, but if we don’t have a plan, the goal may fail. Setting the goal is just the first step. Know where you’re going, what resources you’ll need, who can help and — most importantly — what Plan B is when life throws a monkey wrench into Plan A. Read More »
Exercise · McKennan

Kicking the Habit

You’ve just eaten a wonderful steak dinner. What’s next? If you’re a smoker, the end of a good meal may trigger a cigarette craving. If you’re trying to quit, one of the keys is knowing your triggers and how to work around them. Read More »
Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

6 Simple Outdoor Exercises

Debbie enjoying the nice weather and shooting some hoops! The sun is finally shining and the grass is turning green. After our long winter, I am ready to get outdoors and get active! With the amount of options in outdoor activities, the park can be your gym, walking trails your treadmill and many other ways to stay active this summer. Read More »
Exercise, Health Insurance · Avera Health

How Can You Reduce Health Care Insurance Costs?

What a great summer I had! I was able to travel back to Wyoming and see some old friends. This was a much needed break as I am gearing up for all the changes in health care for 2014. My friends asked, “How does the Affordable Care Act and wellness impact health insurance?” One thing that I told them was that some employers may increase your health insurance premium up to 50-percent next year if you use tobacco. Read More »
Health Insurance · Avera Health