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

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 »

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6 Simple Outdoor Exercises

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 »

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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 »

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Goals For The New Year

As I am in the midst of the holiday season and busy with the holiday rush, I realize it is time for me to sit down and set my 2013 goals! I set SMART goals.
Mind Tools™ has a great article on their website about SMART goals. Read More »

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De-Stressing During the Holidays

I love the holidays. This time of year gives me the opportunity to eat great food and celebrate with my family and friends. This is also the time of year where I become so busy shopping, attending parties and eating that I tend to get off balance. Read More »

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Don’t Fall Out of Fitness

I love the fall season. But with busy schedules, kids getting back to school and daylight becoming scarce, there is always a good excuse to fall out of my fitness routine.  I try not to let the change of season slow me down.  Read More »

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