Quit For Life

group-heart-hug-300x200-300x200February is National Heart Month – a great time for you to quit smoking and to show your heart some love.

When you do, the benefits start right away. According to the American Lung Association, 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your heart rate begins to return to normal.1 Continue reading

New Chronic Pain Module Coming to myStrength Beginning February 1, 2017

Despite living in a culture where we seek better nutrition, an active lifestyle and a renewed sense of well-being, nearly 100 million of us suffer from chronic pain every year.1 In fact, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. For those who suffer with chronic pain, the condition results in: Continue reading

Get Motivated!

woman reading letter iStock_000063560443_SmallWhether we want to lose weight, work more effectively or just get the laundry done, we’re all in need of a little motivation now and then. These days we all wear so many hats, both at home and in the workplace, that it’s easy to lose motivation for even the simplest tasks. Here are a few suggestions for keeping yourself at the top of your game. Continue reading

Jan. 18 Webinar: Using Technology for a Healthy Lifestyle

guy-adjusting-phone-on-armAs we continue into the 21st century, mobile applications, or apps, are playing an increasingly important role in the daily lives of individuals of all ages. Many use this mobile technology to track their health and activities – generating the potential to be used in concert with other health-promoting strategies. Continue reading

Practicing Gratitude for Health and Happiness

group-employees-istock_15973955xsmall-300x204Talk about a positive perk: By cultivating a spirit of gratitude, you actually end up with more to be thankful for.

 

When you make an effort to see the good in life, it feels good. You’ll likely notice that you are happier — more content and less stressed. You’ll also enjoy some nice health benefits. Some studies show that practicing gratitude may help lower your blood pressure, boost your immune response and lower the risk for depression, anxiety and substance abuse disorders.

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Let 2017 Be the Year You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's ResolutionsThe new year always brings with it a tradition of new possibilities. We see it as a chance for renewal – an opportunity to re-create the “us” we’ve always wanted to be. Self-change is one of the most difficult things to do, but certainly not impossible. It’s best to make our intentions manageable by detailing the specific steps that will carry us there. Continue reading

Dec. 21 Webinar: Prediabetes: Don’t Sugar Coat It!

cakeIn recent years, prediabetes has outpaced diabetes among U.S. adults. That’s why it‘s important to understand your risks and make a prevention plan.

 

Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar-based class to individuals that will identify how diabetes can affect your health. The monthly webinar is offered to all Health Net members, as well as to the general public. Feel free to share this information with your friends and co-workers! Continue reading

Holiday Money Worries Can Impact Workplace Productivity

holiday debt mhn iStock_000067474679_SmallFor many of us, the holiday season brings added financial pressures and demands, which may in turn affect work performance. When employees are stressed financially, both their health and productivity can suffer.

 

Current research is highlighting the importance of managing financial worry. Continue reading