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
Mindfulness has been a very popular trend for the past couple of years, and has been endorsed through research and celebrities as an effective answer to the demands of modern life. Continue reading
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
It’s that time of year again when we vow to make improvements in ourselves – lose weight, stop smoking, get fit. But what about our finances? If the holiday season left you with some unwanted debt, it’s time to think about getting fit financially.
Whether 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
As 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
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.
The 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
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
For 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