We live our lives by the numbers. There are phone numbers, PIN numbers and stock market numbers, just to name a few. Knowing our health numbers is important and in some cases can save our lives. Knowing our health numbers gives us the opportunity to see what our current health status is to determine if changes need to be made. By following a healthy lifestyle — eating a balanced diet, getting regular exercise and avoiding smoking, you can even turn bad numbers around to get your health status where it should be — even small changes can have a big impact on your health. Continue reading
Despite the fact that stalking is a crime in all 50 states, 7.5 million people each year are stalked and harassed according to The National Center for Victims of Crime. In fact, a study by Pew Research Center reveals that 65 percent of young Internet users have been the target of online harassment at some point. Continue reading
About 4,100 women will die from cervical cancer this year. That’s a heartbreaking number considering experts say it doesn’t need to happen.
Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers we have. The fact is that nearly all cases of it are caused by HPV (human papilloma virus), a virus that as of 2006 (2009 for boys) we have a vaccination for. Continue reading
After the busy holiday season and New Year – this time of year can often be one of increased stress and emotional ups and downs. Health Net would like to share a program that may help manage those bouts of stress, anxiety or depression. The myStrength program is offered at no cost to Health Net members; the online program provides support, assistance, and help in coping with situations and behaviors that diminish emotional health. Continue reading
Have you ever tried to make a healthy change as a New Year’s resolution to start off the New Year on a positive note? Sometimes the hardest part is starting, keeping or maintaining a healthy resolution. We will provide information and tips to help you succeed at starting and maintaining a solid exercise program. Continue reading
The most wonderful time of the year can be the hardest time of the year. The stress and anxiety that comes with social obligations and gift-giving can be even more difficult to manage, during the holidays, if you battle depression.
One of the hardest parts about keeping your chin up during this festive season is that there will be people in your life — whether in your professional life or at work — who don’t have a clue as to what you battle on a daily basis. Which means, if you don’t have a good, trusted therapist or friends to chat with, you may not get the support you need at a time when you could really use it. Continue reading
The office can be one big trap — when it comes to holiday sweets. Enjoying treats with co-workers is one way to bring joy into the office. But if you’re watching your weight, just how do you spread holiday cheer without partaking in the spread of office sweets? Continue reading
Safe Toys and Gifts Month doesn’t quite get the attention of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but we think it should when it comes to holiday gift-giving. It’s a little easier to buy appropriate gifts for your own children when safety and quality is at the forefront of your mind all year through. But when you’re purchasing presents for other children — especially those you’re not around all the time — it quickly becomes apparent that not all is equal in Toyland. Continue reading
Fever. Cough. Runny nose. Watery eyes. Muscle aches. There’s no mistaking these symptoms for influenza — especially if they come calling between December and February. The flu is a common illness that can stop you in your tracks and can make you feel like a train wreck for days¦ sometimes even weeks. Continue reading
Have you ever tried to make a healthy change before the New Year or set a New Year’s resolution that resulted in little or no success? Well, you are not alone. Many of us have tried keeping a healthy resolution before and realized that it was difficult to maintain and accomplish without concrete goals and preparation. Whether your resolution is to boost financial well-being, sleep better, begin and maintain an exercise program or just eat better – we’ll provide information and tips to help you succeed. Continue reading