Many of your employees may be at the stage in life where they are taking care of their parents. Health Net put the following article together to help your employees figure out how to best support the people who have supported them all their lives. Continue reading
It’s time to get your employees revved up for planting season. Research shows that foods that are homegrown are likely to have more nutrients, and the people eating them are more likely to make better food choices as a result of the effort. Continue reading
You’ve just made it through Thanksgiving weekend, now we’re heading into December. 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
September is Healthy Aging Month, and Health Net wants to remind you that there is no cap on age when it comes to reinventing yourself. In fact, a change in career, involvement in new sport or interest in a hobby helps your mind and body stay active and vibrant at any age. Continue reading
The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk 2016 is fast approaching. Here’s what you need to know for walking success. Continue reading
Sunscreen isn’t optional. Long gone are the days when slathering on zinc was reserved for beach days or when heading to an amusement park. We now know that sunscreen must be part of your daily skincare routine. Even when working in an office. Even when you’re kicking it at home. And, yes, even for your children at school on a cloudy day (which, no doubt, takes Herculean efforts on your part). The reason, as we’ve come to learn, has everything to do with the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and the risk of skin cancer. Continue reading
The obstetrician handed my husband and me a pamphlet that contained information about freezing our infant’s stem cells. It seemed like a pretty important decision, and one that I had no problem saying yes to immediately. After all, I had just spent a few (ahem) dollars trying to conceive, so what was a few thousand more to ensure my baby’s good health? Continue reading
Put away the books and open up the umbrellas! Summer is here, and Health Net hopes there are many occasions for you to round up the family, hit the beach, gather near a grill and take a dip in the pool.
Whether children are out for a traditional summer break or just a few weeks from year-round school, their disposition is bound to be sunny these next several weeks. After all, what kid doesn’t love Popsicles, night swimming, fireworks, staying up late and hanging with cousins? Summer time equals a lot more freedom than during the school year. To that, we say, let it shine! Continue reading
Age 40 is a momentous age for many people. It’s a time when there are some distinctive mind and body changes – differences that have much to do with metabolism, skin and hair. Thankfully, resiliency is also known to surface around this time!
There’s no doubt a father wears many hats to help his children succeed in the world. Provider, teacher, disciplinarian, listener, spiritual leader, friend – these are all attributes any good father possesses. Which is why, on Father’s Day, it’s important to say “thank you” to the dad who helped shape the person you are today, and/or to the dad who is doing a great job helping raise your children.
And while you can buy the dad in your life a father’s day gift, there really is no replacement for simply spending time with him. At Health Net, we’ve rounded up some good mental and physical ways to enjoy Father’s Day – whether you’re seven, 17 or 70 – with a deserving dad. Continue reading