Local farmers markets serve up treasures

Friendly woman tending an organic vegetable stall at a farmer

From farm to table.

It’s a popular phrase nowadays that makes anything it’s referring to sound better. You just know that honey straight from a nearby farm is going to be tasty. The same goes for any of the plentiful, in-season produce that’s brought right from the field to you at a farmers market. Continue reading

Questions to ask an assisted-living facility

Cape Town, South Africa

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

5 Ways to Keep the Holiday Weight Off

coworkers eating at tableYou’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

Introducing: You! Healthy Aging at Age 60 and Beyond

couple-walkingSeptember 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

6 Ways to Get Sunscreen into Skincare

8-12-Pers-Health-Sun-Protection_for_Facebook_TabSunscreen 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

Can You Bank on That Cord Blood?

mom_BabyThe 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

School’s Out, Summer’s In: Time for Safety Reminders

parents and children on vacation playing together outdoor

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