Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Importance of PAP screenings

cervical cancer awarenessJanuary is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. It’s one of the most important screenings that women can get.

If you’re a woman, are you up-to-date on your Pap test screenings for cervical cancer? If you aren’t sure, consider these facts:

 

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Health Net wins the affection of the American Heart Association

215pxFitFriendlyGoldSeal-2016Health Net recently received the American Heart Association’s (AHA) coveted Gold-level recognition award as a 2016 Fit-Friendly Worksite. This is Health Net’s second Gold-level honor in a row acknowledging the wealth of activities and resources our organization offers for getting fit, eating healthy and staying well. Continue reading

Get Motivated!

What are your goals for the new year?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

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

Five Easy Lifestyle Changes that Pay Off Big

beach-couple-in-jacketsPoor health habits: we all have them, along with a begrudging willingness to accept the short-term consequences of our actions (such as eating those last two cookies even though it will earn us 20 more minutes on the treadmill!). Unfortunately, some of our poor health-related habits can lead to much more serious, and costly, consequences in the form of chronic disease.

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Cheers – Be Smart About Holiday Spirits

Joyful Christmas partyHoliday merriment seems to go hand-in-hand with imbibing holiday spirits, and – with just a bit of planning ahead and following a few smart-drinking tips – you can greet the next day happy and hangover-free. The first step toward consuming adult beverages smartly and safely is understanding the impact that alcohol has on our bodies.

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Holiday Yum: Cranberry Sweet Potato Bread

Cranberry Sweet Potato Bread

 

This quick bread is spicy, sweet and a great way to use up leftover roasted sweet potatoes. It’s also chock-full of cranberries – perfect for the holidays.

Light and creamy, it’s sweet enough to go well with savoury food – and perfectly spiced. The texture is a luxurious cross between mousse and souffle. And it’s simple to make.

Warm up some holiday tea, sit back and enjoy this light, delicious cranberry sweet potato bread.

Makes 16 servings.

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