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Each quarter WellPATH highlights different health and wellness topics such as stress management, women’s health, men’s health, etc. Check back each month for an updated spotlight that provides you with healthy tips along your path to better health.
Asthma and allergy attacks have increased in the United States despite the fact that our outdoor air quality has improved. Some researchers think these problems have increased because we are spending too much time indoors. When outdoors, we are exposed to pollens and dust, and other irritants. But when indoors, we are also exposed to “allergens.” Allergens are proteins that originate from cockroaches, mold, pets, and dust mites (tiny bug-like creatures that live in dust).
Review this month’s spotlight to learn about more about how asthma and allergies are affected both indoors and outdoors, including:
After you review the monthly spotlight, complete the Monthly Quiz and enter for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card. You must fill out the online quiz to qualify for the prize drawing. The winner will receive a $25 gift card.
All employees are encouraged to read the monthly Health Spotlight. Active employees, spouses, domestic partners, dependent children age 18 and over, early retirees (defined as a retired individual under age 65 and not eligible for Medicare), and retirees covered under the District’s health benefit plan are eligible to enter the monthly raffle drawing.
All quizzes must be completed and received by April 30, 2019. The drawing will occur on May 1, 2019 and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter.
WellPATH believes in providing resources that will enhance your quality of life and bring you the latest health and wellness information. Each month, WellPATH supplements the Health Spotlights with Resources and Tips, as well as key wellness resources to help you along your path to better health.
Your food choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future. Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.
Review this month’s spotlight to learn about each of the major food groups and how you can adjust your diet to ensure you’re getting the right balance. Complete the monthly quiz for a chance to win a $25 gift card!
Heart disease may be a leading cause of death, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it as your fate. Although you lack the power to change some risk factors — such as family history, sex or age — there are some key heart disease prevention steps you can take to reduce your risk. You can avoid heart problems in the future by adopting a healthy lifestyle today.
Review this month’s spotlight to learn more about the 7 strategies to prevent heart disease, including:
The WellPATH Employee Wellness Program welcomes you to 2019! We are excited to continue to provide you with health and wellness tips, programs, challenges, and activities throughout the New Year.
The New Year is a perfect time to reflect on the past 12 months and assess what habits you want to take with you into the New Year, and what you want to leave behind. Resolutions can both feel and be hard to keep, but they don’t have to be.
View this month’s spotlight to learn five tips for making and keeping your healthy resolutions throughout the New Year, including:
Review the spotlight to learn more about tips and strategies for keeping your New Year’s Resolution and complete the monthly quiz for a chance to win a $25 gift card!
Everyone feels stressed from time to time, and not all stress is bad – it can be life-saving. But chronic stress can cause both physical and mental harm. Different people may feel stress in different ways. Some people experience digestive symptoms. Others may have headaches, sleeplessness, depressed mood, anger, and irritability. People under chronic stress get more frequent and severe viral infections and vaccines, such as the flu shot, are less effective for them. Some people cope with stress more effectively than others. It’s important to know your limits when it comes to stress, so you can avoid more serious health effects.
View this month’s spotlight on stress management to learn five things you should know about stress, including:
Review this month’s spotlight to learn more about stress management tips and techniques, and complete the monthly quiz for a chance to win a $25 gift card.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. In the United States, 1 in 3 adults has prediabetes and is at risk for type 2 diabetes, yet nearly 90% don’t know they have it. Learning about diabetes and how to prevent or delay it is the first step toward living a longer, healthier life.
The following symptoms of diabetes are typical. However, some people with Type 2 Diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed. Common symptoms of diabetes:
Review the spotlight to learn more about diabetes prevention and diagnosis, and complete the monthly quiz for a chance to win a $25 gift card.
You can reduce your risk of cancer by making healthy choices like eating right, staying active and not smoking. It is also important to follow recommended screening guidelines, which can help detect certain cancers early.
This month, we highlight current cancer rates, learn about the importance of prevention and early detection, and focus on other ways to stay healthy and reduce your cancer risk.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1 in 3 American adults has high cholesterol. Too much cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States. High cholesterol has no signs or symptoms, so the only way to know if you have it is to get your cholesterol checked (e.g. complete your free annual wellness screening).
This month, WellPATH provides healthful information about cholesterol and how you can manage your cholesterol levels and lower your risk.
It’s that time again… the new school year is here! Good nutrition, physical activity, relaxation, positive thinking, and laughter are all necessary elements to stay healthy this school year. The stress of the new school year is inevitable but it is important to remember to take care of your health. One important way you can do that is by making sure you are up-to-date on your immunizations and implement creative ways to develop healthy routines at the start of the school year.
Review the spotlight to learn more about what immunizations adults need and ways you can get a healthy start to the school year, including:
Summer is here! The sun is shining, days are longer, and many people are taking advantage of being outdoors in the pool, at the lake or hosting barbecues. With the increase in outdoor activities it’s important to remain safe this summer. Review the spotlight and learn summer tips about:
This old saying can be especially true when it comes to preventive health care. Maintaining or improving your health is important – and a focus on regular preventive care, along with the advice of your doctor, can help you stay healthy.
Routine checkups and screenings can help you avoid serious health problems, allowing you and your doctor to manage your overall health, and help you reach your personal health and wellness goals. And there’s no better time to schedule an annual checkup than Summer Break.
Preventive healthcare consists of measures taken for disease prevention, as opposed to disease treatment. Each year, millions of people die of preventable deaths – leading causes include cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, unintentional injuries, diabetes and certain infectious diseases.
It is recommended that adults and children aim to visit their doctor for regular check-ups, even if they feel healthy, to perform disease screening, identify risk factors for disease, discuss tips for a healthy and balanced lifestyle, stay up to date with immunizations and boosters, and maintain a good relationship with a healthcare provider.
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health and has been proven to not only help control your weight but also: reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease, reduce your risk for Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome, reduce your risk of some cancers, strengthen your bones and muscles, improve your mental health and mood, improve your ability to do daily activities, prevent falls and increase your chances of living longer.
This month, WellPATH provides you with tips about how physical activity, even regular walking, can impact have a positive impact on your health.
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