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Get Up, Get Active, and Get Healthy

Get Up, Get Active, and Get Healthy

Are you spending your days tied to a desk and then going from desk to car to home? New research shows that sitting for prolonged periods is not good for your health. Most people spend too much time sitting and not enough time engaged in physical activity.   Regular physical activity is vital to good health, and especially important in maintaining or losing weight. Most Americans are well aware of this, yet many remain sedentary. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an astounding 70 percent of... Read More

How to Avoid Accidents on Ice and Snow

How to Avoid Accidents on Ice and Snow

Winter is in full swing, and for most of us that means ice and snow. While we prefer to focus on winter fun, winter is also a season of additional hazards not faced at other times of the year. The same ice and snow that makes skiing, snowboarding and ice skating possible, creates hazardous driving and walking conditions that can lead to slips, falls and dangerous travel. To keep winter fun and avoid serious injury, you need to know how to avoid accidents on ice and snow. What can you... Read More

How to Reduce Stress and Enjoy the Holidays More at Work

How to Reduce Stress and Enjoy the Holidays More at Work

The winter holidays are a fun time of year for most of us. They also can be a stressful time of year between family obligations, financial stresses and work obligations. If you let it, the holiday season can become something to be dreaded instead of celebrated. This is the busiest time of year for many businesses, like Roper Insurance, which results in a necessity of additional shifts and overtime at many companies. For working parents, there are also a whole lot of school and other events they need to attend... Read More

How to Walk Your Way to Better Health

How to Walk Your Way to Better Health

Are you getting enough exercise? According to the Surgeon General of the United States, most adults should get at least 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity or at least 150 minutes moderate physical activity each week to be healthy. One easy way to get in your 150 minutes each week is through walking. Walking has many benefits. It’s free, you can do it almost anytime and anywhere, you need nothing more than your own two feet. Walking is also a great way to maintain a healthy weight or to shed... Read More

How to Choose the Right Health Insurance for Your College Student

How to Choose the Right Health Insurance for Your College Student

Sending a child off to college is a significant milestone that represents the culmination of years of planning and hard work. As you prepare for the start of the semester, you should consider how your insurance needs may change with your son or daughter away at school. While rental insurance and auto insurance are certainly considerations, let’s look at the type of insurance that may have the most financial impact on your student’s college career. College students have a variety of health insurance options, and it is important to examine the... Read More

How Do You Know if that Healthcare Website is safe?

How Do You Know if that Healthcare Website is safe

Who among us hasn’t used the internet to do some health or nutrition research? There are endless options for finding health information on the web. But how do you determine whether the site you’re looking at is reliable—or that the advice they offer is safe? The Internet offers endless useful information and entertainment. However, it also offers misinformation, biased accounts and information that is simply untrue.  In order to protect yourself when looking for health information, you need to evaluate each website before relying on it.   Determining the Reliability... Read More

5 Ways To Have a Healthy School Year

5 Ways To Have a Healthy School Year

It’s the middle of summer now, but back-to-school time will be here before you know it. As parents, we want to do everything we can to ensure our children have a successful school experience. Here are five ways you can help your child get off to a great start and have a healthy school year.   Make sure your child’s vision is healthy. Poor vision is one of the largest contributors to learning challenge and school difficulties. If a visit to the eye doctor for a vision check isn’t on... Read More

How to Work Safely in the Summer Heat

how to work safely in the summer heat

If you’re an outdoor worker, you know summer has arrived—and it’s hot out there. While everyone needs to be mindful when working or playing outdoors, those who have jobs that keep them out in the sun and heat all day need to know how to work safely in the summer heat and what precautions to take against excessive exposure to sun, heat and bug bites during the summer months. Here are a few tips for staying safe and healthy while working in the heat outdoors this summer.   Avoiding Tick... Read More

About Sunscreen: How To Stay Safe In the Sun

Apply Sunscreen Regularly to avoid skin cancer

It’s summer, and time to get outside, have fun and soak up some sun. There’s just one problem: skin cancer. Skin cancer is both dangerous and common – it is the most common form of cancer in the United States and over two million people are diagnosed annually. Even more startling, sun exposure is the primary cause of over 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancer cases reported in the United States. Sunscreen can help you prevent burns that can over time lead to skin cancers. Do you know about sunscreen, which... Read More

5 Ways to Keep Healthy Employees Healthy

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Most wellness efforts stress the importance of helping your employees get into shape, eat right, exercise and stop smoking. But it’s equally important to support and encourage employees who already lead a healthy lifestyle.   You can take several steps to implement policies and promote behaviors that encourage and support already-healthy employees. Establish a Smoke-Free Workplace Establish a smoke-free environment in and around your company’s facility in order to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke. Offer employees who do smoke assistance in quitting. Promote Physical Activity Promote the use of nearby... Read More