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2024 May Health & Wellness Resources: Honor Mental Wellbeing

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed every May since 1949. The goal is to increase awareness of the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and wellbeing. It is an opportunity to remind ourselves and others of the inherent value we each hold – no matter diagnosis, appearance, socioeconomic status, background, or ability. This month, explore how your surroundings may be affecting your mental wellbeing.

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2024 April Health & Wellness Resources: Harness Humor

National Humor Month was created to increase public awareness of the therapeutic value of humor. Laughter, humor, and joy lead to improved well-being, boosted morale, increased communication skills, and an enriched quality of life. Read this month’s resources to find fun ways to celebrate.

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Watch Now: Healthcare Consumerism 101

Healthcare consumerism is a movement that advocates for patients’ involvement in their own healthcare decisions. It pushes the healthcare system to provide better information and transparency so patients can make educated decisions about their health and health benefits.

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2024 January Health & Wellness Resources: Rethink Your Resolutions

Our theme, A Year of Celebration, is intended to help you approach the upcoming year with hope and gratitude. Each month’s theme will focus on a different national observance to expand your knowledge and perspective. January’s theme is about rethinking your resolutions as we learn about National Healthy Weight Week.

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2023 December Healthy Habits: Purposeful Presence

During 2023 we focused on the concept of intentional living- the idea of enhancing your life by living with purpose and deliberation. As the year ends, tune in to your daily decisions and evaluate whether they are enhancing the quality of your life. The sum of these choices shapes the bigger picture of your life. For December, learn how to enjoy the holidays by practicing purposeful presence.

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2023 October Healthy Habits: Intent to Prevent

Focusing on preventive care rather than treatment of disease is the preferred approach to healthcare. Be proactive with your health care by scheduling regular check-ups, taking note of changes in your health, and preparing questions to discuss with your medical provider. Read this month’s resources to learn how to assess your risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke through detecting metabolic syndrome.

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2023 August Healthy Habits: Personal Progression

Build on the meaning, happiness, and health in your life by revisiting your 2023 intentions. Personal progression is a lifelong process that requires moments of reflection and evaluation to ensure you are living with purpose. Review this month’s resources for tips, tricks and activities to complete on your personal development journey.

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Watch Now: Connection & Mental Health

Discover the important role that social connection plays in our overall health and well-being. Social connection refers to the feeling of belongingness and connection to others, including friends, family, and community.

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Watch Now: The Importance of Self-Care

Explore the critical connection between self-care habits and emotional well-being, while discovering tools and techniques needed for behavior change. We delve into the importance of developing self-care habits such as healthy eating, regular exercise, good sleep hygiene, and stress-management techniques, while also examining the impact of negative habits such as maladaptive coping behaviors, poor work-life balance strategies, and negative self-talk on emotional well-being.

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Watch Now: Mindless & Mindful Movement

Over the past few decades, technology has streamlined work and home life. However, it has increased time spent sitting at a desk, in a car, or on the couch. A growing amount of evidence suggests that a sedentary lifestyle (one made up largely of sitting) plays a significant role in the rise of multiple chronic diseases.

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Watch Now: Intention in the Kitchen

March is National Nutrition Month, and we’re excited to take the opportunity to focus on this important aspect of physical health. Join Becca Rick, GBS Director of Health & Wellness and Registered Dietitian to discuss ways to have Intention in the Kitchen.

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Stress Less

Nearly one-third of Americans report suffering from extreme stress, and these numbers are on the rise, with approximately half of Americans experiencing increased stress levels over the last five years. Because everyone experiences stress to some degree, it is universally important to develop effective stress management tools.

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