My Healthy Lifestyle - December 2013

MHLbannersmallWelcome to Your December Newsletter
December offers some good ideas for a healthier holiday season and Winter
The combination of National Hand Washing Awareness Week and National Influenza Immunization Week, both this month, are reminders of the resources you have at hand for protecting against flu and colds. And don't forget to check out how the apple, the go to fruit of our childhood lunches, stands up against the "super fruits" we hear so much about. You'll find it all in your December newsletter along with an employee tip on how to say no to all those tempting holiday treats. READ MORE

Let's Put Our Hands Together for the First Week of the Month
December 1-7 is National Hand Washing Awareness Week
Despite all the technology and innovation that surrounds contemporary healthcare, the most important thing we can do to keep from spreading germs is the simple act of washing our hands, though even something that basic requires a little thought.
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Healthier Through the Holidays
Use all your resources to stay healthy in the Winter months
When it comes to protecting yourself and your family against the spread of infectious conditions like the common cold and flu, Riverside Medical Group physician Sheba Mohsin, M.D., reminds us to access all the resources available to stay healthier over the holidays and throughout the winter. READ MORE

There are Still Good Reasons to Consider an Apple a Day
It's time to get reacquainted with this healthy and local fruit
It may not be as exotic as some of the "super fruits" like acai berries, pomegranates and black currants, but when it comes to nutritional benefits, it's hard to beat the multi-varietal, healthy, tasty and easy-to-carry apple. READ MORE

If You Think You're Having Hearing Problems, Listen Up
A growing number of Americans are experiencing hearing loss. Are you one of them?
It creates safety concerns, can cause difficulties with relationships and affects your quality of life. Hearing loss is a growing problem that isn't limited to older adults. Find out what you can do if you find yourself or someone close to you saying "what?" a lot more frequently. READ MORE

Thoughts from the Chair: Taking On the Myth of Calories In and Calories Out
Why balancing calories is a lot more important than counting them
We've all heard the contention that losing weight is as simple as burning more calories than you consume. Turns out the reality of the whole process is a bit different. Wellness Committee Chair Daniel Ballin shares his thoughts on why our nation's long focus on high carb-low fat diets isn't working. READ MORE

We're All Looking for Some Healthy Tips
When it comes to holiday food, sometimes you have to say no
There's no easy way to turn down all that enticing, but not always healthy, food this time of year, but making boundaries and keeping them helps. In this issue, you'll find a tip for enjoying holiday gatherings without feeling like you've over-indulged. READ MORE

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