My Healthy Lifestyle - June 2013

MHLbannersmallWelcome to Your June Newsletter
Some Cool Reading for a Hot Summer
As if you needed more reasons, here are two more for cutting back on processed foods. You'll find a spotlight on men's health including important health screenings and some interesting gender differences regarding health behaviors. Plus, find out how one of your team members made the journey from "couch to half marathon" and believes you can, too. And don't miss the employee tip on an inexpensive, healthy and flavorful way to stay hydrated over the summer months. READ MORE

From Couch to Half Marathon: If I Can Do It, So Can You
The personal account of how a Riverside team member reached the finish line
and is still running
Nurse Manager Sue Moeslein was a self-described "episodic dieter and exerciser" until she realized her limited efforts weren't getting her over the plateau. Her story, told in an ISBAR-Q format, offers real inspiration along with some solid tips. READ MORE

The Month of June includes Men's Health Week 
And here's a checklist that can help you celebrate it
National Men's Health Week is a reminder for men to seek regular medical advice as well as early treatment for disease and injury. It's also a time to focus on the kinds of health-related behaviors, routines and activities that can make a difference in your life and the lives of those around you. READ MORE

Thoughts From the Chair: Men's Health Week, Time to Reflect on the Family
Because your health is important to people beyond yourself
Within its 30 days, June includes National Men's Health Week which coincides each year with Father's Day. It's a great time to discard some of those male stereotypes and focus on your health, as a benefit to yourself and the people close to you.
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Keeping the "Processed" Out of Your Food 
Two more good reasons to reduce the amount of processed food in your diet
When it comes to your health there are quite a few good reasons to significantly reduce the amount of processed food – and that definitely includes fast food as well as prepared food from the supermarket deli – in our diet. Find out why the summer season and the condition of your skin are two additional reasons to move toward more whole, unprocessed foods. READ MORE

A Men's Health Week Extra
The health screenings and tests you should know about
Health screenings have a very basic but essential purpose: to detect disease at an earlier stage, when treatment can be more effective. This list of health screenings and tests is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to taking good care of yourself. READ MORE

More Differences Between Men and Women 
When it comes to health behaviors, men often take different approaches
Beyond the obvious differences related to gender and physiology, men and women are different in a number of areas related to health. As part of National Men's Health Week we're looking at some of the behaviors – everything from drinking more to driving more aggressively – that men do to the detriment of their health. READ MORE

Be More "Mindful" of the Food You're Eating 
Mindful by Sodexo brings more healthy choices to the workplace
We all know that healthier eating is the right thing to do but it's not always the most convenient. That's why the Mindful by Sodexo program is making it easier than ever to take advantage of cafeteria foods that are lower in sodium, sugar and salt; contain no trans-fat; have more fiber; and use low-fat cooking methods. READ MORE

We Are All Looking for Some Healthy Tips
A flavorful way to get more water this summer
If you have a tip that other team members can use we'd all like to see it, so please share your health suggestions by sending them to Daniel Ballin, Chair for the Employee Wellness Committee. In this issue you'll find an easy, inexpensive and flavorful way to help assure you get all the water you need this summer and all year long. READ MORE

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