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Spotlight: Back to School, September 2020

Back to School, Fall 2020 Read Time: 1 min 35 sec The global pandemic is presenting challenges to school systems across the country. In an effort to balance the benefits of on-site learning with public health, many school districts are moving forward with in-person classes or a hybrid of in-person and remote. Other districts favor completely remote learning. Each scenario presents new challenges but working together with your children’s teachers can help keep everyone healthy [...]

Social Media and Mental Health, September 2020

Social Media and Mental Health Read Time: 2 min 26 sec As the United States continues its efforts towards containing the coronavirus, Americans are still encouraged to practice social distancing and limit unnecessary gatherings. As a result, many people have turned to social media and other digital platforms to stay connected. More than seven out of ten Americans use some type of social media. Social media is a safe and beneficial way to stay in [...]

Identifying Credible Nutrition Information, September 2020

5 Tips for Identifying Credible Nutrition Information Read time: 3 min 9 sec Accessing nutrition information is now easier than ever with social media, television, and the internet. But with an onslaught of information comes the challenge of having to decide which sources you can trust. Our registered dietitians have provided their top 5 tips for identifying credible nutrition and health-related information.   1. Evaluate the Source Media and News Outlets: These sources often sensationalize [...]

Try a New Move: Desk Stretching, September 2020

Desk Stretching Read Time: 1 min 39 sec Many of us with desk jobs spend several hours each day sitting at a desk or in front of a computer. Sitting in the same position for too long and doing the same repetitive motions, such as typing on a keyboard, can result in muscle or joint soreness that simple stretches can help relieve. Stretches allow your muscles to move in all directions. This improves flexibility and [...]

Spotlight: National Immunization Awareness Month, August 2020

Immunization Awareness Month Read Time: 1 min 7 sec August is recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) to highlight the importance of getting recommended vaccines and to remind us all that simple vaccinations prevent tragedy and save countless lives. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases like measles, whooping cough, certain cancers, shingles, and influenza because of vaccines. Be Well Solutions encourages you to use this month to [...]

Try A New Move: Isometric Workouts, August 2020

Isometric Workouts Read Time: 1 min 38 sec Most Americans do not need to be told that exercise is good for their health. We know we should exercise, but sometimes we choose not to. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 24% of Americans meet the recommended Physical Activity Guidelines, and 1 out of every 4 engage in no exercise at all. So, what is holding us back? Lack of time is [...]

Hydrating for Peak Performance, August 2020

Healthy Hydration is a Key to Peak Performance Read time: 2 min 56 sec  Water is essential for life; about 60 percent of your body is made up of water. Staying well-hydrated keeps our joints lubricated, our body temperature and blood pressure stable, and allows our cells to function in a healthy coordinated way. Keeping your body at a peak performance level means drinking enough water daily, in addition to regular exercise and a well-balanced [...]

Sleep Your Way to Better Health, August 2020

Good Sleep and Good Health Go Hand in Hand Read Time: 1 min 37 sec Sleep, just like eating and exercising, is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Healthy, sound sleep allows us to wake up feeling well-rested, energetic, and ready to tackle the day. On the other hand, inadequate sleep exposes us to unwanted consequences, such as impaired attention, memory and concentration, increased risk for accidents and death, and overall negative effects on [...]

Emotional Health: Community Engagement, July 2020

The Importance of Community Engagement Read Time: 2 min 17 sec The coronavirus outbreak has created a “new normal” in our society. For many Americans, our homes have become our offices, we make fewer trips to the grocery store, avoid public places and have much less connection to our community than we once did. Despite our best intentions, our social interactions may have changed significantly. More and more conversations, meetings and celebrations are taking place [...]

Spotlight: Healthy Vision Month, July 2020

Healthy Vision Month Read Time: 2 min 4 sec According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 3.4 million Americans 40 years of age or older are blind or visually impaired. For most of us, a decline in vision and eye health is not an inevitable part of aging. In fact, many vision problems could be avoided through simple prevention measures and routine eye exams. Focusing on a healthy lifestyle and protecting [...]

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