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Announcements

Stress Less webinar - Healthy Habits on a Budget: Mindful Eating at Work - March 8, noon -12:30 p.m. During this webinar, we will explore maintaining healthy eating habits on a budget. No cost to county employees. Webinar registration 

March is National Nutrition Month -
The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Read more

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - This year, over 142,500 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and nearly 51,400 will die of the disease. Several screening tests detect colorectal cancer early, when it can be more easily and successfully treated. Read more


Making Life Easier's
March newsletter

Puget Sound Health Alliance
Community Checkup Report

Know any Health Heroes?
Tell us your success stories


In the News

How to make oatmeal wrongsurprising nutrition info in McDonald’s oatmeal.

Endurance exercise thwarts premature aging in mice

Family dog might make teens more active

Gov't and big tobacco in dispute over proposed ads

Why British doctors may read mammograms better

Is 'Eat Real Food' unthinkable?

When patients share their stories, health may improve

Solve health-care challenge by reducing costs, not shifting cossts to workers



If you haven’t yet completed your wellness assessment this year, now’s the timeMARCH 4 IS THE DEADLINE

Only a few days left to complete your wellness assessment

If you haven’t yet completed your wellness assessment this year, now’s the time—there are just a few more days before the March 4 deadline if you want to earn the gold out of pocket expense level for your 2012 medical benefits.   More



Read these profiles that show how people fit different action plans into their busy lives.
INDIVIDUAL ACTION PLAN

Start your individual action plan!

Healthy IncentivesSM offers a range of individual action plans as a next step on the road to gold. To find the one that is the right fit for you, read these profiles that show how people fit different action plans into their busy lives. More



 Having a primary care doctor gives you a partner in managing your health.

WORKING WITH MORE THAN 1 DOCTOR?
Why Primary Care is important

There is a reason the shortage of primary care physicians is a concern central to health care reform. Having a primary care doctor gives you a partner in managing your health.  More





March is National Nutrition Month
EAT SMART

March is National Nutrition Month


by Donna Oberg MPH, Registered Dietitian
Public Health Seattle & King County

March is National Nutrition Month, so what better time to review the recently released 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. More

Find healthy eating ideas in the
Recipe BoxRecipe Box


Be sure you’re ready for summer fun with some springtime shaping up.
MOVE MORE

Move More - Spring into action


Are visions of longer days and warmer weather dancing in your head?  Be sure you’re ready for summer fun with some springtime shaping up.  Easing into activity can help prevent injury.  Already active?  Step your routine up for a new challenge.  More


Learning to adjust and deal with the emotional aspects of change.
STRESS LESS

Un-stressing Change

by Tony Hansen, LMH, PHR, SAP
King County Employee Assistance Program

Learning to adjust and deal with the emotional aspects of change can help you master your feelings rather than be restricted by them. More



Maybe this is the time to begin being tobacco-free.
QUIT TOBACCO
Spring into action


Spring.  New beginnings.  Maybe this is the time to begin being tobacco-free.  If spring is your time to quit, tobacco resources are available for you free of charge.  Is it your time to quit?  More

 

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