Finding Balance When Working Shifts Are you working nights or shifts that have your internal clock off its schedule? Follow these tips to get the rest you need to maintain focus and stay healthy: Keep your sleep environment quiet and dark. Use black out drapes or wear a sleep mask. Wear dark glasses on your… Read More »
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About Living Well BlogThis blog offers employers and individuals information and inspiration to live healthier at work and at home.
Jazz Up Your Water!
Want a refreshing drink, but still crave something sweet? Cut up fresh fruit or veggies and add to chilled water. Make sure you squeeze the fruit to release the juice. Try these combinations for healthy alternatives to soda and other sugary drinks: Strawberries and blueberries Lemon slices and strawberries Orange slices, lemon slices and lime… Read More »
Black Bean Burrito Bowl
This easy Black Bean Burrito Bowl will hit the spot! It’s packed with protein and fiber. This vegetarian meal can also be the perfect addition to your weekly meal plan. Makes 4 servings. INGREDIENTS 2 cups cooked rice 1/4 cup chopped cilantro Juice of half a lime 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed… Read More »
Need a soothing snack to help you slip away to dreamland? Reach for foods that contain tryptophan, a sleep-promoting substance found in dairy foods, nuts, seeds, honey, eggs and bananas. Ingredients 1 whole ripe banana, cut in chunks 1 1/2 cups ice 1/2 cup skim milk or nonfat plain yogurt Directions Put milk or yogurt… Read More »
Feeling Sluggish? Skip the Energy Drink.
Do you reach for energy drinks when you feel tired thinking they can keep you focused and provide caffeine with vitamins and supplements that are good for your body? You might want to reconsider. According to the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the term energy drink was created by beverage companies… Read More »
Ease Tension with Neck Stretches
Standing for long periods of time or sitting at a desk all day can take a toll on your neck. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try simple neck stretches throughout the day. Neck pain is one of the most common types of pain among Americans, but as with any other part of your body, exercises and… Read More »
Managing a Digital Diet
Does your smartphone or mobile device have all of your attention? It might be time to give yourself some breathing room and limit your use. You don’t have to quit cold turkey, but there are ways to reduce your use. Here are some tips to help you set limits to maintain a healthy relationship with… Read More »
Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie
This antioxidant rich smoothie is a great way to add some protein and fiber to your day. It also helps you reach your daily goal to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables. This delicious recipe makes two 16-ounce servings. INGREDIENTS 1 medium banana 1 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt 1 cup frozen… Read More »
Choose a Healthier Option!
The hot summer days may have you parched, but don’t give in to sugary soft drinks, fruit drinks or sweetened teas to quench your thirst. They are high in empty calories. For example, just nine ounces of soda has 110 to 150 empty calories. These sweetened drinks are empty calories that increase cholesterol, blood pressure… Read More »
Snooze or Your Body Will Lose
Regardless of what age we are, it’s important to get the sleep our bodies need. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lack of sleep increases your risk of serious health conditions, such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, stroke and heart disease. Here are four ways to help you get the… Read More »