These monthly bulletins are provided by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)
DAY IN DAY OUT
WELCOA's Online Bulletin for Your Lifestyle
Research confirms that people with good social connections, and plenty of them, enjoy better health. Those who suffer from loneliness and isolation are are two to five times more likely to die prematurely. Read more for the take home lessons from this research. Does Shepherd's Pie sound good to you? You'll find a health-giving version of this comfort food along with a Very Berry Salad recipe.
Jazz up your walks and get an overall body workout at the same time. Walking with poles can help you burn calories faster and can be good for those with problem knees. Try delicious recipes for Football Stew and a popcorn snack.
Do you have a plan for a long, healthy life? Start with a visit to your doctor and have regular health checks. Learn what behaviors to focus on to lead the best life you can. Enjoy a healthful version of Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Bruschetta.
Sleeping shouldn't feel like a chore. Follow the sleep tricks in this bulletin to help you drift comfortably into dreamland. Enjoy a healthful Strawberry Cheesecake and Holiday Moose Munch (don't forget to check and apply portion sizes listed for recipes!)
TO YOUR HEALTH
WELCOA's Online General Wellness Bulletin
Stability boards put the fun back in a sometimes ho-hum exercise routine, and if you have kids -- you can all exercise together! Learn more about stability boards in this issue. A family health history can help you and your health care provider take preventive actions that may add years to your life. Use this fill-in family health history form to gather information.
Getting 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables can be a challenge when you work away from home 9-5! Tips for making fruits and veggies work for you.
Walk your way to a healthier life in 2012. It is the simplest, most accessible form of exercise and perhaps the best thing you can do to maintain and improve health throughout your life. Learn more!
The annual Christmas reading list for health and inspirational DVD's (you can watch these while walking on the treadmill). Be informed as this is flu season -- be aware of typical symptoms of the common cold and flu. Learn basics about fever -- when should you see your doctor?