September 17th is National Healthy Lunch Day. The American Diabetes Association sponsors this annual event in order to provide education and promote the importance of good nutrition and better food choices. Food is the fuel that our body needs to keep going. We often overlook the focus of providing our bodies with the right nutrition … Continue reading National Healthy Lunch Day – September 19th
Back to school season typically means school supplies, busy schedules, and cooler weather – but it also means cold and flu season is coming! Take extra precaution with your hygiene because you and your family are often exposed to more germs and bacteria during this time of year. Don’t forget the basics: Wash … Continue reading Don’t forget the basics to protect yourself from cold and flu season!
A 12 – week weight-loss challenge that incorporates education, fitness — and prizes This year, the Ultimate Loser Program will be held on the Clearwater Campus and will continue to rotate campuses each year. Info Session: Date: Tuesday, August 22 Time: 12:30-1:30pm Place: Clearwater Campus-ES 125 BayCare Health Systems and SPC Wellness are partnering to offer employees the opportunity to … Continue reading Join the Ultimate Loser – Weight Management Program this Fall!
Getting enough exercise each day can seem almost impossible! But exercise doesn’t have to mean a block of time in the gym, you can break up your exercise throughout the day and adding more movement throughout the day. Check out these ways to add movement in your every day routine. Get a sit-stand desk. The benefits … Continue reading Move more at work with these easy tips!
If you’re trying to stick to a healthy diet, it’s not enough to plan out healthy meals. You’ll also need to plan some healthy snacks, or else you risk falling prey to the vending machine or drive-thru that’s offering tempting, but not usually too healthy, treats. Whether you’re on the go and need snacks … Continue reading Simple, healthy snacks to bring to work (or on the go)
Want to eat healthy but don’t want to break the bank? Join a BayCare Health Educator for a seminar on how to feed your family right, while staying on budget. Throughout the seminar, you will learn the science of healthy choices, myths & facts of healthy budgeting, and tips to ‘shrink your waistline and pad … Continue reading Nutrition on a Budget Seminars
As we all know, Florida’s summers get hot! As the temperature increases outside, it becomes more important to stay hydrated and keep your body cool. Whether you are lounging on the beach or enjoying the longer days outdoors, make sure you are taking the proper steps to prevent dehydration and overheating. Tips to stay hydrated: … Continue reading Stay safe with the summer heat
According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. More than 3.5 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States—that’s more than all other cancers combined. Most skin cancers can be detected through skin examinations. Both regular skin exams by your doctor and … Continue reading Skin Screenings: Remember the ABCs
Having an irregular sleep pattern throughout the week can harm your health. Often people will change up their sleeping habits on the weekends by staying up later and sleeping in longer, this has been described as “social jet lag.” A new studied published in the Sleep journal revealed associations between social jet lag and worse … Continue reading Sleep better for better health.
Maximizing your daily activities can help you burn some extra calories and benefit your body. It can also help you reduce sedentary behavior and feel like you’re sneaking in some exercise on days when you may not be able to. Try some of these tips for turning your normal, everyday activities into exercise. While at … Continue reading Everyday ways to keep moving