Did You Know?

52% of people who responded to a recent poll believe that it is easier to do their taxes than to eat healthy.

Did You Know?

70% of all chronic disease is directly related to lifestyle choices.

We were surprised too. And, after thinking about it, we decided to create space on our website for information that will motivate, inform, and support employees, their families and friends who want to make healthy changes in their lifestyle.

Please check back often to find thoughtful tips and information that can have a huge impact on your health.

How do you exercise?

There are varying levels of exercise intensity; take the quiz to learn more about your exercise routine.

Unmanaged stress has serious health consequences!

Depending on your perception of things, your stress level will fluctuate. Check out this infographic for five techniques to help interrupt the stress cycle and improve your health.

How much salt is too much salt?

Here’s a quick quiz to test your knowledge about dietary salt.

Have your ever heard of metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome describes a condition in which the body performs processes needed for survival, but is not performing these processes at an optimal level. Watch our video to learn more about the risk factors, prevention, and management of metabolic syndrome.

ALL areas of your body are affected by hypertension – even your bones!

Learn how hypertension, also know as high blood pressure, negatively impacts nearly every area of your body — from your heart and arteries to your kidneys, eyes, bones and brain.

Hypertension and you.

This newsletter provides a broad discussion of high blood pressure.

Does someone you love (or maybe you) have hypertension?

The CDC found that hypertension (more commonly known as high blood pressure) affects 1 in 3 American adults. This newsletter discusses hypertension and the risk factors associated with the diagnosis.

Don’t deny yourself the occasional burger. But make it healthier!

We never get tired of a great burger. Make yours healthier with these easy swaps!

Are you making the most of appointments with your physician?

This useful tip sheet presents ideas that may be helpful as you prepare for your next visit.

Learn about Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a).

Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a) for short, is a particle in the blood that carries cholesterol, fats and protein. Read on to learn how it can affect your health.

Fish? Bird? Cat? Horse? It doesn’t matter which. Adopting will benefit you too!

Having pets can reduce blood pressure, promote physical healing, reduce anxiety, fatigue, depression, and provide emotional support. This flyer explains how.

Heart Disease Testing

Heart Disease includes numerous conditions. ConnectCare3 explains some of the tests your doctor may order to diagnose specific conditions.

Your heart rate is an indicator of your health and fitness.

This newsletter will explain how to calculate your heart rate and heart rate zones. Look for recipes, info about diets, and allergies, too!

Uncomfortable with “meditation?”

“Guided imagery” may provide the mental escape you are looking for during uncomfortable procedures. Click here to learn more…

Your eating habits can also reduce inflammation.

Hamburger vs. a beautiful piece of broiled fish. You choose. This flyer presents a few other not so obvious choices for reducing inflammation.

Certain foods may reduce inflammation and chronic pain.

This one page flyer presents a few foods that may help you!

Managing Chronic Pain

There are options for managing chronic pain. Read on to discover one (or more) that may work for you!

July’s Live Well Work Well Newsletter is full of cool summer recipes and tips to help you enjoy the warm weather.

Primary Care Providers…Who are they? What do they do? If you are wondering, click this link to find answers!

Biometric Health Screenings provide a snapshot of your overall health. Read on to learn more…

Tired of counting sheep? Getting the proper amount of rest each night can be a challenge. Here are some great ideas if you are falling short on sleep.

Click on the link below to learn the truth about sleep studies.

Wondering about sleep apnea? This one-page info sheet provides helpful answers!

Are you at risk for sleep apnea? Take this simple test to find out!

This edition of Live Well, Work Well contains insights about Mental Health, Eye Health, and a warning about your oats!

Looking for the skinny on nutrition labels? This link has the scoop!

It’s important to get your biometric screening performed so that you know if your numbers are in the healthy range or if there are healthy lifestyle changes that you can make to improve them. Learn about three of the most common measurements performed at a biometric screen by following this link!

It’s February! Heart Health Month! Did you know that one in three women has a form of cardiovascular disease?

Increase your heart health and reduce stress with ideas from this newsletter (yummy recipe included)!

Are you doing everything you can to be safe when you are out and about?

Here are a few reminders to help you and your loved ones remain safe when you are outside.

Wondering if you should see a Dematologist?

Your skin is the largest organ of your body! Dermatologists treat more than 3,000 conditions and diseases of the skin, hair, mucous membranes, and nails. This one-page guide will help you decide if a Dermatologist is the right choice for you.

Are you confused about which foods are considered “inflammatory” and which are “anti-inflammatory?”

This one-page chart shows the healthiest anti-inflammatory choices at a glance!

Are you considering a new diet? Read about fad diets, winter colds and tips to stave off those post-holiday blues.

This newsletter also contains a tuna and kale recipe…

Anxious about traveling for advanced care?

Highmark’s nurse navigators can help you overcome barriers if you need to travel for an appropriate diagnosis and care. This short video tells you more.

If you need to travel to receive appropriate care, you aren’t alone with Highmark.

Here are a few tips if you must travel for your better health. Highmark will help you find accommodations, transportation, and moral support!

September 2018 Live Well, work well Newsletter

This edition of the Live Well, Work Well Newsletter covers topics including new blood pressure guidelines, information about foodborne illnesses, and more.

Endorphins influence our happiness but other chemicals do too. Read on to learn more!

Music therapy benefits patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, Autism, Depression and more.

Follow this link to learn more.

Accidents and injuries around the water ruin many vacations.

Here’s a checklist to help keep you safe this summer.

Are you really drinking enough water?

Staying hydrated is an important part of good health any time of year, but especially in the summer. Watch this short video to learn more.

The benefits of napping

Is taking a nap really a good idea? Read on to learn what the National Sleep Foundation says about napping.

The July 2018 Live Well Work Well Newsletter

Do you sweat too much? Too little? This issue of the Live Well Work Well Newsletter will answer your questions about sweating. Also inside – Smart Snacks and a discussion about Transfat.

Got Stress? Here’s some help!

This informative article will help you develop skills to recognize stress.

The June 2018 Live Well, Work Well Newsletter

You will be surprised when you learn which produce is the dirtiest. This newsletter also provides tips for successful intermittent fasting. Did you know that there are more than 200 antibiotic-resistant genes? Details about these topics are in this month’s newsletter!

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If you like a discount and you are a Highmark insured, then you will want to take advantage of reduced costs on health and wellness products, yoga, exercise, massage, hearing aids and more. Follow this link for details:

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If you have a health question or concern and you aren’t sure if you should see your doctor, or what questions to ask your doctor, then you may benefit from talking with a health coach. If you are covered by Highmark Insurance, then coaching is free, confidential and voluntary. Click on the following link for ideas about when talking with a health coach might be helpful for you.

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The experts at Highmark design fitness videos, recipes, and exercise plans to match your needs. Visit the link below for more information.

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Inflammation fighting foods can boost your immune system and decrease your risk of cancer and metabolic disease. Click on this link to learn more.

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Just Say No…to Sodium. Check out these suggestions for reducing the amount of sodium in your diet.

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Save The Ta-Tas. Feel Your Boobies. We don’t care what you call it! Please get screened. Click this link for details.

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Here are some things to consider if you are thinking about buying a fitness tracker:

What-is-BMR

What is your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate)? Follow the link below to learn how to calculate your BMR:

Prostate Screening 09 30 2017

Click the link below to learn about prostate screening and prostate health.

Cholesterol 09 30 2017

Worried about your cholesterol? Here are some ideas to help you achieve the healthy numbers without medications.

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Are you thinking about skipping your visit to the dentist? Did you know that dental health problems are linked to heart disease, preterm births, lung disease and more?

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Cold? Earache? Rash? No time for an in-person appointment? Virtual medicine is available when you need it…and its easy to create an account, select a doctor, and start your visit. These two links provide the info you will need to get started.

back-to-school

Here are some tips for minimizing your child’s back-to-school anxiety…plus a 9-5-2-1-0 formula for good health!

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Picnic? Bar-b-que? Snacking by the pool? Follow this link for healthy snacks, sides, and entrée suggestions AND warm weather food-safety tips.

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Are you a Boomer? You might be at risk for Hepatitis C! Click on the link below for information.

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Need help deciphering health insurance terminology? Click on this link for helpful definitions.

CC3-Energy-Drinks June 2017

What you don’t know about energy drinks could hurt you! Details and tips for safe consumption can be found by clicking on the link below.

Allergy Information-Newsletter-May-2017

It’s allergy season and it is almost impossible to avoid television, radio, and print advertising for allergy remedies. You can find practical tips for dealing with seasonal allergies here:

Eye-Health 05 30 2017

Taking a few simple steps will help strengthen and protect your eyesight. Click on the link below for a few ideas: