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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The experts at Highmark design fitness videos, recipes, and exercise plans to match your needs. Visit the link below for more information.
Inflammation fighting foods can boost your immune system and decrease your risk of cancer and metabolic disease. Click on this link to learn more.
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?
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.
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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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.
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: