Posted on August 14, 2018 by Chrystal Hedges
Yesterday I was talking to a friend of mine about her Type 2 diabetes and the struggles and successes she has had in the last five years. She lost her health insurance about a year ago and couldn’t afford the number of medicines and testing supplies she needed to manage her disease. At that point, she made a decision to continue taking the oral medications, but not the shots. This story is so very familiar to many people.
Posted on July 10, 2018 by Susan Robinson
Vacation: Consider it a Big Investment in You
Do you think of yourself as an asset worth investing in? Think of taking vacations as an investment to increase the value of that asset (YOU).
Common misconceptions about work:
Posted on May 8, 2018 by Kathryn Kitchen
While striving to live a healthy lifestyle, life is made easier when the environment around us supports healthy choices. We spend most of our days at work, yet most of the food available at state agencies is not necessarily healthy. We at Thrive know that many agencies desire healthy food to be available at their locations.
Posted on April 10, 2018 by Kathryn Kitchen
During the month of April, Thrive is placing a focus on Stress Awareness Month. In our toolkit, we outline ways to identify signs and symptoms of stress, and how to determine the root cause of stress in your life. These are important first steps in controlling and managing stress, but let's take it a step further and outline four ways that you can mitigate the effects stress can have on your body:
Posted on March 14, 2018 by Kathryn Kitchen
It’s National Nutrition Month, and the theme for 2018 is “Go Further with Food.” This phrase is pretty versatile as it can mean different things for different people. For example, it could mean starting your day off with a healthy breakfast or fueling before a sporting event. It could also mean preparing food to “go further” at home by only buying what you need and not letting perishable items spoil. Today, I’m going to focus on the latter, specifically with meal planning.
Posted on February 20, 2018 by Chrystal Hedges
Posted on September 18, 2017 by Chrystal Hedges
Posted on July 31, 2017 by Susan Robinson
State employees have been participating in recreational sports leagues for three years now. The original goal of these leagues was to provide an outlet for stress, get some movement and build social well-being. Everyone seems to be having fun and enjoying getting to know people from other state agencies.
Posted on July 19, 2017 by Kathryn Kitchen
Life is hectic. Our days are consumed by work, family commitments and other demands. It’s normal nowadays to be busy, but it’s important to take time for yourself among the busyness of your days. Ensuring you get enough movement (physical activity) in your life is one way to take care of yourself and your body. There are many benefits to movement. For example, movement can:
Posted on June 19, 2017 by Anonymous (not verified)