AlaskaCare Wellness News | February 2014

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February 2014 | #18

February is Heart Health Month

Woman with heart

Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women [in the U.S.]” and “about 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year?” Celebrate Heart Health Month this February by:

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ActiveHealth Management

Are you ready to quit smoking? Do you need advice or support for your weight loss goals? Would you like information on lowering your blood pressure or cholesterol? Our Wellness partner, ActiveHealth, is here to help. Log in to MyActiveHealth to learn more, enroll in a coaching program, or use wellness tracking tools.

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Nominate a Health Hero

Health Hero

Has a colleague inspired you to become a healthier, happier person? Has someone impressed you with improvements or changes to their lifestyle? Check out the amazing stories of previous Health Heroes… and then propose your own hero by filling out the nomination form.

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Gym and Fitness Discounts are Available for State Employees!

Gym discount

Will you resolve to get in better shape in the coming year? Discounts with gyms, clubs, and fitness services are available for State of Alaska employees in many communities throughout Alaska. Check out participating opportunities...

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Healthful Recipe: Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans


This one-skillet supper features chard, tomatoes, and white beans with gnocchi topped by mozzarella. Quick to make, this easy and nutritious entrée is a great option for Heart Health Month! Check out the full recipe... 

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