AlaskaCare Wellness News | June 2014

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June 2014 | #22

June is Great Outdoors Month


Today, American kids spend 6.5 hours a day watching screens and are 4 times more likely to be obese than previous generations. They even face shorter lives with a decline of 2 to 5 years compared to their parents’ life expectation. America also has a growing problem that can be addressed with more physical activity: an increase in the percentage of Americans who are overweight and obese (7 in 10 deaths now attributable to largely preventable chronic illnesses). Celebrate Great Outdoors Month by:

AlaskaCare Webinars


Cross Training, June 17: Bringing variety into your fitness routine, challenges not only your body but also your mind! Learn the benefits of cross training and what it can do for you.

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Another Chance to Win a FitBit

FitBit Zip

Due to how successful our May campaign was, we've extended your opportunity to be entered to win a FitBit Zip activity tracker for the month of June. Attend a Know Your Numbers discussion or complete an Onsite Individual Health Coaching Session for your chance to win! Come learn five simple steps to improve your numbers and your health. Learn more and view dates...

Dental Health Coaching

Smiling Woman

Did you know that Moda Health/Delta Dental of Alaska members can receive free dental health coaching? It’s perfect if you need dental work for a condition like gum disease, but you’re not sure where to start. Learn more...

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Weight Watchers at Work

Weight Watcher's at Work

The next Weight Watchers at Work series start this week in some locations. Ensure your continued eligibility under the program by submitting your signed Attendance Certification to Jennifer Dalton via email or via fax at 907-465-3086. AlaskaCare members must attend 15 out of the 18 meetings to be eligible for no-cost program participation. If you do not meet this requirement, you will no longer be eligible to participate at no cost. Read about the new series and the participation requirements.

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Winner of Prize for Registering with MyActiveHealth

Active Health

Congratulations to Mary Adelmeyer! She won an iPad for registering at MyActiveHealth during last month's sweepstakes. 

"I really enjoy the new active health portal," said Mary. "I have rheumatoid arthritis so I have a lot of health information to keep track of. I really appreciate having a place where I can keep track of all of it on my new iPad. I bring it along to my doctor appointments so I can be sure to get the information I need to each doctor I see."

Register for MyActiveHealth.

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Exercise of the Month: Stationary Lunge

Stationary Lunge

Exercise is for more than just how your body looks. Simple moves can help you relieve stress, become more energetic, and gain confidence.

Try the Exercise of the Month for May: the stationary lunge. This move works all the major muscles of the lower bodyLearn more...

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Recipe of the Month: Chewy Trail Mix Bars

Chewy Trail Mix Bars

Perfect for providing energy to you and your family throughout Great Outdoors Month, these bars are packed with dried fruits and nuts.

Read the full recipe...

Source: Serious Eats

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