AlaskaCare Wellness News | June 2015

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June 2015 | #34

June is Great Outdoors Month!
Get Outside and Enjoy a World of Green!



The joys of hiking in Alaska are clear: amazing panoramic views, the chance to see wildlife (moose, eagles, maybe even bears), and it doesn’t cost anything. Whether you’re a casual walker or a veteran hiker, you can find a trail suited to your ability.

Check out parks and hikes in your area...



Want to get outdoors, but don't know where to start? We have created a list of outdoor activities in your area. Please see our calendar.

If there is an event happening in your area, please send us an email with a description of the event, dates, and a link to the event web page if available.

ActiveHealth Onsite Visit Promotion Winners

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Any AlaskaCare member who attends an Onsite Coaching event or completes an Onsite Health Coaching session in 2015 will be entered into a sweepstakes drawing for a chance to win a $50 Amazon e-gift card. The drawings occur after each onsite visit if at least five people attend, so invite your friends! Congratulations to our previous winners:

  • Kimberly Allen (Court)
  • Gretchen Weiss (ACPE)
  • Lori Gianni (Court)
  • Douglas Gray (Education)
  • Jean Strafford (DOT)
  • Bride Seifert (F&G)
  • Christine Crossen (DNR)
  • Carole Druyvestein (ACPE)
  • Amy Wheaton (Courts)

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MyActiveHealth Engagement Portal Sweepstakes

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Don’t miss your chance to win a $100 VISA gift card!

Maybe you’ve had your eye on some new exercise equipment or some new running shoes—they could be yours if you win! An investment in your health is an investment in yourself!

Each month, ActiveHealth Management will choose five lucky winners. It’s simple to enter: register for MyActiveHealth if you haven’t already, or sign in and update your contact information. Each day you sign in is another chance to win!

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AlaskaCare Webinar

ActiveHealth Management

What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), June 16: About 4 in 10 adults use a CAM therapy, with the most commonly used treatments being natural products and deep breathing exercises. CAM is often used with or in place of standard medical care. This presentation will provide an overview of CAM, types of CAM and the importance of discussing CAM practices with your health care provider.

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Health Hero: Jodie Mack

Jodie Mack

Jodie began her journey to a healthier lifestyle in 2008 when she quit smoking. Although it was a healthy change, she said it caused her to her gain weight, be unhappy, tired, and unhealthy. In 2010, she made another big health change and started running in order to compete in a Biggest Loser competition hosted by her co-workers at her previous job. She ended up losing about ten percent of her body weight and receiving second place in the competition. Read more about Jodie's journey...

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Recipe: Salmon Burgers


While you are enjoying the great outdoors, enjoy a healthy alternative to the traditional burger.

Get the recipe...

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