AlaskaCare Wellness News | July 2014

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July 2014 | #23

July is Parks and Recreation Month

Wood-Tikchik State Park

In addition to being beautiful habitat for wildlife, Alaska's State Parks are also a great place to work towards your wellness goals. Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month by:

Do Your Part: Take Your Health Assessment

Health Assessment

Did you know that about one-third of the State of Alaska's $12 billion in unfunded liability is from health care costs? Governor Parnell just signed HB 385, putting $3 billion towards this debt. Do your part as a public servant by completing our free and confidential Health Assessment. Your customized report will identify your health strengths and weaknesses and suggest actions you can take to improve your health, which will ultimately save money for future generations of Alaskans. Take your health assessment today...

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Last Chances to win FitBit Zip

FitBit Zip

Your last chances to win a FitBit Zip activity tracker are coming up this month. Complete an Onsite Individual Health Coaching Session for your chance to win! Learn more and view dates...

Congratulations to our winners so far: 

  • Sean Baski, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
  • Kristy Tibbles, Alaska Board of Game
  • Bruce Twomley, Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission
  • Teri Webster, Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority

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AlaskaCare Webinars


Eat Smart Move More, July 15: Learn healthy eating habits and physical activity tips to get you on track to better health.

Well Mind, Well Body, July 30: As more Americans are enjoying a longer life span, the maintenance of a healthy, working brain becomes even more important. Come learn how sleep, stress, physical activity, and nutrition can affect the way you think and your overall mental health.

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Exercise of the Month: Triceps Chair Dip

Triceps chair dip

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 July: the triceps chair dip. This move works major muscles of the arms and upper bodyLearn more...

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Recipe of the Month: Light and Fresh Potato Salad

Light and Fresh Potato Salad

Are you planning an excursion outside during Parks and Recreation Month and want to bring along something yummy? Our recipe of the month is a light a fresh twist on the classic potato salad.

Read the full recipe...

Source: CookingLight

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