AlaskaCare Wellness News | September 2014

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September 2014 | #25

Take Your Confidential Health Assessment

Health Assessment

By completing our free and private Health Assessment, you’ll learn your health strengths and weaknesses. As a bonus, anyone who completes an assessment during September will be entered into a drawing for 1 of 10 $50 gift cards (5 to REI, 5 to Amazon).* Take your health assessment today...

*We will also include people who completed an assessment since January 1, 2014. 

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Health Hero: Marta Mueller

Marta Mueller

Marta Mueller started her journey to healthier living in October 2009 by moving gently and tracking her nutrition. She started adding activities and now skis, bikes, hikes, swims, plays, walks, and runs to reduce stress and keep her body well. She eventually lost over 80 pounds and has been able to complete four sprint-class Gold Nugget Triathlons. Learn more about Marta’s journey...

Nominate a health hero.

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Health Fair in Fairbanks

AlaskaCare Health Fair

Don't miss the AlaskaCare health fair in Fairbanks on Saturday, September 20, at the Carlson Center from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. We will offer the following services free of charge to all AlaskaCare members: complete blood count, basic metabolic panel, A1C blood sugar test, lipid panel, Vitamin D check, and flu shots. Read more...

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Wellness Services Survey

AlaskaCare Wellness Survey

Want to help AlaskaCare and the State of Alaska improve their wellness services? Want to serve on our Wellness Committee or as a Wellness Champion in your workplace? Take our survey...

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Upcoming AlaskaCare Webinars


Nutrition Nuts & Bolts, September 16: Do you “eat to live” or “live to eat?” Break free of the “diet" mentality and learn the basic tools needed for lifelong healthful eating.

Men’s Health, September 24: What men need to know to stay healthy.

Women's Health, September 25: What women need to know to stay healthy.

View schedule...

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September is Cholesterol Awareness Month

Be Heart Healthy

Did you know that 71 million American adults (33.5%) have high levels of unhealthy cholesterol and less than half of these adults get treatmentCelebrate Cholesterol Awareness month by:

Exercise of the Month: Shoulder Blade Squeeze

Scapular Stability

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 August: the shoulder blade squeeze. This move works your shoulder girdle musclesLearn more...

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Recipe of the Month: Lettuce-Wrap Tacos


These lettuce-wrap tacos with black beans and corn make it super easy for you to put together a quick lunch and be on your way. Plus, they are low in cholesterol!

Read the full recipe...

Source: American Heart Association

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