AlaskaCare Wellness News | January 2015

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January 2015 | #29

Don't Make Resolutions, Resolve


Here's a word of advice: If you've been working on making or keeping your New Year's fitness and health resolutions. Don’t. Instead, commit to making small, effective lifestyle changes that can help you take charge of your health and your life permanently. If you resolve to do anything, resolve to: eat healthy, get moving, get your zzz's, and look at the bright side. Read more...

Source: Federal Occupational Health

Join the Virtual Weight Management Class

Active Health

“The Weight Is Over”

How to start managing your weight and living well today.

Active Health Management's onsite wellness coaches, Gail and Judy, will be sharing ways to lose weight and feel great in 2015. The 12-week series is focused on managing your weight, tips for getting on track with a good diet and exercise routine, and much more! Learn more and register...

Need Help with Your Fitness Resolve?


Do you need help with resolving to become fitter this year? Many gym and fitness providers throughout Alaska provide discounts for State of Alaska employees.

AlaskaCare Exercise of the Month: Standing Calf Raise

Standing Calf Raise

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 standing calf raise. This move tones and strengthens your calf muscles, particularly the larger, outermost muscle that is responsible for the shape and size of your calves. Learn more...

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer lady

Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease. It’s also a major cause of cervical cancer. Learn more...

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services

Ten Food Substitutes for Healthier Cooking


There are some simple ingredient swaps you can make during cooking and baking to make your favorite dishes even healthier. Read some of our favorites...

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