AlaskaCare Wellness News | February 2015

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February 2015 | #30

February is American Heart Month

Heart health

If you're like most people, you think that heart disease is a problem for others. But heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease kills more men and women each year than all cancers combined. It is also a major cause of disability.

What is heart disease?
Learn about each of the different conditions that are classified as heart disease.

Knowledge is power.
Learn how you can limit your chances of developing heart disease or having a stroke.

Source: American Heart Association

9 Tips for a Heart-Healthy Diet

Salad fork

Most of us know that we should avoid foods that are high in fat or sugar, but it is not always easy to determine what foods are best for our over-all health. These 9 tips will help you keep your diet heart healthy.

Source: Web MD

Smoking Cessation

No smoking

Did you know that people who smoke are two to four times more likely to get heart disease? ActiveHealth Management has the help you need to quit smoking, and you may qualify for free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). For more information, call (877) 749-6995 to get started with a coach right away or to schedule an appointment with a health coach. You may also get additional information and enroll through the ActiveHealth Wellness Portal.

AlaskaCare Exercise of the Month: V-Up


Exercise helps your whole body stay fit, including your heart!

Try the Exercise of the Month for February: the V-up. Although challenging, this move helps strengthen your entire core and improves flexibility. Learn more...

Nominate a Health Hero

Health Hero

Has a colleague inspired you to become a healthier, happier person? Has someone impressed you with improvements or changes to their lifestyle? Check out the amazing stories of previous Health Heroes… and then propose your own hero by filling out the nomination form.

Recipe Swap: Chicken Chili

Chicken Chili

Looking for a meal that warms you up and is also heart-healthy? Try this quick chicken chili recipe for a satisfying meal that is also low in fat.

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