Archive for health’ Category

The Health of Gratitude | Texas Employee Benefits Agency
Nov

17

2020

The Health of Gratitude | Texas Employee Benefits Agency

The month of November has a central focus on the holiday, Thanksgiving. Linked with this holiday is the emotion of gratitude. We want to take a closer look at this emotion and see how it is linked to better health and give you some practical tips on how to increase the size of your gratitude bucket. The Definition of Gratitude The emotion of gratitude is…

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Telemedicine | Texas Employee Benefits Partners
Sep

28

2020

Telemedicine | Texas Employee Benefits Partners

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare system in the US has changed. More and more, people are seeking out telemedicine services versus the traditional brick and mortar physician’s office. This trend also includes telemental health services as well. So what are the advantages of these services and how are they growing to meet the need? Pandemic Launch The COVID-19 pandemic definitely thrust the…

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Family Caregivers: 5 Tools to Avoid Burnout | Texas Employee Benefits Partners
Aug

10

2020

Family Caregivers: 5 Tools to Avoid Burnout | Texas Employee Benefits Partners

  According to the National Center on Caregiving, a family caregiver (or informal caregiver) is “an unpaid individual (for example, a spouse, partner, family member, friend, or neighbor) involved in assisting others with activities of daily living and/or medical tasks.”  In the US, 85% of caregivers care for a relative or loved one with 42% of those caregivers supporting an aging parent. Since early 2020,…

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CBD: Fact or Fiction? | Houston Employee Benefits
Apr

27

2020

CBD: Fact or Fiction? | Houston Employee Benefits

The cannabidiol (CBD) market in the United States has taken off like a rocket. Some projections have this market reaching $16 billion by 2025. After years of singing its praises for treating, albeit illegally, a myriad of health issues, supporters of cannabis have seen an uptick of mainstream support in the last 2 years with the legalization of this herb in many states. The exact…

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The Importance of Sleep | Texas Employee Benefit Advisors
Jan

29

2020

The Importance of Sleep | Texas Employee Benefit Advisors

Everyone knows that eating healthy, getting exercise, limiting alcohol intake, and not smoking leads to a healthy lifestyle. Did you know that sleep is also an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle? With 1/3 of our lifetime being spent sleeping, this part of our life must take importance. Let’s delve into why sleep is important and what you can do to improve this area…

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Men’s Health Awareness is Lifelong | Houston Employee Benefits Advisors
Nov

25

2019

Men’s Health Awareness is Lifelong | Houston Employee Benefits Advisors

November is Men’s Health Awareness Month and the Movember Foundation uses the month to bring awareness to and support of those tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide. June is Men’s Health Month; the purpose is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. The following are recommendations that are supported…

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Diabetes Education and Prevention | Texas Benefits Team
Nov

6

2019

Diabetes Education and Prevention | Texas Benefits Team

Diabetes is a long-lasting health condition that affects how your body converts food to energy. Diabetes patients are unable to make enough of the hormone called insulin or cannot use the insulin that is made in their body efficiently.  When this happens, your body can respond in some serious ways that include liver damage, heart disease, vision loss, and kidney disease. There are two types…

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5 Tips to Beat the Heat | Houston Employee Benefits Team
Aug

19

2019

5 Tips to Beat the Heat | Houston Employee Benefits Team

There’s no denying that summer has arrived. In fact, the news has been abuzz with Alaska’s heat wave in July that sent temperatures soaring between 20 and 30 degrees above average. When you are caught in the middle of a heat wave, it may seem like there’s nothing you can do to keep cool. But, there are ways for you to beat the heat this…

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Exercise and Health: The Mind-Body Connection | Houston Benefits Agency
Jun

24

2019

Exercise and Health: The Mind-Body Connection | Houston Benefits Agency

Ever notice how you can get an overall feeling of well-being after taking a long walk, shoveling snow, dancing, or playing Frisbee with the kids? It’s not just because you can check “get some physical activity” off your to-do list. Turns out, there are physiological reasons why you get that feeling. And for people who suffer from a mental health condition like depression, anxiety or…

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5 Simple Tips to SPRING into Fitness! | Houston Employee Benefits
Apr

18

2019

5 Simple Tips to SPRING into Fitness! | Houston Employee Benefits

Spring is here! That means it’s time to ditch those winter layers, and even that excess winter weight. No matter what your current fitness level, spring is a great time to refocus your habits and spruce up your routine. Get a Check Up or a Physical Before starting any new fitness regimen, it’s a good idea to check with your doctor. Your medical professional will…

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