Archive for Posts Tagged ‘wellness’

How to Support the Mental Health of Your Employees During COVID-19 | Houston Employee Benefits Experts
May

25

2020

How to Support the Mental Health of Your Employees During COVID-19 | Houston Employee Benefits Experts

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. People have experienced financial hardship, additional challenges with childcare and school cancellations, job loss, reduced hours, sickness, and grief. The future is uncertain, and the present is extra stressful. And to make matters worse, many of the networks and practices that people use to support their mental health are currently unavailable due to social…

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Dental Health Benefits You Can’t Afford to Lose | Texas Benefits Firm
Mar

16

2020

Dental Health Benefits You Can’t Afford to Lose | Texas Benefits Firm

Did you know that a healthy mouth and good oral hygiene can actually reduce your likelihood of other serious diseases? Your mouth is more than just a gateway to enjoying delicious food. Your mouth is an indicator of your overall health. Let’s chew on the facts about dental health and what it can mean for the rest of your body. Gum Disease = Warning Sign…

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Eat Your Way to a Healthy Heart | Houston Benefits Team
Feb

10

2020

Eat Your Way to a Healthy Heart | Houston Benefits Team

Each February we focus on ways to improve our heart health in honor of American Heart Month. This year we want to help you by turning your attention to the foods you eat and how to make smart choices with our “This or That” challenge! Below you will see two foods to choose between. Your goal is to choose the food that is the healthier…

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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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Nutrition Tips for Busy Families | Texas Employee Benefits Agency
Sep

25

2019

Nutrition Tips for Busy Families | Texas Employee Benefits Agency

The typical family in the US looks quite different today than it did 30 years ago. School, sports, church, clubs and activities, and longer work hours have changed the way we allocate our time as well as how we eat. With families getting busier and busier, how do you make healthy eating a priority? It’s actually pretty easy! New Look/Old Concept Do you remember the…

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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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Kids and Body Image | Texas Benefits Advisors
Jul

24

2019

Kids and Body Image | Texas Benefits Advisors

Growing up can be tough. The challenges of school, relationships with friends, sports and other activities can be stressful for children. Peer pressure, along with what they see and hear daily via social media, TV, movies and video games, can cause them to stress out about how they look. Comparing themselves with their friends—or, worse, with supermodels, movie stars, or pro athletes—can then lead to…

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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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