Category Archives: Wellness

Healthy Recipe: Watermelon Caprese

August is a great time to incorporate watermelons into your meals because they are 92% water, making them the perfect fruit to combat dehydration. Watermelon also improves digestion, lowers inflammation, helps to relieve muscle soreness and contains high levels of Vitamins A and C.  Try this Watermelon Caprese recipe at your next family gathering. Ingredients: […]

How Much Caffeine is Too Much?

The Mayo Clinic suggests that adults should limit their caffeine intake to 400 mg per day to avoid some unpleasant side effects including migraines, irritability, upset stomach and muscle tremors.  Here is a guideline for how much caffeine you can intake based on the type of drink, per day: One and a half tall cups […]

Healthy Recipe: Blueberry Pudding

July is National Blueberry Month. This fruit has many health benefits, including helping fight cancer and aiding in weight loss. This month’s recipe puts a spin on pudding by incorporating blueberries, adding extra nutrients and a vibrant color. Ingredients 1 cup coconut milk 1 cup kefir 3 avocados 1 cup blueberries 4 tbsp chia seeds […]

Answers to Your Eye Exam Questions

Many eye and vision conditions exhibit no obvious symptoms so individuals are often unaware of a problem. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration are important for maintaining good vision and preventing permanent vision loss; this is why eye exams are important and should not be ignored. Complete […]

10 Health Benefits of Yoga

If you are looking for a new corporate wellness activity, yoga is a great option.  Not only is it a good form of physical exercise, there are also mental and spiritual health benefits. Yoga involves a lot of mental focus, breathing control, meditation, and simple poses which are meant to strengthen both your body and […]

Healthy Recipe: Chicken and Veggie Salad

Now that summer has arrived, here is a healthy salad recipe that uses all the fresh vegetables the season has to offer. Ingredients 1 Tbsp. olive oil 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts 1 head of romaine lettuce (chopped) 1 red onion (thinly sliced) ½ cup black olives (halved) 2 tomatoes (seeded, chopped) 1/3 cup sunflower […]

6 Tips to Avoid Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

According to experts, this year could be the worst year to date for ticks due to milder winters, booming mice and deer populations, and the 2015 abundant acorn crop. With the projected increase of ticks, this means that there will be a higher threat of tick-borne diseases, including the most common, Lyme disease. The best […]

Healthy Recipe: Strawberry Salsa

May is National Strawberry Month. Delicious and good for you, strawberries have many health benefits including: Better brain function Relieves arthritic symptoms Packed with fiber Loaded with antioxidants that help fight aging Low in calories High in vitamin C and flavonoids Good source of manganese and potassium Load up on strawberries this summer by incorporating […]

Taxability of Wellness Program Rewards

Employer-sponsored wellness programs often incorporate rewards or incentives to encourage employees to participate. Employers sometimes overlook the federal tax implications of a program’s rewards because there are numerous legal requirements for wellness program design. As a general rule, wellness incentives are subject to the same federal tax rules as any other employee rewards or prizes: […]

Healthy Recipe – Basic Quiche

Looking for a simple way to make a healthy quiche? This basic quiche recipe is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Ingredients 1 9-inch pie crust (baked) 1 cup broccoli, zucchini or mushrooms (chopped) ½ cup cheese (shredded) 3 eggs (beaten) 1 cup nonfat milk ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper ½ tsp. garlic powder […]

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