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Dig in!

Find the gardener in you!

Exhausted all the time?

Change one of these habits and it could make all the difference.

  • You're plagued by an unachievable "to do" list
    Solution: Get real; be reasonable about what you can get done; you may be your own worst enemy!
  • Poor sleep habits or sleep apnea
    Solution: clean up your sleep habits
  • Clutter is draining your energy
    Solution: Cut the Clutter
  • Dehydration - you need more water!
    Solution: Read Healthy Hydration
  • Sitting too much
    Solution: Get up and move!
  • Lack of fresh air
    Solution: Take a break - get outside in any weather

Get Moving!

General

Biking, Walking, Sharing the Roadways

Tracking Tools

Nutrition

Have you tried food dating?

Use by, Sell by, Packaged on, Best by, Use before...!!!

Nutrition got you stumped?

Other Nutrition Resources...

Nutrition Tracking Tools

Water, Water, Water!

Calculators

Alcohol. Do you know your limits?

Refresh your knowledge about alcohol content. Make healthy choices and be safe. A "standard drink" is equal to 14.0 grams (0.6 ounces) of pure alcohol. Generally, this amount of pure alcohol is found in...

  • 12-ounces of beer (5% alcohol content)
  • 8-ounces of malt liquor (7% alcohol content)
  • 5-ounces of wine (12% alcohol content)
  • 1.5-ounces or a "shot" of 80 proof (40% alcohol content) distilled spirits or liquor such as gin, rum, vodka, whiskey

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alcohol and Public Health. Read more Frequently Asked Questions

Winter Weather Resources

Dream Your Health Into Reality

Dream Boards, or Vision Boards, may help you reach your wellness goals. Read more about how to make one...and get dreaming!

The value in day dreaming...

Day dreaming can be good for you because it...

  • Clears your mind
  • Relaxes you
  • Reduces stress
  • Reduces eye fatigue
  • Allows you to move from one brain function to another - easily
  • Enhances creativity
  • Brings balance to your body

Take a head trip

Exercise your brain...use it or you will lose it!

  • Read, play games, go to a lecture, visit a museum, learn a new language
  • Learn a musical instrument; it's never too late to start
  • Mix things up - drive different routes, use a difference hand, challenge your senses
  • Work out - it keeps your mind sharp
  • Choose a healthy diet with good fats
  • Watch the alcohol
  • Stay involved with friends/community; relationships sharpen the mind
  • Reduce or manage your stress - try a little calm
  • Sleep! Your brain needs sleep to process and store new info from the day; sleep improves focus and memory

Brain Drain?

Healthy Meetings

Struggling to provide healthy foods at your meetings/events? Don't reinvent the wheel; check these resources.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Blue Extras - Fitness Club Discounts!

Check out Blue Extras - discount programs for Blue Cross Members including fitness clubs, hearing, vision and orthodontia services, and safety and natural medicine. You’ll find information on the Blue Cross website.

Network of Care Idaho

Check out this new resource sponsored through Idaho's Public Health Districts. The site is for individuals, families, and agencies concerned with public health. It is rich with information and resources including a library, links to organizations, and a personal health record you can complete and store securely. Read more...

Consumer Online Health Resources

Looking for a health topic for a wellness meeting or a health resource? Check out the online Health Information, Consumer Health Complete through the Idaho Commission for Libraries at LiLi.org. It's free and offers everything from fact sheets to videos to images and diagrams.

Additional online health and wellness resources are available on the Blue Cross of Idaho website

 

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