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Updated November 16, 2020

November 2020

Gratitude

When life gets challenging it can be difficult to focus on all of the good things we have to be thankful for. Our brains are hardwired to consider the worst possible scenario and remember negative experiences as a way to avoid pain and stay safe in the future. Gratitude is one way to counteract our natural bias towards negativity to boost happiness and overall well-being.
Learn more!
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NEW! Diabetes Prevention
Follow these three dietitian-approved steps to avoid diabetes.
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NEW! Healthy Holidays
Review guidelines and ideas for safely celebrating Thanksgiving.
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NEW! Guidance Resources®
Give thanks for the little things and ask for help when you need it with Guidance Resources®.
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NEW! 5K Results
Congratulations to all 230 State of Idaho employees who completed the Health Matters Virtual 5K!
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Upcoming Virtual Lunch & Learns
  • “Stress Less”
    November 18 at 12:30-1:30 MST
  • “The Science of Gratitude”
    November 19 at 12:00-1:00 MST
    December 10 at 1:00-2:00 MST
  • NEW! “Successful Holiday Eating”
    December 8 at 12:00-1:00 MST
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Health Matters Hero
Congratulations to Melissa Clinger, November’s Health Matters Hero!
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Apple Oatmeal Bars
Prep these low-sugar bars for apple-cinnamon oatmeal on the go! 
Gratitude in the Workplace
Lucky Duck mini challenge
Diabetes Awareness
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