HealthyCPA – April 2018 :: Fresh Air = Fresh Perspective

The eMagazine dedicated to improving members’ well-being

  • Positivity counts – and how
  • Tap Into Protein Power
  • Fresh air = fresh perspective
  • What kind of a spender are you?
  • Medications: Rules for safety

In each issue you will find information and inspiration to help you with your health and wellness goals.

Exercise and Work and at Home

Keep exercise on your to-do list We’ve all been taught from a young age to f t in a little regular exercise. You know it’s I good for both your body and your mind. But when your day gets busy, it’s too easy to skip. When you get out of the daily habit, it’s hard […]

Healthy Hint #6

Getting a good night’s sleep can help you in many ways. It can keep your heart healthy, lower your risk for cancer and diabetes, reduce stress and even promote weight loss.

Yet 70% of American adults say they don’t get enough rest. And they’re not only missing the great benefits of sleep, they’re also raising their chances of having memory loss, low energy, poor mood and accidents. For your health and well-being, make sleep a
priority today!

Healthy Hint #5

There are bad habits and there are bad habits. When people smoke cigarettes, cigars or pipes, they’re not just hurting themselves. Every exhale puts more than 250 dangerous chemicals into the air.

Secondhand smoke, like smoking itself, is a risk factor for four leading causes of death in the U.S. These include heart disease, cancer, respiratory illness and stroke.

Children who breathe secondhand smoke are especially at risk. They have higher rates of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), acute respiratory infections, ear problems and severe asthma. So protect yourself. If someone’s blowing smoke your way, walk away. No amount of smoke is safe.

Healthy Hint #4

Everyone thinks about sun safety during the summer or at the beach. But it’s important to protect yourself all year long – even on cloudy and hazy days. The sun, as well as tanning beds and sunlamps, gives off an invisible kind of radiation called ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Too much exposure to UV rays can damage your skin and eyes, and lead to cancer.

The hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. are the most dangerous for UV exposure. To
play it safe, stay in the shade; use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protective factor (SPF) of 15 or higher; and wear full-coverage clothing, sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats.

HealthyCPA – March 2018 :: Food For Thought

The eMagazine dedicated to improving members’ well-being

  • Food for thought
  • Exercise good nutrition
  • What to drink when you’re active
  • Soothe your mind, 1 song at a time
  • Saving in the grocery aisles

In each issue you will find information and inspiration to help you with your health and wellness goals.

Healthy Hint #3

Whether you eat three or six meals a day, maintaining a healthy weight comes down to what you eat, how much you eat and how much energy you use. We gain weight when we eat more calories than we burn. So it’s really important to couple balanced meals with an active lifestyle.

Everyone has different calorie needs in order to function. Avoiding extra pounds is just a matter of making sure your energy in (calories from food) equals your energy out (daily energy usage) over the long run. Once you learn your daily calorie needs, you can plan the right kind of diet and exercise to keep a healthy weight.

Healthy Hint #2

Health affects everything: Your quality of life. Your emotional and mental well-being. Your relationships, work, and finances. Even what you do for fun.

So don’t take your health for granted. Spread a healthy living message to everyone you know. It’s not hard to do. You can ride your bike more and motivate others to do the same. Or start a community garden that gets your neighbors moving and socializing. Good health is contagious, and little choices can make a big impact.

Healthy Hint #1

More than 60% of your body is made of water, which you need to function. When you sweat, go to the bathroom or even breathe, you lose a lot of that water. And the best way to get it back is through food and drink.

How much water does the average healthy adult need in a day? There’s no one formula that fits every person, and it depends on things like your age, health, activity level and the climate you live in. But generally, men should drink about 13 cups (3 liters) and women about nine cups (2.2 liters) of water daily.

HealthyCPA – February 2018 :: Your Heart Matters

The eMagazine dedicated to improving members’ well-being

  • Your heart matters
  • Make your ticker — and your taste buds — happy
  • Your heart likes activity
  • Take CAUTION against cancer
  • GOAL SETTING:A blueprint for fitness success
  • Blood pressure: Do you know your numbers?
  • Too much stress can distress your heart

In each issue you will find information and inspiration to help you with your health and wellness goals.