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MIIA’s vision is for all employees and their family members to live healthy, vibrant, and productive lives. Well Aware activities promote wellbeing through policy design, awareness and education, skill building, social connection, and fun. Well Aware helps people make healthy choices in the areas of their lives that they can control: optimism, stress management, diet, physical activity, tobacco cessation and health care utilization.
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Monthly Wellness Newsletter
______________________________________________________________________________________Greetings from MIIA Wellness and Welcome to Our December Newsletter!
Wendy Gammons, MIIA Wellness CoordinatorWe want to help you stay energized, fit, mindful, and joyful during the holiday season and upcoming winter months. Kate Kuzminski demonstrates simple and quick exercises in 3 holiday fitness videos. Bill Bradley offers terrific advice on how to change habits as well as a delicious recipe. And we share an article on looking at your drinking patterns. December is a crazy busy month for all!It’s also packed with some crazy and not so crazy national “holidays.” Take a look: Cat Herders Day (Dec 15), National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day (Dec 16), National Oatmeal Muffin Day (Dec 19), National Crossword Puzzle Day (Dec 21), National Re-Gifting Day (Dec 22), National Thank You Note Day (Dec 26), and Universal Hour of Peace (Dec 31).
Happy and Healthy Holidays!Live Well:Four Ways to Reach Your Health Goals in 2017Bill Bradley, R.D.Many of us resolve to exercise more, eat better, and live simpler, less stressful lives. But if it were easy to achieve these goals, we probably wouldn’t feel the need to set New Year’s resolutions. Here are some ways to increase your chances of following through and feeling marvelous in 2017.
Get Fit:Quick and Effective Holiday WorkoutsKate Kuzminski, NASM Personal Trainer and AFAA Group Exercise Leader
Holidays and DrinkingThe added stress of the holidays can lead to drinking issues. Is your drinking becoming a problem? We offer free, online and anonymous alcohol use self-assessments. Help is just a click away.Try Recipe of the MonthBill Bradley, Registered Dietitian and Cookbook Author
Baked Eggplant topped with Garlic Yogurt SauceThis simple eggplant recipe is a perfect dish for holiday parties or as a side dish for meat, chicken, or fish. The yogurt topping adds healthy digestive probiotics and the immune fighting properties. This dish has all the health benefits and the delicious flavor of the Mediterranean Diet.