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August is Weight Management Month      

Your weight is more than a number on a scale it's how you feel every day, inside and out.  Maintaining a healthy weight means making small changes that add up to big success.  Weight management encompasses long-term strategies that promote healthy eating and daily physical activity and not fad diets that promote quick, temporary weight loss.

 

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for your health.  Extra weight can drag down your mood, energy, and self-confidence.  At the same time, it raises your risk for many serious conditions.  If you're overweight or obese, losing weight can greatly reduce your risk of health problems and help boost your overall well-being.  Finding an optimal center can start with small incremental changes.

 

 

 

August Tips :

 

Food for Thought
The more varied the color in the foods you eat, the more nutrients you are getting.  Makes logical sense doesn't it?  This month you're in for a bonus TWO recipes! The first is, Build-Your-Own Buddha Bowl, which is a nourishing meal that has little bites of everything.  It begins with a base of cooked whole grain and decorated with all the colors of the rainbow.  Be creative!  You can use spelt, an ancient grain which is hardier and a more nutritious cousin to wheat; or brown, red, black, or red rice; farro or quinoa.    

 

Consider roasting a couple trays of assorted vegetables every week and use them throughout the week for recipes like this one and as an addition to soups, sandwiches, and side dishes.  Be inspired by the array of vegetables in season and experiment by trying those you've never eaten before.  The sky's the limit.

 

The second recipe is Cherry Popsicles , a hydrating and tasty summertime snack for both kids and kids at heart.  Summer marks the time of year when farmers' markets and grocery stores have an abundance of delicious and juicy stone fruits and berries.  When these fruits are in season, you usually get the best quality for the best prices.  This means it's an excellent time to stock up on fresh fruit, with a little extra to make into recipes that will last beyond the season.   And remember, you don't have to limit yourself to just cherries.  Be inspired.  Any berry works well with this recipe.  So, CHILL and ENJOY!

 August Food Tip Benefits of Almonds

MORE healthy living tips:

http://www.webmd.com

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/HealthyLivingIndex/HealthyLivingIndex

To access wellness and benefit information through Kaiser Permanente, please visit their website.

To access wellness and benefit information through Sutter Health Plus, please visit their website.

To access wellness and benefit information through Western Health Advantage, please visit their website.

See a complete list of Health Benefits Program Publications & Forms.

Vision Statement

The CCCSIG Health Benefits Committee vision is for health plan arrangements that provide locally-based solutions, improved quality and access for members, flexibility for school districts and superior cost management capabilities.

   

 

Health Benefit Program Documents:

Qualifying Event Poster

Waiver of Group Health Coverage

Eligibility Guidelines

IRS Qualifying Events