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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.  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 Quick Tips

  • Overcome Challenges - What do sleep, stress, genes, and the environment have to do with your weight?
  • BMI and Body Shape - You can tell a lot about your health with simple tools that measure extra body weight
  • Extra Calories Add Up - Many people are surprised to find that most of our extra weight comes from eating just a few hundred extra calories - as little as 100 to 300 - each day
  • 20 Way to Cut 100 Calories - Small changes add up to big results
  • Eat Well on the Go - Learn how to plan ahead, think creatively, and choose wisely with on-the-go ideas.

Food for Thought
Headed to a summer picnic this weekend?  This month's Thrivey recipe Chickpea Salad is the perfect dish to bring along.  It's hearty enough to be served as a main dish when wrapped in a whole-wheat tortilla or between two slices of whole-wheat bread, but it can also be served as a side dish or over a bed of lettuce for a lighter treat.

Chickpeas pack plenty of fiber and protein, while the veggies add a variety of vitamins and minerals (not to mention color and crunch), so you'll finish this meal feeling satisfied.  Best of all, this dish is versatile.  You can swap whatever veggies you have on hand; try yellow, white, or green onions, olives, cucumbers, or green, yellow or red peppers.  The creative possibilities are endless!

Back to School Tips

 

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