Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce

Health & Wellness Newsletter
March 2017
Welcome to the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Newsletter

With Spring just around the corner, we bring you our sixth edition of the Chamber Sun Health & Wellness Newsletter.

This issue is filled with easy access to today's top apps, the latest wellness information, healthy recipes and top exercise trends with a focus on giving you and your employees the tools and resources to stay happy and healthy.

We hope you enjoy the latest issue, and let us know if there are any topics you would like to learn more about.


The MCCC Healthcare Council Steering Committee
Health Awareness

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Preventable. Treatable. Beatable. Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. It is one of only a few cancers that can be prevented through screening.   Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with advancing age. More than 90 percent of cases occur in people aged 50 or older. Building awareness is an important part of helping to increase screening and decrease mortality rates.

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Engaging Millennials:  A How to for Health and Wellness Programs   
By: Hollie Randall, Hospital for Special Care

How do health and wellness programs help recruit and retain this critical generation? Well, though I'm sure you are familiar with the stereotypical fight between generations by now, millennials are here and now and they are everywhere. They account for 25% of the US population $1.3 trillion in U.S. consumer spending, and have surpassed the American Baby Boomer and Gen X generations in size. Millennials are beginning to enter the health and wellness world on their own as they leave their parents care and/or have their own children. They are becoming increasingly more important to engage and attract as they are the largest upcoming generation to use health and wellness services.
The first step to answering the question is to simply know who they are. Born in the years between 1980 and 2000, millennials are between 17 and 37 years old; give or take a couple years depending on who you talk to. They are the first generation of the new millennium; hence their name. Being born into the Great Recession, the quickly progressing digital age and the age of terror, they have a unique and different sense of the world compared to previous generations. They are confident, optimistic, socially conscious, individualistic yet collaborative and are continuous learners. Millennials are the most racially diverse of all the previous generations and have become the most educated generation in the United States. They exercise more, eat smarter and smoke less compared to previous generations.
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Demystifying the Holistic treatment called Reiki

Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) is a gentle holistic technique thousands of years old. Reiki promotes relaxation and healing by balancing and removing blocks to the flow of energy in the body and works on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of the recipient.
Reiki alleviates pain and stress, and promotes restful sleep, healing and relaxation. Relaxation in itself promotes a host of benefits for the mind and body including a heightened sense of well-being, release of muscle tension, and relief from anxiety and depression. Also, relaxation has been shown to help restore immune function and improve circulation, enhancing healing throughout the body.

During a Reiki session, the recipient lies, fully clothed, on a massage table or can be seated in a chair while the practitioner gently channels the healing energy through her/his hands. The recipient will feel a wonderful warmth and gentle energy that is very relaxing. The recipient will receive the amount of energy they need to bring their mind and body into balance.   

Used by a rapidly growing number of hospitals all over the world, Reiki complements medical treatment, natural therapies and massage therapy. Reiki is being successfully integrated into numerous clinical settings to complement medical care and psychological counseling.

A research study conducted at a local hospital indicates that Reiki improved patient sleep by 86%, reduced pain by 78%, reduced nausea by 80% and reduced anxiety during pregnancy by 94%. In addition, nurses report that Reiki helps patients heal faster with less pain, reduces stress and improves mental attitude and reduces the negative side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and other medical procedures.
Issue: 6
In This Issue
Featured Recipe

 Lemon-Thyme Roasted Chicken with Fingerlings
Featured App

Calm app
Featured Wellness App

Sleep Cycle
Featured Exercise App

Spotify Running
Featured Food App

Big Oven 

Member Tips..

Gardening tips 
EAP Corner...

Time Management. An interesting concept, and a topic that Solutions EAP is asked to present fairly often in a workshop format. It occurs to me that what employers are really interested in, is productivity. To actually manage time is an oxymoron, as time really can't be managed in the way we would like to think it could. We're just not that omnipotent. Helping people manage themselves so that they become more efficient at completing their work in a timely fashion seems to be a much more doable concept..   - See more at:   Solutions EAP

If you have a successful wellness story you would like to share, please let us know! 

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