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We are delighted to bring this information to you in this interactive newsletter.  Education is the key to your health!

Summer Survival Guide
diving-board-child.jpg Swimming - Use liberal amounts of suntan lotion with a high (SPF) even on cloudy days
Bicycling - Wear bright colored clothing during the day, and white or reflective clothing at night

Bicycle Maintenance -Make sure gear and brake cables move freely. Replace rusted or frayed cables

Boat Safety - Check the weather forecast before leaving the dock
Bee, Wasp and Hornet - Do not swat at bees and yellow jackets with bare hands. Move slowly and steadily, and gently brush the insects off
Ticks - Wear light colored, protective clothing, boots, and a head covering
For more information like what you see above check out the  full guide here.
Healthy Summer Snacks

Do your family members get home and reach for the chips, chocolate and soda? Do you think eating healthy is too hard? Here are some easy recipes that you can make ahead of time for snacks. Put down the soda and pick up a fruit smoothie.


Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

3 apples (Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Honey Crisp)

Ground Cinnamon

Granulated Sugar

View Recipe Here!


Fruit smoothies: blend your favorite fresh fruits with fat-free or low-fat yogurt and ice for a refreshing drink or freeze and eat with a spoon like a frozen ice chill.


For more ideas on snacks, staying active, healthy cookout options check out Summer Tips
Fooducate Phone App:
Did you have a chance to check out this app? Use this app to achieve your diet, health and fitness goals.
This app offers
- Fooducate Daily Tips
- Track your calorie intake, calories burned
- Scan food items to see "grade" of item
- See comments from others about food items
     Cost: Free;  Available for iOS and Android   ("Plus" version $3.99)
8 Risks and Behaviors

Understanding that your risks and behaviors have a direct influence on the severity and frequency of chronic conditions is the first step.  Increased claims have a direct impact on increased premiums (for employers AND employees).    Take time today to review any risks and behaviors that YOU have that may be contributing to a chronic condition and take advantage of the resources from your insurance carrier that help to manage that condition.     

Thank you for taking the time to read this health newsletter, we hope you found it helpful. What topics would you like to see in the future? Do you have any healthy recipes that you would like to share? Please email responses.
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Laura Ferry
First Mid Insurance Group
"If you keep good food in your fridge you will eat good food"