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November 2022

Wellness Program Newsletter

In This Issue


  • Join the November Challenge – Be Kind to Your Mind starts Nov 7!
  • The Great American Smoke Out is Nov 17 – We can Help!
  • Eating for Your Health: Thanksgiving Myth Busters
  • Time is Running Out! 24 Hour Fitness & CRUNCH Membership Discount Programs for you and your family ENDS Dec 31, 2022!
  • Reminder: Flu Shot Reimbursement Program Runs through Dec 31, 2022!
  • Your Good Mental Health:  Less is More!


This month, we focus on GRATITUDE. Known as the new “gold watch” in organizations, it also applies to all aspects of our lives. When recognition is shown, it helps a person feel important and is a great motivator! As humans, when we are acknowledged regularly, we feel respected and valued. In a nutshell, gratitude is valuing contributions made by showing appreciation. Whether it’s a coworker, a family member, or a friend, it’s a simple way to express admiration which as human beings is both precious and priceless

 

Praising and valuing another human being is one of the highest forms of flattery. It all begins with sincerely recognizing efforts in a way that makes people feel special; that is both effective and powerful.

JOIN US!

Nov 7  - Nov 30

Hop on board and join! This easy 4 week activity challenge allows you to go at your own pace with physical and cognitive interests to improve your overall mental wellbeing!

 


CONTACT ME TO REGISTER!  Participants have a chance to WIN a $20 Safeway Gift Card! Perfect for Holiday Shopping!

Take The Challenge!


On November 17, 2022, we challenge smokers to give up cigarettes including e-cigarettes, for 24 hours.


Every year the Great American Smoke Out draws attention to preventing deaths and chronic illnesses caused by smoking. From the late 1980s to the 1990s, many state and local governments have raised taxes on cigarettes, limited promotions and discouraged teen cigarette use and taken further action to counter smoking. States with strong tobacco control laws saw up to a 42% decrease of smoking in adults.


IT JUST MAKES SENSE (AND CENTS!)


Smoking 14 cigarettes a day, which is the average for many smokers, slightly less than a pack a day (20 per pack) = over $3,300 in one year or $16.7 in 5 years or $33K in 10 years. 

How better can your hard-earned money be spent on a healthy investment in your future self?

 

SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE!

 

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to ask about free or reduced-cost quit medicines.

 

Kaiser has resources to help you quit! CLICK HERE

The first day to the rest of your healthier life can begin with your first step.




Eating for Your Health


Meet our newest addition to the BaySport team, here and ready to support your Nutritional needs - Lauren Hogan!


LAUREN'S BIO:

"Hello my name is Lauren Hogan; it is nice to meet you! I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist here in Santa Clara County. I enjoy cooking new recipes, walking along the beach, and playing with my dog!


·      Certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

·      Currently enrolled in Master of Science in Nutrition Program

·      Bachelor of Science in Applied Nutrition 


If you're looking for Nutritional support, Lauren is here to HELP!  Contact me to get started! Her services are FREE to you and your spouse!




Thanksgiving Myth Busters!

From Lauren Hogan, RDN 


White Versus Dark Turkey Meat: Is Either More Nutritious?

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to gather around the table with loved ones and enjoy good eats, and at the center of a lot of our tables is the turkey! When filling our plates, we often choose the white meat over the dark meat, thinking that the white meat is healthier. Let’s discuss the nutritional benefits of white versus dark turkey meat and debunk this nutrition myth together! 


What Makes Turkey Meat Different Colors?

Turkey meat is labeled as white and dark meat because of the appearance of the muscle when it is cooked. The darker color of the meat is found on the legs of the turkey and has a higher amount of a protein called myoglobin. Myoglobin works to supply the muscles with oxygen and is what gives the darker meat its color. The white meat on the turkey is found in muscles that have less myoglobin, hence the lighter color.

Nutrition of White Versus Dark Turkey Meat

White meat has traditionally been labeled as “healthier” because it is lower in fat and calories; however, it is good to compare the two to see if there is any significant difference. White meat is generally slightly higher in protein, lower in fat, and contains fewer calories. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one serving of white meat has 125 calories, 26 grams of protein, and 2 grams of total fat. One serving of dark meat has 140 calories, 24 grams of protein, and 5 grams of total fat. However, although the fat content is higher for dark meat, turkey meat contains mainly heart-healthy fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats) which are our good fats that we want to consume in higher amounts. Additionally, although both white meat and dark meat contain essential vitamins and minerals like B vitamins, iron, and zinc that are important for our health, dark meat actually contains a higher amount compared to white meat.

The Bottom Line

Although white meat has higher amounts of protein, fewer calories and less fat, dark meat proves to have higher amounts of certain vitamins and minerals. Overall, there are health benefits to both white and dark turkey meat. This Thanksgiving, ditch the idea that white meat is always the “healthier” choice and choose the meat with the benefits that are most important to you for your overall health. 



https://www.foodsmart.com/blog/is-white-meat-healthier

https://www.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/holidays/2013/11/food-fight-turkey-white-meat-vs-dark-meat

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/20/health/nutrition/20real.html

+++ RECIPE++++

Flu Shot Reimbursement Program Is Underway!


WHAT: Get Your Flu Shot and Get Paid!


WHERE: Your local CVS, Walgreens, or Safeway Pharmacy


WHEN: Between September 20 - December 31, 2022


HOW: Easy and Simple as 1, 2, 3!


  1. Go to your local CVS, Walgreens, Safeway or accredited vaccination provider
  2. Pay the non-insurance charge (up to $40)
  3. Send a photo of your receipt to martha.hagmaier@baysport.com with your full name and mailing address
  4. We'll send you a check as a Thank You for take care of your health and wellbeing!


Fitness YOUR Way - You've Got CHOICES!!

DISCOUNT memberships for you and your family are available at 24 Hour Fitness and Crunch Fitness locations!


Click link(s) below to see more program details and information!

24 Hour Fitness Flier
Crunch Fitness Flier
Crunch Fitness Locations

Your Good Mental Health Space 



Wealth is about the ability to fully experience life – Henry David Thoreau


SIMPLE IDEA TO KICKSTART YOUR BUDGETING EFFORTS

 

It helps to start somewhere simple then build from there. The 50/30/20 rule is an easy budgeting method that can help you to manage your money effectively, simply and sustainably. The basic rule of thumb is to divide your monthly after-tax income into three spending categories: 50% for needs, 30% for wants and 20% for savings or paying off debt.


LESS IS MORE!

Simplicity is good for the soul, for your wallet and for your peace of mind. See if you can try these and take note of how it changes your life!

LESS TV = MORE TIME TO READ

LESS COMPARISON = MORE CONTENTMENT

LESS STUFF = MORE SPACE

LESS TALKING = MORE LISTENING

LESS OVERCOMMITMENT = MORE TIME TO JUST BE

LESS COMPLAINING = MORE GRATITUDE

LESS CLUTTER = MORE CLARITY


RE-CAP of ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

UHC: Fundamentals of Financial Wellbeing (30 min recording)

Includes:

  • Signs of Money Mismanagement
  • Budgeting: How to Stay on Track
  • Top Financial Concerns

 

UHC: Quick Read – Health Tip: Financial Wellbeing – Credit Scores



For more information contact martha.hagmaier@baysport.com

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