My Healthy Lifestyle - June 2014

MHLbannersmall Welcome to Your June Newsletter
My Healthy Lifestyle brings Riverside team members interesting and useful information to support better health and wellness.
It's National Safety Month with a reminder why you shouldn't be reading this on your phone - or talking - while driving. You'll learn more about the value of nutritious and highly portable bananas along with some very healthy reasons to enjoy summer even more. You'll also get a recap of the recent 5K by the Bay and an employee tip on extra eye protection for the season. It's all here in your June newsletter. READ MORE

Why Summer Is Good for You
Some healthy reasons why the longer days are a special time
Our memories of a carefree summer can take on a gauzy, golden tone that's tough to maintain in a world of grown up responsibilities. But those long days of summer still have a special meaning in your life, particularly when it comes to your health.
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National Safety Month Covers a Lot of Ground
But sometimes safety and health are as easy as turning off the phone
June is National Safety Month and the connection between safety and health is clear when you look at the statistics related to accidents. As it turns out, a growing number of those accidents are caused by distracted drivers who can't keep away from their cell phones. READ MORE

What's Yellow, Nutritious and Comes in Its Own Clever Package?
As it turns out, going bananas isn't a bad idea
Bananas sometimes get a bad rap from people on a high protein, low carbohydrate diet, but with so many healthy benefits, of which a high potassium content is only one, don't hesitate to peel, eat and enjoy this popular fruit. READ MORE

Thoughts From the Chair: It's Healthy to Give Back
Wellness Committee Chair, Daniel Ballin, talks about the benefits of helping others
If you've ever wondered why you feel good when you perform an act of kindness, you'll get the answer in this reflection on how generosity stimulates brain chemicals that improve our health and happiness - along with Daniel's upcoming effort that can help spread the good feelings. READ MORE

Another Successful 5K by the Bay
Thanks to everyone who supported it and ran, walked or rolled across the finish line
If you weren't able to participate in this year's 24 th annual 5K by the Bay, sponsored by Riverside Rehabilitation Institute, get the inside story including fastest times in the running and walking categories. And then get ready for next year. READ MORE

We're All Looking for Some Healthy Tips
Keep your eyes open to the potential dangers of summer yard work
In this issue, you'll be reminded why summer eye safety means more than just protection from UV rays. If you have a tip that other team members can use we'd all like to see it, so please share your health suggestions by sending them to Daniel Ballin, Chair for the Employee Wellness Committee.  READ MORE

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