MHLbannersmallWelcome to your September My Healthy Lifestyle newsletter, the online voice of My Healthy Lifestyle, a program designed to bring good information on health and wellness to all Riverside team members.

If you thought the financial cost of smoking was measured by the pack or carton, you'll find some enlightening figures in this issue. You'll also get some valuable information on a new approach that helps manage diabetes, as well as a healthy tip from a fellow employee on getting a nutritious start to your day and still sleeping as late as possible. In addition, find out more about the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, and be sure to see who won the weekly wellness prizes. All this and more including a Riverside employee's personal story on why an annual wellness visit made a difference in his life. While some of this information is offered directly in your online newsletter, you'll also find links you can access for more details.

Our hope as you receive your My Healthy Lifestyle newsletter each month is that you will not only read it but respond to it. To submit comments and ideas for future issues, please contact Daniel Ballin at And you can also follow Daniel on Twitter @danob71 for more health-related information.