MHLbannersmallWelcome to Your October Newsletter

My Healthy Lifestyle brings Riverside team members a wide range of interesting and useful information to support better health and wellness.

Valuable information on protecting yourself from fad diets, what the "U" in Flu means, details on the extended deadline for Health Plan savings, what you should be aware of when it comes to mammograms and early detection, smoking and productivity, plus a healthy tip from a fellow employee. This and more is in your October My Healthy Lifestyle newsletter. READ MORE

If it Sounds too Good to be True…
What you should know about fad diets
Diets that offer fast and dramatic results can be quite compelling. Many of us have been tempted to try them and many of us have. But there are downsides to any diets that don't offer an overall approach to balanced nutrition along with the promised weight loss. How do you recognize a fad diet and what are the potential concerns? READ MORE

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
And here's what you should be aware of when it comes to mammograms and early detection
Over the past few years there have been some different opinions in the scientific community as well as some different interpretations of available data on the relationship between early diagnosis and the mortality rate from breast cancer. It's good to have healthy public discussion of important issues, but it's also important to get the facts. READ MORE

Flu Season is Coming on Fast
And seasonal flu vaccinations are the most effective preventive tool we have to keep ourselves – and the people we serve – safer from infection
Riverside has a long history of promoting and practicing preventive medicine and immunizations are near the top of the list. As summer fun season all to quickly slips into flu season it's important to know that flu shots are recommended for everyone over the age of six months, and that healthcare workers in particular hold the key to a healthier patient care environment and a healthier community. READ MORE

Smoking and Lost Productivity
The impact on your health also affects your value as a Riverside team member
The serious negative impact that smoking has on health doesn't come as a surprise to anyone. But you may not know what smoking outside the workplace means to your productivity, your job performance and the time you have to be off the job because of illness. READ MORE

The Timeline Has Expanded in Your Favor
So there's still time to save on Health Plan premiums for 2013
The new deadline for completing the five step requirements for health plan savings eligibility has been extended to November 30. And that's good news for team members who want the potential to earn up to $600 on premium discounts. READ MORE

We're All Looking for Some Healthy Tips
My Healthy Lifestyle newsletter now offers employee-to-employee suggestions on health, wellness and healthier lifestyles
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. In this issue you'll find a helpful tip on reminding yourself to stand up more frequently if you spend long periods at work sitting down. READ MORE