MHLbannersmallThe New Year approaches with some new information in your online newsletter

Welcome to your December 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. While we all have concerns from time to time about catching a cold or some other contagious condition from our friends, be sure to read about how we can also "catch" some of their bad habits. Your December issue also has some good thoughts on how to get through the holiday season healthier, as well as an interesting look at how food and exercise journaling can help you get an accurate picture of your efforts at weight management. In addition, you can read about why the shorter and colder days of winter might require some harder work on your part to meet your fitness goals, along with a healthy tip from a fellow employee on something we all know to be true, but still don't always follow. It's all here plus a personal account from a Riverside team member on why her efforts to lower costs on her health plan resulted in the ability to save a lot more than money.

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.