MHLbannersmallWelcome to your December My Healthy Lifestyle newsletter

The holidays are fast approaching and this issue of your newsletter includes some
thoughts on getting through the winter flu and cold season as healthy as possible – including a reminder about National Hand Washing Awareness Week and National Influenza Immunization Week, both in December.

You'll also learn more about one of our state's most important agriculture products… the apple… and why having one a day is still good advice for anyone looking to follow a more nutritional approach to eating. In addition, you'll want to read Wellness Committee Chair, Daniel Ballin's myth-busting look at the relationship between calories consumed and calories burned when it comes to a healthier diet in general and weight loss in particular. You find all this and more in your year-end MHL newsletter, along with an employee tip on just saying "no" to all those holiday season treats that just about everyone seems to put in front of you.

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 provide comments or ideas for future issues, please contact Daniel Ballin at