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Employee BBQ Raffle Prize Winner!

Published: 09/14/2017

Congrats Carrie Perry from the Mayor's Office who won the Fitbit Blaze @ the City Employee Appreciation BBQ donated by the Wellness Committee! 

Great work City Team at the Cigna Race!!!

Published: 08/16/2017

Nice job Tammy Clarke organizing such a large walking team for the Cigna Race!

Know Your Numbers Follow Up

Published: 05/19/2017

Thank you for participating in the Know Your Numbers Health Screenings! It is important to keep track of your blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol and BMI levels.  Here is some additional information on your target numbers from the American Heart Association: HEALTHY GUIDELINES

 

Red Cross Blood Drive Great turn out!

Published: 01/13/2017

Thank you to all the volunteers and donors along with the Red Cross for holding 2 City blood drives again this year! We had a great turn out on 1/12/17 and almost hit the goal for collection!  Together we made a difference! 

 

City Alzheimer's Walking Team raised $1,000 this year!

Published: 09/30/2016

Weekly Healthy Hint- Flu Prevention

Published: 09/29/2016

 

Healthy Hint

Flu season starts around October and usually peaks in January/February. But you can catch the flu all year long. Symptoms may be minor, like a runny nose or sore throat, or very serious – even life-threatening. Your best protection is to get the flu vaccine each year. It’s even safe for babies as young as 6 months. Talk to your doctor if you have questions or concerns about the vaccine.

Because the flu is spread through contact with affected people and things, good hygiene is an important defense. Wash your hands often to kill germs, and avoid people who
are sick. If you get the flu, stay home for at least 24 hours after a fever passes so you’re
not contagious.

CLICK HERE FOR CITY EMPLOYEE FLU SHOT SCHEDULE

"Sitting is the New Smoking" -Time for that 10 minute walk!

Published: 08/16/2016

Your Desk Job May be Hurting Your Health- Here's the Cure!

Read about some yoga stretches that you can do to help undo the damage created by long days spent sitting at a desk. Also try to get up and go for a walk more often even if just taking a longer walk at lunch or taking the stairs more often! Keep moving!

Click here to read article

Sign up for a 5k race or walk there are so many! 

http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=9040&pg=team&team_id=352989

http://www.millenniumrunning.com/event-list

Spring Health & Wellness Tips

Published: 04/18/2016

FYI- Here is an article from HUB International with some healthy lifestyle tips and tips for avoiding spring allergies!  CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE 

Commit to be FIT- Try this 10 Minute Lunchtime Workout!

Published: 03/10/2016

Click Here to learn about a quick 10 minute lunchtime workout!

Weekly Wellness Tip #40- How to Read Nutrition Labels

Published: 01/28/2016

Check out this document on how to read Nutrition Labels provided by Hannaford Dietitian, Marilyn Mills in this week’s Healthy Eating class at City Hall.  Click Here

Weekly Wellness Tip Healthy Recipe #5- 10 Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Published: 12/10/2015

Kick the carb overload for the New Year! Try one of these healthy spaghetti squash recipes. They are packed with flavor and protein without all the calories in pasta!

Click here for recipes.

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

Weekly Wellness Tip #38- Get Active, Stay Young

Published: 10/27/2015

 

Healthy Hint #38

You can’t do much without healthy bones, joints and muscles. As you age, it’s especially important to protect your “moving parts” with aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercises.

These activities can slow the loss of bone density that makes you weaker and more likely to get hurt as you get older. They also lower your risk for arthritis and osteoporosis down the road. You may not be able to look young forever, but you can help yourself feel young for many years to come.

Weekly Wellness Tip #37- Vitamin C improves health but can't replace exercise

Published: 10/20/2015

See attached article- It’s flu season! Stay on a healthy track- increase your daily dose of Vitamin C and start a walking program!

See Article: /Portals/2/Departments/wellness/vitaminc.pdf

 

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