August 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

We hope you are all enjoying your summer! It is almost time for back to school and with the uncertainty if schools will reopen and which model is best suited for kids safety is at question. Many parents are concerned but need to carry on working on a daily basis to continue to provide for their families. There are a few key factors you should start implementing into your schedules to prepare your child for the new school year and this new normal we live in.

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May 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

With all the uncertainties going on Nationwide with Coronavirus, it is vital we do not ignore other health issues due to fear of going to hospital or visiting your doctor. Heart disease and stroke are an epidemic in the United States and numbers continue to rise.

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Lasagna Stuffed Zucchini

INGREDIENTS

4 large zucchini, halved lengthwise

1/2 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 lb. ground beef or turkey

1 c. jarred marinara

pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

1 c. ricotta

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 c. shredded mozzarella

Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

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March 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

With flu activity at an all-time high in over 24 regions it is more important than ever that you make sure you are taking good care of yourself. Believe it or not, it’s not too late to still get the flu shot and is highly recommended by doctors even towards the end of flu season. During this time of colder weather, it is vital that we take proper precautions towards cold and flu season which is most common during December through March. Under these kinds of conditions it is easy to catch the common cold or flu because defenses are down, we get less vitamin D from being indoors more often and people have the tendency to fall out of daily routines like eating right and exercising daily.

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Eating Healthy While You Are Sick

Fighting a cold or the flu is a horrible feeling — especially when trying to keep up with your daily routines! It is important that you practice some common cold prevention tips to reduce the chance of catching anything during cold and flu season:

  • Washing your hands frequently.
  •  Getting approximately eight hours of sleep every night to keep your defenses up in your body.
  •  Making time for regular workouts.
  •  Giving yourself down time.
  • Drinking at least six to eight glasses of water a day.
  • Taking daily vitamins.
  •  Schedule a flu shot during the months of October through April (peak season for colds and flu.
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Cashew Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

INGREDIENTS

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

kosher salt

1/4 c. sweet chili sauce

3 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp. sriracha

1 clove garlic, minced

Juice of 1 lime

1 tbsp. sesame oil

2 red bell peppers, sliced

1 large zucchini, sliced into half moons

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes

1/2 c. raw cashews

Scallions, for garnish

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The Power of Magnesium

Eating on the run? Tired of experimenting with new diets? Forget to eat your veggies? These are all common factors among many of us. Busy schedules, fad diets, and bad eating habits get in the way of proper nutrition. Luckily, there are mineral supplements and multi-vitamins to help replace much needed nutrients such as zinc, calcium, potassium and magnesium.

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May 2019 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

With full time jobs, children with hobbies and everyday tasks, millions of adults are leading unhealthy lifestyles. Even though we are living in an age of medical advancements that can keep you alive longer than before, too many people ignore the importance of leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle

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The Importance of Staying Active

As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever! Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Exercise can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. Furthermore, exercise is not only good for your body, but it is also good for your heart, mood, and memory. Whether you are generally healthy or are managing an illness, there are plenty of ways to get more active, improve confidence, and boost your fitness.

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January 2019 Monthly Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Heart disease and stroke are an epidemic in the United States. Becoming aware of the major risk factors for these conditions can help prevent and control more people from suffering from these ailments. The first steps to reduce your risk are to talk with your health care professional about your heart health, get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked and make the effort to live a healthy lifestyle. High blood pressure and cholesterol are the leading causes of heart disease and stroke. Lifestyle choices include eating healthy, exercising regularly, and following your health care professional’s instructions about your medications all can help reduce heart disease and the risk of a stroke.

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