August 2021 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Have you ever heard the adage that you are what you eat? Well, it may be more appropriate to say that you are what you drink. And whether you realize it or not, water is the main ingredient of everything, including your body.

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April 2021 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

It’s time to focus on your health! Spring is here and it’s time for new beginnings.  It’s easy to fall out of our daily routines in diet and exercise during winter months and even easier to indulge in a variety of endless sweets. Unfortunately, these indulges to fatty foods and sweets can sometimes spike glucose levels to undesirable readings and raise other health risks.

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Health Advocacy Services

The purpose of Health Advocacy Services is for you to have your very own “Advocate” who can help you and your covered dependents navigate the healthcare system and deal with the clinical and administrative issues you have to face to meet your medical, hospital, pharmacy and other healthcare needs.

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February 2021 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

With staggering numbers of cancer detected in people all around the world, it is important that we take initiative and practice monthly head-to-toe self-examinations on ourselves to increase the chances of spotting cancer early. Detecting cancer at an early stage can save lives.

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November 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

As we enter flu season, it is more important than ever that you make sure you are taking good care of yourself. Doctor’s nationwide highly recommended the flu shot. As the weather begins to change, it is vital that we take proper precautions towards cold and flu season which is most common during November 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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October 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Life has a funny way of taking over and most of the time we put ourselves last. Millions of adults are leading unhealthy lifestyles. Even though we are living in an age of amazing medical advancements such as treatments and drugs that can keep you alive longer than before, too many people ignore the importance of leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle. It is time you put yourself first.

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Techniques to De-stress

Stress has always been and will always be one of the main contributors to virtually every problem known to man. Stress levels today may very well be at the highest point they have ever been in history. The thousands of thoughts you are thinking every single day have a direct impact on how you feel and therefore how stressed you may be. Paying close attention to your thoughts and feelings is one of the best techniques on how to distress and enjoy life as you should always be doing.

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June 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

What does Coronavirus mean to you? How has it affected your life? Everyone has been effected by this pandemic in one way or another. Some have adapted better than others and some are ready for normalcy. As states begin their phases of reopening, the fear of COVID-19 will either encourage people to continue to hunker down, or it will drive others to conquer daily activities during the new normal.  As citizens, we have a social duty to our community to continue following appropriate guidelines. As bothersome as it may seem at times, we need to consider the health and wellness of the greater good.

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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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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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