May 2021 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Multiple studies have shown that being a pet owner can dramatically help improve your health.  After all, pets can provide us with many therapeutic benefits.

First, research shows that pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression compared to those without pets. Second, people with pets show signs of lower blood pressure in stressful situations. Next, playing with a pet can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine that work to calm and relax the brain. Fourth, pet owners have lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels than those without pets. Fifth, pets aid development in children, especially emotionally. Sixth, pet owners over the age of 65 make 30% fewer visits to their doctors. Lastly, pets can increase your daily exercise creating the need for frequent walks or jogs.

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July 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Being an active person has shown to contribute immensely to your health. Exercise can energize your mood, relieve stress, help you manage symptoms of illness and pain, and improve your overall sense of well-being. No matter your age or current physical condition, you can benefit from exercise especially during these unforeseen times.

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January 2020 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

We would like to wish you and your families a healthy and prosperous NEW YEAR!

As we reflect on the past year and consider what is in stored for 2020, think about the positive things in your life and what makes you truly happy.

As a member of HCCUA you have access to many exciting benefits, and we hope you are taking full advantage of those benefits and the information at your fingertips that can help you lead a happier, healthier life. We are here to assist you any way possible, especially when life throws a curve ball!

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February 2019 Monthly Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Love is the answer! Research suggests that people who experience being loved are more likely to have stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, have a greater resistance to the common cold, recover faster after illness and injury, and decreased anxiety and depression.

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Pet Care Savings

Pets can be an extension of a family, a person’s best friend, and, in some cases, a lifeline.  Spending quality time with your pets can have a positive impact on your mood as well as your physical health.  Animals can be calming stress fighters, help reduce levels of anxiety and depression, promote exercise and playful activity, encourage social interaction, and, most importantly, offer unconditional love and affection.

Statistics show that people with pets in their home have healthier hearts and lower blood pressure. In addition, people with pets are usually in high spirits, more trusting, and less lonely than those who do not have pets.  The benefits of pets extend even to the newest members of your families!  Babies raised in homes that have pets may be less likely to have allergies and asthma. Continue reading “Pet Care Savings”