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Live Well, Work Well – May 2017
Spring Allergy Alleviation
Springtime allergies are an annual nuisance for many people. Mold growth increases due to rain and many plants begin releasing pollen. Likewise, spring-cleaning activities can stir up dust mites. To reduce your allergies, be sure to take the following steps:
A Breath of Fresh Air
Cigarette smoking is a life-threatening habit, decried by every major health organization across the globe. The tobacco epidemic is so pervasive that the World Health Organization (WHO) supports World No Tobacco Day, held annually on May 31. This day is meant to “demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries,” according to the WHO website.
The largest threat comes from preventable deaths, with about 6 million people dying each year from tobacco use. Do your part to help curb tobacco consumption with these cessation tips:
Quitting smoking is not easy. Talk to your doctor, friends and family to develop a support network for the journey. The sooner you begin, the sooner you can quit for good.
|REFRESHING WATERMELON SALAD
1 cup fresh spring greens1 cup fresh cilantro1 cup fresh watermelon (cubed)
½ cup red grapes (halved)
¼ cup walnuts (chopped)
¼ cup feta cheese
Makes: 4 servings
Nutritional Information (per serving)
Age Well in the Workplace
One in every 5 American workers is over 65, and by 2020, 1 in 4 American workers will be over 55, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As the average lifespan increases, people will likely be working beyond the typical retirement age. This means it is critical to stay healthy throughout your life.
If you are over the age of 50, consider being screened for the following life-threatening conditions:
Likewise, if you are over the age of 60, consider being immunized annually for the flu, shingles and pneumonia. Prioritizing health now will allow you to live a longer, healthier life well into retirement.