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  • In addition, review your health care plan to ensure you have coverage for the services you’re about to use. If they’re not covered, find out in advance your out-of-pocket costs. Take advantage of your plan’s online health management services, if available.

You may be juggling a busy schedule, but don’t leave your health priorities behind. Summer is an ideal time to renew and commit to new habits for better health. For starters, here are several important health and fitness indicators and some primary ways to strengthen them.

TO IMPROVE:CHOOSE:
Physical Fitnesscardio and muscle workouts; weight control; no smoking
Muscle Massstrength-training exercises 2 to 3 times a week
Bone Massstrength-training; adequate dietary calcium; no smoking
Mobility & Agilitydaily stretching exercises, especially for back, hips and shoulders; core strengthening
Memory & Thinkingdaily mental challenges (reading, writing, puzzles, word games, conversation); cardio exercise
Sleeproutine bedtime; avoid excess caffeine; regular exercise; stress control
Immunityminimum 7 to 9 hours of sleep daily; diet high in fruits and vegetables; moderate exercise
Arthritisweight control; moderate exercise, tai chi or daily stretching
Respiratoryavoid common allergens; prevent colds and flu; cardio exercise
Cholesterol Controlweight control; no smoking; exercise; monitor levels
Type 2 Diabetes Controlweight control; exercise; monitor blood pressure and glucose
Stress Controlmeditation; regular relaxation and exercise

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Enjoy the recipe of the week:

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Peach Salsa!

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Learn how the Apex Population Health team can help you create a culture of wellness at your organization.

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