Wellness

Apple Carrot Salad

Ingredientsapple carrots

  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 (medium) unpared and diced apples
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ⅛ cup low-fat mayonnaise

Directions

Combine all ingredients. Chill thoroughly. Serve on salad greens.

Make about 6 servings

Serving size is about 1/6 recipe.

Each serving provides 110 calories,1 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol,140 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 20 g sugar, 1 g protein.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC.

Consider Modifying Your Fitness Moves for a New Start

So you’ve decided to get in better shape. That’s great news! Exercising regularly is associated with a slew of health benefits, including reducing your risk for heart disease and many cancers. It also helps you maintain a healthy weight and improves your overall mental health.

If it’s been a while since you were active, though, you may want to modify some exercise moves at first. For example, the pushup is a great exercise for working several body parts at once. But it’s challenging for many people because it requires a lot of upper body and core strength. Instead of trying regular pushups, start with a modified version today: Do the pushups on your hands and knees instead of your hands and toes. As you get stronger, you can move up to traditional pushups. Look for other ways to safely modify moves—it’s better to do a modified exercise than nothing at all.Physical-Exercises

 

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Breakfast on the Run!

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons apple butter
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 3 whole-wheat English muffins, split and lightly toasted
  • 6 1/2-ounce slices low-fat, cracked black pepper ham, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onion (scallion) tops
  • 3 ounces low-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

In a small bowl, combine apple butter and mustard. Spread 1 tablespoon mixtureon each muffin half. In another small bowl, combine ham, onion, and cheese. Spread each muffin half with this mixture. Broil until topping is bubbly. (Both mixtures may be prepared in advance and stored separately for a quickbreakfast.)english muffin

Serves 6

Each serving contains about 137 calories, 10 g protein, 3 g fat (20% calories from fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 19 g carbohydrates, 2.5 g fiber, and 400 mg sodium.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC.

Don’t Keep Problems to Yourself

Talking to someone about your problems can help you solve them or gain a new perspective on them. Consider talking to family members, friends, co-workers, or religious advisers. If you feel highly stressed or depressed, you may want to consider speaking with a health professional.

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So today, remind yourself that you should avoid keeping some of your problems to yourself, and that it is okay to reach out to others for help!

 

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How to Stay Young Lunch ‘n Learn held June 19th

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Thank you to DeLorey Chiropractic for presenting the How to Stay Young Lunch ‘n Learn on June 19th, and providing pizza and chair massages!  Ten employees attended and learned the importance of maintaining a healthy spine to avoid back problems as we age.

 

 

 

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Jamie with DeLorey explained that just like we maintain our teeth through getting check-ups every 6 months and caring for them daily to ensure we have healthy teeth throughout our lives, it is important to give attention to our spinal health now, instead of waiting until we are in a lot of pain.  It is estimated that 80% of people experience back pain, so this is a widespread issue.

Thanks to everyone who attended!

 

Pitcher-Perfect Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • 4 tea bags:Iced Tea regular, decaffeinated, or herbal
  • 4 cups water

Directions

Bring water to a rolling boil. Pour water over tea bags in a teapot, pitcher, or other one-quart container. Let steep 5 to 7 minutes. Remove tea bags. Chill. Serve in glasses over ice.

Serves 4

Instead of adding sugar or artificial sweetener, try adding fruit juice for a new flavor. Mixing 1 cup of tea with 1/2 cup orange juice adds about 56 calories, 1 g protein, less than 1 g fat, 13 g carbohydrates, less than 1 g fiber, and 1 mg sodium.

To make this recipe gluten-free, use only tea that is gluten-free. Read food labels carefully and contact the company if you have any questions.

 

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC.

Try 10 Lying Leg Raises Today

Your core is the foundation for all your body’s movement, and weak abdominal and lower back muscles can make you more prone to injury. In fact, about 8 in 10 of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives.17

To help build a stronger core, try this straight-leg raise today: Lie on your back with your arms at your sides, legs extended. Keeping your right leg straight, lift it toward the ceiling until it’s perpendicular to your torso, exhaling as you do so, then lower it back down, inhaling. Lift and lower the left leg next. That’s one rep; do 10 total. (To make the move more challenging, you can lift both legs at once—but avoid this if it bothers your lower back.)

 

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Earn Your $150 Well Wisconsin Incentive

Employees and spouses currently enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance program are eligible for the $150 Well Wisconsin incentive. The incentive program is administered by StayWell.

Complete the following three activities to reach your health and well-being goals and earn the $150 incentive:

  • StayWell health assessment
  • Health screening and submit the results to StayWell
  • StayWell Well-Being activity

In order to receive the incentive for 2019, activities must be completed by October 11, 2019.

Visit the StayWell portal at https://wellwisconsin.staywell.com to complete the health assessment, to get a list of Well-Being activities, and to schedule a health screening.

Once you complete all three activities, be sure to claim your incentive by October 25, 2019 by visiting the StayWell portal. You may elect to have the incentive instantly sent to you via email, or have a gift card mailed to your home address. The incentive is considered taxable income.

StayWell will send emails and home mailers throughout the year with information about the program. For additional details visit https://wellwisconsin.staywell.com or contact the StayWell HelpLine at (800) 821-6591.

Health information, including responses to the health assessment, are protected by federal law and will never be shared with The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF), the State Group Health Insurancep Program or your employer.

Source: UW System Human Resources

Southern Chicken and Dumpling Soup

This is a lighter variation on a Southern classic, chicken and dumplings, which are a type of homemade noodle.

The trick is to use a light, fresh noodle that doesn’t have to be pre-boiled.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups homemade or low-sodium chicken brothsoup
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 can condensed low-sodium cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups cooked, cubed chicken
  • 1 10-ounce bag of frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, green beans, peas, and corn), or
  • 3 cups fresh vegetables
  • 6 sheets of refrigerated egg roll wrappers
  • 1 tbsp. parsley

Directions

Put chicken broth into a large soup pot and add onion and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes, then add condensed mushroom soup and chicken. Heat thoroughly and add vegetables.

Slice each egg roll wrapper into three “wide noodles.” Add noodles three at a time to simmering soup. Stir gently so they don’t stick, and continue adding until all are in the pot.

Continue simmering for about 2 minutes. Ladle into 4 bowls, garnish with parsley, and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings

Each serving contains about 353 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat, no trans fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 664 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 7 g sugars, and 29 g protein.

Recipe from the StayWell Company, LLC.