As the H2U Connected Care Manager at HCA’s Wellness Center, it’s my goal to help people live healthier and happier lives. From health information for disease prevention or management to recipes and real life stories you can relate to, our program can help participants achieve their health goals by making lifestyle improvements. Making healthy meal choices and lifestyle changes is particularly important for people living with diabetes. As we recognize American Diabetes Month® and this year’s theme, Eat Well, America!, here are some tips on nutrition by way of our most frequently asked questions. How can a registered dietitian help… Read more.
H2U’s coaching program has been a game- changer for many. It provides the support needed to reach a healthier weight and prevent or manage chronic diseases by improving nutrition and movement.
We spend most of our waking hours at work. For many, that involves coming into an office environment and working, seated, at a desk. This type of routine, without proper diet and exercise, can take a toll on a person’s health. So, it should come as no surprise that more and more companies are working to create a office environments that support health and wellness. Good health benefits both the employee and the company.
As spring nears, we start to clean out our houses, cars and desks. While we’re at it, why not tend to our health as well? This spring, get inspired to set new health goals and “toss out” old habits. Setting a goal is a great first step to making lifestyle improvements, but changing old habits can be more difficult. Luckily, H2U health coaches can help participants with those first few steps in their health journeys and then along the way to healthier lives.
We all know that it can be easy to put on a few extra pounds around the holidays. Our friends at H2U work with people everyday to help them achieve their health goals – like losing weight. I asked them if they had any advice for our readers (that’d be you), to help avoid some of the unwanted weight gain that can happen during the holidays. H2U sent over a great video and we’ve embedded it below. We hope you enjoy it and we wish you all a happy and healthy holiday!
Well, another Halloween has come and gone. Parents did you, I mean your kids, get a lot of candy this year? My kids really racked up! We probably have enough candy to make it to next Halloween. Now don’t worry, I’m not here to tell you that candy is bad for you or make you feel guilty about letting your kids enjoy it. We already talked about our crazy sugar consumption in another post. No, I’m here to tell you about some alternative uses for candy that you may not know about. So if you find yourself with candy left… Read more.
You can find sugar in so many of the foods we eat. Oftentimes it’s added for taste and we never even know we’re consuming it. With Halloween now upon us, we wanted to share this helpful infographic with you that TotalHealth put together. It’s pretty eye opening! That said, we do wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween and hope that this information helps make it a little healthier too!
There are good reasons for both employers and employees to find ways to encourage healthy choices. Not only does improved health reduce medical expenses for everyone involved, but healthier people are also more productive. Today, more than 81% of America’s businesses with 50 or more employees have some form of health promotion program. Last year, more than 80% of HCA-affiliated employees participated in the HCA Wellness Program by completing a health screening and taking a Personal Health Assessment (PHA). But, it’s not good enough to just know your health status if you don’t do anything about it. So, this year,… Read more.
I love the Summer Olympics and I’m sad to see them go. I love hearing how the athletes prepared for the games, the challenges they overcame, as well as the support they received from their families. I smiled every time the camera cut to the family of gold-medal gymnast Gabby Douglas. That is one proud mom! Their stories help me appreciate the significance of their accomplishments and motivate me as I think about my own goals. So as we say goodbye to the athletes for these 2012 summer Olympics, I thought I’d share three things I’ve learned from this year’s… Read more.
Being a road warrior can be stressful and an obstacle to achieving your health goals. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it can be easy to seek out the familiar glow of the fast food signs in an unfamiliar setting. But, as Hannah Curlee from H2U shows us below, there are a few simple things we can do to make sure that we don’t lose sight of our health goals when we travel.