How do we as parents get out of the habit of criticizing or shaming kids?
By Ruth Ettenberg Freeman, LCSW
The definition of a tobacco use will change as of January 1, 2016. The new definition of tobacco use will include:
The Walkstation Program provides you with the opportunity to purchase a Walkstation and accessories for the worksite or your home at Aetna discounted prices.
Who doesn't like a good discount? Here are three resources that may help you save money.
Healthy Weight For Life Program Shows It’s Never Too Late To Improve Yourself, Your Health, Your Life!
By Valerie Marinucci, Sr. Administrative Assistant, M&C Aetna Customer Center
With my cursor poised over the voting button, I hesitated for a brief moment, and then I remembered my new mantra: “You only regret the things you didn’t do”—and then I clicked on “yes, I would like to paddle”. There! I had officially entered the 2013 Dragon Boat Races.
By Linda Olson, fellow Aetna employee, Sr. Underwriting Consultant & Certified Connecticut Advanced Master Gardener
So the doctor has said “Cut back on the salt you put in your food”. “Ugg, “you think. “Nothing will taste good anymore.” But there is an alternative to salt that is both healthy and pretty – herbs on the windowsill.
Over the past 25 to 30 years, childhood obesity rates in America have notably increased, and today, about one-third of children in the U.S. are overweight or obese. These children are likely to face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. By making a few lifestyle changes, parents can help eliminate the risk of these health issues, and the GetNHealthy with AetnaSM program has just the tools to get started.
If you’re one of the participants in the Healthy Lifestyles programs, you’ll know that you are being asked to track your healthy food choices, such as including fruits and vegetables in every meal. If you’re having trouble meeting this goal, there’s no need to worry. With a little creativity and imagination you can increase your daily vegetable intake simply by doing a little swapping. Simple, healthy swaps can cut calories and add valuable nutrients. Here are some easy ideas you can start with.
Information for New Hires, Employees Newly Eligible for the Medical Plan, and their Eligible Spouses/Partners
Employees and their enrolled spouses/partners are eligible to participate in the metabolic syndrome testing program and earn credits against their medical plan premium. New hires and employees with a valid status change (e.g., an event that that allows the employee and/or their spouse/partner to enroll mid-year) have 90-days from the date benefits start (the benefits effective date) to participate in the metabolic syndrome testing program and earn the 2013 and 2014 medical plan premium credits. The rules described below apply to employees and their spouses/partners.
Diseases are easier to find and treat with preventive screenings.