April 2014 

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We'll find a way to better health, together. Moda Health, in partnership with your organization, aims to promote healthy lifestyle choices and encourage you to make the most of your healthcare benefits. The journey to health is a lifelong journey. It's all about simple, everyday steps -- becoming more involved in your health, taking more accountability for making knowledgeable healthcare decisions and pursuing a balanced, healthy lifestyle.  

Get up and move


These days, adults are spending more time at work than ever before. An unfortunate side effect is that, as a nation, we're becoming more inactive. This is a problem when you consider that physical inactivity doubles the risk of heart disease. But take heart! It's a problem you can help fix by encouraging your coworkers to take part in the American Heart Association's National Walking Day.
On this day, Americans are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk. It's a great way to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and to get your family, friends and co-workers started on a healthier way of life. Join us April 2nd for National Walking Day!


April is Stress and Resiliency Month     

Stress is just a fact of life. Stressors are all around us and at times can make us feel overworked and overwhelmed. Studies show that many individuals drink in response to stress. To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse, Moda Health is joining other organizations across the country to honor Alcohol Awareness Month to prevent alcohol abuse in our community.


If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. Keep track of how much you drink, avoid places where overdrinking occurs and find new ways to deal with stress. Drinking too much alcohol can lead to health problems, including alcohol poisoning, hangovers and an increased risk of heart disease. Take this time to change your response to life's stressors and build resilience to cope with stressful times.


For additional support, Moda offers free one-on-one health coaching for stress and your health. Contact a health coach at careprograms@modahealth.com.


*Health coaching programs may not be included in all benefit plans.


Source: healthfinder.gov

Plum Tasty


Did you hear? The Moda Center added healthy food!


Registered Dietitian and Moda Health Coach, Chrissy Cralen, worked with Levy Restaurants to establish guidelines for a new food cart called Plum Tasty. Plum Tasty is named after the primary color from the Moda color palette and will be located outside entry A9 on the Moda Center's 100-level concourse. Each menu item has met the following criteria: minimally processed whole food ingredients rich in nutrients; less than 35% calories from fat, with a focus on healthy fats; less than 600 mg of sodium; limited refined carbohydrates.The cart will also feature specialty gluten-free and dairy-free items.


The debut of Plum Tasty was on March 18 and things have been great! Next time you are there stop by and grab something healthy to go.  

Managing diabetes takes planning, knowledge, motivation and dedication. 

But you don't have to do it alone. Moda Health is offering a free program that sends text messages to help you with your diabetes. It's easy & comes right to you!


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  • Eating healthy with nutrition tips & recipes
  • Remembering medicine & appointments
  • Setting your own weight & exercise goals
  • Learning about diabetes & staying motivated


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