So many fabulous celebrations! May the 4th be with you (Star Wars Day), Cinco de Mayo, Free Comic Book Day, we celebrate all Moms and we honor those men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country on Memorial Day.
Did you know? Memorial Day was first called Decoration Day. It was changed to Memorial Day in 1882.
May the 4th be with you (Star Wars Day) – Its all because of a play on words! “May the Force (Fourth) be with you”
Cinco de Mayo
On May 5, 1862, the Mexican army defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla. This single military battle signified defeat of a European colonial power, and a victory for the Mexican people. This single battle was the roots of Cinco de Mayo. What Cinco de Mayo has come to be, is much more than one battle in the colonial history of Mexico. Rather, it has come to signify Hispanic and Mexican pride and a time to celebrate the rich culture. Today, this holiday is celebrated by Mexicans, and especially the Hispanic community in the U.S. It is a time of song, dance, partying, and in general a time to be proud to be of Hispanic descent.
Note: Cinco de Mayo is not the celebration of Mexican Independence which is celebrated on September 16th.
Free Comic Book Day
Who says you can’t get something for nothing? On this very special day, comic book stores all over the country hand out specially printed copies of free comic books.
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Its the peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers. Asthma affects more than 24.5 million Americans. More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, skin, latex, and more. The rate of allergies is climbing. read on….
National Women’s Health Week is May 14-20, 2017.
The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The 18th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 14th, and is celebrated through May 20th. Its never too early or late to work toward being your healthiest you! What steps can you take for better health? read on…..
Live Well Work Well May 2017
Eat Well Live Well
How Counting Macros Can Help You Reach Your Health Goals
Macronutrients, or “macros,” are the building blocks of nutrition. You probably know them better as carbohydrate, protein, and fat. Read more….
Fitbit App Update: Your Food Log Just Got a Macro Tracker
What do carbohydrate, protein, and fat have in common? They’re all macronutrients—the nutrients your body needs in large amounts—and they’re all also now trackable in your Fitbit app! Read more….
Most people know what to do with money, but actually doing the right thing is tough! We care about you, and National Insurance Services (NIS) wants to see you reach your financial goals. That’s why NIS is now offering SmartDollar, the best financial wellness benefit around, as a 100% paid-for benefit! Read more …..
Running with Han
We asked, Han answered… Learn more
Know Your Benefits – UnitedHealthcare
United at Work – Podcast of the Month – The Strength4Health Basics podcast covers the many health benefits of resistance exercise. Learn more
Free UnitedHealthcare Online Seminar
Strength Within: Build Up Your Bones – Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 12:30 p.m. ET, 11:30 a.m. CT
This seminar will help you understand the role of diet, vitamins, minerals, exercise and habits that may help keep your bones strong and healthy. Learn more….
Do you Rally? A Message from the Hart
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