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Summer Safety is as Important as Summer Fun

Summer Safety

Hello July!

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but you want to make sure it is also safe and healthy for you and your family.  Unfortunately, the sunny days of summer can be accompanied by serious dangers such as food poisoning, drowning, allergy attacks, heat-related illnesses, sunburns and the stress of traveling.

Summer safety is no laughing matter! Here are some tips to keep you and your loved ones safe all summer… Read more

Simple Summer Activities Your Kids Are Sure to Love
Summer is often filled with outdoor parties, warm weather and no school. Unfortunately, the arrival of summer can bring stress for many parents as they search for ways to keep their kids happy, healthy, engaged and safe without breaking the bank. Here are a few simple and inexpensive summer activities that you and your children can do together this summer…. Live Well, Work Well – July 2017

Grilling Safety Reminders for your Summer BBQ
Grilling is a great way to make a delicious meal, especially during summer get-togethers and events. However, grilling carries a number of risks—from fire to food poisoning—that you must be aware of in order to keep your outing safe and enjoyable. To keep your family and friends safe while grilling, read and keep these suggestions in mind. Read more ….

Surviving Summertime Scorchers
To make sure your day at the beach is exactly that—a day at the beach, not a trip to the emergency room, drink plenty of fluids, regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty and don’t drink liquids that contain caffeine, alcohol or large amounts of sugar—these actually cause you to lose more body fluids. Here are some Fun Ways to Flavor Your Water!

Live Well, Work Well – July 2017

Eat Well Live Well
How to Make Cold-Brew Coffee at Home
Have you heard the latest coffee buzz? Iced coffee is out. Cold brew is in. What’s the difference? Well, there is one. Iced coffee is when you take regular drip coffee, which has been brewed with hot water, and simply pour it over ice. But cold brew starts with cool water and steeps for hours or overnight. The resulting brew is black as a jaguar, so smooth it practically purrs, and has an extra concentrated dose of caffeine that springs like a jungle cat. (Tread carefully, or you could turn nocturnal.) Read more….

Fitbit News
Ask Fitbit: Why Does My Calorie Allowance Change Throughout the Day?
Q: Why Does the Fitbit App Tell Me I’m Over My Target When I Still Have Calories Left to Eat?
ANSWER: There are a couple of reasons. But first, it may be helpful to know a little bit more about calorie allowances and how yours is calculated. Read more….

Most people know what to do with money, but actually doing the right thing is tough! That’s why NIS offers SmartDollar, the best financial wellness benefit around, as a 100% paid-for benefit! Read more …..

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