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New Leaf

A Whole Health Community

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What is New Leaf?

To thrive in our personal and professional lives, we need to properly care for our health and wellness throughout the day. To this end, the New Leaf website has been developed to promote a whole health community, connecting employees with the best activities, tools, and resources to maintain a healthy well-being that encompasses our physical, emotional, and mental health. New Leaf is the idea that when you care for yourself, you give yourself the nutrients to grow a new leaf on your personal "tree". For example- managing your stress can give you the patience and concentration to grow in other areas of your life. Eating a balanced and nutritious diet will help you to stay healthy and have a stronger and healthier immune system. This whole health community also ties us to nature and will connect with the workshops on becoming more eco-friendly and help us to live a less toxic lifestyle.

This new virtual whole health community will include information on nutrition, alternative ways of caring for your health, connecting with nature, physical fitness and much more. We are working on creating a community that you can engage with; not just in person during your lunch break or at work, but providing tools that can help improve your health and well-being from anywhere.

A new recipe will be featured weekly. A new Physical, Emotional and Nutritional tip will be featured the first week of every month. 

Mexican Fruit Salad

July 16 - 20, 2018


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INGREDIENTS

DRESSING:

  • 2 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup or agave nectar)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ -¾ teaspoon ancho chili powder (use more or less to taste)

SALAD:

  • 2 ½ cups honeydew, diced (~½ a melon)
  • 3 cups watermelon, diced (~½ a melon)
  • 3 cups cantaloupe, diced (~1 melon)
  • 2 ½ cups pineapple, diced (~1 pineapple)
  • 1 ½ cups mangoes, diced (~2 mangoes)

DIRECTIONS

  1. DRESSING:In a small bowl, combine the honey, lime juice, salt and ancho chili powder to taste. Add additional sweetener if you want it to be sweeter or another pinch of salt if you want it to be a little saltier. Set aside.
  2. ASSEMBLY: In a large bowl, combine the fruit until thoroughly mixed. Dress the salad with as much or as little of the dressing as you like. Add additional chili powder to taste if desired.

15 Benefits of Cycling

July 2018

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Summer is a great time to ride a bike and improve one's physical health. The benefits of getting out and pedaling away include the following:

  1. Cycling Improves Mental Well-Being
  2. Cycling Promotes Weight Loss
  3. Cycling Builds Muscle
  4. Enjoy Second Breakfasts
  5. Better Lung Health
  6. Cuts Heart Disease and Cancer Risk
  7. Cycling Is Low Impact
  8. Cycling Saves Time
  9. Cycling Improves Navigational Skills
  10. Improve Your Sex Life
  11. Sleep Better
  12. Boost Your Brain Power
  13. Improve Handling and Spatial Awareness
  14. Strengthen Your Immune System
  15. Grow Your Social Circle

Source: http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/benefits-of-cycling-334144

July is Social Wellness Month

July 2018

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Social wellness means nurturing yourself and your relationships. We don't live in a vacuum, so it's important that we continue to build and refine our relationships with others. A positive social network is our safety net for tuning in and connecting with others, as humans are social animals that need the love and attention of others in order for us to lead balanced and fulfilled lives.

Social wellness is important because the research shows that people who have a strong social network tend to live longer, the heart and blood pressure of people with health relationships respond better to stress, and healthy social networks enhance the immune system's  ability to fight off infectious diseases.

To learn more about how social wellness can support your own growth and development, visit the link below that lists additional resources available.

 

Source: https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/july-social-wellness-month

The Top 16 Foods to Eat In The Summer

July 2018

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When you go to the Farmer's Markets this summer, please make sure to look out for these great superfoods that are fresh and nutritious:

  1. Tomatoes
  2. Zucchini
  3. Watermelon
  4. Oranges
  5. Yogurt
  6. Celery and Fennel
  7. Cantaloupe and Honey Dew
  8. Blackberries and Raspberries
  9. Apples, Figs, and Pears
  10. Apricots, Peaches, and Nectarines
  11. Green Tea
  12. Salads With Dark, Leafy Greens
  13. Strawberries and Blueberries
  14. Nuts
  15. Avocados
  16. Salmon

 

Source: https://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/nutrition/advice/g866/top-summer-foods/

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