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Introducing LIFESTYLES a new monthly newsletter to keep you informed regarding your medical benefit plan. Check back for monthly updates!

LIFESTYLES Highlights

“Take Charge of Your Health”
Weight Management Education Program

Healthchoice will offer a free weight management program beginning in May that supports Orlando Health’s goal of improving the health of its workplace.

“Take Charge of Your Health” is a free, six-month program available to team members and adult dependents covered under the Healthchoice medical benefit plan. The program will offer assistance hrough health coaching, nutrition, exercise, and educational support, connecting participants with trained specialist in each area. To participate, team members and dependents must have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher.

Enrollment is open between May 1 and May 23. For more information, watch the informational video on the SWIFT News Center and email WeightManagementProgram@orlandohealth.com or call 407.481.7155 for an enrollment packet to be sent to you. Click here to read more.

Healthchoice Corner

April is National Stress Awareness Month

April is national stress awareness month. It is the time when health care professionals and health promotion experts around the country come together to increase public awareness about the causes and dangers of stress, successful coping strategies and misconceptions about stress that are prevalent in our society.

Some of you though may be asking yourselves: What is stress? How do I know if am suffering from it? What can I do to cope and deal with my stress in an effective manner?

Stress is the emotional and physical way we respond to pressure in our lives. Stress can cause both mental and physical symptoms and the effects of stress can be different from person to per-son. Some mental/emotional symptoms are: tension, irritability, inability to concentrate, feeling excessively tired, and trouble sleeping. Some physical symptoms include: Dry mouth, pounding heart, difficulty breathing, stomach upset, headache, sweaty palms and tightness in the muscles that may cause pain or trembling.?Click here to read more.

Healthchoice Works

Protect Your Knees

Knee sprains are a common injury. The ligaments that support the knee stretch, sometimes to the point of tearing. This type of injury can happen quickly and is usually the result of a sudden movement or injury. You will hear a pop or feel a tearing sensation. The knee will start to hurt and swell. As a rule, the greater the pain, the worse the injury.

What should you do if you sprain your knee? Apply ice immediately to minimize the pain and swelling. Over the counter analgesics help with the pain, such as aspirin, Tylenol or Ibuprofen. You should also use the R-I-C-E method: Click here to read more.

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