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Wellness Works, the Wellness program for Maricopa County employees, strives to establish a work environment that promotes healthy lifestyles, decreases the risk of disease, and enhances employees quality of life.

The program encourages employees and their families to strengthen their health and well-being through physical activity, proper nutrition, self-care, and stress management.

 

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Wellness Works and Public Health are providing a variety of activities to help you eat more fruits and vegetables during the month of September. You can participate in one, two or all of the activities.

Secret Snack Exchange (September 2-30)

Select a snacking partner in your work area. Both of you sign up for the exchange by logging into Survey Monkey.

Gather information and find fruits and veggies to give your snacking partner.
Fruit Nutrition | Veggie Nutrition

Make a weekly visit to a grocery store or local farmers market to purchase a fruit/veggie.

Secretly give the fruit or veggie to your snacker one day a week each week of the challenge for a total of four times.

A Bushel of Information

Public Health has a bushel of fresh, healthy fruit and vegetable information to share with you during the month of September.

If you sign up through Survey Monkey, you will receive weekly emails and tantalizing tidbits to help increase your fruit and vegetable knowledge.

30 Days/30 Waysof Smart Snacking Calendar

The 30 Days/30 Ways of Smart Snacking Calendar will provide you with a healthy snacking idea each day of the month for September. These easy-to-prepare snacks are perfect to bring to the office, or to pack in lunches for the kids.

A La Carte Lunch and Learns | 12:15 - 1:00 pm

Healthier Sides: Cheap and Easy Ways to Cook Veggies
Presenter: Heather Lehman, Onsite Health Coach

  • Admin. Building | 301 W. Jefferson St., Suite 160 | Tuesday, September 9
  • Air Quality/ Environ. Services | 1st Fl., Westview Conf. Rm. | Tuesday, September 16
  • Juvenile Admin., Durango | Room 123 | Thursday, September 18

Fruits & Veggies: What’s The Big Deal?
Presenter: Adrienne Udarbe, RD

  • Administration Building | BOS Conf. Room, 10th Floor | Thursday, September 4
  • Security Building | 224 N. Central Ave., 8th Floor | Thursday, September 11

quit itQuit It! is a new, innovative program that provides personalized counseling sessions designed to empower employees to become and stay tobacco-free. The program is sponsored by the County, the onsite Walgreens Pharmacy, and Take Care Health Center. For information on the program, go to the "Stop Using Tobacco" page.


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Do You Know Your Stress Level?

ehfd logoWe often say, “I’m so stressed,” but do you know why you are stressed, or the level of your stress?

Stress is experienced as physical and emotional tension, and each of us experiences stress differently. Too much stress can be unhealthy, resulting in health issues such as occasional tension headaches, high blood pressure and difficulty sleeping. If not addressed, these health issues can lead to chronic health conditions.

Wellness Works encourages you to assess your stress to identify your current level of stress and to take five minutes out of your day to address your stress with proven stress reduction techniques. The assessment is anonymous; you will receive your stress score and its interpretation after completing the assessment.