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December: Tis the season for well-being

Choose Well has the resources to keep you feeling merry and bright this holiday season. The holiday season is both joyous and stressful. Your well-being benefits are available to support you through the end of the year and beyond. Look at the benefits below to help you navigate the holidays:

Mental wellness- Winter holidays are a source of joy for many people but they also come with burdens, including financial strain, busy schedules and unrealistic expectations. These factors, among others, can increase short-term stress levels during the holidays and add to existing, long-term mental health conditions. But it is possible to enjoy end-of-year festivities while maintaining inner calm, holding boundaries, and focusing on what matters most.

  • This Navigating Holiday Stress Toolkit from Lyra shares strategies to support mental health in the midst of the holiday hustle.
  • Now is great time of year to practice gratitude. Gratitude can strengthen your mind, build resilience and increase happiness. Check out this video from the CredibleMind platform about the science behind practicing gratitude and a recommended activity that can help us shift our mindset to be more grateful and resilient.

Spiritual health -When people from different backgrounds engage in a diversity of traditions, whether it be public celebrations or unique family events, we encourage you to recall and embrace what matters most to you and what reminds you of what is good and gives you hope. Take a minute to remember, to notice, and to delight in those memories, those events, those moments. And even if that moment is tinged with sadness, may that moment still be surrounded by the love for what you grieve. The spiritual health team is here to support during this season. They are also here for you with prayers and good will for you to experience hope, peace, and love.

CredibleMind -Now is great time of year to practice gratitude. Gratitude can strengthen your mind, build resilience and increase happiness. Check out this video from the CredibleMind platform about the science behind practicing gratitude and a recommended activity that can help us shift our mindset to be more grateful and resilient.

LifeBalance -Gearing up for your holiday shopping? Be sure to check out Choose Well Discounts for savings on all kinds of gifts. We're highlighting options in a variety of categories, as well as some of the savings that are historically most popular this time of year. View the holiday guide for offers or click on categories to view savings by interest or product type.

Omada-Better health made easier this holiday season! Whether you want to lose weight, control diabetes or improve overall health, Omada will support you at every turn. See if you’re eligible by applying today and start improving your health with simple changes that only take 1-2 hours a week. Omada can help you improve your health through small, totally doable lifestyle changes over the holiday season and beyond at no cost to you. Plan availability is subject to your medical insurance.


2023 Program Year Has Begun

Your 2023 Health Incentive

Your points have been reset to zero. The deadline to earn your Choose Well health incentive for 2023 was Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. You’ll receive the incentive starting January 2023. For more details about your health incentive, visit hrforcaregivers.org, search health incentive.


Choose Well Fit Featured Class: 15-Minute Mid-Day Stretch Break

Moving your body is a form of self-care! Every day you may not be a trip to the gym, or a full blown workout, but on those days still try to intentionally move your body. A great way to move your body on those “off” days is by stretching. Stretching can help your mind to refocus, relieve some stress and help your muscles feel better. Join this 15-Minute Midday Stretch Break today!

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