While striving to live a healthy lifestyle, life is made easier when the environment around us supports healthy choices. We spend most of our days at work, yet most of the food available at state agencies is not necessarily healthy. We at Thrive know that many agencies desire healthy food to be available at their locations. Because of this, we created a toolkit to help agencies get started with a Healthy Pantry. A Healthy Pantry is a snack and/or meal vending option run entirely by state employees.
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During the month of April, Thrive is placing a focus on Stress Awareness Month. In our toolkit, we outline ways to identify signs and symptoms of stress, and how to determine the root cause of stress in your life. These are important first steps in controlling and managing stress, but let's take it a step further and outline four ways that you can mitigate the effects stress can have on your body:
It’s National Nutrition Month, and the theme for 2018 is “Go Further with Food.” This phrase is pretty versatile as it can mean different things for different people. For example, it could mean starting your day off with a healthy breakfast or fueling before a sporting event. It could also mean preparing food to “go further” at home by only buying what you need and not letting perishable items spoil. Today, I’m going to focus on the latter, specifically with meal planning.
Life is hectic. Our days are consumed by work, family commitments and other demands. It’s normal nowadays to be busy, but it’s important to take time for yourself among the busyness of your days. Ensuring you get enough movement (physical activity) in your life is one way to take care of yourself and your body. There are many benefits to movement. For example, movement can:
Whenever I admit to myself there is a flaw in my lifestyle that hinders me from being the healthiest person I can be, I want to change it. However, the hardest part of changing my routine is simply starting. I know I am not alone.
Guys, it’s here! It’s really here! The holiday season has finally arrived! For me, this means it’s time for way too many holiday decorations, a house filled with the smell of pumpkin bread, finding the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones and traveling to see lots of family and friends. It does not get better than this!
Need to create a little more wiggle-room in your budget? No matter what your financial goal is at the time, it’s always nice to find a few ways to save yourself from unnecessary spending. Here are five ways to save some dough and cut down your spending:
1. Cut back on eating out
If you’re on a budget eating out should be considered a luxury, not a necessity. Taking frequent trips out to lunch, ordering take-out for a quick meal, or dining out at the
Thrive is a mighty team of 4 well-trained individuals, plus the occasional intern, with diverse backgrounds and expertise in several areas of health. The program, previously known as OKHealth, revolves around six pillars of well-being: financial, emotional, community, social, physical and purpose. Along with our new name, our new and improved mission at Thrive is to empower State of Oklahoma employees to be fearless, fulfilled, valued and engaged at work and in life. You can read more about our 6 pillars in the About Us section on our website.