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National Safety Month, Week 2: Wellness

This month, the National Safety Council focuses providing information to decrease the causes of injury at home, at work, and on the road. Each week focuses on one main topic: Emergency Preparedness, Wellness, Falls, and Driving.

At Blue Hills we believe that prevention is a key component to your overall health.

This week's main topic is about wellness. Life can be hectic and it can be easy to put our wellness on the back burner. This month, prioritize your well being.

Here are some tips to help you get started

  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator or go for a walk at lunch to work physical activity into your daily schedule. Find nearby options for exercise classes

  • Take advantage of workplace wellness programs and choose healthy snacks each day

  • Take breaks throughout your day to refresh your body and mind – if you sit for long periods, stand up and stretch for a few minutes at a time

  • Make sure to get regular medical checkups -- annual physicals and age-appropriate tests are important components to your overall health. Call Blue Hills today to schedule an appointment

Being well rested is also very important to your overall wellness. If you're not getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep everyday, you could become sleep deprived and be at a higher risk for the negative effects of fatigue.

  • Chronic sleep deprivation causes depression, obesity, cardiovascular disease and other illnesses

  • Fatigued driving is impaired driving – losing even two hours of sleep is similar to the effect of having three beers

  • To help combat fatigue, make your bedroom more conducive to sleep; a quiet, dark room that is not too hot and not too cold will help you relax and get to sleep sooner

Please click the links below to learn more about how to supply your emergency kit!

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NSC Urges Organizations to Invest in Worker Sleep Health

NSC: Many Americans Personally Affected by Opioid Crisis


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