May Health Heroes
RCECC's Barnaby Dow, Garrett Grobler and
Soda Free Sundays is a community-wide challenge to take a break from soda and other sugary drinks for one day a week for six weeks, April 27—June 7, 2011. Take the pledge with your family. More
May is National Employee Health and Fitness Month – If you’d like information to help make your worksite more healthy, please let us know.
May Is Asthma Awareness Month – Asthma is one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases. To learn more about how you can control your asthma, visit CDC's asthma site.
May is National High Blood Pressure Awareness Month
High blood pressure affects about one in four American adults, and it can lead to stroke, heart failure or kidney damage. Lifestyle can help control high blood pressure. Download pdf.
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RIDE 5 DAYS IN MAY AND YOU COULD WIN
May is Bike Month - Saddle Up!
Ride five days in May and you could be eligible for great prizes. Ride to work on May 20th and be counted as one of the thousands of greater Puget Sound area bike commuters. If you’re new to bike commuting, there’s lots of support to help you get rolling. More
YOUR INDIVIDUAL ACTION PLAN
A checklist for getting to gold
If you’ve already earned gold for your 2012 out-of-pocket medical expenses, congratulations! But, if you’re working on your individual action plan, these tips may help. July 1st is the deadline for earning gold, the lowest level of out-of-pocket expenses for your 2012 medical coverage. More
TOXIC PRODUCTS, UNWANTED MEDICINES
Spring cleaning is good for your health
Spring is here – maybe - and with it, spring cleaning. Among the items that might be thrown out during spring cleaning are potentially dangerous household hazardous wastes that can harm the environment and public health if thrown out improperly. More
THE RIGHT CARE AT THE RIGHT TIME
You deserve quality health care
Getting quality health care can help you stay healthy and recover faster when you become sick. However, we know that often people do not get high-quality care. A study by the Rand Group found that people in the Seattle area received the appropriate level of care only 41 percent of the time. More
Farmers Markets are opening up
A weekly visit to your local farmers market is an easy way to Eat Smart. And May is a great time to start. There are more than 40 farmers markets in King County and the majority are now open for the season. More
Move more at work
May is Employee Health and Fitness Month. Most of us spend at least 1/3 of each day at work. Moving more with co-workers can be a great way to release tension and stay focused on the tasks at hand. Check out these suggestions. More
May 31st is World No Tobacco Day
If you’re one of the 70% of tobacco users who want to quit, make May your month. On May 31st, World No Tobacco Day, set your quit date and enroll in a tobacco cessation program. The Quit for Life program is free to King County employees, partners and dependants aged 18 – 26. More