Each quarter, BE Well will feature healthy lifestyle information – ﬁtness,
diet, etc., including any updates on health-related issues a ecting our employees.
The health of our employees is important to us and we hope it is important to you. Earlier in 2017 our Wellness platform,
“BeWell” was introduced to all employees who are eligible to enroll in Bay Equity’s beneﬁt plans. We continue to be
excited about o ering this program, which will provide you with the resources you need to achieve and maintain good
health, as well as a chance to earn some fun rewards! If you haven’t already registered you can do so now. Visit
bewell.wellright.com and click on “register”.
Because we believe wellness is all encompassing, we would like to welcome all spouses and dependents to the platform
as well, at no cost to you. While we are excited that spouses and dependents may participate, please note they will
not be eligible for rewards.
To cash out your BeWell rewards points, you must complete two requirements:
• Fill out the online AgeGage health assessment
• And Say Aah – consisting of a visit to your doctor for an annual exam.
There are many optional opportunities to earn points toward rewards - ﬂu shots, coaching sessions, dental exams and
more. Earn up to $50 in gift cards! Quarterly challenges consist of fun competitions amongst coworkers. Winning
teams and participants will earn up to two hours of paid time o !
The BeWell program is voluntary and you are not obligated to enroll – but we believe you will be excited at the resources
available that will enable you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The WellRight platform is HIPAA compliant. Your identity
and health data are protected by law and will remain strictly conﬁdential and secure. Bay Equity will never see your
personal health information.
Stay tuned for more information and cheers to good health this year!
We’ve all heard this tip over and over again, but
that’s because it’s so important. If you don’t
have a water bottle, get one and start keeping
track of how much water you drink daily. About
Apart from its wonderful ability to quench your 60% of you is Sweetened teas, sodas and alcohol
thirst, water cools the body, lubricates joints and
transports adequate nutrients to the muscles. water – an average
It’s also essential to good cardiovascular health. person has about
inside! contain nothing but empty calories,
Water helps cleanse the body of toxins. Not getting with none of water’s zero-calorie beneﬁts.
enough water can cause infections or kidney stones.
If you do drink alcohol, do so in moderation and
stick with lighter options like red wine or vodka
If you don’t like the taste of water, try adding a with soda water.
slice of lemon or cucumber.
Is it ﬁnally time to make the commitment to losing BREAST CANCER
those stubborn extra pounds? Trying to go cold turkey on PREVENTION TIPS
favorite treats is not realistic for most people, experts say. Dieters
who fall o the proverbial “wagon” often binge, feel guilt, then LIMIT ALCOHOL
give up on their goals.
Even small amounts increase risk. Limit
Long-term success means making changes to exercise yourself to one drink per day or less.
and eating habits, and realistic, trackable goals are
essential. Instead of outlawing it, do your best to control it. DON’T SMOKE
Take the smaller step of not keeping it in your house, but try
to make peace with your weakness. Set aside a time and Evidence suggests a link between
place once or twice a week to enjoy a limited amount of smoking and breast cancer, particularly
your indulgences. in premenopausal women.
Instead of cutting out, cut down. Your body will gradually CONTROL WEIGHT
adjust to the lower caloric intake, and won’t leave you feeling
bad about failure. Regular, vigorous exercise and a balanced Extra weight increases risk, particularly
diet that includes ﬁbrous, ﬁlling vegetables and plenty of if it occurs later in life.
protein will help soothe cravings during other trigger times.
BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE
Physical activity promotes healthy weight,
which helps prevent breast cancer.
Breastfeeding may play a role in
prevention. The longer you breastfeed,
the greater the e ect.
LIMIT HORMONE THERAPY
Combination hormone therapy for more
than three years increases risk.
To lose fat, build muscle. To build muscle,
consume post-workout protein. Amino acids
in protein are the building blocks of muscle, and
true growth cannot occur if you don’t feed them.
After a workout, consume a high-protein meal like a
protein shake with fruit or tuna on whole-wheat toast.
The amount of carbohydrates and protein mostly depends
upon your weight, your workout, and your ﬁtness goals.
In general, consuming 20-40g of protein within an hour
after your workout is ideal.
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CAN SUPPORT SQUIRT BLOOD
3.5 OUNCES? 30 FEET?
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There’s a good reason why you can’t
Researchers say humans can keep your eyes open when you
di erentiate between as many sneeze–that sneeze is rocketing
out of your body at close to
as 1 trillion scents, which 100 mph. Another good
makes our noses far more reason to cover
sensitive than our other your mouth!
Recipe For Your Mind & Body
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
• 1¼ lbs Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
• 2 tbsp canola oil
• Kosher salt and ground pepper
• 3 tsp pomegranate molasses
• Seeds from 1 pomegranate
• 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
• ½ cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
• Finely grated zest of one lime
• 1 tbsp ﬁnely grated orange zest
Preheat oven to 375°F. Put Brussels sprouts into a roasting pan; toss with canola oil and
season with salt & pepper. Roast in oven until light golden brown and/or a knife can slice
a sprout without resistance (approx. 45 minutes).
Transfer to a bowl and add pomegranate molasses, pomegranate seeds, hazelnuts, and
lime and orange zests. Season with salt if needed.