Summer 2007

EAP NEWS

IN THIS ISSUE
How To have A Healthy Summer Vacation
Headache? Maybe It's Caused By What You Eat Or Don't Eat
Safety Tips For Grilling
Easy Hummus Recipe
To Prevent Burnout, Manage Stress
Adding Fun To Your Walking Routine
How to Use Your EAP

How To Have A Healthy Summer Vacation

This summer, whether traveling across country or around the world, you'll have a more enjoyable vacation if you plan ahead to stay healthy. ”While you can't prevent every health problem, there's much you can do to keep you and your family healthy when you're away from home,” says Elizabeth M. Whelan, M.P.H. Sc.D., president of the American Council on Science and Health in New York City. Dr. Whelan suggests keeping the following health and safety tips in mind......

Headache? Maybe It's Caused By What You Eat Or Don't Eat

Millions of Americans see their doctors each year because of frequent or severe headaches. One of the main headache
triggers, especially for migraines, is diet. Sometimes a headache is caused by a combination of dietary triggers, such as stress combined with coffee or wine. Some people get headaches when they drink coffee. Regular coffee drinkers get headaches when they quit. To discover triggers or combinations that cause headaches......

Safety Tips For Grilling

The National Fire Protection Agency reports that about 1,000 structure fires and 3,400 outdoor fires were caused by barbecue grills in one recent year. It's important to realize that safe grilling
begins before the cooking starts......

Easy Hummus Recipe

Drain a 15–ounce can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas). Save the liquid......

To Prevent Burnout, Manage Stress

A recent poll by CareerBuilder.com shows that more than half of workers interviewed said they are under a great deal of stress. To prevent burnout, try to make changes in the way you cope with stress at home and at work. Daniel Goleman, author of Social Intelligence (Bantam), notes that constant interaction with people who are anxious, angry, stressed, or traumatized activates your stress center. So, make time for yourself so you are not always
just giving your time to others......

Adding Fun To Your Walking Routine

Does just the concept of walking for fitness inspire you to settle back farther in your easy chair? If so, consider a change of perspective. Any avid walker will swear walking is fun......

How to Use Your EAP

When help is needed call the office location most convenient for you. The office coordinator will ask for your name, employer and a brief description of your presenting concern. If an emergency exists you will be given immediate assistance. If your situation is not an emergency, you will be offered telephone assistance and/or in–person sessions to complete an assessment and make a referral for treatment if needed.

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