Fall 2007

EAP NEWS

IN THIS ISSUE
Friends Are Good For Your Health
States Move To Ban Text Messaging While Driving
A Little More Sleep Brings Many Benefits
Falling Into A New Workout
How to Use Your EAP

Friends Are Good For Your Health

Everybody needs friends, but not everybody knows how to make friends and keep them. Demands from job and family can leave many people with little energy for bringing new people into their lives or for nurturing the relationships they already have. But friends are important to your health......

States Move To Ban Text Messaging While Driving

Legislators in several states say multitaskers are taking it too far, using their knees or little fingers to steer their cars while punching in cell phone messages. Washington is the first state to pass a law banning ”driving while texting.” The law takes effect in January and calls for a $101 fine for DWT. So far this year, nine other states have considered such legislation. Driving while texting is a newer form of driver distraction. It joins such crash–causing activities as making calls on a cell phone, eating, and talking to passengers in the car......

A Little More Sleep Brings Many Benefits

Going to bed an hour or just a half hour earlier could have a profound effect on your health, happiness, and safety. You could reduce your diabetes risk. Harvard researchers find that too little sleep reduces levels of leptin, the hormone that tells us to stop eating. More weight increases diabetes risk......

Falling Into A New Workout

Those long, active summer days have drawn to a close, but that's no reason to let your workout routines go into hibernation. ”Think of autumn as the start of a fresh new fitness season. Take advantage of the brisk temperatures to re–energize your commitment to a healthful lifestyle,” says Kathie Davis, executive director of IDEA: The Health and Fitness Source, based in San Diego. Start by writing down what you've accomplished in your fitness program so far and what you want to achieve in the
future......

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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