Getting the Best Advice in Employee Benefits

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Who We Are – Valley Schools Did you know that Valley Schools is one of Arizona’s largest employee benefits consulting organizations for schools? Serving over 35,000 employee and dependent lives for benefits consulting and plan administration, we have been leaders in the industry for innovative cost containment strategies, wellness, and more.  We are incredibly excited to announce that we have … Read More

6 Preventative Habits For Health

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No one likes being sick and no one has the time to put their life on hold for it. The good news is, we have the ability to prevent illness by maintaining habits for health year-round. Here are 6 ways to prevent the spread of illness Wash hands. Our hands come into contact with a variety of different surfaces daily. … Read More

Sweet Dreams Are Made of Sweet Cherries and Timing Your Activities

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The benefits of sweet cherries and sleep schedules FUEL: Tart cherry juice and whole sweet cherries  According to agricultural research studies, sweet cherries are one of the only natural food sources of melatonin, the chemical that controls the body’s internal clock to regulate sleep. During the ten months of the year when cherries are out of season, dried cherries and … Read More

Restore Your Body and Mind – Sleep: Not Optional

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“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” – E.J. Cossman The Importance of Sleep Are you getting enough sleep? Is it the right type of sleep? Is the quality of sleep affecting your health? Many important functions occur during sleep that affects your health. Firstly, sleep restores cellular function and repair, synaptic plasticity, and memory … Read More

Adjusting to A Virtual Work Environment

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Change in a Virtual Work Environment It’s hard to keep up with the myriad of changes to daily living over the last three months. One of the most pressing is how to adjust to, create, and support our work teams in this virtual environment.  Below are tips to help support our collective efforts.  Managing Remotely When your work environment goes … Read More

Digestive Health Facts

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Go With Your Gut You might think that your brain is controlling what happens in your gut to keep your body in rhythm, but a community of microbes greatly influences your digestive health. The microbes and nerves in your body work together like musicians in an orchestra and our gut microbes play a big role in your overall health of … Read More

Kindness RX

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. – Maya Angelou Prescribe Kindness for Better Connections With the negativity infiltrating our media sources right now, it is clear our world can use a little more kindness. Whether you are struggling to offer yourself … Read More