Good Food, Good Mood

Good Food Good Mood - Exploring the relationship between what you eat and how you feel - WellStyles

Exploring the relationship between what you eat and how you feel Healthy eating is not just about looking your best, but feeling your best, too. Evidence suggests nutrition may play a key role in improving mood, sustaining energy, and thinking clearly throughout the day. In one study, 67 adults diagnosed with major depressive disorder were randomly assigned to work with … Read More

The Myth that is Multitasking

Why multitasking doesn’t work and how to break the habit

Why multitasking doesn’t work and how to break the habit People feel busier and more stressed than ever. In order to feel more productive, we often resort to multitasking to “get things done.” But research shows that people who multitask are, in fact, far less productive. Our brains are designed to focus on one, singular task at a time. When … Read More

Taking the Mystery out of Short-Term Disability

Taking the Mystery out of Short-Term Disability - Valley Schools Arizona

Disability Insurance for Public Sector Employees in Arizona The purpose of offering short-term disability (STD) and the benefit of signing up for short-term disability is often misunderstood by public sector employers and employees alike. Why? On both sides, it may be confused with the long-term disability plan offered through the state’s retirement system, such as ASRS right here in Arizona. … Read More

Up the Ante-Oxidants and Eat the Rainbow

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A Full-Spectrum Approach To Detoxification Detoxification Should Be About Food When you hear the word “detox” what comes to mind? Perhaps you picture a juice cleanse or water fast leaving you depleted, when in fact, detoxification relies heavily on nutrients like proteins, vitamins, and minerals. With this in mind, we can shift our thinking from strict restrictions to upping our … Read More

6 Ways to Reduce Everyday Toxins

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Everywhere we look, there are warning signs about how our environment – our food, air, water, and soil – is riddled with toxins. Here’s a not-so-fun fact that supports this observation: The average person ingests around 5 grams of plastic (equivalent to one credit card) every week. There are also emotional toxins that can plague us if we do not … Read More

How To Build a Successful Communication Strategy For Open Enrollment

How To Build a Successful Communication Strategy For Open Enrollment - Valley Schools

*This is Part 3 of our Open Enrollment blog series, in case you missed it, here’s Part 1 & Part 2. “If you want something to happen, you have to make people able and you have to make them want to.” – Dr. Steve Kerr (Former Chief Learning Officer of General Electric and Goldman Sachs) Now that you’ve done your … Read More

Fueling Your Movement: Hydration and Pre-Workout

Energy-Inducing Strategies to Prep For Your Workout When you head into a workout, your goal is to feel energized and ready to go. So, how do you ensure you’re ready for peak performance? Your best bet is whole food solutions and staying hydrated. Read on to find out which foods are best for pre and post-workout, and three tips to … Read More

How To Prepare For ​​Open Enrollment — Changes & Success

​​Open Enrollment: How To Prepare For Change and Success - Valley Schools VSMG Arizona

*This is Part 2 of our Open Enrollment blog series, in case you missed it, here’s Part 1.   “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” — Alexander Graham Bell. Now that you’ve gathered key insights into what employees truly value, want, and need when it comes to their benefits package, and determined what needs to be adjusted, … Read More

Sit Less, Move More

Sit Less, Move More - WellStyles - Valley Schools

4 ways to combat serious health risks by incorporating small, daily movements   When it comes to exercise, it can be difficult to find the motivation, funds, and time to commit. But research suggests increasing overall movement – like mopping the kitchen, or walking the dog around the block – is vital to lowering your risk of disease. A sedentary … Read More

Assessing the Value of Your Employee Benefits Program

Open Enrollment Part 1: Assessing the Value of Your Employee Benefits Program - VSMG Valley Schools Arizona

*Part 1 of our Open Enrollment blog series   For many public sector employers, annual open enrollment is right around the corner. Open enrollment is an opportunity to showcase your benefits program and the value it provides to your employees. Before open enrollment begins, it’s important to evaluate what you offer and if those offerings are valuable to your employees. … Read More