Myth: Eggs raise cholesterol and cause heart disease.

Truth: The cause of heart disease goes beyond cholesterol alone, and eggs do not increase heart disease based on conclusions of the most valid research studies available. If you weren’t already skeptical of the nutrition headlines before, reading that eggs might actually be bad for you may have put you over the edge. Your skepticism is valid and, although there … Read More

Healthier Employees = Healthier Insurance Programs & Budgets

When an employee misses work because they are sick, it’s a hardship on the employee and the employer. Absenteeism costs the employer money and time. From finding a substitute teacher, pulling assistance from another department to cover the gap, to shuffling deadlines and duties.  Presenteeism is also critically important and often overlooked. This is when an employee is physically at … Read More

The Health Benefits of Meditation

What if there was a tried and true solution to make you more positive, energized, productive, focused, as well as reducing your stress? Have you ever tried meditation? Simply being more connected and present in our daily lives may be the solution to feeling balanced, happy and grateful.   There are different meditation practices so it is important to find … Read More

A Testimonial from Jan Cordova

  Here at Valley Schools, we are a beneficial resource for you as an employer for your school district or other governmental agency. But don’t just take it from us, hear from one of our members… “I have had the pleasure of working with Valley Schools for several years and appreciate that they are right there in the trenches with … Read More

Weight Loss 101

With every New Year comes a slew of weight loss goals and fad diets. Unfortunately, both the goals and the diets often fall flat due to frustration associated with deprivation and/or a lack of results. Turn over a new leaf in 2019 by following these simple strategies for successful weight loss and gift yourself a more balanced diet in the … Read More

New Year’s Nuptials – Courting Success

We’re approaching the new year and if you’re anything like the majority of us, you’re teetering on the edge of serving yourself a new year’s resolution so big that its bound to come with a heaping side of guilt once you fall off the wagon or you’ve already decided there will be no resolutions this year because you fear this … Read More

Myth-Busters About Meats

MYTH: Red meat is bad for you. TRUTH: Contrary to the recent media headlines, red meat is healthy and can absolutely be a part of a nutrient-dense, whole-foods diet. Red meat is a rich source of the B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate, niacin, Vitamin B6 and especially Vitamin B12. In fact, sufficient red meat intake is one of … Read More

Ditch the Refined Sugar…You’re Sweet Enough Already!

The correlation between sugar and inflammation is a trending topic in the media but its detrimental effects on our health are sometimes minimized. Sugar, refined or natural, is a simple carbohydrate that the human body breaks down into glucose and uses for energy. However, we are not dependent on glucose since we are able to obtain energy from protein and … Read More