Family Matters- USFHP Blog

Childhood Diseases You Almost Forgot About

Posted by USFHP on Aug 12, 2021 12:24:54 PM

Photo by Yan Krukov 

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Topics: US Family Health Plan, Families, Back to school, Vaccinations, Vaccines

4 Tips to Help You Have Healthy Work Day

Posted by admin on Mar 12, 2018 1:00:00 PM

     Most of us realize that the ability to stay healthy at the office can be challenging at times.  From weathering the co-worker who brings their latest bout of flu to work with them, to piling on the pounds as you “wine & dine” clients, to making stressful deadlines and dealing with toxic co-workers, you feel lucky if you can just make it home alive at night. But somehow you do.

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Topics: US Family Health Plan, heart health, Cardio Health

5 Ways to Win the War on Closet Clutter this Fall

Posted by Kay Lucas on Sep 27, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Alas, the cool breeze of fall has arrived and the sultry summer days are gone. It’s time to pack up those shorts, t-shirts, and sundresses, and replace them with sweaters, fall suits and holiday attire. The process of decluttering a closet can be intimidating and time-consuming. Why? Because many of us tend to hold on to stuff too long.  This tendency can make the fall switcheroo that much more difficult.  

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Topics: TRICARE, stress, US Family Health Plan, TRICARE Prime, Clutter, Donating Clothes

5 Ways to Sleep the Pounds Off

Posted by Kay Lucas on Sep 20, 2016 8:00:00 PM

New research shows that watching your diet and working out are just two of the ways you can get or stay slim. You can now a third technique to the list -- a good night’s sleep. Did you know that if you sleep less than 7 hours per night you risk gaining more weight over time? A recent study showed that than those who get 7 hours or more sleep each night have a clear weight loss advantage. This means you can literally just snooze off the pounds. Yes, that’s right! You heard us! Your weight loss dreams have finally come true.  

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Topics: TRICARE, US Family Health Plan, weight loss, TRICARE Prime, good sleep

5 Ways Walking is Better than Running

Posted by Kay Lucas on Sep 13, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Running and walking are both awesome physical activities. And for weight loss, running will always win hands down.  Fall is a great time to get outdoors for a regular workout.  The air is crisp, and the temperatures are cool, and the beauty of the season is everywhere. Most experts agree that a good walk or run can have great health benefits. These include higher energy levels, better mood patterns, regulated blood pressure and healthier cholesterol. Most importantly, both activities reduce the risk of three major health risks -- cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. 

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Topics: US Family Health Plan, TRICARE Prime, walking, working out, Cardio Health, Running, Joint Damage, Autumn Outdoors