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Retirees: Come Join Us at the Health Fair!
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We encourage you, your spouse/domestic partner, and your caregivers to attend this social, informative event. Representatives from all of our medical, dental, and vision plans will be there to answer all of your wellness questions.

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Finding Balance: Rate your progress
Week 8: Looking ahead to a less stressed life

Over the past 8 weeks, you’ve seen how being aware of your response to stress can help you manage it.

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Finding Balance: Exercise and stress
Week 7: Move more to stress less

Even in small doses, physical activity is a natural stress reliever – 62% of adults who use exercise to manage stress say it’s extremely effective.

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Finding Balance: Nutrition and stress
Week 6: The food-mood connection

When it comes to stress, what you eat – or don’t eat – matters.

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Finding Balance: Money and stress
Week 5: Examining your expenses

If you have financial concerns, you have plenty of company – money is one of the leading sources of stress in America.*

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Finding Balance: Relaxation and stress
Week 4: Make time to unwind

When you’re stressed, the last thing you want to hear is that you should try to relax. But it’s actually very good advice.

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Finding Balance: Making an action plan
Week 3: How you respond to stress is up to you​

Last week, we started looking at specific stressful events and examining how you react to them. This week, you’ll take a closer look at how you cope to see if there’s anything you’d like to do differently.

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Finding Balance: Your Stress Journal
Week 2: Write it down to let it out

Last week, we asked you to rate your overall stress level and think about where your stress comes from.

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Finding Balance: Getting Started
Week 1: How stress affects you and why it matters

It’s hard to be your best self if you’re feeling tired, anxious, tense, or distracted. But those are some of the physical and mental symptoms of stress — and they all take a toll on your total health.

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Join ACERA’s 8-Week Finding Balance Stress Management Program

Finding Balance is an 8-week stress management program designed to help participants recognize how stress affects their lives and explore positive ways to deal with it.

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3 Ideas to Stay Active This Summer

We have 3 ideas to help you stretch your legs, gather together with others, and have a fun summer.

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6 Thought Exercises to Gain More Peace, Health, and Awareness

Cultivating moments of positive awareness has been found to be a simple and quick practice with an abundance of health benefits. Researchers at the University of San Francisco have identified a set of skills

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Sugar’s Effect on Your Sleep, and How to Quit

Consuming excess sugar leads to more awakenings when you’re trying to sleep through the night, according to a 2016 sleep study conducted by Columbia University, where 26 adults were studied in a sleep lab.

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9 Lessons From 100-Year-Olds in “The Blue Zones”

Many groups of centenarians (people 100+ year old) are living around the world today. Author Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic and sought out these groups and places,

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Here’s To A More Rested You!
Rest and Revive Week 7: Simple Solutions For A Good Night's Sleep

Congratulations! You’ve reached the end of our Rest and Revive program. Over the last few weeks, you’ve learned about fighting common sleep thieves, making changes to your bedroom,

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What To Do If You Still Can’t Sleep
Rest and Revive Week 6: Simple Solutions for a Good Night's Sleep

If you’re not sleeping better after just a few weeks, don’t worry. Making lasting behavior changes takes time—and you can’t fix everything all at once.

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De-stress With a Sleep Friendly Bedroom
Rest and Revive Week 5: Simple Solutions for a Good Night's Sleep

It’s hard to leave the day’s stresses and worries at the door when you bring work to bed with you each night. From keeping your laptop out of arm’s reach to finding the right temperature for you

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Protect Yourself From Common Sleep Thieves
Rest and Revive Week 4: Simple Solutions for a Good Night's Sleep

Last week you were asked to look at your sleep and daytime activity logs and set one goal for improving your sleep. You may already be noticing a difference.

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Analyzing Your Sleep Logs
Rest and Revive Week 3: Simple Solutions for a Good Night's Sleep

Now that you’ve filled out your logs for two weeks, it’s time to look at what they’re telling you.

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Learn How Much Sleep You Need, and Pay Off Your Sleep Debt
Rest and Revive Week 2

After a week of keeping your logs, you may be wondering how much sleep you actually need.

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Simple solutions for a good night’s sleep: Where you are, and where you want to be?
Rest and Revive Week 1

Going to sleep is part of your daily routine—after all, you do it every night. But are you getting the right kind of shut-eye?

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Love Your Heart Every Day

Be good to your heart, and your heart will be good to you. What goes around, comes around; that’s pretty much how the cardiovascular system works!

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Get Help With Your Technology

How do I get this contraption to do what I need? If you’re asking this question about your computer or smart phone, help is available.

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Benefits of the Dinner Table Ritual
Published in the New York Times

The family dinner has long been an example of family togetherness. Recently, scientists have been coming up with compelling reasons

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