Wellness Center News

  • Recovery Month

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    September is recovery month. Recovery and rehabilitation are the processes of battling addiction in order to become more likely to be successful in treating a drug or alcohol related issue. One … more

  • Updated Wellness Discounts

    Tags: News, Health Talk

    Health and Wellness Discounts that can be found on the Employee Discount Program include:

    AnyTime Fitness: 10% discount on monthly rates and FREE enrollment with 1-year membership. Applies to … more

  • Fruits and Veggies Month

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    September marks Fruits and Veggies Month! Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a balanced diet! They are loaded with key nutrients that help the human body get the proper nutrition it … more

  • Benefits of Eggplants!

    Tags: News, recipe, Health Talk

     

    Eggplants

    It is recommended to eat the rainbow when it comes to fruits and vegetables. Although some colors like red and orange are a part of our everyday consumption, purple vegetables like … more

  • Childhood Cancer Awareness

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is a deadly disease that affects people of all ages, but it can be especially devastating to children. The causes of cancer in children are … more

  • Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice

    Tags: Recipes, News, Health Talk

    Per Serving:  4 Servings, Serving Size: ¼ cups

    Calories: 365.9

    Total Fat: 3.9g

    Carbohydrates: 58.7g

    Protein: 23.9g

    Ingredients:

    1 1/2 cups (uncooked) brown … more

  • Psoriasis Awareness

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    Psoriasis is a treatable skin condition in which the body develops red patches. Although the cause is not known, it affects people most commonly in the age group 15-35 across all ethnic groups. Men … more

  • Wellness & Benefits Fair 2017

    Tags: News, Health Talk

    Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Time: 9am-2pm

    Location: MESA CONVENTION CENTER, 201 N Center Street, Centennial Hall

    This Wellness & Benefits Fair is open to City employees and Retirees! & … more

  • Children's Eye Safety

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    Children are active beings! They like to play and run about--and that may sometimes mean that they are susceptible to getting injured. Not only is it important to make sure that your child’ … more

  • Gastrointestinal Health

    Tags: Health Talk, News, live healthy

    The gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) is vital to health. It is the system that helps you digest food and helps you dispel waste from your body. It is through your GI system that helps your body … more

  • Chicken Pesto Bake

    Tags: Recipes, News, Health Talk

    Per Serving:  4 Servings, Serving Size: 1 piece chicken

    Calories: 205

    Total Fat: 8.5

    Carbohydrates: 2.5

    Protein: 30 g

    Ingredients

    ·    & … more

  • Immunization Awareness

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    The immune system is the system in the human body that helps fight off diseases. Immunizations, or vaccines, are what help the body in this process. Although there may be controversy regarding … more

  • August 2017 Wellness Newsletter

    Tags: newsletter, News, Health Talk

    National Immunization Awareness Month

    Celebrate National Immunization Awareness Month and make sure you are up to date on your immunizations!  Also, learn about the City's recent HAWP … more

  • Breastfeeding

    Tags: News, Health Talk, live healthy

    Breastfeeding is crucial to the development of a newborn child. It is recommended that women exclusively breastfeed their children for the first six months of life and then they should add solid … more

  • July 2017 Wellness Newsletter

    Tags: newsletter, News, Health Talk

    Sleep Health

    Check out this month's newsletter bringing awareness to sleep health and high blood pressure.  Check out the new fruit recipe and upcoming classes as well!

    Download our … more

  • Wellness Center CLOSED on Tuesday, 7/4

    Tags: Health Talk, News

    The Health and Wellness Center will be CLOSED on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in observance of Independence Day.

    Hours of Operation

    Tuesday, 7/4: CLOSED

    We will reopen Wednesday, 7/5, at 7:00am.

    We … more

  • June 2017 Wellness Newsletter

    Tags: newsletter, News, Health Talk

    Sun and Summer Safety

    Check out this month's newsletter with information about the summer: Staying healthy in the sun, scheduling your annual physical exam and a summertime recipe!

    Download … more

  • Healthy Swim Habits

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    Summer is approaching! This means two things:

    1) It's getting hot outside.

    2) You're probably going to want to take a dip in the pool to cool off!

    When you go swimming, there are a few … more

  • May 2017 Wellness Newsletter

    Tags: newsletter, News, Health Talk

    Employee Health & Fitness Month

    Check out this month's newsletter celebrating Employee Health and Fitness month, fitness discounts, hydration and Wellness Center retiree news!

    Download … more

  • Family Medical History

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    Your family medical history is important when understanding and possibly predicting your health. Take a moment to talk to your parents, or even grandparents, about health issues that run in your … more

  • April 2017 Wellness Newsletter

    Tags: newsletter, News, Health Talk

    Wellness @ Work: Walk to New Orleans

    Check out this month's newsletter sharing Parks and Recreation's Walk to New Orleans challenge, spring screenings and upcoming events in April!

    Download … more

  • Vision Health

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    Vision Health

    Your eyes are more than just an eye-catcher, they are how you see. More than 80% of America has some kind of vision impairment. Can you eat a lot of carrots or wear sunglasses to … more

  • 7 Tips For Healthy Kidneys

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    7 Tips for Healthy Kidneys:

    Hydrate.

    Eat healthy foods

    Exercise

    Use caution with supplements and herbal remedies. Talk to your doctor!

    Quit smoking.

    Don't overdo it with over-the-counter … more

  • March 2017 Wellness Newsletter

    Tags: newsletter, News, Health Talk

    Put Your Best Fork Forward

    National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses … more

  • Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    Heart attacks can happen at any moment. Be prepared and know what to do.

    Signs and symptoms:

    Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more … more

  • February 2017 Newsletter

    Tags: newsletter, News, Health Talk

    Since 1964, America has celebrated American Heart Month during the month of February to raise awareness about heart disease, stroke and cardiovascular health.  This year, the American Heart … more

  • Child Dental Health

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    Oral health is very important to your little ones (and you!). Teaching children the importance of brushing their teeth does not have to be a battle every night. Click here for tips and tricks for … more

  • Wellness Center CLOSED on Monday, 2/20

    Tags: Health Talk, News

    The Health and Wellness Center will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20, 2017, in observance of Presidents Day.

    Hours of Operation

    Monday, 2/20: CLOSED

    We will reopen Tuesday, 2/21, at 7:00am.

    We … more

  • Healthy Aging

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    Getting older does not have to mean more doctor visits and more medications. Click here to link yourself to the CDC website and explore ways to keep yourself healthy as you age.  more

  • Wellness Center CLOSED on Monday, 1/16

    Tags: News, Health Talk

    The Health and Wellness Center will be CLOSED on Monday, January 16th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    Hours of Operation

    Monday, 1/16: CLOSED

    We will reopen Tuesday, 1/17, … more

  • January 2017 Newsletter

    Tags: newsletter, News, Health Talk

    Setting Four Simple Health Goals for 2017

    With 2017 here, NOW is the time to start working on your new year’s goals. The key to goal setting is keeping them SMART: Specific, Measurable, … more

  • BMO Harris Bank Mesa-PHX Marathon Discount

    Tags: News, Health Talk

    It has a new name but it is the same great race. The BMO Harris Bank Mesa-PHX Marathon has changed its name to better reflect that the race takes place in the City of Mesa.

    The marathon will be … more

  • Healthy Sleep Tips

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    Healthy Sleep Tips

    Stick to a schedule. Got to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time. 

    Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual. Low lights, limit your phone use, and relax in a … more

  • 5 Reasons to Quit Soda

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    5 Reasons to Quit Soda

    Drinking one can of soda a day can cause you to gain 17 pounds a year. Diet soda is not any better. The University of Texas Health and Science Center showed that people … more

  • Spice Up Your Food!

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    Spice up old dishes!

    We know plain chicken and vegetables can get boring. Following a diet change can be tough when what you are eating does not interest you. Spices can raise your metabolism and … more

  • Prevent Holiday Stress

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    5 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

    The holidays bring joy with family and friends, but it can also bring anxiety and depression. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to make everything perfect and … more

  • Harvard's 5 Ways to De-Stress

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    5 Ways to De-Stress

    Stress can put a lot of pressure on your body and specifically your heart. Harvard writes that stress can cause inflammation in the heart as well as behaviors like unhealthy … more

  • Need a Flu Shot?

    Tags: News, Health Talk

    City of Mesa Health & Wellness Center

    Active medical plan participants (employees and covered dependents) can receive a flu vaccine (and other preventive vaccines) at the City’s … more

  • Eye Strain from Technology

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    Between television, computer screens, smartphones and tablets, American adults spend close to 9 hours (maybe more) a day staring at screens! All that time can make your eyes dry and tired. Try … more

  • Eat your Fruits and Veggies!

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    Health Tip! Did you know that 1/2 of your plate should have fruits and vegetables? At every meal?

    Check out this link to see how fruits and vegetables can improve brain function, … more

  • 5 Office Stretches For You

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    5 Office Streches For You!

    Stretching Reduces Fatigue

    Stretching increases blood supply and nutrients to joint structures and soft tissues.

    Stretching increases soft tissue temperature and … more

  • Mesa awarded Health at Work Award!

    Tags: News, Health Talk

    The City of Mesa has been announced a silver winner of the 12th annual Health at Work Award!

    This award was given to our city by ComPsych, an orginization that promotes and recognizes … more

  • Most Common Type of Cancer

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    What is the most common type of cancer?

    If you guessed skin cancer you are right!

    Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. It occurs in more than a million people each year, … more

  • Wellness Center CLOSED on Monday, 9/5

    Tags: News, Health Talk

    The Health and Wellness Center will be CLOSED on Monday, September 5, 2016, in observance of Labor Day.

    Hours of Operation

    Monday, 9/5: CLOSED

    We will reopen Tuesday, 9/6, at 7:00am.

      … more

  • What Vaccines Do You Need?

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    Do you know what vaccines you need?

    Take this quiz from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at: http://www2.cdc.gov/nip/adultimmsched/?s_cid=bb-adults-adultquiz-025

    After … more

  • NEW City of Mesa Fitness Group

    Tags: News, Health Talk

    The Mesa Fire & Medical Department has created a fitness group regularly meeting throughout the week and weekends for City of Mesa employees.  The group exists to offer members an … more

  • August 2016 Newsletter

    Tags: newsletter, News, Health Talk

    National Immunization Awareness Month 

    We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) to help protect us from serious diseases. To help keep our community safe, the City of … more

  • Wellness Center CLOSED on Monday, 7/4

    Tags: News, Health Talk

    The Health and Wellness Center will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4, 2016, in observance of Independence Day.

    Hours of Operation

    Monday, 7/4: CLOSED

    We will reopen Tuesday, 7/5, at 7:00am.

    & … more

  • Fiesta Bean Salad

    Tags: News, Recipes, Health Talk

    This serves four as a main dish, if you prefer to have this as a side dish, then it would easily serve 8.

    Servings: 4; Size: little over 1 cup 

    Calories: 335, Fat: 11.5 g, Carb: 47 g, … more

  • Family Activity Guide

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    Looking for local fitness activities to do with the entire family?

    Visit Active.com to view the calendar of events in the Mesa community. 

    http://www.active.com/active-family/ more

  • A Workout for Work!

    Tags: live healthy, News, Health Talk

    The Washington Post created an interactive website displaying exercises for the workplace.  Check them out today!

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/health/workout-at-work/ more

  • Wake Up Smoothie

    Tags: Recipes, News, Health Talk

    With a stash of berries in your freezer, you can jump-start your day with this nutritious, tasty smoothie in just minutes. It provides vitamin C, fiber, potassium and soy protein.

    Makes: 3 … more

  • Balancing Work & Life

    Tags: News, classes, Health Talk

    Using the philosophy that “those who are happy at home perform better on the job,” this workshop was developed for those who feel burdened with too many responsibilities and without … more

  • Schedule a Health Coaching Session

    Tags: News, Health Talk

    Health Coaching is available to City of Mesa employees and family members to support and reinforce participant decisions to: improve weight, manage stress, exercise, eat healthy, be tobacco-free, … more

  • March 2016 Wellness Newsletter

    Tags: newsletter, News, Health Talk

    National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the … more

  • How to Use the Patient Portal

    Tags: News, Health Talk

    OnSite Care provides simple access to your healthcare information. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. Our patient portal lets you:

    Schedule appointments online

    Get test … more

  • Wellness Center Website Updates

    Tags: News, Health Talk

    As we kick off 2016, the City of Mesa Health & Wellness Center wants our employees and families to have the health tools they need to achieve optimal health!  Beginning in January 2016, … more

  • Primary Care at the Wellness Center

    Tags: Health Talk

    If you are new to the Mesa Health and Wellness Center, we encourage you to give us a try!  

    In an effort to expedite your appointment, please keep the following tips in mind:

    Your … more

  • Weight Watchers at Work!

    Tags: Health Talk

    For enrollment, contact Jean Kaminski - Administrative Support Assistant III to Arts & Culture Director/Ex. Dir. Mesa Arts Center

     Phone 480-644-6607 or email Jean.kaminski@mesaartscenter. … more