In the workplace, a modest amount of stress can be normal. But sustained levels of stress can be harmful and may lead to numerous health issues, affect professional and family relationships, and contribute to poor work performance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “40 percent of workers say that their jobs […]
While some people talk about getting a “beach body” for summer, fitness is more than just a matter of aesthetics – it can mean the difference between a long life and premature death. Studies show 80 percent or more of premature chronic conditions, such as heart attack, stroke or diabetes, are caused by modifiable lifestyle […]
Today’s seniors are more active than ever before. Popular pastimes such as golf, cycling and gardening provide daily opportunities to exercise and socialize, and there’s no better time to enjoy these outdoor pursuits than the summer months. However, as temperatures rise, so do the risks of heat stress. Extreme heat can be dangerous for […]
As part of an initiative to reduce youth obesity, UnitedHealthcare and Hasbro recently donated 100 NERF ENERGY Game Kits to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. Each kit includes a NERF Energy Game Band, a NERF PRO FOAM soccer ball and instructions to download the NERF ENERGY RUSH mobile game to get kids […]
Sunday is an opportunity to recognize fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers, and the important role they play in our families’ well-being. June is also men’s health month, an annual reminder of the many health challenges men face. These include lower life expectancy (76 years for men vs. 81 years for women); lower likelihood of visits […]
UnitedHealthcare recently teamed with former Texas Longhorns All-American and NFL Pro Bowl safety Michael Griffin to donate new DrumFIT kits to Round Rock ISD. DrumFIT curriculum combines cardio, choreography and music to address students’ physical, emotional and intellectual needs. The donation was made possible by a $10,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare to Griffin’s Dreambuilders program.
The Houston Business Journal recently named UnitedHealthcare of South Texas as one of the healthiest employers in the Houston area. The 31 companies recognized on the 2018 list were ranked according to their culture, leadership’s commitment to health, communications and marketing surrounding wellbeing initiatives, programming and interventions, and reporting.
United Health Foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report provides the latest check-up on the health and wellbeing of the nation’s seniors. Using 34 measures of health, the report highlights successes and challenges the population faces on a national and state-by-state basis. Texas ranked 41st this year. Utah ranks as the healthiest state for seniors, […]
Hearing loss is a significant health issue in Texas and across the country, affecting more than 48 million people nationwide. It could become even more widespread in the coming years: more than 1.1 billion young adults worldwide are at risk of developing hearing loss, according to a study by the World Health Organization. Spurring the […]
Mother’s Day is an ideal time for expectant mothers to become aware of the technology UnitedHealthcare has designed to help pregnant women take steps toward a healthier pregnancy and delivery. The UnitedHealthcare Healthy Pregnancy mobile app is an interactive program that provides expectant women with personalized content and 24/7 nurse support during pregnancy and after […]