Look forward to the work day. Make plans to celebrate the holidays with co-workers in fun and healthy ways.
Pledge to give back. Devote two hours this month to helping others with your time, talents or donations.
Develop 3-4 close relationships that bring joy and foster health. Express to friends and family how they contribute to your well-being.
Buy experiences instead of focusing on material goods. When gift giving, focus on the experience the receiver will gain.
Start with sleep. Give yourself the gift of energy by sleeping 7-9 hours each night.
Maintain a healthy perspective. Schedule time to practice your favorite stress coping strategy to calm your emotions.
Wellness program vouchers for activities completed from July to December 2016 and June 2017 will be available in the redemption center by November 1, 2017. Employees who submitted vouchers will be able to redeem points earned through on-site activities at this time.
It can take up to one week to redeem your wellness benefit if you have not been active on mySanfordHealthPlan before. To redeem your wellness benefit:
1. Login to sanfordhealthplan.com/memberlogin to create a new account or access an existing account. New accounts have a three business day delay before being able to access the wellness portal.
2. Take your LifeScore (health assessment) in the wellness portal in order to redeem your points. There is also a three business day delay before being able to access the redemption center after taking your LifeScore.
3. Visit the redemption center found under the NDPERS-Dakota Wellness tab in your secure mySanfordHealthPlan member account to see your points earned through the wellness portal, vouchers and/or fitness center reimbursements.
The Center for Disase Control established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. This year, it is scheduled for December 3-9. As long as flu viruses are spreading and causing illness, vaccination should continue throughout the flu season in order to protect as many people as possible against the flu. Even if you haven’t yet been vaccinated and have already gotten sick with flu, you can still benefit from vaccination since the flu vaccine protects against three or four different flu viruses (depending on which flu vaccine you get).