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R·E·A·C·H


Ramsey County Employees Affirming their Commitment to Health


Take Charge of your health and create a better life.

HOT LINKS:

[REACH Training Blog]  [REACH Recipes]  [Health Promotion Programs]  [Feel Better Minnesota]  [Go Ramsey!]  [Ramsey County Parks]

Current Web Posts __________________________________________________________________________________

 

Book It! 5K Walk/Run set for 5/17/14!

(Posted 3/25/14, by George Hamm)

Calling all runners, walkers, strollers, volunteers and library lovers! The Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries will sponsor the fifth annual Book It! 5K Walk/Run at 9am, Saturday May 17, 2014 at the Roseville Library and continuing around a beautiful course including Roseville Central Park.  Registration forms are available in the ExpLORE newsletter in the libraries, or you can easily register online at www.active.com/running/roseville-mn/book-it-5k-walk-run-2014!

 


Staying Active in the Winter Months--Yes, it's still winter in Minnesota

(Posted 12/20/13, by Tamara Oechsle)

In the winter it can be easy to lose motivation with the short and cold days. Although you may want to stay snuggled up in your warm bed, winter shouldn't be a time that your fitness activities hibernate--especially with all of those holiday treats around.  To find out more, go to  [read more].

 


 

Healthy Discounts, healthy savings, healthy lifestyle

(Posted 1/25/13, by Tammy Oechsle)

Healthy Discounts is a great perk to Ramsey County employees with HealthPartners Insurance.  This program offers great incentives to save money at local sports and gear shops as well as food and nutrition retailers! Whether you're exploring winter activities or preparing for a more temperate climate this spring and summer, Health Discounts can provide savings, 10-35% or more, on things such as exercise equipment, classes, hearing aids, laser vision, snowboard and ski equipment, biking gear, spa and wellness services and much more.  To find out more information about this great program, and to see the list of area retailers who offer products or services at discounted rates, simply by showing your HealthPartners ID card.  To find out more, go to...... http://www.healthpartners.com/public/health/discounts/retail-savings/.

 


Featured Items ___________________________________________________________

The REACH Team training blog is back!! Check out what 2014 season has in store for you.  Go to REACH Training Blog.

Minnesota Iron Man Bicycle Ride (May, 2014), Couch Potato to 5K Training Program and Book It! 5K Race for the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries (May, 2014)  Follow hours progress on the blog, and feel free to shoot an email to reach@co.ramsey.mn.us and let us know what you are up to fitness and health wise this year. 

Share Your Story  Do you have a great personal story of wellness transformation?  Your story could inspire others!  Maybe you have a tale of a successful fitness goal achievement, or a change in personal behavior such as diet change, quitting smoking, or overcoming stress.  REACH would like to hear from you.  If you want to share your story on the REACH website, write up your story and email it to: reach@co.ramsey.mn.us.  We will read your story, possibly edit it for length, grammar and content, and may feature it on our website.  Each of us is a teacher to everybody around us.  By sharing our trials and triumphs, we can inspire others.  To read stories posted by others, go to..............REACH - Share Your Story.

Health Partners Employee Assistance Program

Need help finding a repair service for a household appliance?  Perhaps a plumber, electrician or other certified and reliable professional?  Yes, HealthPartners EAP has a referral network of prescreened service professionals you can use to get a work estimate or book an appointment.

Support is just a phone call away, 24/7.  Health Partners EAP gives you or your household members the support you need any time.  Get one-on-one help from professionals on a variety of issues. For help from EAP, call 866-326-7194 (TTY 800-827-3707) or log onto: hpeap.com.  Password: ramsey

 Previous Web Posts ___________________________________________

  • Sun Safety  [read more]
  • Stress and Health  [read more]
  • Diabetes Awareness [read more]
  • Ramsey Runners 8K Recap  [read more]
  • Good Fat versus Bad Fat  [read more]
  • Young at Heart  [read more]
  • Check out what the neighbors in one Minnesota community are up to [read more]
  • Jump Start a Healthy Heart  [read more]
  • Do You Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder?  [read more]
  • Beat the mid-winter blahs...Great Ideas for Staying Active in Winter  [read more]
  • January: How to Take on Stress and Win! [read more]
  • January: Take Hope in Healing [read more]
  • January: Goal Setting for the New Year! [read more]
  • December: Happy Healthy Holidays--Week 4 (Stress Less)  [read more]
  • December: Happy Healthy Holidays--Week 3 (Fitting in Fitness)  [read more]
  • December: Happy Healthy Holidays--Week 2 (Holiday Party Survival)  [read more]
  • December: Happy Healthy Holidays--Week 1 (Holiday Weight Gain)  [read more]
  • Twin Cities Marathon Corp Challenge 5K ReCap  [read more]
  • November Health Focus: Lung Cancer Awareness Month Take Action! [read more]
  • November Health Focus: Lung Cancer Awareness Month Risk Factors  [read more]
  • November Health Focus: Lung Cancer Awareness Month  [read more]
  • November Health Focus: 37th Annual Great American Smoke Out [read more]
  • November Health Focus: Lung Cancer Awareness [read more]
  • Women's Health Month - Mind Your Health  [read more]
  • Women's Health Month - Skintillating  [read more]
  • Women's Health Month - ReProductive Health  [read more]
  • Women's Health Month - Let's have a little heart to heart  [read more]
  • Women's Health Month - Breast Health  [read more]
  • Self Care:  Know Your Numbers  [read more]
  • Self Care: What's Up Doc?  [read more]
  • Self Care:  Hydration and Heat  [read more]
  • Self Care: Knowing is Half the Battle  [read more]
  • August's Health Observance: Self-Care  [read more]
  • UV Protection -- Shade, Clothing and Other Protective Measures  [read more]
  • UV Protection -- The Eyes Have It  [read more]
  • Don't Forget the Kids When Playing in the Sun -- UV Protection for Children  [read more]
  • July Means Summer Sun -- UV Protection is Critical  [read more]
  • Need a bike?  Get a Bike.  Nice Ride MN Comes to St Paul  [read more]
  • June is Men's Health Month -- Man Up-Understand the Top Seven Health Risks  [read more]
  • June is Men's Health Month -- Yumpower.  Do it for life.  [read more]
  • June is Men's Health Month -- Pay attention to your mental health  [read more]
  • Celebrate June as Men's Health Month - Prevention is the key to good health  [read more]
  • Motivation! [read more]
  • Time for Change.  Take Action.  [read more]
  • Work Out at Your Worksite!  [read more]
  • Move Through Life!  [read more]
  • Preparing Your Family for an Emergency  [read more]
  • Encourage Outdoor Activity!  [read more]
  • Family Health and Safety!  [read more]
  • Parks & Recreation Employees Launch Steps Across USA Challenge 2012  [read more]
  • Community Corrections Employees Celebrate Biggest Losers!  [read more]
  • Be A Cold Virus Buster  [read more]
  • Get Your Plate in Shape!  [read more]
  • February is American Heart Month  [read more]
  • Wellbeing Series [Career] [Social] [Community] [Physical] [Financial]
  • Happy New Year! Wishing You Good Health & Wellness [read more]
  • REACH Bio - Alison Jacobs [read more]
  • Safe Food for Holiday Parties & Meals [read more]
  • The Great American Smoke Out is November 17th. Are you ready to take the challenge? [read more]
  • November is National Diabetes Awareness Month  [read more]
  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month  [read more]
  • A few Ramsey County employees take to the St Paul streets in the Classic Bike Tour [read more]
  • September is National Cholesterol Education Month  [read more]
  • Are your kids suffering from Nature Deficit Disorder?  Are You?  [read more]
  • Portion Size: The Expansion of Our Eating Habits [read more]
  • Summer's Here: It is a Great Time to Shop the Farmers Markets [read more]
  • Choosing Shoes: Finding the Right Fit for Your Feet  [read more]
  • June is Men's Health Month: What Can you do to enhance your own personal wellness or health?  [read more]
  • Bike Walk to Work Week Twin Cities Invites You to Try a New Way to Commute! [read more]
  • What is 5K? (are you ready to start a new 5K training program?) [read more]
  • What is Blood Pressure? [read more]
  • Dark Chocolate is Healthy Chocolate!___________  [read more]
  • REACH Profile:  Kathy Jackson_________________ [read more]
  • Introducing the REACH Employee Wellness Initiative!_________________   [read more] 


This is YOUR wellness program.  Opportunities to provide feedback, input, testimonials and other information will be provided in multiple channels.   Bookmark this page!  And watch for other information about R·E·A·C·H activities and offerings! 

 

Want to reach us at the employee wellness steering committee?  Feel free to email us at  REACH@co.ramsey.mn.us or by phone at  651-266-2935  to get more information about wellness activities.