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Posted by Jessica Dunbar on Sep 26th, 2018

The 2017-2018 seasonal flu was the worst flu in decades, according to the CDC. In fact, it was the first flu season to be classified as a high severity across all age groups. Last year's flu activity began to increase in November and remained elevated through March. With the 2018-19 flu season approaching quickly, you need to take the proper steps to ensure you remain healthy this year. 

  • Get the flu vaccine. Becoming vaccinated against the flu is the best chance of preventing illness.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay away from others when you feel under the weather.
  • Wash your hands often using soap and very warm water to protect against germs.
  • Get plenty of sleep, stay physically active and drink plenty of water to keep your immune system strong.
  • Manage your stress and eat a nutritious diet rich in healthy grains, fruits, vegetables and fiber.
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Posted by Jessica Dunbar on Sep 26th, 2018

Football Sundays wouldn't be complete without a game day food spread. Unfortunately the typical foods isn't always the healthiest.  If your snacks consists of nachos, pizza, and wings, you might want to reconsider.  While indulging every now and then is fine, indulging every Sunday, might not be as healthy.  To help you clean up your tailgating treats for you and your guests, here are some healthy alternatives approved by the USDA:

  1. Orange Glazed Skinless Chicken Wings
    • Sprinkle 10 boneless, skinless chicken wings with 1tsp of seasoned salt
    • Placed the seasoned chicken into a skillet with heated butter
    • Sauté wings until browned on both sides (about 20 minutes)
    • Add 1/2 cup of orange marmalade to skillet and continue to cook for another 20 minutes
  2. Cucumber Yogurt Dip
    • Peel, seed and grate one large cucumber
    • Combine cucumber with 2 cups of plain low-fat yogurt
    • Add 1/2 cup of sour cream
    • 1 Tbsp of lemon juice
    • 1 Tbsp fresh dill
    • 1 clove of chopped garlic
    • Mix all ingredients
    • Let chill for 1 hour and serve with veggies
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Posted by Jessica Dunbar on Sep 14th, 2018

Watch for signs of job stress, including: 

  • Headache 
  • Sleep disturbances 
  • Upset stomach 
  • Difficulty concentrating and focusing 
  • Irritable mood 
  • Low morale 
  • Negative relationships with family and friends

#ThursdayThoughts #Stress #JobStress

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Posted by Jessica Dunbar on Sep 12th, 2018

Taking full advantage of the beautiful trails at Mohonk Mountain House.  Thanks for hiking with us Mark Becker from The Jewish Home!

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Posted by Jessica Dunbar on Sep 12th, 2018

Last week Paul Essner, Bryan Pendrick and our newest member of the team Sean Rosenfeld went to Mohonk Mountain House for the 2018 HCA Financial and Managers Retreat



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Posted by Jessica Dunbar on Aug 28th, 2018

#HappyNationalBowTieDay to our very own Paul Essner and Bryan Pendrick!

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Posted by Jessica Dunbar on Aug 28th, 2018

#TuesdayThoughts #thoughtoftheday #TuesdayTip

9 Ways to Stay Mentally Strong in Your Busy Life

  1. Write down 3 things you're grateful for every day
  2. Never argue with strangers
  3. Celebrate your successs more often
  4. Stop comparing with others and focus on yourself
  5. Allow yourself to be vulnerable
  6. Declutter by throwing away things you haven't used in a long time
  7. Use more positive words
  8. Cry when you are really sad
  9. Spend time along regularly

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Posted by Jessica Dunbar on Aug 27th, 2018

How can you schedule your day for maximun productivity!

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Posted by Jessica Dunbar on Aug 24th, 2018

Amazing job today to our Fun Committee, Mary Thompson, Katelyn Humphries, Diane Miraglia, Diana Acosta, Anita Singh, Samantha Wickett & Renee McGeady for coordinating our first Pot Luck Lunch at the Garden City Office.  We enjoyed an array of dishes, appetizers and desserts.  It was a great way to sit, talk and enjoy a meal together as a Risk Strategies Family.




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Posted by Jessica Dunbar on Aug 22nd, 2018

Feeling tired after sitting at a desk all day?  Get moving!  Thy these simple little workouts that get the blood flowing and help you squeeze in a quick workout while sitting at your desk.  After all...its all about multi-tasking! 

Sit in your chair legs crossed in front of you. Place hands on armrest, engage core and raise yourself up a few inches off the seat. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat 5 more times

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