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Live Well, Work Well Video - September 2023

The link between health and happiness

In the pursuit of a fulfilling life, happiness is a common goal. However, happiness is not an isolated concept; it’s complex and connected to your overall physical and mental health.

By understanding and nurturing the links between your health and happiness, you can be on your way to an enriched and balanced life.

Physical health forms the foundation upon which happiness thrives. When your body functions optimally, so can your overall sense of well-being. As such, prioritizing physical health through regular exercise, a balanced diet and adequate sleep sets the stage for a happier mood and healthy life.

Mental health is equally important to your happiness. When you nurture your mind, happiness can flourish.

Supporting your mental health through self-care, stress management and relationship-building can improve your emotional resilience and a positive mindset.

By embracing a holistic approach to health, you can unlock the potential for a life filled with happiness, purpose and fulfillment. Contact a health professional if you have any questions about your well-being.

Anxiety screenings recommended for most Americans

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends adults under age 65 be regularly screened for anxiety. This is especially true for pregnant women or those who have given birth within the past year, who don’t have a diagnosed mental health disorder or related symptoms.

Last year, the Task Force recommended screening children age eight to 17 for anxiety. This means all Americans age eight to 64 should be screened.

The new recommendation is to help primary care clinicians identify early signs of anxiety, which can go undetected for years. Contact a doctor if you have any concerns.

Key takeaways

Your overall health is made up of several parts. It’s important that you take the steps to take care of each of these areas to improve your quality of life. If you’re an employer looking to offer better employee benefits for your organization, contact HANYS Benefit Services today. Our dedicated team of experts can walk you through employee benefit plans aimed at improving the overall health of your employees.

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