HealthyU eNewsletter 2015


October 29

  • What’s cooking?If you're looking to spice up your weekly menu, you won't want to miss this month's cooking class with Kathy Barry, registered dietitian for the City of Kansas City, Mo. Read More
  • Nutrition know-howSome of the healthiest eating you can do starts with a trip to the grocery store. With aisles and aisles of food options, though, how can you be sure you are making the best selections? Read More
  • Fight the fluThere is no excuse for not getting a flu shot. The shot is safe, does not cause the flu and is the single best way to protect against getting the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read More
  • Holiday survival guideWhile the experts don't agree on precisely how much weight Americans, on average, will gain this holiday season (a few pounds to an entire size) one thing is for sure: holiday weight gain happens—and the time to start planning for it is now. Read More

July 30

  • The doctor is in: Medical kiosk open at City HallDon't want to take time away from work to see a doctor? Not a problem. If you're covered under one of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) health insurance plans, you can now get expert medical advice without even leaving City Hall. Read More
  • City of KCMO named in top 12 healthiest workplacesBeing an employee of the City of Kansas City, Mo., is actually good for your health. The City of KCMO has earned a spot among the 12 healthiest workplaces in the city, as determined by Healthy KC. Read More
  • Ahead of the classSchool is probably the last thing on your mind in the middle of summer, but it's a great time to beat the back-to-school rush and schedule sports and school physicals. Read More
  • Weigh Less for LifeHow many times have you worked hard to lose weight, only to gain it back again? If you've had all you can stand of losing and gaining the same five pounds over and over again, you're not alone—and you're not going to want to miss “Weigh Less for Life,” a workshop taught by Kathy Barry, registered dietitian of the City of Kansas City, Mo. Read More

April 27

February 26

  • Open enrollment for benefits begins March 2Benefits open enrollment will begin on Monday, March 2, and continue through Friday, March 20, offering all City of Kansas City, Mo., employees an opportunity to change their benefits selections for the upcoming plan year. Open enrollment for retirees will take place Monday, March 9, through Friday, March 27. Read More
  • Strength in numbersIf you're looking to get a clearer picture of your overall health, take a number. In fact, take several: blood pressure, total cholesterol, cholesterol ratio, blood sugar levels and waist circumference. There is perhaps no better indicator of wellness than what is revealed in these measurements. Read More
  • Fitting in fitnessYou're too busy to exercise, we know. In today's culture of over-booked, over-planned days, it can be hard to find the time to do something you enjoy, much less something you don't. The irony is that exercising even a few minutes a day can give you the energy to do more of the things you want to do. The time has come, so to speak, to learn about exercise options for busy people. Read More
  • Managing to catch your breathIf you're one of the 25 million Americans who suffer from asthma, breathing easy isn't always, well, easy. Asthma is unpredictable. It can make you nervous and reluctant to try new things that could leave you out of breath. If this is how you've been coping with asthma, it's time to take control. Read More