November 19, 2013
The holiday season can be tough to navigate with celebratory feasts tempting you at every turn. To help you stay (or get back) on track, Well Aware, the MCPS employee wellness program, and UnitedHealthcare will offer free health screenings to MCPS employees.
Screenings for cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and body mass index will be held on Monday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in the CESC Auditorium at 850 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville. The screenings are available to all MCPS employees by appointment.
Those interested are asked to register here using key code: Mo-96525-3. Participants will also need the last four digits of their Social Security number, date of birth, first and last name, gender, address and phone number. If you provide your email address, you will receive an appointment confirmation and reminder emails.
The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, Nov. 21
Each year, the American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November by encouraging smokers to use the day to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting—even for one day—smokers will take an important step towards a healthier life, a step that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Consider joining many other smokers from around the country who will participate in the smokeout this Thursday, Nov. 21.
Are you interested in seeing how much you have spent on cigarettes? Check out this smoking cost calculator. You might be shocked to discover how much money you have spent on smoking.
Are you interested in quitting? Well Aware has a free tobacco cessation program, Quit for Good, for MCPS employees and their spouses. Email Well Aware to sign up for the next class, which will begin in early March.