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March 2014: Are You Taking Time for Your Health?

1 minute tip: Sunscreen can lose it’s effectiveness over time or when exposed to high temperatures. Play it safe by purchasing a new supply (SPF 30 or higher) on your next shopping trip. Be sure to discard anything that’s past it’s expiration date or more than three years old.

5 minute tip: Replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and test to make sure they are working properly.

15 minute tip: Before going to a restaurant, check their website for nutritional information. You might be shocked by what you see, but you’ll definitely be prepared to make better choices.

30 minute tip: Scan the labels of the food you have in your pantry to see how much added sugar you are consuming. Vow to eliminate or reduce consumption of products that are high in added sugar by replacing them with more nutritious and satisfying alternatives, such as fresh fruit.

This article first appeared in the March 2014 edition of the HealthPerks newsletter.

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