Health & Wellbeing

October 2018

Veritas’ monthly e-magazine on health care and wellness

Sleep Deprivation Harms Health, Productivity, and Safety at Work

Sleep deprivation remains a substantial risk factor for decreased workplace productivity, increased work errors, and occupational injuries.

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), more than 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep-related disorder, and fatigue resulting from sleep deprivation costs US employers about $136 billion every year.

See What the Buzz is About: Counting Macros

Chances are you’ve probably heard someone talking about their macros, whether it’s in the lunchroom, at the gym, or on social media.

The “if it fits your macros” (IIFYM) diet was first popular with bodybuilders who used this program to stay fit for competitions. Now, it’s popular with gym-goers and even those who don’t workout.

Super Foods for Super Health

The foods you eat can positively impact your long-term health. Consider incorporating the following super foods into your diet to support your health.

Recipe: Pumpkin and White Bean Soup

It’s soup season and pumpkin season. Combine the two in this hearty, healthy, and easy soup that you can prepare in half an hour.

The Big 3 Vaccines for Seniors

If you’re 65 or older, the big three vaccines are for influenza, pneumonia and shingles – conditions that can put you in the hospital and make life miserable. You can be vaccinated against flu in a variety of locations, and pharmacists can now administer vaccines for pneumonia and shingles in every state, with some restrictions depending on the type of vaccine and whether prescriptions are needed.

Organize Your Health and Wellbeing Efforts. The Live Well Planner is designed to make living a healthy lifestyle easier. It features healthy recipes and various articles on exercise, diet, and overall wellness. I also provides space for organizing daily and weekly agendas, planning meals, or logging workouts.

Check Out What’s New at Veritas

Employers rank service as the top criteria for choosing a benefits broker. Veritas consistently gets perfect marks in servicing clients. Check out how we do it. Learn More.

Veritas team members gathered recently at a Feed My Starving Children facility to pack prepared meals for starving children around the world. Veritas packed enough meals to feed over 30 children for a year. Learn More.