By Be Well NM
From running a small business to working as a retail assistant, individuals wake up every day and expend a large amount of mental and physical labor for the organizations that employ them. Next week, on Labor Day, employees will take time off to celebrate the hard work that their bodies endure year-round.
Labor Day festivities often include get-togethers, grilling and lots of outdoor activities. Below are four tips from beWellnm, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange, on how to celebrate and keep your body healthy this Labor Day.
- Use vegetables as a side dish. Instead of making potato or pasta salad, try grilling vegetables as a side dish. Vegetables such as eggplant, zucchini, squash and tomatoes are tasty alternatives that provide a variety of nutrients to the body.
- Substitute fruit for dessert. Satisfy your sweet tooth with refreshing and naturally sweet fruits such as strawberries and watermelon. It is a great way to cool down and take in the vitamins and minerals that your body needs.
- Grab some sunscreen. Although it’s nearing fall, it is important to remember that the sun’s rays can still be harsh year-round. Before heading to your outdoor cookout, apply sunscreen.
- Drink water. As you join your friends in a game of kick-ball or watch your kids run around, grab a glass of water to quench your thirst.
For other tips on how to stay healthy, visit beWellnm.com/health-insurance-basics/live-well.
About beWellnm, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange
BeWellnm was created to help individuals and small businesses get access to affordable health insurance plans. BeWellnm helps consumers compare health insurance plans and choose the plan that works best for their health needs and budget. BeWellnm also helps individuals determine whether they are eligible for premium assistance and if so, at what level. Through beWellnm for Small Business, small businesses are able to purchase competitively priced health insurance plans and offer their employees the ability to choose from an array of plans. Enrollment Counselors and insurance agents are available throughout the state to help with signing up for health insurance.
To find more information on beWellnm, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange, visit www.beWellnm.com or call us at 1-833-ToBeWell.