Keep That Resolution: Exercise Makes You Happier
You know how your doctor keeps telling you to do some aerobic exercise to help your heart, or ease your hypertension, or otherwise aid your physical health? Listen to them. Because it turns out that advice is not even close to the end of the story. The scientific facts are in, and exercise doesn’t just make your body healthier. It makes your mind healthier — and smarter, and happier, and more loving and productive. It’s the best mental health tool you have.
A North Carolina Christmas
We hope that right now in your home the kitchen smells like your favorite food, you’re with the ones you love, and wrapping paper is flying everywhere. And just in case you wanted to sound like the smart one at the dinner table today, we thought we’d offer you a fun NC Christmas fact:
Have a Happy Hanukkah
We talk all year long about the gifts that lower healthcare costs could bring us. But right now, it’s time for eight days of gifts of a different kind: the gifts of family, of hope, and of light in the darkness.
Find Out About Important 2017 ACA Health Insurance Details Here
2016 has been unsettling for many ACA customers, to say the least, and many people have questions about their 2017 coverage. It’s just around the corner, so we want to make sure that all of you with ACA plans know your coverage options.
Hot Potato! NC Sweet Potatoes Make the Holidays Happen
Did you know our state is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the nation? We even have a North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission. (Take that, yams!) Sweet potatoes (pronounced “puh-tay-tuhs” around these parts) are chock full of nutrients like Vitamins A and C, low in carbohydrates, and rich in fiber. (You know how we care about health around here.) Whether they’re sliced and candied or prepared and dished the casserole way, sweet potatoes are the perfect complement to your family’s holiday ham or turkey. Thanks to North Carolina farmers, this year’s holiday feast will be complete.
“It’s a hard-knock-life”... for small businesses, anyway.
Where did you go to grab your coffee this morning? If it wasn’t Starbucks, it was probably a small business frequented by caffeine addicts in your neighborhood. Ladies, as you sipped your morning joe, you may have absent-mindedly admired your freshly painted nails. The place you got your gel manicure? Was it also local owned? Gulping down the last of your latte and rushing into work, you realize the place you clock into from 9-5 is also local. And you’re not alone.