Meditation for Beginners

Meditation for Beginners

The Mind-Body Connection

By Jennifer Licari, Senior Healthcare Solution Specialist, EmblemHealth

Meditation—the ancient practice of quieting the mind—can greatly enhance our daily lives. Originating in the India/Pakistan region more than 5,000 years ago, meditation is said to bring calmness and openness to your entire being, leaving you with a strong sense of self and connection. When our lives get busy, we choose to put this practice on the back burner. However through meditation you can achieve…

Hitting the Trails for National Parks Month?

For your next hiking trip, here are a few things you should remember to pack . Also, to protect your skin from UV rays and insect bites the CDC recommends applying sunscreen before using bug spray.

YMCA

Small Steps With the YMCA

As the Official Sponsor of Small Steps to a Healthier You, EmblemHealth supports the YMCA of Greater New York. Through this relationship, EmblemHealth has the opportunity to offer its members a number of discounts to any one of the YMCA’s branches in New York City. Benefits include: A guest pass good for free use of…

How to Make Workouts Fun

There are so many unique ways to add more physical activity to your routine — workouts that don’t include a treadmill. The smallest steps can lead to big strides toward improving your health, and aside from reaching a healthy weight and body…

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions and How to Keep Them

2016 is just days away, and a great time to start thinking about healthy New Year’s resolutions. Simple and achievable goals can be highly effective and will keep you motivated throughout the year. Here are a few tips to help you get started towards a new, healthier you! Make an appointment for your annual well…

Exercise to Stay Smart

There are many benefits to incorporating an exercise program into your daily routine. From lowering your chance of heart disease to reducing your risk of high blood pressure, exercise has proven to have a positive impact on one’s health. But here’s another benefit that maybe you didn’t think of: brain function. Right now students at…