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The holidays are coming! This year, give yourself a gift that you can share with your
loved ones, co-workers, and community — good health! Ring in a healthy new year
with Health for the Holidays, an eight-week program to help you thrive throughout the
season and keep off the holiday pounds.
For many of us, the focus on family
activities during the holidays brings joy,
but it can also cause emotional stress.
As a result, people sometimes feel lonely
or gain weight between Thanksgiving
and the new year.
KP provides a range of programs that
can help you stay healthy this season
and throughout the year. Start by taking
the Total Health Assessment (THA) to
get a snapshot of your overall health
and a personalized action plan. Then,
find a healthy activity that you enjoy.
Check out these resources:
However, it can be easier than you might
think to enjoy the festivities, keep the
weight off, and thrive during the holiday
season. This year, take time to care for
your mind, body, and spirit by signing up
for Health for the Holidays.
It’s simple: Once you register, you’ll
receive one email each week from midNovember through the beginning of the
new year with motivational tips,
resources, and challenges.
Download the paper tracking tool and
monitor your weight once a week during
the program. You don’t have to track
your weight online. Any weight
information collected is confidential and
will only be used for program evaluation.
Register today and celebrate a healthier
you this holiday season. Registration
starts October 27 and the program
begins November 17.
One-Moment Meditation: This
practice is an easy-to-learn, quick
way to calm your mind, release
stress, and clear your head.
KP Walk!: Being active just 30
minutes a day, five days a week can
have a significant impact on your
health and keep stress at bay.
Employee Assistance Program:
EAP can help you handle personal
issues, including depression, stress,
and conflict.
Telephonic Wellness Coaching:
Wellness coaches are available to
help you manage your weight, eat
better, manage stress, and more.
Available for KP members.
Healthy Lifestyle Programs: Pick
from 10 online programs to help you
sleep better, lose weight, manage
chronic back pain, and more.
Healthy Eating Toolbox: Find a full
menu of resources around eating
Visit to learn more.
Chris McIntosh - IT Tech Support
Roseville Medical Center
Earlier this year I met with my doctor and he suggested gastric bypass surgery for the
second time. At that point I knew I didn't want surgery but I also didn’t want to weigh
336lbs anymore. I was on a full dosage of blood pressure medication. I had a tough time
buying clothes, couldn’t go on rides at amusement parks, had a hard time sitting in booths
at restaurants, and was just not healthy or having fun with my life. Beginning May 21st, I
decided to change my lifestyle. I completely stopped drinking soda, beer, and coffee, but I
also cut down on the amount of food I was eating. Then, I discovered cycling! On October
25th, 2014, I hit my goal weight 256, so I have since set another goal for myself of 225lbs.
I am no longer taking any blood pressure medications. My pants size went from a 50 to
36, and my shirt size from 5XL to a XL. I’ve ridden almost 2,000 miles since July with my
biggest ride being 65miles. My newest goal aside from getting down to 225lbs is
completing a century ride and also riding 1,500 km in a single month. I am now a proud
leader for the KP Thrive bike team and enjoying every minute of my new life!
Take Charge! and REDEEM your
Friday, December 5th is the last day for all Take Charge!
participants to REDEEM their points for 2014. You’ve worked hard
all year to earn your points so reward yourself with something
special that you have selected. Go to and sign in to
your account and start spending your points. Happy Shopping!
Don’t have an account yet? Are you a 20 hour plus benefitted
TPMG employee? Email: [email protected] for a
registration packet. The new Take Charge! program will kick off in
January for 2015.
Make YOU your number one priority.
Integrate healthy habits into your life
Use resources available to you
Get 150 minutes of physical
activity per week.
Eat a variety of healthy foods
daily (3–5 servings of
fruits/vegetables). Look for
“healthy picks” at the cafeteria
or in vending machines.
Stress less with daily
Be mindful about your safety.
Volunteer and give back to your
Take action on your preventive
screenings and immunizations at
Take the HealthMedia® Succeed™
Total Health Assessment at
Register for a user name and
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Choose a personal physician if you
don’t have one at
View online tools at
Cranberry Cornbread
Makes 10 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Per serving: 268 calories; 10 g fat;
5 g protein
• 2 cups of fine whole-grain cornmeal
• ¾ cup of whole-wheat pastry flour or white
whole-wheat flour
• 1 teaspoon of baking powder
• 1 teaspoon of baking soda
• ¼ teaspoon of salt
• 2 large eggs
• 1 ½ cups of buttermilk
• ⅓ cup of extra-virgin olive oil
• ⅓ cup of honey
• 1 tablespoon of finely grated orange zest
• ¾ cup of fresh cranberries, rinsed and patted
dry, or frozen (not thawed)
• ⅓ cup of dried cranberries
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 10-inch castiron skillet (or 9-inch metal cake pan) with
cooking spray.
2. Set aside 2 tablespoons cornmeal in a small
bowl. Whisk remaining cornmeal, wholewheat flour, baking powder, baking soda
and salt in a large bowl. Lightly whisk eggs
in a medium bowl, then whisk in buttermilk,
oil, honey and orange zest until smooth.
Make a well in the center of the dry mixture.
Pour in the wet ingredients and stir with a
rubber spatula until just combined. Do not
over-mix. The batter should look lumpy.
3. Toss fresh and dried cranberries with the
reserved cornmeal. Gently fold the
cranberries and cornmeal into the batter.
Scrape the batter into the prepared skillet.
4. Bake cornbread until the edges turn golden
brown and a toothpick inserted into the
center comes out with a few moist crumbs,
25 to 30 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes
before cutting into wedges. Serve warm.
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