So, our company is all about supporting the American Heart Association... and every other day or so we get an email from HR (with subject lines like "please take a moment to read") that are about eating nuts for health or how exercise is good for you.. blah blah blah.. it's getting to be like nagging..
I know that part of this is to help reduce health insurance costs.
But yesterday? yesterday was the kicker.
I go to the bathroom and (ahem) sit down and taped on the inside of the bathroom door at what is now eye level is the "Stall Street Journal".
Evidently this is our "newsletter" on healthy eating and exercise and I quote:
The information contained in this monthly publication will help arm us with the information we all need to make informed choices that will enhance our personal health and reduce our group health care consumption. Since our health plan is experience rated, the more claims we have as a group the higher our annual health premium increases.
People around here USE their health insurance because we have 3 people with spouses with cancer, one employee with cancer, two with kids who have celiac disease, one with a kid with albinoism and the various health problems that roll along with that.. and a broken bone here or there. MOST of the people in this office are already health conscious.
This is the "healthy" peach float recipe they are recommending. We got this in our email too so I copied and pasted. Serves 4
1 can (15 ounces) peaches, drained, except for 1/2 cup juice
4 cups vanilla ice milk
32 ounces club soda or seltzer water
1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
Ground nutmeg, to taste
I guess this came from the mayo clinic.. but OMG is there enough SUGAR in this thing? The best part? It's right next to the article on diabetes.
I'm really getting annoyed by all the constant info that I'm being bombarded with every day.. I GET IT. I eat what is healthy for MY body and I'm really not convinced that this recipe is "healthy"
I think, what the problem really is, is that the definition of healthy changes based on the most current "research" that is founded by one organization or another with either an agenda or a goverment subsidy to support.
But seriously.. the BATHROOM!?