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Published on July 08, 2022

A Monthly LiveWell Message from Dr. SidA special video message for July from Dr. Sid

Nourish your body with the best nutrients to reduce excess body weight, food cravings, the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis, explains Dr. Kumara Sidhartha, MD, MPH, medical director of the CCHC Employee Health Plan. Adding foods high in nutritional value like leafy greens, colorful fruits, chickpeas and beans to your diet fits with July’s LiveWell theme of “NOURISH.”

In this two-minute wellness video, Dr. Sid touches upon three facts: Color Power, Cooling the Fire of Inflammation and Rebuilding the Bodies’ Defenses. “When thinking about these three facts, try to switch up at least three meals a week to wholesome, unprocessed plant-based meals,” says Dr. Sid.

July Theme: NOURISH

Summer is a great time to take extra steps to nourish your mind, body and spirit. With an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, the summertime makes it easier to eat healthier and provides an opportunity to pay more attention to what we need and what makes us thrive. When things get busy, taking care of ourselves is one of the first things we tend to set aside. It’s not selfish or an indulgence; the fact is—we can’t perform well on anything if we aren’t well ourselves!

The activities in your Living Well health portal this month will help you feed your own well-being in a few different ways:

  • July Team Steps Challenge – July 11-31; 4-6 members per team; Sign up on the LiveWell portal, join the Challenge and create a team!
  • Take a hike (even in the city) Connecting with nature nourishes the spirit; it also reduces stress and improves sleep.
  • Reignite a Friendship! Spending quality time with friends reduces stress and improves well-being.
  • Smart summer snacking will keep your body nourished and hydrated.

To sign up for the LiveWell program, visit

For access to mental, emotional and behavioral health resources 24/7, visit Healthy Minds Hub at

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