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May is Motorcyclist Awareness Month. With warmer weather, more motorcyclists will be on the road. This means surrounding drivers should increase awareness of their surroundings to help prevent accidents.

To help keep motorcyclists safe on the road while you’re driving your vehicle, follow these safety tips:

  • Check lanes twice before changing. Double-check to be sure you didn’t miss a motorcyclist who may have been in your blind spot.
  • Be...
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Taking care of your mental health is a lifelong journey, and there are many different tools to support you through it.

But understanding which tools would best help you in different situations can be hard. That's why OneDigital has created this episode of Byte-Sized Benefits focused on making mental health a little less complex through the advice of Educational Psychology PhD, Lucy Roberts.

 

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Psychological resilience refers to the ability to mentally withstand or adapt to uncertainty and adversity. Building resilience to life’s inevitable changes and challenges can help you cope with and manage stressors. Resilience can also help protect you from various mental health symptoms. As the pandemic rolls into year three, health care professionals are noticing stress and anxiety developing into greater mental health concerns. Mental Health Awareness Month, observed annually in May, is...

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Spending money on gas is inevitable when you drive a vehicle. Although it’s hard to avoid spending money on gas, there are ways you can save the amount you’re spending. To start saving, practice the following gas-saving driving tips:

  • Avoid high speeds. As speed increases, so does aerodynamic drag, which can use cause more use of gas.
  • Keep your tires properly inflated. Keeping air pressure at maintained levels can improve your gas mileage.
  • Cut down on A/C use...
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More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year. In particular, springtime allergies are an annual nuisance for many people. As plants begin to bloom and neighbors start to cut their grass more frequently, allergy sufferers nationwide start sniffling and sneezing. What’s more, mold growth blooms both indoors and outdoors, making it almost impossible to escape allergy triggers.

Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States, according to...

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It’s easy to become distracted while driving on the road. Winter weather can make roads slippery and hazardous, so it’s even more crucial you stay present while driving during the colder months. Follow these tips to prevent distractions while you’re on the road:

  • Avoid talking on your cellphone or texting while driving.
  • Never touch up your makeup or hair in the rearview mirror.
  • Limit your conversations with passengers and ask them to keep their voices down so...
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, half of all Americans are currently considered “at risk” for heart disease, and that figure continues to rise. Due to the prevalence of the disease, February is recognized as American Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease and prevention. To celebrate, you can focus on dialing down your stress level.

Stress and Heart Health

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As the temperature outside drops, your home’s temperature typically needs to increase by spending more energy and money to keep warm. There are several ways to lower your utility bill without turning the thermostat down. Consider the following tips to keep warm while reducing your monthly bill during colder months:

  • Look for and seal any areas where heat may escape from your home, especially around windows and doors.
  • Use a programmable thermostat to automatically lower...
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If you find it harder to keep up with your workouts as the temperatures drop, you’re not alone. Many Americans find it increasingly difficult to remain committed as the holiday blues, shorter days and less-than-ideal weather create obstacles. Whether you’re a gym-goer or outdoor exerciser, there are simple ways to overcome winter obstacles and keep your fitness on track:

  • Remember to warm up. If you’re an outdoor exerciser and the weather is colder, try doing...
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The cold weather is here for many. You may be tempted to pull out your space heater this winter to stay warm. However, according to the National Fire Protection Association, heating equipment, such as your space heater, is the second-leading cause of home fires each year from December through February. To avoid becoming part of the statistic, incorporate the following safety tips while staying warm:  

  • Avoid using space heaters to warm bedding, thaw pipes or dry clothing.
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