Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

By Sherry Gordon-Harris

Back in the day when I was a youngin, I’d usually still be on winter break from school during the first week of January. There would be lots of snow on the ground and plenty of time to pass until the next semester of school began. One day while suffering a bad case of cabin fever, I suggested to my two younger brothers, “Let’s go outside and build a snowman!”

We sang the theme song from the cartoon we watched every winter of a famous snowman named Frosty. Not only did we build a snowman, but we also built the wife and children of the snowman. We clothed them with garments, hats and scarves. Creating the snow family was a positive sibling-bonding and teamwork-building activity to do in our spare time.

What do you like to do in your spare time? There are many activities that can be done as recreation or to simply pass the time. January is National Hobby Month. This is a time where hobbies are celebrated. And new hobbies can be explored. Many hobbies of all kinds have been created by people over the eras. These have included knitting, stamp collecting, doll collecting, reading, writing, making jewelry, cooking and more.

If one of your hobbies is cooking, you may enjoy the live healthy cooking demos and articles with delish recipes provided by Health Alliance™ through its Hally® health program. Hobbies can be fun and healthy. When cooking, you can even get the whole family involved with kid-friendly recipes everyone can make together!

Hally health is all about helping you live your healthiest life while giving you plenty of ways to do so. Hally health, to put it simply, is an ally in all things health. It’s a full suite of tools, resources and more to help you live your healthiest life – and a valued benefit to Health Alliance members and plan participants. Check it out today!

And also be sure to check out Simply Well – our quarterly newsletter that contains wellness tips and encouragement from our Hally health team.

So, whether cooking is your current hobby or about to become one of your new favorites, you can whip up some delicious and healthy meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner or desserts with ideas from Hally health. Celebrate National Hobby Month this January – let’s cook something delish!

Health Alliance wishes you and yours a happy and healthy New Year!

Sherry Gordon-Harris is a community liaison at Health Alliance. She’s a wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys traveling, collecting dolls, and hosting princess parties and pageants.

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