It’s been said that when you have your health, you have everything. And when you don’t have your health, nothing else matters. So how can you retain the precious gift of health – for yourself and your family – this year? We’ve got some ideas and tools for you!
We suggest you take one week, and use the list below to tackle one step per day. You can probably do each task in less than an hour, and by the end of the week, you will have an honest assessment of your current health and a plan in place to optimize your good health all year long.
Take about 20 minutes to complete the MyLifeStages Health Risk Assessment. Your assessment results will be ready immediately.
The assessment is a simple list of questions about you and your health. In order to get the most detailed recommendations, you should have the information below at your fingertips. However you can complete the assessment without these lab results.
Part of your “Health Week” should include a review of the medications you take – prescription drugs as well as vitamins, minerals, herbs and other over-the-counter pills and potions. Odd symptoms can be a side effect of medication. A drug interaction can look and feel like an illness. So, pull out all of your pill bottles and do some reading, below:
Now that you know where you stand, decide if you need to discuss any items with your physician. Even if your risk assessment results are excellent, with no “hot” items needing your attention, take today’s portion of your Health Week to schedule your preventive examinations.
You are what you eat. So devote today’s health time to focusing on food. Even if you don’t need to lose any weight, you can probably up the nutritional value, convenience and pleasure of what you eat.
Arguably the single most important thing you can do for your health is to get moving. Exercise has too many benefits to list, but weight loss, stress reduction, disease prevention and better sleep are only a few.
Too much pressure, too little sleep, tight muscles – excessive stress takes a toll on your health. Learn how to take control and move toward a life of greater ease.
No matter how your health risk assessment turned out, there are things you can do every day to maintain or improve your health. Your Health Week is a great time to make those healthy resolutions – and then learn how to set yourself up for success.