Being healthier doesn’t mean you need to overhaul your lifestyle. Simple changes can add up and make a big difference. Try implementing some of our recommended changes below, and feel the effects on your mind, body, and wallet.
Indulge in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats on a regular basis. Skip the processed foods, especially those that are fried and/or high in sugar.
Get moving. Whether it’s a daily walk or even low-impact exercise such as stretching, Pilates, yoga, and swimming, these forms of movement all have a great impact on your overall health.
Sleep is an important aspect of your overall health, allowing all the systems of your body to renew and recharge. Since sleep is crucial to good health, physical and mental, and overall well-being, if you’re having difficulty with sleep, be sure to see your health care provider.
With most insurance plans, an annual preventative visit is now free. Take advantage of that by checking in with your doctor to discuss your health – even if you’re not having any issues. Your doctor can often recognize problems before they become more challenging. In this way, you can help ward off catastrophic issues and save on your health at the same time.
If you do require meds (either prescription or over-the-counter), consider a generic or other lower-cost option, including mail-order pharmacies. In some instances, another medication might treat your condition at a lower cost. Of course, changing or modifying medication should always be done under the supervision of your physician.
Do you really know the full benefits available from your health insurance coverage? In some cases, your health insurance may offer perks such as a membership (full coverage or at a discounted rate) to a designated health club or gym. Yet, many individuals are often unaware of all the extras insurance offers, and the money they could be saving. Take time to review your health insurance plan to ensure you’re taking full advantage of all the benefits available to you, another smart way to save on your health.
Live Healthy. Live Smart.