During August, we encourage you to join others in recognizing National Wellness Month by taking steps to prioritize your self-care, manage your stress levels and create healthy routines. Regardless of where you are in your journey, maintaining your health and being proactive in your healthcare will help you enjoy life to the fullest.
Create and maintain a schedule for routine preventative care
As Liberty HealthShare members, our fundamental principles include maintaining healthy lifestyle habits to reduce the risk of preventable sicknesses and responsibly stewarding our collective funds. You should actively seek ways to reduce your healthcare expenses, and you can do this through routine wellness visits. Don’t avoid healthcare because you feel well now, arrange care plans with your providers before an illness or issues arise. Taking a proactive stance means less urgent care appointments, fewer medical bills, and more SharePower for your healthsharing community.
Preventative care helps you improve your overall quality of life
Working with your primary care providers helps you identify issues before they arise and manage your health effectively. Wellness visits, routine exams, and lab work can help identify any underlying problems or health conditions you may have. If you have a chronic health issue, your provider can help you monitor its severity and offer recommendations for improvement or maintenance.
Take care of yourself. Don’t put off seeing a provider for common illnesses
Life can be hectic—but you must make time to prioritize your health, especially when you are experiencing symptoms of a common illness. Be open with your provider when you have health questions or concerns.
Liberty TeleHealth makes it simple to receive virtual care and have your health concerns addressed quickly from the comfort and safety of your home. You can make an appointment to speak to a doctor from your computer or mobile device and have your medical needs addressed from home, work, or on the go.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle and positive habits
Your lifestyle and habits directly impact your health. In addition to receiving preventative care, you should also make sure your daily habits align with your wellness goals. Take it slow to incorporate better decisions into your routine more frequently.
Some ideas to improve your current habits:
- Practice good sleep hygiene for improved energy and productivity
- Create a morning routine that makes you feel grounded and prepared
- Set a step goal and challenge yourself to incorporate more movement in your day
- Start your day with water or tea before your morning coffee
- Connect with others who have similar interests and inspire you to live better
Address your spiritual needs
Your goals should include your overall wellbeing, not only your body's physical health but also your spiritual health. Consider how you are caring for your heart and soul. Adopting the practice of prayer, Bible reading, worshiping with others, and giving to help others in need contribute to lower stress levels and increase your happiness.
Taking an assessment of each of these personal aspects can help you better steward your health and overall wellbeing.