Despite our best “new year, new me” intentions, it can be hard to stick to your health goals when life’s inevitable inconveniences get in the way.
Prioritizing your health doesn’t need to mean making big, unsustainable adjustments right away. Sometimes, a little proactive planning and small habit changes can set you up for long-term success when it comes to your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing.
Jessica Green, Director of Member Experience at Eden Health, and Emma Andrews-McCoy, Member Support Manager, shared their tips for how you can incrementally improve your wellbeing in 2022:
- Be on the look out for tax documents so they are organized and collected before it’s time to file — this is really helpful for stress management.
- Ensure you’re using your FSA/HRA dollars for 2021 before the deadline — getting the most out of the money you’ve budgeted for healthcare will help you look after your physical, mental, and financial health.
- Leverage the help of a Healthcare Navigator to understand your 2022 benefits.
- Schedule all your routine checkups in January so that you prioritize yourself before the year gets even busier. This may include:
- Your annual wellness visit with a primary care provider
- Dental cleanings
- A yearly gynecological appointment
- An annual skin check
- Your annual vision checkup
- Rather than focusing on large changes that could be hard to stick with, focus on small habit changes such as:
- Adding a serving of veggies to lunch and dinner (experiment with different ways to flavor your veggies and find prepartions you really enjoy)
- Moving for 15 minutes twice per day in a way that feels good to you (no strenuous exercise required)
- Getting a larger water bottle to prioritize hydration
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If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your Care Team or other healthcare provider. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this blog or in any linked materials.