One of the most important forms of wellness is keeping our body in good physical health. When our body is not performing well then it can affect our attitudes, lifestyle, and ability to enjoy life. By keeping our body functioning at it's peak we optimize our successes.
Healthy Living Tips
Preventative health visits can help individuals and families identify early signs of dangerous, expensive, and even life threatening conditions. By catching these conditions early, treatment can be more effective and often result in a drastic impact to recovery and even reversal of some conditions.
The pandemic has resulted in a decreased use of health services for emergencies and for ongoing preventive and routine health care. Although we cannot yet predict the effect of this trend on control of existing conditions, we do know that 4 in 10 Americans surveyed in June reported delaying or avoiding medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Managing Chronic Illnesses
Chronic diseases affect nearly 1 in 2 US adults. If you are one of them, learning how to address problems and make informed decisions about your health can help you live a healthier life. Self-management education (SME) programs can help you learn skills to manage symptoms of your condition, improve eating and sleeping habits, reduce stress, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and more. Discover how an SME program can help you learn more and feel better.
Exercise/Active Lifestyle Choices
Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. According to the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition, adults need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve their health–aerobic activity and muscle strengthening. Adults should move more and sit less throughout the day. Some physical activity is better than none.
Adults who sit less and do any amount of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity gain some health benefits. So don't be discouraged about not hitting the gym. If you go beyond 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity activity, or 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity activity or an equivalent combination, you’ll gain even more health benefits.
Healthy Eating Tips
An eating plan that helps manage your weight includes a variety of healthy foods. Add an array of colors to your plate and think of it as eating the rainbow. Dark, leafy greens, oranges, and tomatoes—even fresh herbs—are loaded with vitamins, fiber, and minerals. Adding frozen peppers, broccoli, or onions to stews and omelets gives them a quick and convenient boost of color and nutrients.
Woodgrain offers a number of benefits that can help employees keep up on their physical fitness. We think it is crucial that employees have the support needed to enhance their lives through physical health. That is why Woodgrain offers these great benefits.