As we approach the half-year mark, I wanted to take a moment to remind you of something we usually forget: to prioritize your mental and overall health. For this reason, we have prepared some essential and helpful tips for you:
- Stay active and practice self-care:
Make time for activities you enjoy and help you relax, such as reading, bathing, walking, or running early in the morning before the heat hits up!
- Stay connected:
Keep in touch with friends and family. Even a quick phone call or text is enough to connect with your loved ones. Remember that social support can make a big difference in how we feel.
- Get enough sleep:
To get a good night’s sleep, remember to avoid using electronic devices for at least an hour before bedtime, ensure your bedroom is calm, dark, and quiet, and get 7-9 hours of sleep per night. According to recent studies:
- Adults need seven or more hours of sleep per night for the best health and wellbeing
- Adults who were short sleepers (less than 7 hours of sleep per 24-hour period) were more likely to report being obese and physically inactive (Source:cdc.gov)
- Eat well:
A healthy diet can help improve mood and energy levels. Aim for a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. You can find some good inspiration for recipes at EatingWell.com. You can also download the Benefits of Healthy Eating for Adultspdf icon [PDF-631KB] from the CDC.
- Get preventive checkups:
Staying on top of your health and preventing potential issues from becoming full-blown diseases is important. That’s why preventive health checkups are so crucial. And if you have health insurance, you can take advantage of these services without any out-of-pocket costs. Some of the health checkups covered include everything from women’s care visits to detecting family violence, supporting breastfeeding, and preventing pregnancy.
We appreciate the time you took to read our posts and look forward to continuing to assist you with everything related to your health coverage. Call us today at (915) 781-1614 to get a consultation free of charge.
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