Which resolution did you pick this year? Are you working on reducing your weight, or being more active? Have you identified a specific goal to measure your success?
Your resolution is a great one. Way to go for picking a healthy life style behavior to work on. It will be important to have a plan of action that works for you that will actually meet your chosen goal. First of all, do you have all the correct information to get you started? Do you know the ingredients for success?
Your sources for information are the internet and health clubs, but find these may provide so much information you may not know where to start. There are health coaches for more individual sessions to guide your way. Which sources have credible experience in reducing weight and helping you be more active? Will these sources be effective to keep you motivated throughout the entire year?
What are your barriers to success? Identifying things that get in your way will help you to overcome the barrier. Is it cost, or time, or motivation? This will determine which program may be best for you. With so many choices to choose from, it will be important to choose a program for you that will be cost effective, and have the end result you are looking for.
What are your resources? Your Health Savings Account (HSA) is available for some screenings and programs. Your HSA funds can be used for Weight –Loss Programs and Stop- Smoking Programs. A physical exam by a qualified provider is recommended before you begin an exercise program and the cost of the exam can be covered by your HSA. A qualified provider includes a Medical Physician, a Nurse Practitioner, and a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Now that you have the information to get started, take the first step and contact the resource that will guide your success. It all starts with you.
Mary Ann Wietbrock is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Cardinal Elements, A Wellness Program for Individuals and Businesses. She is qualified to provide wellness physicals and wellness coaching. She is experienced, flexible, onsite, and provides creative health fairs and engaging presentations to promote wellness. www.cardinalelements.com. 317-410-9140
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