Exercise! It helps us reach and maintain a healthy weight. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, but don’t let that number scare you away. There are a lot of ways you can achieve this goal! Think about what you enjoy doing and grab a friend to keep you motivated! Some ideas might include having a dance party, yoga, roller-blading, swimming, or just walking in the park. If you like going to the gym, Trilogy offers discounts and special offers through the YMCA and Planet Fitness at select locations.
Water! There is evidence that staying hydrated can help lower your risk of certain cancers, such as breast cancer. Overhydration and underhydration both have a negative impact, and it is important to strike a good balance. If you are younger, the best recommendation is to drink when you are thirsty. If you are older, try to drink 6-8 glasses of water, spreading them throughout the day. Choosing water, tea, or black coffee rather than sugar-sweetened beverages will not only impact your hydration level, but your waistline too. Try some natural water enhancers like lemon, mint, cucumber, or oranges if you need a little flavor.
Stress Relief! Tension headaches? Sore muscles? Quick temper? All these things are signs of stress, and stress is associated with the development of many chronic diseases, including cancer. In today’s busy world, stress can be overwhelming. A few ways to manage stress include taking time to do something you enjoy, finding a mantra that works for you, exercise, yoga, and deep breathing. If you are looking for some support or help in stress management, Trilogy offers the BeWell Magellan Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which includes 5 free counseling sessions per year, per family member, per issue. If you have specific stressors in your life, we have many situation-specific programs to help; such as WeeCare, which offers discounted childcare; Maternity Support Program; or Virta that reverses pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
A good first step in your cancer-prevention journey is to get your biometric screening and complete your wellness steps. You can find out more about your current health and get discounts off your health insurance premiums while earning Virgin Pulse points! Certain restrictions may apply.
TrilogyFIT is always here to support you live your healthiest life.