Commit to Improve Your Well-Being in 2023
It’s a New Year, a New You. At least, that’s what many of us tend to commit to in January. While New Year’s resolutions are all well and good, the truth is that most of us don’t make it to February before falling back on our old habits.
Instead, try implementing small changes over time. Like cutting back on sodas by one or two a week. Adding more fruit to your plate a few times a week. Going to bed 15 minutes earlier. Getting up from your desk and stretching every hour. Or taking the stairs more often.
That’s the idea behind the Blue Zones Power 9 – nine principles practiced by those who have lived the longest in the original Blue Zones areas of the world. They’re small nudges – not drastic lifestyle changes – that can become second nature over time, leading to a longer, healthier life.
Fortunately, the Be Healthy program offers a variety of benefits that support the Power 9 principles, especially if you have active medical coverage through Texas Health. And this year you’ll find many Virgin Pulse challenges and activities that align with one or more Power 9 actions. Like walking your way to fitness or reducing stress through choosing a new mindset. Not only can you improve your well-being through these activities, you can also earn Be Healthy rewards.
Even if you’re not eligible for Virgin Pulse access, you can still benefit through Be Healthy Breaks, fitness center discounts, and, when needed, EAP. And of course, the Power 9 principles can be put into play anywhere, anytime you choose. It really can be a New Year, a New You. Take a look at all the programs and resources available at BeHealthyTHR.org.