Enhanced Online Wellness Portal - Launched July 1, 2019
The enhanced online wellness portal includes a free app to make earning your $250 benefit easier than ever...
Points are available for the following activities:
-Preventive care exams, including doctor visit and dental check-up
-Educational monthly sessions on health and wellness topics
-Challenges, including steps, fruits and veggies and strength training
-Daily tracking for water, low calorie snacks, exercise minutes and weekly tracking for weight
Members must log in to their account at sanfordhealthplan.com/memberlogin one time after July 1 to get set up on the upgraded portal
During login, they will create a username and password that will later be used on the app
Search for "My StayWell" in the Android or iOS store and download
Log in to the app with the username and password created during portal setup
Cancer can develop as a combination of lifestyle choices,genetics and environment. Some risks for developing cancer like your family history or contaminants in your environmentare out of your control. Instead, focus on the areas you can control– like your day-to-day habits— to help decrease yourrisk of cancer. The American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that 40% of cancer cases are preventable.
What can I control to reduce my risk?
-Maintain a BMI of 25 or less
-Get up and move for 150 minutes a week
-Make your plate 50% fruits and vegetables, 25% whole grains or beans
-Limit your exposure to toxic substances
-Get Screened - Screening is one of the best ways to detect cancer early, when it is most treatable
Willpower is noted as a major health barrier. It is often cited as lacking when someone feels they don’t have the energy or drive to do a health behavior. Many think it is something you are either born with or not, but it is actually a cognitive skill that can be developed.
Ways to strengthen willpower
• Identify behaviors that deviate from your health goals and track the thoughts and feelings that accompany them. Self-awarenesscan help you think twice before giving in.
• Meditation practice (sitting quietly for 5 minutes) helps to break impulsive patterns.
• Put your sleep first and consume adequate nutrients at regular meals during the day to avoid crashes that lead to impulsive choices.
• Find simple tasks to commit to: use your non-dominate hand while brushing your teeth, practice communication without using filler words (um, uh, like) or reduce your use of swear words.
Try practicing some of these strategies and be aware of changes to your daily choices and goals. You may be surprised at how great it is to feel the power of will power even if it is related to smaller daily habits.
NDPERS and Sanford Health Plan have partnered to bring you the Governor’s Wellness Initiative.
Your health and wellness consists of six dimensions. Through this initiative, you will have opportunities to learn about and nurture each dimension, working toward a healthier, whole you.