Take your LifeScore in 2018
Redeem your wellness points! Each calendar year, the Dakota Wellness Program requires participants to take a LifeScore (health assessment) to receive any points from the online wellness portal and voucher program.
1. To get started, visit sanfordhealthplan.com/memberlogin
2. Select the Wellness tab from the top
3. Choose Wellness Portal from the Quick Links
4. The health assessment is located in the wellness portal, under the Essential Care tab
If you have been earning points online before taking your LifeScore, you will still be rewarded for your hard work. Don’t forget to visit the redemption center to redeem points you have earned in 2018. Please note, that after taking your LifeScore, it can take up to three days to gain access to the redemption center and for points to be transferred.
Healthy gut bacteria
Bacteria is more than the last illness that you had. There are millions of bacteria in your digestive tract that help you lead a healthy life, every day. The study of the gut microbiota is new, but experts suspect that this enormous system of 1,000 different species may play a role in the development of autoimmune conditions and protection against some cancers and heart disease. The healthy bacteria in your gut are also linked to overall well-being, including mental health.
How do I improve the bacteria in my gut?
-Age, environment, genes and antibiotic usage influence microbiota. Your diet also influences the type of bacteria living in your digestive tract.
-Eat foods that contain prebiotics
-Consume probiotics or foods containing bacteria