Take Care of your Heart
Love is in the air Minnesota! Now is the time to make your Valentine’s day plans. Not sure where to take that special someone? Check out a Timberwolves’ game, sample the wares at a local brewery, or maybe relax with a couple’s spa day. Whatever your valentine is into, a great date idea is waiting for you here.
While you’re planning that date for your 2020 sweetheart don’t forget to plan your healthiest year yet. If you haven’t already registered for your online member portal through your health insurance, now is the perfect time. Exploring your online portal can help you take advantage of your insurance carrier’s healthy discounts. All insurance carriers provide additional value simply for being a member of their health plan.
Not all carriers offer the same programs and discounts. Visit your health insurance’s member portal to find out what is available!
Some examples include:
Vacation savings program: Save for a vacation and receive a 50% matching credit with the Adestinn vacation savings match program.
Online wellness marketplace: Offering discounts on health food options, fitness equipment, alternative fitness memberships, massage therapy and acupuncture.
Frequent Fitness Discount: Visit a participating fitness center 12 times each month and receive $20 off of your membership dues.
Health and wellness assessments: Identify your current health benchmark and set goals to transform into a healthier you! Some programs may even include rewards!
Eyewear: Get a discounted rate for lenses, frames, and contacts.
Healthcare Awareness Month:
February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. According to the MN Department of Health almost 19% of all deaths in Minnesota are due to heart disease.
You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.
To lower your risk:
- Watch your weight.
- Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Get active and eat healthy.