Choosing a PCP
Tips for Choosing a Primary Care Provider (PCP)
When looking for a primary care doctor for yourself (or a family member) it’s important to choose someone you can trust and to feel confident in a doctor’s abilities so you get the type of care you want. Here are a few tips and tools to help find one who’s right for you:
Setting SMART goals in 2024 and join our monthly wellness workshops
“I know what I am supposed to do, I just need to do it!” Sound familiar? You are not alone if you struggle with creating and sustaining healthy habits. You know the necessary steps to achieve a goal, but you struggle with the motivation or action to follow through. The key challenge lies in overcoming procrastination and other obstacles. Knowledge does not always equal execution. But it can!
Be Salt Savvy
Pass on the Salt with these 7 Tips
A dash, a pinch, an extra shake on that…Salt is part of the American meal, but dietary guidelines* say we should consume less than 2,300 mg of sodium each day (that’s one teaspoon). However, the average American consumes more than 3,400 mg of sodium daily!
Your body needs a little salt to function, but not too much. It’s a mineral that helps balance the fluid in your body and supports muscle function. But a salty diet can lead to chronic health conditions including high blood pressure (also known as “hypertension”) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). People living with high blood pressure/hypertension should try to limit the salt intake, so talk to your doctor what's right for you.
Quiet Your Inner Critic
Don't Let Your Negative Self-Talk Get You Down
Even if you don’t think about your inner critic much, chances are you’ve talked with it today. Or maybe it talked at you. You may not even notice that it’s there, but it is chattering away and may leave you feeling low. So, how do you manage your inner critic? Let’s learn what your inner critic is and how to spot it.
2024 Individual Plans
Shopping for a Health Plan? WHA adds more in 2024
If you are shopping for an individual/family health plan, you’ll see several new benefits and programs available at no added cost as part of WHA’s 2024 individual plan. WHA offers these programs across all metal tiers. Here’s what you’ll want to compare in 2024 Individual Plans to help decide on what’s the right plan for you and your family:
Mental Health Boost
7 Ways to Make Someone’s Day
We all have those days: the train is late…a pop quiz in class…your boss is disappointed and you seem to always be on a deadline. The list goes on. It can be hard to feel happy when it seems like there are so many factors working against us.
Consider WHA Medicare Advantage Plan in 2024
MyCare Medicare Advantage plans
If you are a Medicare beneficiary, now is the time (Oct 15 - Dec. 7, 2023) to consider health plan options, including WHA’s MyCare plans. Learn the range of coverage in this blog post and how to enroll.
What Your College Student Should Know About Getting Care
Leaving for college is a challenging, exciting, and very likely stressful time for parents and their college-bound teens. Among the many things to plan for (and pack), make sure they know how to access care if they get sick or are injured while away from home.
Tips to Build Your Resilience
Emotional wellness is the ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to change.
Let the Sunshine In, but Not the Harmful UV Rays
July's strong sun is here, so protect yourself against damaging UV rays:
Knowledge is Power: 10 Ways to Love Your Brain
June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. So, WHA is passing on Alzheimer's Association's organizations helpful tips on 10 Ways to Love Your Brain. Start now. It's never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits.
Beat the Heat
Athletes, Babies, Elderly - Know the Signs of Heat-related Illnesses
Summer fun is upon us but it also comes with high temperatures. Did you know, that when working or playing in the heat, you should drink 1 cup (8 ounces) of water every 15–20 minutes? Be careful as the temperatures start to climb when you are working, exercising (or playing sports) outdoors this summer.
Road Trip Tips
Stay Safe & Well
Of course, parents always try to plan ahead but there are always last-minute details – and surprises – that arise when hitting the road for a long weekend with the family. Make sure you pack these important items for when someone in your family gets sick while on the road or for when things happen that are out of your control -- like the weather, natural disasters, or even...a flat tire
National Stroke Awareness Day
Learn the signs of a stroke so you can act FAST
Years ago, men and women over age 50 were getting strokes. But today, with a rise in obesity, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes, there is a rise in younger adults having strokes.
Tips to manage your asthma and ease triggers
Springtime allergens can also cause an asthma attack. You can decrease frequent asthma attacks and use these tips to understand how to reduce asthma symptoms.
Step Up to Get Your Checkup
Going to a regular preventive check-up with your doctor is vital to staying healthy. Some might say, “I’m healthy so I don’t need to see my doctor.” But, good health starts with getting medical care so you can prevent health problems before they start.
Health Conditions That Get Added Support
Did you know that WHA offers a program to help manage a disease/condition that is at no added cost to members?
If you have a chronic condition such as asthma, coronary artery disease (CAD), or diabetes (type 1 or 2), you may be eligible for extra support and resources to help you manage your condition.
Tips for Fighting the Sunday "Scaries"
Tips for Fighting the Sunday "Scaries"
Yep, it's actually a thing. The "Sunday Scaries (what most of us think of as the Sunday blues) is when you have feelings of anxiety or dread the day before heading back to work on Monday. According to a LinkedIn survey, 80 percent of professionals say they experience the Sunday Scaries, with over 90 percent of Millennials and Gen Z reporting they feel it.
2023 Wellness Kick-Off
Take Steps: Personal Health Assessment, Set Goals, and Save Money
Here are the steps to kick off 2023 with the help of your WHA plan that keeps your health and well-being in top shape!
Feeling it in your Bones? Keep ‘em Healthy Then!
As we know, the older you are, the more likely you are at risk for bone fractures. Bones lose much of their density, a condition known as osteoporosis, which weakens bones, making them more susceptible to unexpected fractures.