You want to feel like a million dollars. You want to breathe easy. You want to move. If given a choice, no one would choose to feel tired, confused, worried, and blasé over feeling robust and energetic. In reality, you are not faced with a single big choice, but a variety of small choices you make that add up to wellness or sickness.
Finding the motivation to make healthy choices is often challenging. The single best thing you can do to find motivation is to find help—establish relationships with communities that inspire and sustain hope and use those relationships to help you to learn, practice, and master the new ways of thinking, habits, and skills that you need to thrive.
Your medical care providers offer a ton of resources to help you find some of those new ways of thinking, discover the information you need, and connect with others.
It may seem hard, but you are really successful in a lot of other areas of your life, so you absolutely have wellness success within you.
Health Videos | Topics include asthma, diabetes, exercise, healthy shopping, advance care planning. Go to Health Videos here.
Guided Imagery Audio Files | Gentle but powerful relaxation exercises designed to engage your mind, body, and spirit. Topics include easing grief, easing pain, healthful sleep, healthy immune system, mastering menopause, self-confidence, and weight loss among many others, all downloadable. Go to Guided Imagery Audio Files here.
How to Be Healthy Information | A compendium of articles on nutrition, staying active, eating healthy, living well, exercise, weight loss, and a lot more.
Available to Kaiser Members
Simply log in to your account at www.kp.org and click the Health & Wellness button.
Healthy Living Classes | Over 1,400 classes in the Bay Area including yoga, acupressure, diabetes management, fall prevention, headache management, chi gung, and weight management. Some are free, and others have a cost but are discounted for Kaiser Members.
Wellness Coaching | Phone sessions with a wellness coach to create a customized wellness plan.
UnitedHealthcare members can start by going to www.myuhc.com, logging in, and clicking the Health & Wellness button to uncover all the wellness resources available to you.
Online Health Assessment | Personalized, confidential report to identify what health and health risk areas you’re doing good in and what areas you can improve in.
Online Calculators | Body mass index, waist, target heart rate, calories burned, heart attack risk, and more.
Rally |An app and online health tracker that gives you a personalized health survey and allows you to monitor weight loss, physical activity, and more, helps you connect with online health communities, and can send you on personal exercise missions. It also keeps track of your personal health record.
UnitedHealth Allies | Discount program with discounts on laser vision correction, cosmetic dental, alternative care, wellness, long-term care services, hearing, and more.
CafeWell |Rewards program that gives you support and guidance to take control of your health. Find healthy activities tailored to you, make connections with health experts and other members, and track your progress in real time.
Cultivating moments of positive awareness has been found to be a simple and quick practice with an abundance of health benefits. Researchers at the University of San Francisco have identified a set of skills and training in those skills that increase your ability to cultivate these moments and increase the positive effects they have on your life. The eight skills are:
Do you know what exercise is good for? Everything. It’s good for your circulatory system, your sleep, and even your brain. No matter who you are, moving around is good for you. Here are some tips for a healthier, happier way of life.
Jump-start your fitness
Looking for a workout that’s fast, furious, and practically free? Jump rope to build strength, torch calories, and engage almost every muscle in your body.
How you feel in your head affects how you feel in your body. When life gets overwhelming, it’s important to focus on your emotional wellness. Discover simple ways to tame tension, beat stress, and feel happy.