Endless Summer

Endless Summer

Get Fit for Life, Not Just Summer

Did you know that five lifestyle practices—maintaining a healthy weight, being active, eating healthy, managing your mental wellness, and not smoking—can reduce your risk for the top 10 health conditions in the U.S.?

There’s something about summer that naturally brings out healthy habits in all of us. Plan now to keep the momentum of summer’s healthy habits going into the fall and beyond. Try these tips:

  • Keep moving. Hiking, cycling, and paddling easily transfer to exercise equipment at home or in a gym when the days get shorter.
  • Make it a family affair. Keep family fitness a fun priority…switch to an indoor rec center to shoot hoops, run a ninja course, or swim in an indoor pool.
  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Winter has its own bounty: pears, oranges, kiwis, squash, brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes (to name a few). Aim for 8 servings every day.
  • Wear a swimming suit. Fact: It’s easier to hide extra pounds under layers of clothing. Keep the pounds off by using a food tracker app to help you watch what you eat. Then try on your summer clothing throughout the winter months to stay on track.
  • Breathing fresh air. If you smoke, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health—plus, you’ll stop creating dangerous secondhand smoke for others. HEALTHFITNESS is available at no cost to you through the Plan and can help you develop healthy habits, like eating well, exercising more, reducing stress, quitting smoking, and much more.
  • Choose a digital program. For example, try “Movement Matters,” or “Keep Stress in Check.” Go at your own pace, and chat with a coach if you like.
  • Work with a coach. Sometimes, talking to someone is the best way to jumpstart your efforts. You can work with a dedicated coach by phone, video, or text—whenever it’s convenient for you.
  • Use the tracker. This online tool helps you succeed by measuring your progress, keeping you accountable, and helping you stay motivated. Tip: Sync the HealthFitness app with your online account. On the website, log in, click on your profile, then choose “Mobile Access” to get a code. Then, go to the HealthFitness app on your device and enter the code.

Get started today at us.mywell.site/hfit/AlaskaElectrical or call (877) 290-9992. HealthFitness is available to participants 18 years and older. Medicare Prime Retirees are not eligible.

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