After the last few years of pandemic restrictions, it’s never been so important to reconnect with family, friends and our community. Even if you live alone, you don’t have to feel alone! Take the first step today and reach out to those you love. Get involved in your community. And remember, your Primary Care Team and eBrightHealth ACO can help you put a plan in place to start feeling like yourself and living your best life again.
6 ways to Be Well. Stay Well. from head to toe and heart and soul
- USE YOUR HEAD!
Read, learn a new language, play an instrument. Puzzles and brain games help sharpen skills such as planning, reaction time, decision making and short-term memory. Plus, they’re fun!
- GET PHYSICAL!
The more you move, the better you’ll feel. Take walks, swim, do yoga, dance! Stretching, cardio and strength training are not just great for your body. They can help you manage stress, anxiety and depression, too. Bonus: new skills help you boost confidence and reduce your risk of falls.
- KEEP IN TOUCH!
Go out for lunch or enjoy a walk in the park with a friend. Sign up for a book club or cooking class together. Having trouble getting together in person? Phone, email, text, connect on social media or plan a video visit. Better yet, make someone’s day by mailing a card or letter. Everyone loves finding those in their box!
- BRUSH UP ON NEW SKILLS!
Bucket lists don’t have to mean wild adventures like skydiving or trips around the world (although those would be fun!). Take an art class. Rekindle your love for woodworking, cooking or gardening. Try something you’ve always wanted to do!
- GIVE AND GET BACK!
Read to young children, help at the local food pantry, deliver meals or drive neighbors to appointments and errands. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and you’ll feel valued and needed in return. It’s a win-win for everyone!
- PRACTICE GRATITUDE!
Expressing gratitude can actually help reduce stress and brighten your mood, which in turn can improve your physical health. Take a few minutes each day to find the beauty around you. Keep a gratitude journal. Send a thank you note. While you’re at it, don’t forget to appreciate just how wonderful YOU are.