May 31, 2018

3 ways to stay healthy this summer

This summer, put your health and well-being first. Take advantage of the free preventive services offered by your Marketplace plan and take steps to live a healthy lifestyle.

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3 ways to be proactive with your health

  • Get the preventive services that are right for you. Most health plans cover a set of preventive services — like shots and screening tests — at no cost to you. (Note: These services are free only when delivered by a doctor or other provider in your plan’s network.)
  • Make healthy changes to your eating habits. Swapping soda for water and adding fruits and vegetables to your meals can make a big difference. Visit www.choosemyplate.gov for information on how to eat the right amount of different types of food.
  • Talk to your doctor about being more active. Whether it’s going on a jog, taking your dog for a walk, or working in your garden, there are a lot of ways to incorporate activity into your life on a regular basis. Regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life.

Having health insurance and getting good health care are important, but there’s no substitute for a healthy lifestyle.