Get Healthy In 2014
The New Year is just around the corner. With the Affordable Care Act going into effect January 1, we should all take time to make health a priority in 2014. Even small, simple changes can make a big difference to your health, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and swapping fattening, sugary snacks for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Included within the essential health benefits of the Affordable Care Act are several preventative treatment options for people to take advantage of. These include: blood pressure screening, diet and nutrition counseling, type-two diabetes screening, and obesity screening and counseling. The New Year is the perfect opportunity to reevaluate health choices such as diet and exercise. Making nutritious food choices and getting 30 minutes of exercise everyday can help prevent heart disease, stroke, and type-two diabetes.
The essential health benefits also include alcohol misuse screening and counseling, and tobacco use screening. Quitting smoking is a common New Year’s resolution, but people don’t have to do it alone. The Affordable Care Act tobacco-screening-and-cessation-intervention for tobacco users can be a helpful resource to quit smoking.
Ask your doctor about how to take advantage of the preventative treatment options available, and make 2014 a year of health for you and your family.