Health Tools and Resources

Taking Care of Your Health

There's an overwhelming amount of medical and health information on the internet; the challenge is finding the information that is accurate and reliable and useful to you. UHA understands how hard it is to find information you can trust, so we are providing you with some useful online resources for you to browse through. As always, contact your physician before following any type of medical advice about your specific issues or concerns.

Wellness Tip: "Eat to Live," Not "Live to Eat"

Wellness with an appleIt’s easy to get caught up in the rush of the day when your schedule is jam-packed with meetings and your desk piled high with projects to complete.  Daily stressors can cause us to not only make poor food choices, but also to eat without thinking about what, why, and how we are eating. 

Here are some tips to help you eat mindfully:
 

  1. Listen to your body. Don’t eat if you’re not hungry!  To help determine your level of hunger, refer to the hunger scale below.
  2. Take a few deep breaths or pause for a few seconds before you begin to eat.  This will allow you to slow down, clear your mind, and focus on eating.
  3. Eat without distractions. Eating in front of your computer or television can leave you feeling full, but unsatisfied.  Be sure to focus on your meal and your body’s signal of satiety.

 

The Hunger Scale

5       Not hungry                              completely satisfied

4       Comfortable                            not hungry, but not full

3       Noticeably hungry                 begin to feel signs of hunger

2       Hungry                                     stomach may start to grumble

1       Ravenous                                 feeling irritable and unable to concentrate, stomach turning

 

YouTube Videos

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

AHRQ is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. The AHRQ website includes wide-ranging health information for consumers and patients, and is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services.

WebMD

One of the web's most comprehensive health-focused sites, with health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. Also offers in-depth reference material, support communities, specialized centers, and material from other well-known sites dealing with health issues.

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Guide - How to Choose Your Plan

This consumer-friendly guide, which was developed with support and input from many AHIP (America's Health Insurance Plans) members, will educate seniors about the Part D program, help them examine their personal priorities and preferences, and assist them in navigating through their options. This project is the latest in a series of collaborative efforts between health insurance plans and pharmacists to improve the Medicare prescription drug benefit for seniors and providers.

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