4 Ways Health Insurance Can Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions.
|AUTHOR:||Camille Johnson||PUBLISHED:||March 2 , 2022|
|SOURCE:||www.z-antenna.com||LENGTH:||5 minutes (1011 words).|
Many people begin the year with an ambitious list of goals but never end up tackling them. The key to making your resolutions a reality is finding people who can support you in your objectives.
This year, your health insurance can connect you with professionals who can help you turn your life around. If your motto for this year is “New Year, New Me,” you might be wondering how to set yourself up for lasting success and achieve your resolutions.
Personal development is always a worthy goal, but getting in shape, eating a healthier diet, or taking control of your mental health can be challenging.
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Insurance coverage can help
Where can you find the support you need to make this a transformational year? Start by going over your health insurance plan.
Believe it or not, your health insurance coverage can help you conquer your resolutions and become a whole “new you.”
Aside from basic coverage, many plans also cover mental health services, massage therapy, and sometimes even nutrition counseling. Not only does this apply to full-time workers, but these are also benefits you should be able to access when you buy insurance as a freelancer. Find out more in the article How Does Health Insurance Work When You Are A Freelancer? by zenbusiness.com.
Ready to learn more? Take a look at these suggestions on how to make the most out of your coverage.
1. Counseling and Mental Healthcare
Perhaps one of your major goals this year is learning to manage your stress. Or maybe you’ve been dealing with some more serious mental health issues, and you’ve promised yourself that this is the year you will finally take action and see a counselor.
If your health insurance plan covers therapy, it’s time to start making some calls to schedule your first session. In her article, Stephanie Kirby talks about What To Expect During Your First Therapy Session.
People can struggle with mental health conditions at any age. Seniors who are dealing with anxiety or depression can benefit from their insurance, which covers mental health services.
Go over your policy to see which specific services are covered. It may include counseling services, family counseling, therapy for depression, psychologist visits, psychotherapy, psychiatry, or even psychiatric hospitalization. It’s a good idea to review your policy once a year to ensure that you have the coverage you need.
Want to commit to a fitness routine this year? Feeling fatigued and wondering if you need to make some other lifestyle changes before hitting the gym? Talk to your doctor about ordering blood work, and check if your health insurance coverage applies. In her article, Stephanie Eckelkamp writes about 9 Tricks to Help You Start Working Out and Actually Stick to It.
If you have a nutrient deficiency or require more protein than you’ve been eating, blood work can lay out clear answers. Your doctor can make sure that you’re not dealing with any underlying conditions, and they can also recommend supplements to help you address any problems.
3. Working With a Dietitian
When the new year rolls around, people often decide that they want to start eating healthier.
For the first week or so, this might feel easy, but after a few days, you may get sick of green smoothies and salads and start reaching for your old favorite comfort foods.
Breaking those habits is harder than it looks, but if your health insurance covers working with a dietitian, you may be able to get some expert assistance.
Trying to figure out the right diet for you–and sticking to it–isn’t an easy thing to do on your own. A qualified dietitian can help you come up with a nutrition plan that works for your lifestyle.
Dietitians can answer any questions you have about which foods you should incorporate into your meals or any supplements that you should take to fill in nutritional gaps. Dietitians can also advise on cultivating a healthy body image and relationship with food.
4. Massage and Chiropractor
Feeling stressed out or overworked? Dealing with mysterious aches and pains? Do you wish you just had a couple of hours to relax while someone eased the knots in your shoulders? Perhaps your goal this year is to finally get to the root of these issues.
Your health insurance policy may cover massage therapy if your doctor can confirm it is medically necessary. Your plan may also cover visits to the chiropractor.
The theory behind chiropractic medicine is that, by aligning the musculoskeletal structure within your body, it will be better equipped to heal itself.
According to Injuredcalltoday.com, benefits of chiropractic care are pain relief, drug-free pain management, improvement of mental health, boosting of immune system, sleep improvement, and other.
Bodywork can help you release any tension you’ve been physically holding on to, and if your job often leaves you feeling sore at the end of the workday, regular sessions with a chiropractor or massage therapist can help you feel like yourself again.
To sum up
Counseling and mental healthcare, bloodwork, working with dietitian, and massage and chiropractor are 4 ways health insurance can help you achieve your new year’s resolutions.
Are you already taking advantage of one of them?
Do you think that one (or all) of these ways might be helpful in your New Year’s resolution?
Share your comments and thoughts below!
About the author
Camille Johnson created Bereaver.com after she went through the ups and downs of the bereavement process following the loss of her parents and husband. With the help of her friend who was experiencing a loss of her own, she learned how to grieve the healthy way. This made her realize that there is no one way to grieve, but it is important to do it in a way that supports your physical and mental health.
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