Like to make lists because checking things off can be so much fun?
Here's a Top 10 everyone can appreciate if moving in the direction of a happier and healthier lifestyle is a priority.
And the best thing? No New Year's resolutions to face down after the holidays!
1.Think About Your Wellness Goals and Objectives! – What is it you would like to accomplish? Get fit? Eat healthier? Shed some unwanted pounds? Reduce stress? Maybe drop a bad habit? Or, perhaps just jumpstart your motivation and energy levels? Taking some time to ponder and assess can help focus your not insignificant willpower and determination to make some positive changes in behavior and lifestyle. It’s a great place to begin!
2.Register for your Provant Portal – If you are looking for tools to help you make those changes and sustain forward progress and momentum, you’ll want to make certain you’re registered for the Provant Wellness Portal. Not only does it track your completion of Level One and Level Two incentives, it’s an incredible resource to boost your confidence and provide information that will help you challenge yourself with fun and exciting activities and helpful tips and suggestions.
3.Mark your Calendar for the Level One Deadline – Because the University of Maine System Wellness Program will once again feature Level One and Level Two incentives, you’ll want to circle some important dates on your calendar. Start with April 30, 2017. That’s the deadline to receive the greatest financial reward to help lower your health care premium by completing Level One. Details are featured in the 2017 Wellness Guide!
4.Spend Some Time to Find Out More About the TrestleTree Experience – Wondering about the new Health Coaching partner TrestleTree and whether to either track your existing commitment in that direction or stick your toe in the water to try it out? Take just a moment to read “The Not So Secret Shopper,” one University of Maine employee’s trial run with TrestleTree. You’ll find the article refreshing and informative and it may have you dialing the phone sooner than you expected.
5.Make a TrestleTree Health Coaching Appointment – You can get your first TrestleTree appointment scheduled sooner rather than later. All you have to do is call 1-855-580-2797 and speak to an engagement specialist. TrestleTree’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., (Eastern). And, it’s not a bad idea to call early to ensure you get the time that you want because after the turn of the year and all those resolutions kick in, traffic on the telephone will get heavy!
6.Schedule a Wellness Visit with your Primary Care Physician – While the language for satisfying your Level One incentive indicates that you can either complete a health coaching session or schedule a wellness visit, it’s really not one of those “either-or” choices you should feel compelled to make! Preventive care screenings are invaluable and just think how good you’ll feel by taking advantage of both opportunities covered in your benefit and wellness plan!
7.Contact Your Campus Wellness Champion – Did you know that each campus has a Wellness Champion and Wellness Council dedicated to coordinating activities and programming from TrestleTree and Provant? You do and you also have access to those same partners to share your suggestions and special interests too. That’s right, and it’s important for you to know how to get in touch and stay connected! For the name of your campus contact, please see the feature article on Keli Marston and Wellness Champions.
8.Look for Your Wellness Guide – By now, you should have received your 2017 Wellness Guide. It features useful information on how to take full advantage of your Wellness programming not to mention helpful hints and tips that will support your efforts to pursue your health and lifestyle goals. And, it’s a super resource to keep close at hand with lots of current contact information to remain connected to your Wellness network too!
9.Explore Your New Healthy and Maine Wellbeing Newsletter – By now, you’ve already taken a big first step by opening your brand new Healthy and Maine Newsletter. Take just a moment to browse through some of the other articles and explore the links that help provide you with the tools you need to succeed. In the coming months, you’ll receive new editions of Healthy and Maine with information on Wellness as well as timely updates on the many benefits available to you as a member of the University of Maine System community.
10.Facebook Coming! Mobile App Too! – We recognize that busy lifestyles render such connections as Facebook and mobile phone applications more important than ever and in the coming weeks, you’ll learn more about how to keep in touch on the go!
That's What You Can Do Today!