There’s no doubt 2020 has been a tough year for all of us. Health has often taken a backseat as other stressors have taken hold and motivation was at an all time low. Gyms and pools may have closed, our favourite health-food cafes and stores were shut, many of us face financial pressure and of course isolation.
The good news is, there is light at the end of the tunnel and you aren’t alone. Now that we’re getting closer to the end of the year it’s a great time to start looking after yourself again and start prepping for the summer months ahead.
According to Aussie health insurance company GMHBA, it’s time to take your power back!
Importance of Good Health
Leading a healthy lifestyle is based around a number of factors, including healthy eating, being physically active, getting adequate sleep and maintaining your mental health. The more you look after yourself, the better you feel, sleep and meet the challenges of each new day.
- Increased life expectancy (how long you live)
- Improved quality of life (how well you live)
- The prevention of some types of disease, illness and disability
- Reduced risk of poor mental health
- The maintenance of a healthy weight
- Increased vigour, vitality and concentration
A healthy lifestyle can provide the basis for a long and fulfilling life. But being healthy is hard when you do it alone.
What Can You Do?
When it comes to taking care of yourself, one factor that can help us to succeed is accountability. When we are made to be accountable for our actions, we’re more likely to follow a path that makes us feel good about ourselves. Also, we all love a bit of recognition, so being rewarded for good health is the ultimate prize.
To help you get back on track GMHBA has teamed up with global health and wellbeing program AIA Vitality. Together, GMHBA and AIA Vitality are providing members with a science-backed program that’s designed to improve your health and wellbeing, while at the same time providing you with generous rewards for meeting your goals.
A personalised program, AIA Vitality encourages you to earn points by completing particular health assessments and healthy activities. These can include:
- Health reviews
- Psychological assessment
- Nutrition assessment
- Social support assessment
- Skin self examination
- Sleeping well
- Learning about healthy eating and nutrition
- Taking care of your mental health
You can also complete in-person assessments with your GP or pharmacy, dentist, optometrist and fitness assessments at your gym.
The more AIA activities you do, the more points you earn. Those points then transfer into dollars and discounts that you can use at a variety of affiliates. Up to $500 in shopping rewards per membership year at Myer, Woolworths, Rebel, Bunnings, House, Amazon and Ticketmaster are just some of the many rewards.
Find out more about how it works to keep your health on track, by visiting the GMHBA website today.