Taking Care of Our Health as Busy Moms

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The health of a family is one of the trickiest roads of life to navigate.  We all have different health needs and it definitely seems to be amplified when we become a mom.  Suddenly we have a small baby to care for and watch over.  I don't know about you, but there were many times that I just wasn't sure if I should call the doctor, wait it out, give her some medicine, etc. etc.  The more children I had, the more health issues were introduced into our family. It can all be very overwhelming.  This is the reason I am excited to tell you about a healthcare company that is providing support for health, and not just support for sickness.  Just last week I had the opportunity to take part in a briefing session with The Motherhood and WellPoint.  Wellpoint is one of the largest health benefits companies in the nation. The company has affiliated health plans in 14 states that fall under the names Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield, Anthem BlueCross in California, Empire BlueCross BlueShield in New York and BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia.

I was surprised to see all of the great programs that are available that I was completely unaware of!  Here are a few things that REALLY impressed me about the company:

24/7 NurseLine:  When your doctor has gone home but you need quick health answers, this service provides accurate info and 1-on-1 counseling with experienced registered nurses any time of the day or night through a toll-free number.

For Future Moms: Not only does the company help you tackle the day-to-day challenges of being a mom, but it also helps you before you actually take on that role, through its Future Moms maternity program.  This program gives very personalized support to expectant moms, helping them achieve healthier pregnancies and healthier deliveries – which can lead to having healthier babies.

Personalizing Your Health:  Knowing that moms have little time in their day to focus on just themselves, WellPoint and its affiliated health plans have provided a health and wellness portal that you can customize to your needs.  The portal lets you – and other family members (yes, Dads too!) – develop a personalized health plan and includes email reminders and prompts for you to do the things you need to do – like scheduling check-ups and working out.  It also contains a live-chat feature as well as access to a health coach for support with health resources, and even services as specific as providing suggestions for quick and healthy recipes.

Fitness to Fit Your Lifestyle: Being a mom often times means putting your family’s needs before your own, leaving very little time to work on your personal fitness goals.  Understanding this, WellPoint and its affiliated health plans have partnered with FitOrbit to offer convenient and affordable ways for you to achieve your personal fitness goals. FitOrbit is available to anyone who wishes to sign up on the Fitorbit.com site. However, the company plans to incorporate FitOrbit into some of its products for employers, as well as offer it at a discounted rate to members in the future.  FitOrbit provides:

  • Unlimited access to a real personal trainer who, unlike trainers at the gym, is available to you around the clock.
  • Customized, family friendly meal plan including recipes and even a grocery list!
  • Detailed, personalized fitness plan that you can do anywhere, anytime. Whether it’s doing lunges at the playground while you push your child on the swing or doing squats while folding laundry, your personal trainer can help you find moments during the day when you can easily add an exercise!

As a health insurer, it is WellPoint’s goal to support your efforts to keep both you and your family healthy.  To that end, the company is happy to offer you a special discount to FitOrbit, which can be accessed through this link:  http://www.fitorbit.com/ib/MOMSAVES25.

As a mom I feel it is my responsibility to make an informed decision as far as healthcare.  I will admit to not being aware of programs that were offered through my health company. I encourage you to stay educated and informed, seeking out companies that will help you focus on health and wellness, as opposed to sickness.

 

 

 

This is a sponsored post for WellPoint and The Motherhood in which I took part in a webinar to learn more.  All opinions are my own. (Information acquired from WellPoint and The Motherhood)