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MedBen WellLiving a Strong Foundation for Healthy Habits

10/19/16

  01:19:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 258 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Research, Hypertension, Preventive care, Ancillary benefits

MedBen WellLiving a Strong Foundation for Healthy Habits

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Just like in sports, the best offense is a good defense ‒ and the same goes for your health. Promoting healthier lifestyles and practicing preventive care leads to better outcomes.

According to WebMD, a recent Danish study determined that individuals who suffer a heart attack before the age of 50 are nearly at twice the risk of an early death compared to the general population. This higher risk is driven mainly by conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, which are more common among people who've had a heart attack. All of these conditions leading to the heart attack, if detected and managed early, could help to eliminate the risk of a chronic condition imploding.

Following such healthy habits as regular exercise, good diet and not smoking, can reduce heart attack risk by as much as 92%. And having access to a proven worksite wellness program like MedBen WellLiving provides individuals with an additional layer of support.

By offering WellLiving, your employees have a solid foundation on which to build better lifestyles. Our "physician first" approach promotes plan members getting regular wellness exams from their family doctors, which offers a forum to discuss ways to improve and maintain healthy habits. Plus, plan members who have a higher risk of developing a chronic condition can receive individualized nurse coaching through our specialty care program.

Living a healthy lifestyle may not always be easy, but the rewards are well worth it. Learn what wellness can do for your workplace by contacting Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus at bfargus@medben.com.

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