*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of United Healthcare. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.When I was a kid, I would get scared every time I went to the doctor. I was so afraid of getting shots and getting my blood drawn. Who am I kidding, I still don’t really enjoy it! However, I wish I could go back in time and tell my younger self how important regular visits to the doctor are for preventive care. It probably would have eased my nerves and made things a lot easier.
The past few years I have made a very serious effort to stay on top of my health. That involves preventive care and regular visits to the doctor for blood work and screening tests – even when I’m not sick. My doctor is very thorough and does extensive blood work panels. If any numbers are off, he does more testing. Some people might get annoyed by this. I appreciate it, and I am thankful these preventive health care measures are covered by our insurance.
To me preventive care goes beyond doctor’s visits. It also means taking care of myself by exercising regularly, eating the right foods, and passing on these healthy habits to my daughter. After all, a healthy diet and exercise is the best preventive medicine there is (in my opinion). We have been taking Baby Awesome to a place called Toddler Market a lot lately and they have a kid’s play area that is basically a minature farmer’s market with fruits and vegetables. I love seeing places like this that help teach our children about setting these important healthy habit early on. I will also make sure to emphasize the importance of doctor visits whenever she is scared to go in and get her shots!
Test Your Knowledge
Now, remember what I talked about above regarding preventive care because it will come in handy on the “Test Your Knowledge” section of the United Healthcare website this month. If you’re unfamiliar with “We Dare You To Share,” it’s a community created by United Healthcare that provides healthy living information on things like nutrition exercise, health screenings and more. Every month they have several activities to help you learn more information about healthcare and healthy living. This month’s “Test Your Knowledger” activities are:
- Take A Quiz –Do you know what is considered preventive care and what is not? Take the quiz and find out.
- Watch A Video- Watch the “Using My Benefits” video and share your opinion to enter to win.
- Match the Terms- Match the three terms to their definitions for a chance to win.
The Giveaway – Win a $100 Gift Card to Amazon
And now it’s time for my favorite part of the Test Your Knowledge Games on We Dare You – The Fit & Awesome Giveaway!
Every month there is a prize on the We Dare You site. This month they are giving away a $400 pre-paid gift card. In addition to this prize, you have the opportunity to win an additional prize by entering through Fit & Awesome. This month we are giving away another $100 gift card to Amazon because each month I always receive feedback from readers who say they love this prize so much. Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win:
1) Go to http://www.wedareyoutoshare.com/
2) Take any of the three August Dares (Quiz, Watch Video and Match The Terms). Use the promo code“FITANDAWESOME” when entering. If you complete all three dares you will receive three entries.
**Note: you must enter this promo code to be eligible to win the $100 Gift Card to Amazon so don’t forget!**
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I stay proactive about my health by exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet.
Stephanie Phelps says
I take my meds everyday and have regular check ups try to eat healthy and exercise
Margaret Smith says
I get regular check ups and listen to the advice my doctor gives to me.
Cynthia C says
I get regular checkups with my doctor, try to make healthy food choices and walk every day.
I get regular check up’s and walk more
I stay proactive about my health by running or doing the elliptical machine daily.
Steve Weber says
I make sure to see a doctor regularly.
Susan Smith says
I stay proactive about my health by exercising regularly, seeing my Dr yearly and eating a balanced diet.
I get regular check ups and take vitamins daily
Denise L says
I really try to eat healthy, whole foods. I think our diet is the very beginning of good health.
I try to be proactive and get my routine physical mammogram each year. I also try to eat better and get some exercise to stay healthy
ellie sheely says
I am proactive with consistent mild exercise meeting my body type and age.
latanya t says
I stay proactive when it comes to my health by eating healthy, getting a yearly checkup and also exercising each day.
Sarah Mayer says
I stay proactive about my health by taking long walks with my BF and his dog.
Richard Hicks says
I try to eat a well balanced diet and exercise
I’m proactive about my health by getting my yearly flu shot and lab draws.
I’m proactive. Eat well, swim 3 times a week, get flu shot, get enough sleep.
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