About Healthy Living
At a population level, healthy living refers to the practices of population groups that are consistent with supporting, improving, maintaining and/or enhancing health. As it applies to individuals, healthy living is the practice of health enhancing behaviours, or put simply, living in healthy ways
The Healthy Living Program
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) programs are required by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) for all Part D Prescription Drug Plans. The program is a no cost service offered to those who are eligible and qualify. There is no change to your insurance benefits, co-pays, prescription coverage, or available doctors or pharmacies if you enroll.
Our MTM program is called the Healthy Living Program. The Healthy Living Program is designed to help our enrolled Medication Therapy Management (MTM) members live healthier, feel better and take active control of their health. The program identifies those members who are at the greatest risk of experiencing a drug therapy problem. The Healthy Living Program provides MTM members with education and information to prevent medication therapy problems and live healthier lives.
Medicare Enrollees Who Are Eligible:
The Healthy Living Program identifies members who are at the greatest risk of experiencing a medication therapy problem. Members may qualify based on the number of medications you are taking, the number of medical conditions you are managing, and/or if you are taking a medication that may carry high risk of a complication or adverse medication reaction if not appropriately managed.
The Healthy Living Workshop
1. Measure and Watch Your Weight Keeping track of your body weight on a daily or weekly basis will help you see what you’re losing and/or what you’re gaining.
2. Limit Unhealthy Foods and Eat Healthy Meals Do not forget to eat breakfast and choose a nutritious meal with more protein and fiber and less fat, sugar, and calories.
3. Take Multivitamin Supplements To make sure you have sufficient levels of nutrients, taking a daily multivitamin supplement is a good idea, especially when you do not have a variety of vegetables and fruits at home. Many micronutrients are vital to your immune system, including vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, and E, as well as zinc, iron, copper, selenium, and magnesium.
4. Drink Water and Stay Hydrated, and Limit Sugared Beverages Drink water regularly to stay healthy, but there is NO evidence that drinking water frequently can help prevent any viral infection.
7. Get Enough Good Sleep There is a very strong connection between sleep quality and quantity and your immune system. You can keep your immune system functioning properly by getting seven to eight hours of sleep each night. For more information, please check the CDC
8. Go Easy on Alcohol and Stay Sober Drinking alcohol does not protect you from the coronavirus infection. Don’t forget that those alcohol calories can add up quickly. Alcohol should always be consumed in moderation.
9. Find Ways to Manage Your Emotions It is common for people to have feelings of fear, anxiety, sadness, and uncertainty during a pandemic. To minimize stress-related weight gain, you use this information about stress and coping provided by the CDC: