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THE WAY TO WELLNESS
Your jeans size could be a clue to heart health
Three key numbers – including one surprisingly easy one – could give you a lifesaving preview of your cardiac risk:
- Your blood pressure,
- Your cholesterol levels, and…
- Your waist size!
The Living Well Health Manager, powered by WedMD, has several resources to help you check your heart health risks and the tools you need to help keep your health on-track. If you haven’t already, register for the Living Well Health Manager by logging on to http://www.webmdhealth.com/ut and register today.
Once you’re registered, search for Cardiovascular Health Topics Center. This resource is a great place to research your heart health numbers. And while they’re all important, your waist size is an easy one to keep track of. In fact, losing one inch of waist size can bring improvements in all the other heart health numbers.
Now is the time to find out more about your heart health numbers and how you can start turning bad numbers around. You’ll find tips, news, information, and resources in the Cardiovascular Health Topics Center.
But don’t stop at just knowing which numbers need improvement – get active and start seeing your efforts
pay off. All institutions in the University of Texas system have a variety of ways to get active and stay
healthy. Visit the Living Well: Make it a Priority site to see what activities are happening at your location at www.livingwell.utsystem.edu/institutionprograms.htm.
Resources Available to You and your Dependents:
- What are your Health Goals? The Living Well Health Manager powered by WebMD HealthQuotient (HQ) helps you identify your personal health risks, provides recommendations for improving those risks, and informs you of the easy-to-use tools to help make healthy lifestyle changes. Complete the WebMD HQ, go to www.webmdhealth.com/ut.
- Stress Management Lifestyle Improvement Program teaches you about how stress can affect your life and gives you tools and tips for managing and reducing the impact it has on your health. Learn more at our Living Well Health Manager powered by WebMD.
- Lifestyle Improvement Programs gives you the support and tools you need to stop smoking, eat healthier, manage your weight, improve your fitness, and even manage stress. Learn more at our Living Well Health Manager powered by WebMD.
- Emotional Health Lifestyle Improvement Program A positive mood is an important key to continued emotional health and well-being. Changing your lifestyle to maintain a positive mood takes time and real effort. But, with the help of this program, you can do it. And it's worth it: Achieving and maintaining a positive mood can help you lead your daily life with more happiness and well-being, improve your immune system, help prevent illness, reduce stress, and help you stay mentally sharp.
This program contains valuable information about simple but effective techniques that can really help you keep your mood up and your depression risks as low as possible. Learn more at our Living Well Health Manager powered by WebMD.