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Prioritising your health and wellbeing
There’s so much that goes into an individual’s health and wellbeing. It’s not just physical, but mental and emotional as well. Plus, the health and wellbeing of your family is of the utmost importance too. So, how can you protect it all?
Prioritising your health and wellbeing, of course, starts with leading a balanced, healthy lifestyle. A recent Australian consumer study showed that 58% of respondents wish they could spend more time on their health and wellbeing.
Many Australians are also recognising how overall health and wellbeing can be impacted by external factors such as financial security, loved ones’ health and what’s going on in the community.
Focus on what’s important
When it comes to improving health and wellbeing, there are several things everyone can do.
- Focus on your health - it sounds pretty broad but eating a balanced diet, getting a good amount of exercise and getting a full nights sleep can work wonders.
- Get outdoors - you’d be amazed at what some vitamin D can do for your physical, mental and emotional health. Did you know that sunshine can actually release endorphins into your body, otherwise known as ‘happiness hormones’?
- Figure out your stress triggers - everyone gets stressed and everyone has different stress triggers. Understand what stresses you out and figure out ways to manage it, whether that’s exercise, talking about it or reading a book to calm down.
- Socialise - whether it’s catching up with a friend for a walk or a larger group gathering, staying connected is an important part of health and happiness.
Prioritising your health - and your family’s
Besides making sure you’re leading a healthy lifestyle there are other things you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones. According to Better Health Victoria, 83% of Australians are willing to pay for products or services that help improve feelings of wellbeing. This could include gym memberships or personal training, psychologists, or even creative outlets that help with mental health such as art classes or a team sport.
It can also include taking out the relevant insurances to make sure you are protected financially.
Private Health insurance can make a difference in the accessibility of certain services to improve your wellbeing, and help you to afford them. Medical expenses can be expensive after all. Private Health Insurance policies can include added extras such as dental and optical, but also gym memberships or even physio if recommended by your doctor, which can go a long way to improving both your mental and physical health. With AAMI Health Insurance, some plans may also include a weight management option, covering programs such as Weight Watchers or 12WBT˄.
There’s also the option of AAMI Life Insurance or Income Protection, both of which help you and your loved ones financially should you pass away or be unable to work due to illness or injury. Financial stress can have a huge impact on your overall health and wellbeing, which is why protecting you and your family can provide peace of mind.
Your wellbeing matters
Health is not just the absence of disease or illness. Being healthy is a state of physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing. This includes everything from leading a balanced and healthy lifestyle, through to maintaining healthy relationships and even ensuring your financial health is managed.
With so much on the line, prioritising your health and wellbeing should be top of mind at all times. You just have to know how to make it happen, and accept the help when you need it.
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˄Benefits paid on recognised weight management programs only. No Benefit is payable for food, books, videos or other supplementary items.
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