| Mon, Jan 12, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Becoming Dr. You: Learning to Live Healthier and Happier as You Age

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

agingDid you know that one of the best doctors you’ll ever meet can be found right in your own home? If not, take some time to introduce yourself to Dr. You.

Of course, we all need to see our doctors regularly, but much of your health and wellness is in your own hands. All you need are the right tools and information and you can help yourself live healthier and happier. And now, UnitedHealthcare® offers help with its free online health and wellness class “Becoming Dr. You.”

Led by Dr. Reed Tuckson, this free, 4-week course teaches you how to take better control of your health. It helps you focus on improving your mental, physical and spiritual well-being. You can take the course from beginning to end or you can choose the topics that you think will help you the most.

Among the many topics covered in the course, you might want to learn how to:

  • Identify the “normal” and “not-so-normal” signs of aging
  • Create health habits that can help prevent chronic disease
  • Read and understand food nutrition labels
  • Make small changes in your diet and physical activity that can help extend your life
  • Make the most of your relationship with your doctors
  • Create a healthier home
  • Get ready for and manage a hospital stay
  • Develop your network of family, friends and community services to help improve your quality of life

As you progress through the course, it helps you build your own Personal Health Plan. This plan can serve as your guide for healthy living. You can refer to and rely on your plan well beyond the last lesson. You may also want to share it with your health care team.

By the end of this course, you will have information, tools and resources designed to help you live a longer, healthier life.

Becoming Dr. You starts on January 26th and is available for free to anyone. All you’ll need is your name, email and zip code to register.

Visit www.thebigknow.com/dryou to learn more or to register.

For more information, explore MedicareMadeClear.com or contact the Medicare helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048.

Resources:

Medicare Videos: View videos by Medicare Made Clear.

Medicare & You: Get the official U.S. government Medicare handbook.

Medicare.gov: Visit the official U.S. government site for Medicare.

 

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