It’s Time for a Reset
Getting back to life as we knew it before the pandemic is a great opportunity to create or reestablish healthy habits. To get started, choose just one area to focus on and set a small, realistic goal.
THINK POSITIVE. A more positive outlook on life can provide you with some important health benefits such as improved immune function, reduced pain, better cardiovascular health, and less stress and distress. If your inner dialogue is too negative, shift it by practicing positive self-talk every day. Need help breaking out of the pandemic funk? Talk to a counselor from your home with a virtual MDLIVE visit or make an in-person visit with a Regence network therapist.
GET MOVING. Begin by walking around the neighborhood every day. Build up to a mile. Then aim for 10,000 steps in a day. Soon you’ll be ready to go on a hike, sign up for a 5K, or climb that mountain! Need a friendly push? Sign in on Regence.com and discover how Regence Empower can help.
DROP THE EXTRA POUNDS. Trade high-calorie foods for healthier options. Eat fruit instead of chips at lunch. Drink water instead of soda. Small changes like these will add up to lost pounds on the scale! Need some healthy suggestions? Regence Empower has diet plans, and your benefits cover working with a dietician or, in certain situations, obesity surgery.
QUIT SMOKING. If you smoke, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health. Need a solid quit plan? All active participants and their spouses and dependents (age 18 and older) can participate in the Free & Clear® Quit for Life ® tobacco cessation program—at no cost to you. To enroll, call 1 (866) QUIT-4-LIFE (784-8454).
GET VACCINATED. You’ll reduce your risk of getting COVID-19, stop variants from taking hold, and protect the vulnerable. Need an appointment? Find a vaccine location near you at Oregon.gov (click Vaccine) or check with your local pharmacy.
REGENCE EMPOWER TAKES YOU THERE
Sign in on Regence.com to discover programs and tools that give you the support and motivation to get—and stay—healthy.
- Join programs. From self-guided programs to personal and group challenges, you have options to get healthy on your terms and at your own pace.
- Sync devices. Easily track your steps, calories burned and more. Regence Empower syncs with over 100 fitness device brands and mobile apps.
- Earn rewards. Need another reason to get moving toward your goals? You may be able to earn rewards for your efforts!