Is there someone in your life that inspires you to live a healthy lifestyle? Who keeps you going when you feel like giving up? Who is your #HealthHero?
When I was asked by Oscar Insurance to write about my health hero, it seemed pretty obvious. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized I have a number of health heroes who inspire me!
My boyfriend, Tim, was the first person to really introduce me to healthy active living. He is a disabled veteran (Navy) and a health coach. He helps people get healthy, and he’s always making healthy meals in our home. Cooking isn’t really my strong suit, so it’s awesome having a guy who loves to cook! We go on nightly walks, hiking, yoga, various workouts, and share our passion of health, nutrition, and fitness.
My mom and dad started living a healthy, active lifestyle when I was in 7th grade. My dad had a minor heart attack, and it really opened their eyes to the importance of being healthy, eating the right foods, and minimizing stress. My house from then on was full of natural, organic foods. My mom cooked healthier meals, and we got a family membership to the new gym a couple towns away. My family’s health as a whole got better, and it taught me the essentials for being healthy, which I’m now able to instill in my own family’s lifestyle.
My puppy, Archie, is new to our family. He is the center of my universe! It may be silly, but he is like my child. He loves to play and be active, and I love to be active with him! I want to take him to all the dog parks (once he is fully vaccinated), and also on all the glorious hiking trails throughout LA. There’s nothing quite like puppy energy to keep you moving throughout the day! I even made a blog dedicated to dog-friendly things to do in LA! Check it out here if you’d like!
Living a healthy, active lifestyle is important to me. After my bipolar diagnosis, and then a cancer diagnosis six months later, being healthy is essential. It’s also imperative that I have health insurance. I do not have insurance through Oscar Insurance (I was simply asked to share my health heroes), but any insurance company that does its best to provide healthy living to individuals and families is awesome in my book!
“Oscar Insurance is a new kind of health insurance company that is using technology to make understanding insurance simple, intuitive, and human. In other words, the kind of healthcare we want for ourselves. As a healthcare provider, we partner with our members to help improve and manage their health. We guide them to the care they need (as opposed to just getting involved when the bill comes in!). We also encourage healthy behaviors with incentives like our Gym Reimbursement program” (Andrea Powers, Outreach Coordinator). Oscar Insurance is currently only available in New York & New Jersey.
So tell me,
Who’s your Health Hero?