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Healthy You, Fuller Wallet, For You And Maybe Your Company!

You’re on the fitness bandwagon, good for you! You’ve embraced the idea of getting healthy in order to live a longer, more active lifestyle and are urging your family and friends to do the same. Lead by example, right? Well, this type of lifestyle change can not only make a difference in your life by improving your health but an added bonus to this is your probably going to have to visit your doctor less. Why, well because your working out, eating better, getting more active while exercising more. So, this all helps you become a better you, so you probably won’t fall victim to diseases unlike those who have to deal with being overweight.

Most of us that have taken that lifestyle change, keeping track of our progress, by tracking certain metrics, depending on how much we want to delve into the data, that’s available from smart watches, smartphone apps, and our fitness communities that we are connected with via various fitness trackers partnering with them.

One Fitness/Activity monitor that can keep track of all that pertinent data for you is the Garmin Vivosport GPS Sport & Activity Tracker .This activity monitor will help you grow from a couch potato into an avid exerciser. In addition to its wrist-based Heart Rate monitoring, the Vívosport offers Stress Monitoring that will display a stress score and Graph (on Garmin Connect). So, it’s not only going to monitor just how well and how much you’re doing each day, even while your sleeping but it’s also going to let you know when you need to take a minute and step back from whatever may be causing you a little stress, so you can have a calmer and more productive day. How great is that?

Monitoring that data on a daily, weekly, monthly basis keeps us all on track on just how well, we, I mean our bodies are doing. Well, the health industry is paying attention to this as well, and many of them have made allowances for those of us that are trying to turn our lives around by getting healthier, which in turn, as mentioned above means fewer health issues for you and less the insurance companies have to pay out for tests that are no longer necessary because you have made improvements to the lifestyle your living now.

Some of our companies that still offer health insurance benefits are always looking to save costs that help make their bottom lines healthier as well. By offering incentive programs based on employee health measurements, they also can qualify for a better “term-policy” that may be offered to them by their insurance carrier, which many do because of lower health care usage.

The savings come from fewer hospital admissions and re-admissions because patients are using apps and wearables and digital health and wellness programs, to take better care of themselves before a disease becomes more advanced, or in the best of cases, the health issue is resolved by dedicated exercise programs and a healthier dietary program.

The use of digital health wearables for preventative health care, such as for diabetes prevention, diabetes care, asthma, cardiac rehabilitation, and pulmonary rehabilitation, could save the U.S. healthcare system an estimated $7 billion per year, the study says. The savings comes from fewer hospital admissions and readmissions because patients are using apps and wearables and digital health or wellness programs to take better care of themselves before a disease becomes more advanced.

Today, millions of Americans use wearable devices to monitor their health and fitness. Sensors on these devices track everything from body movements to heart rate, blood pressure, and even stress levels. They also include audible alarms to remind users to stay active throughout the day.

The focus of these devices up to now has been on individuals interested in working toward specific health and fitness goals; however, wellness initiatives by businesses both large and small, are incorporating technology progressively more into their programs with the aim to improve overall employee health. Many companies are already jumping on the wearable technology bandwagon. It was reported in December 2017 that an estimated 13 million wearable fitness and activity-tracking devices were projected for workplace wellness programs in 2018 -- a dramatic upswing from 200,000 devices just a few years ago.

Employers are creating more and more benefit programs that focus on wellness with initiatives that support physical health. Many of these are being developed in partnership with health insurers to provide access to activity and wellness devices, along with program designs that are cost-effective to manage for employees. Ultimately, this method leads to a more productive workforce.

As we said earlier, with most of us tracking our activity, heart rate, pressure and VO2 max levels using a good, accurate activity monitor is a must. Another one that fits the bill for us, while being moderately priced, and is available for just about everyone to use is the Garmin Vivosmart 4 Wellness and Fitness Tracker  The name of this activity monitor says it all, the “Wellness and Fitness Tracker”! It truly monitors multiple facets of a person’s active life, even while sleeping, by monitoring your true sleep (REM Sleep) and can gauge blood oxygen saturation levels during the night with the wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor.

And because it’s a Garmin, a brand that has been a leader in GPS technology and has become a name synonymous with fitness and health-based technology. The Vivosmart 4’s fitness and health monitoring tools include wrist-based heart rate, it also comes with all-day stress tracking, relaxation breathing timer, VO2 max, Body Battery™ energy monitor and more.

More and more companies are becoming aware of incorporating various fitness devices to get their employees motivated to get healthier and in so doing benefit by having lower insurance costs when they partner with an insurance company that offers a lower overall cost profile.

And don’t just think that its only your company that can benefit by seeing lower health insurance costs, you would be surprised that if you contact your own insurance company and discuss what savings you can see by providing them with the necessary data to show them that you are indeed living a more healthy lifestyle and are constantly working on maintaining that regimen by daily exercise routines.

If you’re an individual, contact your insurance agent to discuss how keeping track of your fitness can benefit you in regard to your premiums. And more importantly, if you’re a company looking to lower their health care riders, also get in touch with your carrier and see for yourself how being healthy company can start saving you money all the way around. But don’t forget to pick up that Garmin Vivosmart 4 today, or the Garmin Vivosport GPS Sport & Activity Tracker  whichever one fits your current lifestyle.

And make sure your taking advantage of all that important data they provide so that you can continue to achieve your goal of living a healthier, active lifestyle, and saving money at the same time!

 

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You’re on the fitness bandwagon, good for you! You’ve embraced the idea of getting healthy in order to live a longer, more active lifestyle and are urging your family and friends to do the same. Lead by example, right? Well, this type of lifestyle change can not only make a difference in your life by improving your health but an added bonus to this is your probably going to have to visit your doctor less. Why, well because your working out, eating better, getting more active while exercising more. So, this all helps you become a better you, so you probably won’t fall victim to diseases unlike those who have to deal with being overweight.

Most of us that have taken that lifestyle change, keeping track of our progress, by tracking certain metrics, depending on how much we want to delve into the data, that’s available from smart watches, smartphone apps, and our fitness communities that we are connected with via various fitness trackers partnering with them.

One Fitness/Activity monitor that can keep track of all that pertinent data for you is the Garmin Vivosport GPS Sport & Activity Tracker .This activity monitor will help you grow from a couch potato into an avid exerciser. In addition to its wrist-based Heart Rate monitoring, the Vívosport offers Stress Monitoring that will display a stress score and Graph (on Garmin Connect). So, it’s not only going to monitor just how well and how much you’re doing each day, even while your sleeping but it’s also going to let you know when you need to take a minute and step back from whatever may be causing you a little stress, so you can have a calmer and more productive day. How great is that?

Monitoring that data on a daily, weekly, monthly basis keeps us all on track on just how well, we, I mean our bodies are doing. Well, the health industry is paying attention to this as well, and many of them have made allowances for those of us that are trying to turn our lives around by getting healthier, which in turn, as mentioned above means fewer health issues for you and less the insurance companies have to pay out for tests that are no longer necessary because you have made improvements to the lifestyle your living now.

Some of our companies that still offer health insurance benefits are always looking to save costs that help make their bottom lines healthier as well. By offering incentive programs based on employee health measurements, they also can qualify for a better “term-policy” that may be offered to them by their insurance carrier, which many do because of lower health care usage.

The savings come from fewer hospital admissions and re-admissions because patients are using apps and wearables and digital health and wellness programs, to take better care of themselves before a disease becomes more advanced, or in the best of cases, the health issue is resolved by dedicated exercise programs and a healthier dietary program.

The use of digital health wearables for preventative health care, such as for diabetes prevention, diabetes care, asthma, cardiac rehabilitation, and pulmonary rehabilitation, could save the U.S. healthcare system an estimated $7 billion per year, the study says. The savings comes from fewer hospital admissions and readmissions because patients are using apps and wearables and digital health or wellness programs to take better care of themselves before a disease becomes more advanced.

Today, millions of Americans use wearable devices to monitor their health and fitness. Sensors on these devices track everything from body movements to heart rate, blood pressure, and even stress levels. They also include audible alarms to remind users to stay active throughout the day.

The focus of these devices up to now has been on individuals interested in working toward specific health and fitness goals; however, wellness initiatives by businesses both large and small, are incorporating technology progressively more into their programs with the aim to improve overall employee health. Many companies are already jumping on the wearable technology bandwagon. It was reported in December 2017 that an estimated 13 million wearable fitness and activity-tracking devices were projected for workplace wellness programs in 2018 -- a dramatic upswing from 200,000 devices just a few years ago.

Employers are creating more and more benefit programs that focus on wellness with initiatives that support physical health. Many of these are being developed in partnership with health insurers to provide access to activity and wellness devices, along with program designs that are cost-effective to manage for employees. Ultimately, this method leads to a more productive workforce.

As we said earlier, with most of us tracking our activity, heart rate, pressure and VO2 max levels using a good, accurate activity monitor is a must. Another one that fits the bill for us, while being moderately priced, and is available for just about everyone to use is the Garmin Vivosmart 4 Wellness and Fitness Tracker  The name of this activity monitor says it all, the “Wellness and Fitness Tracker”! It truly monitors multiple facets of a person’s active life, even while sleeping, by monitoring your true sleep (REM Sleep) and can gauge blood oxygen saturation levels during the night with the wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor.

And because it’s a Garmin, a brand that has been a leader in GPS technology and has become a name synonymous with fitness and health-based technology. The Vivosmart 4’s fitness and health monitoring tools include wrist-based heart rate, it also comes with all-day stress tracking, relaxation breathing timer, VO2 max, Body Battery™ energy monitor and more.

More and more companies are becoming aware of incorporating various fitness devices to get their employees motivated to get healthier and in so doing benefit by having lower insurance costs when they partner with an insurance company that offers a lower overall cost profile.

And don’t just think that its only your company that can benefit by seeing lower health insurance costs, you would be surprised that if you contact your own insurance company and discuss what savings you can see by providing them with the necessary data to show them that you are indeed living a more healthy lifestyle and are constantly working on maintaining that regimen by daily exercise routines.

If you’re an individual, contact your insurance agent to discuss how keeping track of your fitness can benefit you in regard to your premiums. And more importantly, if you’re a company looking to lower their health care riders, also get in touch with your carrier and see for yourself how being healthy company can start saving you money all the way around. But don’t forget to pick up that Garmin Vivosmart 4 today, or the Garmin Vivosport GPS Sport & Activity Tracker  whichever one fits your current lifestyle.

And make sure your taking advantage of all that important data they provide so that you can continue to achieve your goal of living a healthier, active lifestyle, and saving money at the same time!

 

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