When Ti, a 29-year-old developer, got her health screening result back, she realized it was time to act. She was at high risk for a number of conditions, so she completed every Interactive Health workshop she could, she checked out nutrition books from the library, and she came up with a way to self-start her exercise routine. By her second screening, Ti had lost 30 pounds and has no intention of slowing down her new healthy lifestyle.
When I got the results back from my first screening, there were health alerts regarding my diabetes risk, heart risk, blood risk, and so on. Almost every icon was red. I realized I must have some bad habits for my health to be this bad
I researched each lab value that I was out of range on and learned how they worked to affect my health using the Interactive Health website. I completed every workshop I could to learn how I could improve my lifestyle.
As suggested in one of the workshops, I started eating healthier – half a plate of vegetables, a quarter plate of meat, and another quarter rice. I also started exercising. I’m not as disciplined as I’d like to be regarding exercise, but my husband and I created our own game to convert our exercising time to money that we can spend on our extra needs. Now when I am exercising, I am thinking of saving money for my new clothes or a new computer. This game really motivates me.
I finished reading a nutrition book which I borrowed from the library. Now I have a better understanding of micronutrients and macronutrients, as well as what makes a food healthy or unhealthy. I learned to read nutrition panels for every product that I buy in the grocery store, which helps me make healthier decisions.
By the time I had gone back for my second screening, I had lost 30 pounds. And still counting!
— as told to Interactive Health via online form
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