Laura and her husband, Tim, wanted to take more control of their health when they received a call from a HealthyOptions enrollment specialist. After dropping weight and feeling great, Laura tells us more about their experience with the “best-kept secret” from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.
What were your goals when joining the program in January?
“I set a goal of losing 25 pounds, and I met that goal in May. By early August, I had lost an additional 10 pounds. I’ve continued to keep my cholesterol under control without meds. Tim has lost more than 55 pounds and is continuing to meet his goal, too, including improving his lab results. My nurse, Julie, helped me set goals each month that were reasonable, and then I did my part by achieving them.”
What did the program entail?
“We were each assigned a nurse. Our nurses called us every month to check on our status and helped us set new goals for us to work on until our next call. They also shared helpful advice and provided pamphlets and tools to help us understand the health issues, the causes of the issues and how to improve our conditions.”
What have we learned?
“The program is very educational. We’ve learned how to shop smarter and healthier, and how to better understand nutritional labels. We’ve always known exercise is a vital part of being healthy, and now it’s easier to make it a priority.”
What benefits have you seen?
“We’ve noticed that we have more energy, are sleeping better, and are feeling much better mentally and physically. To be successful takes discipline and commitment on your part, but the rewards are so beneficial! We’re very grateful for this program!”
HealthyOptions is a one-on-one approach to improve your wellbeing. Our registered nurses can provide coaching and support through routine telephone calls. We offer programs for
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Stress management
- Tobacco cessation
- Weight loss
Are you a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas member who is ready to begin your wellness journey? Enroll today.