“If you don’t make time for your wellness, you’ll be forced to make time for your illness.” -Anonymous
You might have heard or seen this quote before. Not only is it true, but it is the key to preventing illness. Some of us don’t even consider certain aspects of our health until they become less than optimal. We don’t prioritize our daily steps and activity until we’re diagnosed as overweight. We don’t optimize our diet until our doctor tells us we have high cholesterol. And, just as importantly: We don’t make time for our mental health until it becomes a problem.
Many of us go through our days and weeks with productivity as the focus. We want to accomplish as much as we can as efficiently as possible, both professionally and personally. With burnout on the rise, this mindset can quickly lead to health problems. Chronic fatigue, headaches, stress, anxiety, depression, lack of sleep and dehydration are just a few of the possible issues that can arise when we don’t put our wellness first. And, like the quote says, if you think you don’t have time to put your wellness first, it will be a rude awakening when you need to put double the time toward treating physical or mental illness.
Here at BetterYou, the key difference between our platform and others is that we help users balance their health before it becomes a problem. We can do this because we recognize and identify the signs that something might be a little off, and help users prioritize those things in their daily lives. You might believe you don’t have time to implement healthy habits, but it’s easier than you think.
Balancing all areas of health
Our mission at BetterYou is to help our users balance all areas of their health. It’s important to keep physical, mental, social and emotional health in check, because each of these interacts with the others. If your mental health is off, it starts to affect you physically. If you aren’t prioritizing social interactions, your mental health can start to decline.
Markers for illness
The BetterYou app focuses on four areas of wellness: physical, social, mindfulness and education. We encourage users to set goals that help them prioritize each of these. When certain markers start to show a decline, we know to send a nudge because these markers suggest that trouble may be near. For example:
A user’s average step count plummets, suggesting they’re spending much of their day stationary and indoors.
A user’s sleep time is consistently less than five hours per night.
A user hasn’t reached out to their top contact (i.e. mom or best friend) in several weeks.
A user isn’t putting any time toward self improvement (i.e. mindfulness app, reading app, learning app).
When you focus on even just one of these markers at a time, you’re putting an effort toward maintaining health, wellness and balance. You’re being proactive, preventing health problems before they happen. So take the extra ten minutes to go for a walk, call a friend, or follow a guided meditation. You DO have the time, and your future self will thank you.
Interested in booking a demo to see how BetterYou can help your organization prioritize health and prevent illness? Visit https://www.betteryou.ai/contact/.