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When healthcare and health benefits connect, everything changes for good.
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We help people thrive through partnerships.
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Healthy State inspires change for good.
One year ago, Dani cried at a doctor’s appointment when her weight and blood tests revealed she was at high risk for the same conditions that were contributing to her mother’s declining health. Six months ago, she enrolled in the Healthy Weight program with her husband. These days, they are making healthier food choices, dining at fewer restaurants and the TV remains idle while they spend 90 minutes daily walking around their neighborhood sharing the day’s events. The scale is 20 pounds lighter and the closet requires clothing two sizes smaller. “A year ago, I was in the at-risk range,” Dani recalls. Today? “All of my lab results are excellent!”
Curtis was overweight and flirting with high blood pressure. “I was always tired and didn’t have much energy,” he recalls. “I had stopped doing some of the things I enjoyed.” Determined to avoid taking medication, he committed to changing his life by enrolling in a Healthy Weight program with his wife. “I liked the fact that the class was led by dietitians and wasn’t promoting diets, medications or surgeries.” Keeping a food journal and learning about calories “opened my eyes to how much extra I was eating.” The couple also hit the road, walking six miles nightly and hitting trails on weekends, culminating with a recent 17-mile hike. His blood pressure is now normal, and he’s lost 30 pounds. “The first triumphant moment was when I weighed in under 200 pounds for the first time since the early ‘90s.” The second occurred when he had to go clothes shopping because nothing fit. “It’s always fun,” he says, “to see the faces of friends and family who haven’t seen me in more than six months.”
Seven words from Mission Health Partner’s ® registered dietician changed Deb’s life: “If you do this, you won’t fail.” Those words inspired Debbie to begin a healthcare journey that evening. She hasn’t had a sugary soft drink or candy bar in 16 months. Unable to walk short distances initially, she now walks up to five miles daily. Debbie has lost 110 pounds, dropped seven clothing sizes and her blood sugar is now at a healthy level. She has become a role model for co-workers and church members who approach her about how they can get healthy too. “This wellness program got me to where I am today. It’s been fabulous. Fabulous! I am going to keep going. It’s just well worth it to me.”