Nail the Top 5 New Year's Resolutions

Nail the Top 5 New Year's Resolutions
31 December 2015
As the clock strikes midnight many of us feel compelled to create New Year’s resolutions that will see us happier and healthier than ever before – and why not, we deserve it!

According to the latest statistics, our Top 5 New Year’s resolutions are:

  1. Lose Weight
  2. Get Organised
  3. Spend Less, Save More
  4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest
  5. Stay Fit and Healthy

If this sounds like yours, the good news is that LifeDoc™ can help you make these dreams come true, here’s how:

  1. Lose Weight

Losing excess weight is always a worthy health goal. Body Mass Index (BMI) is the indicator used to classify whether an adult is underweight, a healthy weight, overweight, obese or clinically obese. So, clearly, we’d all like to fall in the healthy weight range, 18.5-24.9 and not 25-29.9 (overweight) or 30 and over (obese). But the reality in South Africa is that more than 29% of men and 56% of women are overweight/obese.

With LifeDoc™, you simply input your height and weight and it automatically calculates your BMI. If you do this each month, then you’ll start managing your weight better as you’ll be able to follow your results over time in clearly illustrated graphs.

  1. Get Organised

Having all your health-related information and documentation at hand when needed means that you can respond to any situation without hassle. And this does not only relate to emergencies, but also to insurance or school forms that need to be filled out, or information a new doctor will need. Imagine having a personal health record for your whole family for life, neatly organised per family member and conveniently managed from one place. LifeDoc™ not only takes away the need to remember everyone’s details e.g. immunisation, surgeries, etc., but you can use it to set reminders when you need to do script renewals, set doctor appointments, etc.    

  1. Spend Less, Save More

LifeDoc™ can save you money on healthcare costs in many ways. Record and share lab results to minimise the need for unnecessary repeat tests at different providers. Using a One-Time PIN your doctor can use your historical health information to make better diagnoses and even detect early signs of a health concern. Prevention is better than cure, and cheaper, and LifeDoc’s features can be used by you and your doctor to manage your health more pro-actively, minimising future healthcare costs. At the same time, LifeDoc™ doesn’t break the bank at only R35 p/month for a main member and R10 p/month for a family member. If you’d like to use the basic functionality only, it’s free!

  1. Enjoy Life to the Fullest

When you are healthy, you have the energy, motivation and mobility to live life to the fullest. Track your health to make sure you maintain or regain health. A healthy body and mind will give you the options of doing that which will give you pleasure and expand your horizons. Attaching rewards to your resolutions may be just the way to see them through!

  1. Stay Fit and Healthy

Your health record allows you to personalise and create folders and customise templates, add notes and track specific health indicators such as weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, bone density and many more. By tracking your health, you and your doctor are better informed, can make better decisions and take appropriate action when needed. It’s also motivating to track health indicators over time, view your progress and improve on it.

The same survey reveals that people in their twenties are the achievers when it comes to having success in realising their New Year’s Resolutions with an exceptionally high 39% success rate. This clearly shows it can be done and you can do better than last year! Here’s to a healthier and happier 2016 to all, may you reach your dreams and goals!

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