SMART Health Insights2022-02-04T14:28:32-04:00

SMART Health Insights – June 2022

The month of June brings the beginning of summer, the end of the school year and perhaps even the chance to think about a staycation or vacation. June is also Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the perfect time to discover how to maintain and improve the health of our remarkable brains.

June 9, 2022|

How to Keep Your Brain Fit

Your brain is truly the most amazing part of your body. It comes up with creative ways to express your thoughts and emotions, coordinates movements from chopping onions to running an obstacle course, stores your most precious childhood memories, and solves the Sunday crossword. But it’s easy to take those powers for granted.

June 9, 2022|

Nourish Your Brain

Your cognitive health is determined by how well your brain can perform mental processes. These include remembering things, learning things, and using language. A healthy brain is just as important as a healthy body. Many of the things you do to keep your body healthy can also keep your brain healthy. It is also important to stay socially and mentally active.

June 9, 2022|

Keep Your Brain Young With Music

If you want to firm up your body, head to the gym. If you want to exercise your brain, listen to music. There are few things that stimulate the brain the way music does. If you want to keep your brain engaged throughout the aging process, listening to or playing music is a great tool. It provides a total brain workout.

June 9, 2022|

It’s a No Brainer to Sign Up for

The member portal gives your brain a rest by making it easy to see your health benefits, claims and spending in one place. With just a click, you can track deductibles and spending, see what’s covered by your plan, view eligibility, search for an in-network provider, see the status of claims, print the Explanation of Benefits (EOBs) and your health ID card, download forms and member materials, and more.

June 9, 2022|

SMART Health Insights – May 2022

While we focus on our physical wellbeing, the food we eat, exercise, and getting regular check-ups, we often forget to take stock of our emotional and mental health needs. With one in five adults experiencing mental illness each year and one in six youth experiencing a mental health disorder each year, it is more important than ever to pay attention to this issue during Mental Health Awareness Month.

May 16, 2022|

Mental Health Myths: Stop the Stigma

Published by Mental health is widely misunderstood. There is a stigma that surrounds mental health issues. This stigma prevents people from getting the help they need. The only way to stop the stigma is to learn as much as you can about it. The best way to do that is to dispel some of the common myths about mental illness. Path to improved well being Here are some common myths about mental illness, and the facts that refute them. Myth: Mental health problems are not that common. Fact: Mental health problems are very common. About 1 of every [...]

May 7, 2022|

Good mental health at every age

Published by OASH stage of your life can create different challenges to good mental health. The events that worry you as a 20-year-old probably won't be the same as what causes you stress when you're 50. Eating right, staying physically active, getting enough sleep, and having healthy relationships will help support good physical and mental health throughout life. If you're worried about your mental health, talk to someone right away.What do I need to know about mental health in my teens and 20s?Researchers think that most mental health conditions begin early in life, usually by 25 years old.2 Mental health conditions are [...]

May 7, 2022|

How Gardening Affects Mental Health

Published by WebMD has been around for as long as humans have been growing food. Through the centuries, gardens have served not only as places to grow plants but as spaces for people to relax, to focus, and to connect with nature and each other. Today, gardening can provide many mental health benefits for your daily life. Benefits of Gardening for Mental Health ‌Gardening can improve many aspects of mental health, focus, and concentration. Improves mood. Gardening can make you feel more peaceful and content. Focusing your attention on the immediate tasks and details of gardening can reduce negative thoughts [...]

May 7, 2022|

Technology and the Future of Mental Health Treatment

Published by National Institute of Mental Health Technology has opened a new frontier in mental health support and data collection. Mobile devices like cell phones, smartphones, and tablets are giving the public, doctors, and researchers new ways to access help, monitor progress, and increase understanding of mental wellbeing. Mobile mental health support can be very simple but effective. For example, anyone with the ability to send a text message can contact a crisis center. New technology can also be packaged into an extremely sophisticated app for smartphones or tablets. Such apps might use the device’s built-in sensors to collect information [...]

May 7, 2022|

Feel Confident about your Health Plan

Marpai, your employer’s health plan services provider, recognizes that knowledge is a powerful way to help you feel positive. Understanding deductibles, out-of-pocket costs and when you’re covered can help you feel better about managing your healthcare and keep your pocketbook healthier too. 

May 7, 2022|

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