Experts say the most effective method to keep health care costs down is through preventative care that keeps you from getting sick in the first place and NY1 is launching a new beat called the Wellness Report that addresses those issues. NY1's Jill Urban filed the following report.
Wellness is described in the dictionary as "the state or condition of being in good physical and mental health." NY1 is launching a new segment to help New Yorkers find ways to live healthier lives.
"Prevention and wellness are extremely important because 1, that can help us live longer lives, more fulfilled lives, and people who are healthier are happier," says Dr. Jean Ford of the Brooklyn Hospital Center.
So to keep New Yorkers healthy and happy, NY1 will be offering two segments a week that will cover all the ways we can live better.
Unlike our health report, this segment will focus only on preventative information and will cover topics like screenings and exams, herbal and homeopathic alternatives, fitness, sleep and, of course, nutrition.
"What we put in our bodies absolutely affects the way we feel on a day-to-day basis, and it also affects our long-term health," says Rebecca Solomon of Mount Sinai Hospital. "There are plenty of studies that are validated that show that obesity is correlated to the development of heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes and a host of others."
NY1's goal for this segment is to show you how to make some small and simple lifestyle changes that can have a big impact, like swapping out certain foods for others, finding ways to exercise, adding vitamins or supplements, even taking care of mental health. Anything to help use feel better.
Staying on top of our health and well-being can also help cut our health care costs.
The wellness report will air Thursdays and Fridays and will re-run on weekends.
They will also be available on the NY1 website.