Next Exit: A Healthy Life

 

Rana Waxman yoga

Wellness at Work

I have always chosen to stay healthy.  Yoga has played a huge role for me in this process. More than an exercise routine for the body, Yoga is alternative medicine, and in my mind, its value as a system of preventative health care is beyond belief.

Often, our busy lives lead to feelings of stress and burnout.  Perhaps one of the best ways Yoga, used therapeutically, can benefit this state is in teaching us to relax during challenges.  Side benefits also include improving our energy, our breathing capacity, our immune system, our ability to focus, sleep, think clearly.  Better posture means better joint stability and function, flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular conditioning.  Not only that, but a meditative mind is able to be happier and feel empowered, connected, and enriched.  It is, above all else, a practical methodology for living life well.

This being said, there are other things we need to do to maintain our health.  I advocate regular visits to your health and dental professionals.  I have lived most of my life in Canada, where there is Medicare, and many things are covered.  However, I also had private health care coverage which was one of the benefits of working for a  family owned company at one point.

Now I am looking into establishing residency in the United States, and am trying to familiarize myself with health care in a new system.  I know that when I am ready, I am going to have to investigate private health care, and navigate the best plan for myself.  It looks like a lot to research, so I am breaking it down, and sharing a few simple tips.

  1. Research in your area to see which companies offer what.
  2. Ask yourself what your priorities are.
  3. Find out what the range of products and coverage is.
  4. Check out the websites and use their contact form to ask questions; you can then get a glimpse into how they process clients.

For example, if we choose a company for fun such as Aviva , we can see what area this company covers,  what their products are and how this fits in with our vision of what we are looking for.  We can also use their contact form, ask questions, get a quote.  From there, maybe there is another company to compare it with, we can make a spread sheet to compare, take ten breaths to focus and we are good to go.

A YOGA MIND plus good health care coverage seems smart and prepared; you want healthy practices and support for these practices in order to feel like you are doing your best

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Rana Waxman is a registered yoga therapist ERYT-500, with 20 years of teaching experience. Rana is a freelance writer and social media expert in addition to leading yoga workshops internationally and teaching alignment focused private and group Yoga Lessons in Hoboken and Jersey City NJ.


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Rana Waxman

About Rana Waxman

Rana Waxman is a registered yoga therapist ERYT-500, with 20 years of teaching experience. Rana is a freelance writer and social media expert in addition to leading yoga workshops internationally and teaching alignment focused private and group Yoga Lessons in Hoboken and Jersey City NJ.