January 07, 2009
Healthy Economics, ME News, Vol. 2, Issue 1
Well, I did it. I jumped on the health-wagon full speed ahead. It's not easy, and not always enjoyable.
Take January 29th for example. That's the day I am scheduled for both a mammogram and a dentist appointment. Why both on that same day? Economics. Keeping appointments usually requires me to drive myself from Adrian to Ann Arbor, instead of taking the MichiVan. That means having to buy gasoline. It also means time away from work, which translates into having to use vacation time. And then, there's the fun-factor. Might as well cram as much "pleasure" into one day as possible, right?
In the meantime, while I'm waiting for my super-fun-day, I re-created and revised my 2008 life-style tracking spreadsheet. (Also attached.) I recommitted to working out 35 minutes a day, 6 times a week. I redesigned my www.sparkpeople.com
I also signed up for my MHealthy Assessment on February 25th. University of Michigan will add $100.00 to my paycheck for having a healthy check-up. Economics, again. I could drive myself into work, drive to the MD, wait forever which means taking vacation time, and pay a $15.00 co-pay fee, OR I could take the van into work, run across the street to the Briarwood Mall complex during lunch, and get paid $100.00. If you're a UM employee, you should sign up, too. www.MHealthy.umich.edu
Posted by jaselin at January 7, 2009 07:21 AM