Alberta Blue Cross®’s online wellness program—Balance®, is a great resource to help you on your journey towards improving and maintaining your health and overall wellness.
Balance® gets you started by taking small steps towards lasting change. For example, if you want to improve your diet, Balance® can help you transition from unhealthy to healthy choices. Or if you find it difficult to keep track of your medications, Balance® can gently nudge you with a friendly email reminder.
Here are four great reasons to check out Balance® today:
- Learn and earn Every time you turn on the news, there are bound to be a few stories about the latest health research—whether about prescription drugs, health conditions or tips on leading a healthier lifestyle. The Learn and earn modules in Balance® deliver practical information about many health conditions and lifestyle choices. Each module is broken down into different sections including
• description of the condition,
• medication and more.
Balance® is also a great resource if you have friends or family with a health condition and you want to learn more about it. To enhance your learning, each page has a short quiz to reiterate key points. As a bonus for completing the quizzes, you earn Balance® points redeemable toward entries for the chance to win great prizes.
- Stay on top of your medications The more medications you take, the harder it is to keep track of them. Or maybe your doctor prescribed you a new drug and you need a helpful reminder to take it. The Balance® medication reminders send you friendly emails, as often as you’d like, reminding you to take your prescriptions. To earn Balance® points, just acknowledge when you’ve taken your medications.
- Sync your Fitbit Sync your Fitbit wearable fitness device and each day when your Fitbit records your 10,000th step, you earn 100 points in Balance®. Syncing is automatic—you don’t need to sign in until you’re ready to spend your points. To get started, sign in to Balance® and link your Fitbit device.
- Earn prizes Once you’ve earned all of those points, spend them in the My Rewards store for a chance to win. The store contains everything from $10 gift cards and fitness equipment to $250 gift cards to resort hotels in the mountains. You choose! When you find a prize that you would like to win, type in how many entries you want and you will automatically be entered into the draw.