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 Wellness and Prevention 

From prevention tips and stress reduction, to weight management and smoking programs, Optima Health is your one-stop wellness resource.

Our members enjoy free access to health-related DVDs, CDs, workbooks, phone counseling and more, all designed to get you going on the path to better health. Learn about some of the many extras we can offer you.

Start with Prevention

Optima Health members have access to preventive health programs and can:

  • Read about the risks of colorectal cancer, screening recommendations and symptoms.
  • Get tips for preventing back pain, a common health problem that affects 8 out of 10 people.
  • Learn about self-care and preventive measures for flus and colds.
  • View recommended screening and immunization guidelines for children and adults.
  • Get the facts on managing high blood pressure and other serious health issues.

Take Care of Your Heart

Optima Health members have access to the following heart-healthy resources.

Healthy Heart Yoga DVD: These free DVDs will help viewers strengthen their bodies, relax mentally and physically manage stress reactions.

African American Heart Health Information: Heart disease is a serious health problem for all Americans. Unfortunately most people are not aware that they are at risk for heart disease. Access information about heart disease and its risk factors.

Latino Heart Health Information: Heart disease is a serious health problem for all Americans. Unfortunately most people are not aware that they are at risk for heart disease. Access information about heart disease and its risk factors.

Guided Meditation CDs: The music and words invite you to a experience a 20-minute retreat from everyday stressors. Give yourself the gift of peace, calm and tranquility.

Eat Healthy and Manage Weight

Optima Health offers a full range of tools and resources for eating healthy and to managing weight.

Eating for Life: “Eating for Life” is a DVD and educational program for adults to learn about healthy eating and exercise.

Eat Smart, Stay Healthy: You are what you eat. You’ve probably heard that saying all of your life and in this case, your mom was probably right.

How to Lower Your Body Weight: Information and guidance to help our members lower their body weight.

Keeping Your Child at a Healthy Weight: Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents to help them achieve their personal best health. You will find valuable information on how children grow, healthy meals, and how to help your child maintain a healthy weight.

Calculate Your Body Mass Index: Use an interactive tool calculates your body mass index, which will help you to determine if you’re overweight.

Healthy Habits Healthy You: We help you take steps to prevent diabetes and heart disease by making healthy food choices, losing a small amount of weight and moving more every day. We also help you find ways to keep calm during your day to lower your stress.

Reduce Stress

We offer our members resources to help them reduce stress.

Healthy Heart Yoga DVDs: These free DVDs will help viewers strengthen their bodies, relax mentally and physically manage stress reactions.

Guided Meditation CDs: The music and words invite you to a experience a 20-minute retreat from everyday stressors. Give yourself the gift of peace, calm and tranquility.

WalkAbout with Healthy Edge: Sentara Health and Preventive Services is pleased to offer the WalkAbout with Healthy Edge program. This six-month walking program encourages participants to start moving to get healthy and stay healthy.

Quit Smoking

“Get Off Your Butt: Stay Smokeless For Life” is a free program designed for first-time quitters or those who have attempted to quit using tobacco products.

Optima Health provides a CD and workbook for individuals wanting a self-paced program in the comfort of their home.

Program participants learn about the nature of nicotine addiction and effective ways to control the dependency/addiction.

Participants receive ongoing support and encouragement, including phone consultations.

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