As the holidays approach, you may be craving your auntie’s classic sweet potato pie or your grandpa’s famous macaroni and cheese, and you can do so guilt free with Omada. Maintaining a commitment to eating and staying healthy during the holidays can be a challenge. King County offers programs to help you enjoy the festivities while staying in charge of your health.
Omada is a virtual care program to help you build healthy routines that fit with your lifestyle. With Omada, you receive a dedicated, real-person health coach, personalized support, and advice tailored to you—all at no cost! Omada also makes it easy to track weight and reach health goals with the help of a smart scale that members get to keep.
Here are a few simple tips to stay healthy during the holiday season.
Before attending holiday parties or gatherings, have a healthy snack. While at the event, choose smaller portions and prioritize healthy options like vegetables and whole grains.
Staying hydrated is equally important so be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Be sure to continue to exercise during the holiday season. Engage in physical activities you enjoy and consider including your family or friends that may be visiting from out-of-town.
It is okay to treat yourself occasionally. It is the holidays after all. The key is doing so in moderation. Have some of the sweet potato pie and macaroni and cheese along with your favorite healthy choices.
With Omada, you can enjoy the foods you love while staying in charge of your health. King County employees and their family members can receive the Omada diabetes prevention program at no cost. Visit omadahealth.com/kingcounty to get started.
Program eligibility: The Omada Diabetes Prevention Program is open to King County employees and family who are enrolled in a King County health plan (Kaiser Permanente or Regence plans), are age 18 or older, and at risk for developing diabetes.
Employees and family members who have type 2 diabetes and are enrolled in Regence health plans also may receive the Omada Diabetes Management Program.