Optum Health, a part of United Healthcare, has released a book called 100 Smart Choices. It lays out tips, advice, and tools to help you take control of your health. Since 87.5% of health care costs are due to individual choices, this is a big deal.
We don’t need to create the most medicated generation, we need to find a way to eat better, exercise more, have less stress, and act preventatively.
“Individuals can feel healthier and happier, avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency room or a doctor’s office, and cut their health care expenses by tapping the information in this book,” said Dr. Michael Rosen, national medical director for OptumHealth Care Solutions and consultant on the book. “As we developed the book, we made sure that all of the content was consistent with evidence-based guidelines and assisted members in making informed health care decisions.”