Your Health Your Way
PC Employee Wellness is a program designed to support a healthy lifestyle and includes an annual health screening and additional health promotions and resources. Beginning in January 2019, the PC Employee Wellness Program partnered with TotalWellness (Beata) to support each employee’s goals for health and wellness. This partnership will continue in 2022.
Benefits of participation include:
- Increasing your health awareness
- Improving your overall physical and mental health
- Earning prizes
I started following the Betr Health program through My Health Novel in August 2020. This program is designed for people who want to make a lifestyle change, not start a new diet. It’s for people who want to eat cleaner and be “better not perfect.” The Betr Health Program resources are phenomenal: 30 days of coaching by phone and text, access to the Betr Health app with recipes and articles on nutrition, a free FitBit, and a free digital scale. In the past half-year, I’ve lost 45 pounds, and my overall health has improved immensely. I recommend the Betr Health program if you need a “health reboot”.
– Dr. Sharon Knight, Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Foreign Languages, College of Arts and Sciences, Presbyterian College. January 11, 2022.
“I have been doing the BCBS My Health Novel since last May and it is an important part of my day. It only takes a couple of minutes to read in the morning, and it keeps me thinking about ways to improve and maintain my health. Between May and August, I walked three and a half miles a day, I lost 40 pounds, and I feel better than I have in years. The nice thing about it is that you eat as much as you want and aren’t hungry, and by avoiding processed foods it is easier to lose weight.”
– Dr. Mark Cox, Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Foreign Languages, College of Arts and Sciences, Presbyterian College. January 10, 2022.
“I have been very happy with the health program offered by BCBS at PC. To be honest, I signed up for the My Health Novel to get a free Fitbit, but I ended up getting so much more! I was matched to 3 health programs and my personal choice was the YES program with my very own health coach. The YES app made it very easy to track my weight and I was hooked by the time my Fitbit arrived. I get to pick what I want to do and it is very easy as the Fitbit communicates with my YES app. I started in February 2021 and I have lost 25 pounds. After 2 months of being on the program my bloodwork improved and my overall cholesterol was down. Even when I don’t eat 100% healthy, the YES coaches still find something good to say about my meals. Of course, they will offer suggestions, but they are not judgmental. I am enjoying becoming healthier and I highly recommend these free programs.”
– Karen Mattison, Associate Professor of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Economics and Business Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, Presbyterian College. January 19, 2022.
Request a Blood Pressure Monitor
PC employees may request to check out a blood pressure monitor from the Wellness Center for up to 2 weeks at a time. In addition to the monitor, employees will receive education on correctly monitoring the blood pressure, understanding blood pressure targets, making lifestyle changes to improve blood pressure, and logging blood pressure measurements.
Request a Wellness Center Appointment
PC employees may request a Wellness Center appointment for help monitoring or to receive education related to prediabetes, diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, and nutrition.
My Health Novel
My Health Novel, a program offered by BCBS, is an employee benefit for PC employees at no additional cost. This program is designed to match you with helpful resources and tools based on your specific health needs. Whether you’re interested in starting new healthy habits or maintaining your weight, My Health Novel gives you access to the best physical activity and weight management tools, programs, and apps available. When you qualify and sign up, you’ll get access to health coaching, nutrition guidance, digital tools, group support and more to keep you on track.