We all know that eating right, being more active, not smoking, and not stressing too much are key to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Understanding that seems simple enough, but actually kicking our unhealthy habits can be a struggle.
Thankfully, UPMC gets it. And true to form, they’ve got your back. That’s why they recently launched Odyssey by UPMC, a lifestyle and wellness app that gives UPMC Health Plan members the tools to establish healthier habits and make meaningful, long-term lifestyle changes.
Even if you’ve already decided to go all in on your health, knowing where to start can be the most difficult part — and that’s where the Odyssey by UPMC app comes in.
Whether you’re trying to manage your weight, reduce your stress, eat better, be more active, or quit tobacco, Odyssey by UPMC is here to give you a leg up. You’ll learn how to set small, actionable goals and implement strategies designed to set you up for long-term success. Even better, you’ll have a virtual, interactive health coach to hold you accountable, motivate you, and provide encouragement at every step of your journey.
Sure, that all sounds great, but what can you actually expect?
Well, being the health-focused folks that we are here at Fitt, we’ve done our homework and downloaded Odyssey by UPMC to give you a first-hand look at why this app is about to be your go-to resource for living well. And hey, we even learned a few things ourselves.
What makes the app so cool is that it breaks down complicated information into bite-sized, easy-to-understand topics. Still confused as to what all those numbers on a nutrition label really mean? They’ve got you. Unsure how much you should be exercising every day? No worries. With Odyssey by UPMC, they’ll help you build a solid, knowledge-based foundation and answer any questions you have or that might come up along the way.
Now, here’s the really awesome part: your virtual health coach. You’ll receive encouragement and personalized tips from the virtual health coach you choose and receive regular check-ins to assess your progress. And, as you progress, you’ll get to engage with fun, interactive tools (like cracking a fortune cookie and popping bubble wrap), making learning the basics of healthy living something you’ll actually look forward to doing.
Sound like your kind of app? We thought so. When you’re ready to get started, download the app from iTunes or Google Play. Thanks to Odyssey by UPMC, a healthier life is at your fingertips.