We help people improve their health numbers so they can be healthier and experience more energy
Health numbers can be confusing and scary, but they don't need to be. Knowledge by itself doesn’t lead to behavior change – otherwise we would all be healthy! While most healthcare providers and wellness programs focus on physical wellbeing, all areas of life need to be positively impacted for us to improve our health numbers, be healthier and experience more energy. As adult learners, we need opportunities to experience health. With the right partner, you can have all 3. We are 2 A Healthier You.
Healthier numbers are the key 2 A Healthier You
We create individualized experiences
We specialize in working with people who have out-of-normal range health numbers such as blood pressure, weight (BMI), cholesterol and glucose (hemoglobin A1C) to help improve numbers through individualized counseling that combine nutrition counseling, health education and adult learning experiences with ongoing support, accountability, tracking/monitoring and relevant resources. In addition to helping with nutrition, we have the training and certifications needed to add appropriate exercise recommendations to help you achieve healthier numbers.
We build health literacy and numeracy skills
While healthier numbers are the key 2 A Healthier You, many people lack 2 key skills needed to achieve healthier numbers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nine out of 10 adults struggle to understand and use health information when it is unfamiliar, complex or jargon-filled. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions. Health numeracy is the ability to use numeric information (numbers and statistics) in the context of health to maintain their health, make informed medical decisions and improve their control of chronic disease (such as diabetes or heart disease). Building health numeracy takes more than just information from a "Know Your Numbers" campaign or a once-a-year biometric screening event. Our approach focuses on building health numeracy skills, such as the ability to interpret labels, understand risk and apply numeric health information to make decisions and create healthier habits.
According to the CDC, health literacy and numeracy can be improved if we practice clear communication strategies and techniques. Clear communication means using familiar concepts, words, numbers and images presented in ways that make sense to the people who need the information. At 2 A Healthier You, we use these tools to build health literacy and numeracy skills
We make health numbers less intimidating
If you don’t know what your health numbers mean, it’s hard for you to really understand how to improve them. We take the time in our initial session to help you get a better understanding of how your health numbers are impacting your health, in plain language, using real-world examples, so the numbers aren’t so daunting. We like to use imagery and concepts familiar to you, such as lines at amusement parks and water hoses.
We build your confidence in making health decisions
We know adults learn by doing. We specialize in learning experiences that allow you to apply nutrition and lifestyle behavior education to real world situations, such as a trip to the grocery store or a taste testing event. And, we give you opportunities to practice making healthier choices. This can build your confidence in making healthier choices, over time, which can help you achieve healthier numbers.
We don't just focus on weight
Many people are working to lose weight, maintain the weight they've lost, or put on weight. But, many other health numbers can move in a positive direction when we have a weight goal - and these successes often get overlooked. We celebrate each and every improvement in all health numbers. By embracing these victories, we won't get blindsided by our weight and establish a healthier perspective on our overall wellbeing.
Here's 2 A Healthier You