Nobody gets excited when you talk about aging but fall is a great time to explore innovative, inspirational, and practical ways to stay healthy and active.
Today, there are over 76 million baby boomers over 50 in the US and the first of the 82.1 million generation x-ers will reach that milestone in 2015. As Gen X-ers share the stage with boomers, they find they have many of the same interests and goals.
The truth is it’s never too late to set some healthy goals. So grab some of that ‘back-to-school’ energy and build a plan to get your health groove on!
Schedule a check-up and create your health plan today!
Do it for you and for those who count on you!
From routine check ups to managing diabetes, cardiac health, depression or serious conditions like cancer, the team at WhidbeyHealth is focused on your unique needs. Explore the wealth of information, services and resources available to help you stay active and enjoy the things you love most.
Evaluation and treatment of general medical problems, injuries, and both minor and acute illnesses for men start with their primary care team. That includes physicals and immunizations.Learn More
Making smart dietary decisions is one great way to stay healthy. Our registered Dietitians/Nutritionists work with patients to use food and nutrition as a way of managing their health.Learn More
Our comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of individuals living with diabetes has been accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.Learn More
A critical part of our cardiac, trauma and respiratory emergency response teams, our respiratory therapist also provide one-on-one care, support and resources to support patients with chronic respiratory challenges.Learn More
If you or a loved one are experiencing insomnia, snoring, excessive sleepiness, restless legs, sleep apnea or other challenges getting a good night’s sleep, our sleep specialists can help.Learn More
Our expert team of wound care specialists take a compassionate and customized approach to treating acute injury, surgical, and diabetic wounds, and pressure sores as well as wounds that will not heal.Learn More
Our nationally accredited Cancer team provides compassionate, coordinated care to individuals who face a cancer diagnosis. Our infusion services are available for patients regardless of your cancer teams location.Learn More
Our comprehensive rehab services can help speed your return to health include cardiac, neurological, orthopedic, falls, back injuries and more, all close to home.Learn More
Both essential and elective surgical services including pre- and post-surgical consultation and total joint replacement are available right here on Whidbey.Learn More
Our competent team of certified phlebotomist, lab techs and technologists provide comprehensive laboratory services 24/7 for emergency room, our primary and specialized clinics and hospitalized patients. Lab services are also available at our Walk-in Clinics, no appointment needed.Learn More
Our diagnostic teams are on call 24/7 for patients who are hospitalized or being treated in the Emergency Department, however anyone can take advantage of our diagnostic services, even if your physician is off island.Learn More
Progressive diagnostic imaging techniques are helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases including cancers, joint problems, heart disease, thyroid and neurological disorders.Learn More
Our local primary care clinics, located in Oak Harbor, Freeland and Clinton, provide exceptional family-centered healthcare for you and your family, close to home.Learn More
When life's minor illness and injuries require medical attention, our Walk-In clinic providers and staff are available 7 days a week, without an appointment.Learn More
Our partnership with Life Flight extends our island wide emergency response services, transporting critically ill or injured patients to higher-lever specialized care facilities when needed.Learn More
Like a high-performance car, maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle requires ongoing tune-ups and maintenance.
Maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle requires some effort, but the payoff is worth it!
You've got a lifetime of experience. You know what works for you. Now is a great time to get started!
Healthy Aging magazine has a few tips for reinventing yourself this September:
• Be realistic – shed the superhero urge.
• Take one thing at a time.
• Move more, sit less.
• Get in some aerobics, strengthen your muscles.
• Dream and then get to it!
Check out their full list here.
We have been living under the uncertain cloud and threat of COVID-19 for months and staying home more made it easier to throw your structured diet plans out the window.
Stockpiling pre-made and processed foods may be
tempting, but might not serve you as well as fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats. Tap into local delivery services, curbside pick-up and reach out to our Nutrition team for help in eating right to stay well.
WATCH YOUR WEIGHT Losing excess pounds — and keeping them off — can be a challenge, but it can lower your risk of heart disease as well as various types of cancer.
GET FIT. STAY FIT
Staying home more doesn’t have to include adding extra pounds. Make it a goal to exercise at least 45 minutes a day. Walk, run, cycle – get outdoors, or tap into online fitness programs to motivate and inspire.
During these often-stressful times, it is both important and sometimes hard to keep our spirits up. Of course, it is easy to say, “think positively,” but it’s not always easy to do. Many find physical activities, yoga, or meditation helpful.
Building a support system made up of family, teachers, faith leaders or healthcare providers can be invaluable. One resource is MentalHealth.gov which provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health information.
DRIVE SAFELY Motor vehicle accidents are another common cause of death among men. To stay safe on the road, wear your seat belt and follow the speed limit. Never drive under the influence of alcohol or any other substances, and don't drive distracted or while sleepy.
Learn how to make ZOOM calls and connect friends, family, and neighbors so you don’t feel isolated. Stage a virtual cocktail party with old friends. Set up an online book club. Join a non-profit and help make a difference for others.
ASK FOR HELP If you or someone you love is dealing with anxiety, stress, isolation, or depression, you’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 20% of Americans have behavioral health concerns yet only half of them seek treatment.
Depression is a huge risk factor in suicide. If you have signs/symptoms of depression — such as feeling sad or worthless and have lost interest in normal activities — talk to your doctor - help is available.
If you're contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255), call 911 or your local emergency number, or go to the nearest emergency room.
Understanding health risks is one thing. Taking action to reduce your risks is another. Start by making healthy lifestyle choices. The impact might be greater than you'll ever know.
GET IT CHECKED. Don't wait to visit the doctor until something is seriously wrong. Your doctor can be your best ally for maintaining health and preventing disease. Follow your doctor's treatment recommendations if you have health issues, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes.
SCHEDULE ROUTINE MAINTENANCE Ask your doctor about when to have preventive care such as cancer screenings, vaccinations, and other health evaluations.
Even if you’re feeling healthy, regular checkups and age-appropriate screenings CAN improve your health and reduce premature death and disability.
WhidbeyHealth accepts most health insurances.
Visit Financial Services for more information regarding our financial services, policies, help estimating the cost of your visit/procedure and financial assistance programs.
For more information contact the clinic nearest you
Cabot Primary Care: 360-675-6648 -existing patients
Freeland Primary Care 360-331-5060 - new & existing patients
To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling: 360.678.7607