With three young children and a busy job, Joanna G. was much less physically active than she had been in her younger years.
Between managing hectic mornings with her kids to spending much of the day sitting at a desk, Joanna wasn’t able to find the time to keep active and focus on eating healthy. It was affecting her self-esteem and, in Joanna’s words, made her feel “more weight conscious.”
Then she enrolled in Manulife Vitality. It’s changed the way she lives, and that’s benefiting her and her family.
“Now I’m more wellness-minded,” Joanna says. “I pay much more attention to living a healthy lifestyle. Now I really try to focus on making sure that I’m fuelling my body with healthy food and doing active things; I’m trying to get outside with my kids and move around. The Manulife Vitality Program is the best of both worlds. Nobody ever really wants life insurance, but this gives you the coverage you need and encourages you to live a healthy lifestyle and gives you lots of little perks for doing so!”
Vitality also helps Joanna keep engaged with her wellness journey, and she uses the program’s website to motivate herself by setting goals.
“Because of the Manulife Vitality Program, I’ve dropped three sizes in my jeans – pretty fantastic after having three children,” she says. “I want to be the best that I can be, whether it’s the food I eat, the amount of sleep I get, or the kind of exercise I’m doing, I just want to make sure I’m taking the best care of myself I can so I can be around for my family.”
Manulife Vitality rewards members for the little things they do to stay healthy. It offers a variety of ways for people to learn about and improve their health, from choosing simple activities like eating well and exercising to completing health assessments. The more engaged someone is and the healthier their choices, the more points they can earn towards rewards.