The path to good health starts with better daily habits. Part of our MENTOR program is to increase awareness of the multiple domains of wellness, so we created the acronym ‘MY SCORECARD.’
Every day is made up of 24 hours and 1440 minutes, and the ‘scorecard’ concept helps participants remember that every minute of their day counts. By using MY SCORECARD in the MENTOR program, we take a holistic approach to helping participants learn to optimize their health across a 24-hour period. MY SCORECARD encourages participants to map out their health behaviors across the day, offering a much broader perspective on how everything fits together — and why every wellness domain must be considered.
Using the scorecard daily helps participants think about winning and losing efforts to engage in good health behaviors. Eat an apple and register a win; drink a sweetened beverage and record a loss.
Assigning a hypothetical score to each behavior will help participants understand that health is a game of ‘wins’ and ‘losses’ that we all experience. It can change day-by-day and even minute-by-minute. Isolating healthy behaviors from unhealthy ones allows participants to set up short-term goals on where they need to focus to round out a day that has more wins than losses.
MY SCORECARD helps make small, incremental changes across the three dimensions of health — and across the entire day.
The road to success in the MENTOR program starts with a simple and effective way to monitor behaviors throughout the day using the 11 wellness domains (shown in the MY SCORECARD image to the right).
We live such complex lives that if we don’t monitor our health more carefully and regularly, life situations can creep up on us. Before we know it, we are more stressed, sleep less, eat unhealthy foods and get no exercise. The many things thrown at us each day can often distract our interest, awareness, or ability to stay healthy or become healthy.
The goal of the MENTOR program is to help participants live life fully and with active lifestyles. What makes the program unique is how it is customizable or adaptable based on what participants need to be successful. Our expert program coordinators help resolve any barriers that participants are experiencing in self-managing their health. And so, MENTOR (and MY SCORECARD) entails several things:
- It’s a useful way for participants to identify and respond to certain areas of health that they may not have considered.
- It teaches participants to address their health across a 24-hour day.
- It provides participants with the understanding that they can change how they feel by changing what they do.
- It’s an acknowledgment that setbacks will happen – expect them – but it’s important to move on and not give up. Each day is its own individual scorecard.
There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all set of solutions. MY SCORECARD gives participants a variety of helpful, holistic options for improving overall health and wellness.
To learn more about the MENTOR program or join today, visit our MENTOR page here.