Passport to a Healthy Me! is a blog directed toward the employees of Alameda Health System, a non-profit, government supported chain of hospitals and ambulatory care facilities in Alameda County, CA.
The AHS Wellness program, which launched in early 2012, provides educational programming, fitness activities, and various other wellness offerings onsite at each facility, and this blog is one of our virtual offerings.
The information, commentary, and advice found on this site can be helpful for anyone interested in beginning, maintaining, or enhancing a healthy lifestyle, and we welcome community members, patients, family, and anyone interested to join our virtual community.
The Wellness Program is committed to creating and maintaining an online forum where people can learn, share, and even collaborate in an effort to grow a culture of awareness of the importance of maintaining and improving our health.
Our employee population is as diverse as the individuals we serve, but far too often, caretakers in general tend to care for others more than we care for ourselves. Passport to a Healthy Me! is part of a large-scale effort to encourage our healthcare workers to take their own health into their hands and value it as much as they value the health of their patients.
For the purposes of this site, wellness doesn’t just mean maintaining a healthy weight — it means more than that. Wellness means overall health — a well body, a well mind, and a well spirit. This means that enjoyment, fulfillment, and a sense of purpose and self-worth are just as important as a healthy cholesterol level or shrinking numbers on a scale.
We encourage you to join the RSS feed or check back with us weekly, so that you can be a part of this movement toward health and wellness.