My HealtheVet Update | August 14, 2019



Healthy Aging | Common Mistakes in My HealtheVet | Diabetic Feet | App for Fitness | Eating and Travel | SmokefreeVET | Travel Pay

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Stay Happy and Healthy

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Take these five steps

Happiness and health are more closely related than you might think. A healthy lifestyle can increase happiness, while a positive mindset can help you avoid unhealthy ways. You don't have to run marathons; there are steps you can take to age well. Here are five simple things you can do to feel better. Learn more.
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Avoid Common Mistakes: Medical Records

Depending on which My HealtheVet feature you choose, you could be shortchanging yourself without realizing it. Discover how to avoid common mistakes when using your VA Health Summary, VA Blue Button report, and Labs and Tests. Learn more.
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Diabetes: Keeping Feet Healthy

Managing your diabetes is a lot of work. From checking your blood sugar to watching your diet, it's easy to overlook something very important: your feet. Diabetes puts your feet at risk, which is why daily foot care is one of the best ways to prevent certain health issues. Learn more.
Veteran using MOVE! Coach app

Fitness Goals with Your Mobile Phone

Whether you're looking to lose weight or get fit, help from your smartphone can make all the difference. Your routine doesn't have to be complicated, just consistent. We know it can be hard to stay motivated. One key to giving your workout a kick-start is making a plan in the palm of your hand. Learn more.
Senior couple eating fast food

Healthy Eating While Traveling

Whether you're traveling for work, vacation, or out of the country, there are simple things you can do to eat healthy. Being away from home is a powerful temptation to overeat and throw caution to the wind. The good news is, whether you're traveling by car or plane, here are some tips to help you stay on track. Learn more.
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SmokefreeVET: Quit Smoking 

There's no one-size-fits-all way to quitting tobacco. But there is SmokefreeVET, which sends supportive text messages when you need them most and can provide quick tips. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your physical health, emotional well-being, and quality of life. Learn more.
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Travel Pay: Are you Eligible?

You may be eligible for travel costs related to VA health services. The Beneficiary Travel program helps eligible Veterans receive mileage reimbursement. In some cases, it can pay for the costs of your airfare, train tickets, or taxi. Learn more.

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and (PRESS 1). Learn more.
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