After the year we’ve all had, it’s safe to say looking after yourself both physically and mentally has never been more important. Tools Down caught up with former Hawthorn captain and AIA Vitality Ambassador Shane Crawford to talk about how he’s made a series of small steps to improve his health with a bit of motivation from AIA Vitality.
Crawford says there are some quick things you can do to keep yourself in top health, both physically and mentally:
- make time for those connections with friends and loved ones, even if it’s just once a month.
- stay active – physical exercise is great for the mind as well, helping you feel more focused and getting those endorphins going.
- you don’t need to hurt after you train — some lighter ‘feel-good sessions’ will have you feel accomplished without the pain.
- external motivation can help, like AIA Vitality’s personalised, science backed health and wellbeing program.
What is AIA Vitality?
AIA Vitality is AIA’s way of supporting its customers to live a healthier lifestyle.
It’s a structured program with genuine incentives that starts by helping you understand where you’re at in terms of your health, through online assessments and free annual checkups.
It then goes on to support your journey to improving your health with discounted gym memberships and nutrition consultations — and the opportunity to earn an Apple Watch just through getting active.
And once you achieve your health goals, you’re rewarded for your healthy choices with gift cards, discounted movie vouchers and cash back on eligible flights. As Crawford says, it’s nice “to be rewarded just for looking after yourself.”
To learn more about AIA Vitality, visit their website here.
Finally, for more tips about tradie mental health, check out our previous 5 tips for managing your mental health.