Health & Wellness

On March 8th, 2022 with 94% approval the shareholders approved the creation of a Health & Wellness Working Group. This is that group.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Discussion in Slack on #proj-health

๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ Voting will happen in the Health + Wellness voting system.

Decisions to Make:

  • Who is my Emergency Contact?

Decisions Made:

Health + Wellness Information:

  • TrendWeight
  • 23andMe (is there any easy way to share this?)
  • Strava
  • Fitbod Export .csv file (July 2018 to March 2022)
  • One Medical subscription (via Health Insurance)
  • Apple Health Data (can I share this?)

December 9th, 2022 Health Report (draft)

๐Ÿ“Š Tracking Weight, Sleep, Gym (time), Swim, Biking, Hikes, Meditation, and Tennis in an Airtable. All of this information is tracked via apps on my Apple Watch or phone and I have to manually move it to the Airtable, but then it’s an easier to see all the data. (not yet viewable by others, coming soon!)

So, what do I see?

  1. Increase in swimming and weights means less cycling.
  2. 4 and a half hours of weights is a lot and makes me tired.
  3. Weight is pretty consistent, which means diet is preventing weight loss?
  4. Sleep is steady, but I catch up on the weekends.
  5. Meditation is low (not built into any other habits).

I’m a little too obsessed with weight, so I did a DEXA scan.

April 17th, 2022 Weekly Health Report (Incomplete)

๐Ÿง  Mental Health: TK

๐Ÿ“ Narrative: Went to the doctor on Monday.

April 10th, 2022 Weekly Health Report

โš–๏ธ Weight: 176.2 lbs (-0.1) (over goal by 6.2)

๐Ÿ’ช Exercise
* ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ 52.07 miles (22.93 short of goal)
* ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ 6.83 miles (0.17 short of goal)
* ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ 2 weight (1 short of goal)
* ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ 500 yds (1000 short of goal)

๐Ÿ›Œ Sleep
* โœ… 8 Hour Goal Met: 2 Nights
* ๐Ÿ˜ด Min Sleep: 6:27 hr
* ๐Ÿ’ค Sleep Debt: 4.2% (was 7.3%)

๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ Meditation/Mindfulness: 0 minutes

โฒ๏ธ Time Tracking
* ๐Ÿ’ผ Work: 49h 31m
* โ™Ÿ๏ธ KmikeyM: 6h 42m
* ๐Ÿฅš EGG: 1h 35m

๐Ÿง  Mental Health: Way better week with just under 50 hours spent working. Managed to exercise almost every day and go to the dentist.

๐Ÿ“ Narrative: My teeth are in good shape. Had to get my face numbed to get some Arestin injected to fight some gum disease. I also asked my parents about “family history” stuff in preparation for doctor visit tomorrow.

April 3rd, 2022 Weekly Health Report

โš–๏ธ Weight: 176.3 lbs (over goal by 6.3)

๐Ÿ’ช Exercise
* ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ 46.58 miles (28.42 short of goal)
* ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ 2.44 miles (4.56 short of goal)
* ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ 0 weight (3 gym visits goal)
* ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ 0 yds (1500 yds goal)

๐Ÿ›Œ Sleep
* โœ… 8 Hour Goal Met: 2 Nights
* ๐Ÿ˜ด Min Sleep: 7 hr
* ๐Ÿ’ค Sleep Debt: 7.3%

๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ Meditation/Mindfulness: 0 minutes

โฒ๏ธ Time Tracking
* ๐Ÿ’ผ Work: 61h 18m
* โ™Ÿ๏ธ KmikeyM: 6h 11m
* ๐Ÿฅš EGG: 0h 0 m

๐Ÿง  Mental Health: I realized this week that I’m frustrated and a little depressed. I feel like all I did was work this week and I found myself very frustrated by some aspects of my job. Not just frustrated, but angry at times. I was able to talk to some friends about this and get some perspective over the weekend, but I do have a lot my self esteem wrapped up in my job.

Having been deep in “startup life” before, I know there will be crunch times, but working 60+ hours a week limits my ability to exercise, socialize, read and just generally be a good and happy person. I do not buy in to the “grind” culture that is sold as a path to success in work. Working over 40 hours is a sign that something is wrong.

๐Ÿ“ Narrative

I collected all my health care information together. We use Justworks as a benefits service provider.

๐Ÿจ My medical plan is Aetna B3, which is the Open Accessยฎ Elect Choiceยฎ EPO. I have a $1000 deductible and a $20-$50 copay. My monthly cost is $281.13.

๐ŸฆทMy dental plan is Aetna Dental DMO.
* based on proxmity to my home and the five reviews on the Aetna site I chose Diana Folmsbee, DMD as my Primary Care Dentist.
* I will call on Monday and make an appt.

๐Ÿ‘“ My vision plan is Metlife Vision. I pay $7.99 pre-tax.
* going to call Dr. Ana Vargas on Tuesday to make an appointment

๐Ÿ’ณ I also signed up for a Healthcare FSA with Optum Financial which I put $42.50 into each month.

โœจ Bonus perks include:

  • A free HealthAdvocate membership
  • A free One Medical membership
    • I signed up for an Annual Live Well Visit on Wednesday w/ Ann Martella-Janes, PA-C based on availability and location
  • A free Teledoc membership
  • A free 1 year membership to Talkspace, an online mental health therapy company (1 live video visit/mo + unlimited messagging)