You can learn how to better manage high blood pressure and high cholesterol to achieve optimal heart health. You should have results from a recent biometric screening prior to starting this plan that show fasting lipid panels and fasting blood glucose with Hemoglobin A1C for those with diabetes/prediabetes.
If you are struggling with glucose tolerance or insulin resistance without high blood pressure or high cholesterol, check out the Manage Diabetes or Manage Prediabetes Health Action Plans.
How the Plan Works
This plan includes a 90-day focus on incorporating fitness and nutrition into your daily routine to get you on your way to feeling your best. This team approach is based on the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.
Employee spouses are not eligible to participate in this Health Action Plan. But, those enrolled in Sandia medical coverage can complete certain activities for up to $100 each year. Go to Join a Health Action Plan to learn more.
Your first step is to attend an appointment with a fitness professional to establish baseline fitness and risk scores and set goals.
Visit with a registered dietitian for nutrition planning and to review your biometric screening results.
Perform/attend activities, classes, or events offered under Resources and Supporting Activities.
After 90 days from your initial appointment, follow up with your fitness professional for a post-fitness assessment.
Fitness classes – Our staff of certified exercise professionals offer a variety of onsite group fitness classes. To participate, you must complete the PAR-Q form.
Fitness facilities – Fitness facilities are open to the entire workforce and offer a variety of cardio and resistance training equipment, perfect for morning, lunchtime, or after-work exercise sessions. To use the facilities, you must complete the PAR-Q form, and in New Mexico, you must also schedule a gym orientation. Call 505-284-4700 to schedule your orientation.
Kirtland Air Force Base fitness facilities
Energy Hubs – Our Energy Hub locations are spaces for mindfulness, meditation, stretching, and movement that can help you recharge, restore, and renew your mind and body for increased productivity, health, and safety.