WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — We all want to live a long, healthy life. Being well informed is the key to getting on a healthier track and staying there. The Cigna Health Improvement Tour is on a cross-country mission to save lives with free health screenings and coaching. October 11th and 12th Cigna will be at the Army Ten-Miler in DC Armory. Here's how you can benefit from the screenings.

Find out your four health numbers. The most important numbers relating to your health are your blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and body mass index. Knowing these numbers can help you take control of your health both physically and emotionally. 

Focus on your emotional health. Cigna takes a holistic approach when it comes to medicine. Emotional health is just as important as your physical well-being. At the screenings you can decompress in a meditation room. There you can enjoy aromatherapy and let any stress wash away. You can also take a questionnaire about loneliness; which greatly affects emotional health.

Talk to a health coach. At these screenings, you won't just be provided your four numbers and sent on your way. Coaches will explain what the numbers mean and offer next steps to manage your health. Preventative care is especially important in DC where many people live with chronic illnesses unknowingly.

These screenings are available for everyone, but make sure you're seeing your primary care physician for annual visits. Get immunizations updated and your four health numbers checked regularly. Talk to your doctor about how you're feeling physically and emotionally. People often get anxious about doctors' appointments, but knowing your results will make you feel empowered and set you on the right path. 

This article is sponsored by Cigna Check out the Health Improvement Tour October 11th & 12th at DC Armory.

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