Whole Person Health

The idea behind “Whole Person Health” is that the brain and the body are connected and that physical and mental health are deeply intertwined. Dr. Robert Kantor from UnitedHealthcare shares tips on taking care of our whole person health by honoring our unique needs and goals.

Factors that can affect whole person health:

  • Genetics
  • Eating habits and physical fitness
  • Mental health and substance use
  • Past traumatic experiences
  • Work and home life environments
  • Socio-economic considerations

Action steps for whole person health:

  • Evaluate your overall well being
  • Make mental health discussions part of physical exams
  • Search for like-minded providers to support you
  • Take time to consider your options during open enrollment season for benefits