When you tie the knot, you vow to be there for your spouse for better or for worse, in sickness and in health. Fulfill your promise to each other by protecting and improving your physical, emotional, mental, and financial well-being. Taking proactive steps will do wonders for your personal growth, protect your future with your life partner, and pave the way for a worry-free life as you build a family together.
Read on to find out the five health and wellness goals that should be a priority for newly married couples.
- Getting health insurance. First things first—put your mind at ease by getting a health insurance plan like BPI AIA's Critical Care 100. It provides lifetime protection from up to 100 critical illnesses with flexible payment terms (10 or 20 years). You’ll rest easy knowing that you can avail of cash benefit for any of the covered critical illnesses and that your family will be protected with life insurance coverage in case the need comes up in the future.
Critical Care 100 also gives you the option to add riders like cancer booster, recovery benefit, and payor’s benefit for death and disability. Aside from protecting your future health, the plan also rewards your healthy choices through the AIA Vitality Program. As you live a healthier lifestyle, enjoy discounts from partner brands and an upfront 20% to 50% additional life insurance coverage.
- Working out. One great thing about having a spouse is that you can keep each other motivated when it comes to your physical fitness. Make the effort to find an activity that you both enjoy, like running, biking, or wall climbing, which can double as quality time with each other.
- Eating healthier. Instead of always eating out or having food delivered, take the time to prepare simple homemade meals that are better for your health and your wallet. It doesn’t have to be complicated—start with one or two dishes that you both like and build your confidence from there. If neither of you have any kitchen experience, take it as an opportunity to learn a new skill together and enjoy something that you both created.
- Managing stress. When it comes to your well-being, everything is connected from the food you eat to the physical activities you do to the way you manage stress. While stress can be a good motivator and even a lifesaver, too much of it may cause or contribute to serious health problems, according to health experts. It may also strain your relationship, so it’s best to find ways to manage your stress levels. Try relaxing activities like yoga and meditation, get enough rest and sleep, and protect your time and energy using time management techniques. Share your mental load with your spouse and be open to seeking help from a professional if you need to.
- Spending real quality time with your spouse. Aside from improving your physical and mental well-being, it’s important to strengthen your emotional health and your relationship with your partner. Set no-screen quality time with your spouse, so you can be truly present with each other. It doesn’t have to be grand dates—it can be as simple as blocking off a few hours during the weekend for each other. It can be as simple as spending an hour before bedtime talking about your day while you go through your nighttime routine. Simple yet concrete steps like these strengthen your relationship, which studies show can actually do wonders for your long-term health.
The early years are an exciting time for you and your partner! As you begin this journey together, don't forget to protect your well-being and your future. By being equipped with lifetime coverage and financial protection early on in your marriage, you can live a worry-free life as you look forward to building a family together. To find out more about Critical Care 100, go to any BPI branch to speak to a Bancassurance sales executive, or visit the BPI AIA website.