About this time every year, I receive a reminder from my health insurance company to go have a series of blood tests and health screenings. For years, I’ve grumbled about going. Every year, they tell me the same thing: you need to lose weight, eat healthy, and exercise more.
After I go through these screenings, I always get a phone call from someone with a chipper voice who tells me she is going to be my health coach. It always feels very invasive to me so I always say “No, thank you.”
But last year’s experience has helped change my tune.