Step Into A Healthier Life, We Dare You! @myUHC #Ad



    As many of you know, I have been a Leukemia Survivor since 2007 and being proactive about my health is extremely important to me.  The truth is that my life depends on me striving to live a healthy life and it is a responsibility that I take very seriously.  

    We Dare You is a campaign UnitedHealthcare has been running for a few years that dares people to live healthier lives every day, one step at a time. The dares focus on encouraging healthy living as well as on taking control of your health care.


    Most families that have members who live with chronic medical conditions like I do, spend quite a bit of money on health insurance and copayments.  As a result, being frugal and mindful of health expenses can be a real cost saver.  

    By educating yourself about health care and learning how to navigate the complex health care system, you can save a little money.  UnitedHealthCare wants to help you save and they dare you to take a small step every day to a healthier life.


    This month, as part of the We Dare You campaign, you can win a Grand prize for each dare in the amount of $400 and weekly $25 gift cards will be given out as well.  The dares for March are as follows:

1. Answer one of our quiz questions about managing health care costs
2. Watch the “Virtual Visits” video and share your opinion
3. Play the concentration game and match the UnitedHealthcare tools to their definitions


It’s time for you to take control of your health care and your health!  

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the steps that you take in your daily life to be proactive about your health and your health care?

Disclosure: This sponsored post is being shared on behalf of UnitedHealthcare. All opinions are 100% my own. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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  1. I had a huge lifestyle change last year… I decided to become healthier by changing my habits. Now I eat healthier foods (a lot of veggies and fruits) and exercise 4-5 times a week. The changes are incredible but it really is a day-to-day fight. I have to force myself to work out, since I’m always trying to find excuses to skip on it. 🙂

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I try to make sure I workout every day. Even if it’s just for 20 or 30 minutes, I think staying active is super important.

  3. I love this giveaway, and I love this company. Healthcare is so expensive!

  4. I am struggling with weight gain right now and working on the shift to a healthier lifestyle. Now that I am getting older I realize how important it is.

  5. I am so happy you are doing well. Where health care is concerned we all need to save money.

  6. I try to take a walk around the neighborhood every day. It is important to stay active!

  7. Catherine S says

    I have been trying to eat healthier and exercise more. I even convinced my 19 year-old son to start exercising with me.

  8. It’s definitely been important for use to make fresh fruits and veggies a priority. We really don’t want to have to worry about heart disease.

  9. It is really tough to live healthier. So it does need a great amount of motivation to stick to it.

  10. I try my very best to stay out of stressful situations. It does adversely affect my mood and my health. If I could not avoid it, I usually take a step back, breathe and drink a full glass of water. It seems to help a lot.

  11. Well, I should be eating healthier and exercising more! I’m not too keen on too may foods (picky eater), but I don’t drink or smoke, so I just need to get up and get moving more

  12. Great giveaway for a cause. Healthy eating is at the top of my agenda

  13. Happy to know that you were able to win your battle against the disease. I lost my cousin to Leukemia when we were both 10 years old. I agree that we should take care of our health if we want to be around our loved ones for a long long time.

  14. Honestly, I’m sill trying to motivate myself in everything, especially in working out.

  15. Health is definitely important, and the biggest thing I try to do to ensure I stay healthy is to take time to eat properly and get enough sleep. When we get so busy it is easy to overlook our nutrition, tending instead to focus on making sure we don’t eat too much so we don’t gain weight, but sometimes we forget that not eating enough and nourishing your body properly can actually make you gain more weight and will make you more unhealthy overall. This is a great campaign, thanks for sharing!

  16. Koninika says

    Such a cool and relatable post for everyone especially as we enter a new year it’s so important to re evaluate our lives and habits and make needed and appropriate changes. Having a healthy and positive attitude is equally important. Positive thoughts attract positive energies!

  17. I really need to go back to making my health a priority. I have been slacking off big time.

  18. Health is always primary to everyone of us & United Health Care sounds like a great program that could be so helpful save some money. The campaign sounds pretty interesting as well & I am going to check it out.

  19. It is important to be proactive with our health. It’s hard but worth it. And insurance rates can definitely be HIGH!

  20. I’m usually really good about working out and staying healthy! I totally slacked in Febuary though. Good news is I’m on track again 😉

  21. meagan bs says

    Honestly, I’m not that great at staying on track! I’ve been doing well with food, but I could be more active and I definitely need to see a doctor more often.

  22. I watch what I consume to control my diabetes if course. I am still working on controlling the asthma/copd I was recently told I had–this is a work in progress.

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