Food and Moods
What we eat and drink can help or hinder our ability to concentrate, think clearly and feel good. Small changes in what we use to ‘nourish’ our mind and body can make a big difference in how much natural energy we have available to handle daily life activities and experiences.
For more information on nutrition, self-care tips for healthy eating, recipes and staying active, visit our Nutrition and Weight Management Online Health Center.
Get Moving – Exercise and Depression
Exercise not only increases your physical fitness, it boosts your brain power and may even improve your mood.
Research shows that moderate intensity exercise improves brain functions including learning, memory, and mental adaptability.
Add a dose of daily exercise to complement and strengthen other depression treatments, such as psychotherapy or medication. As a bonus, many people report decreased stress levels and improved mood immediately following regular exercise. To reap the benefits, start incorporating a moderate exercise routine (for example, a 30-minute daily walk) into your schedule.
Download our Tips for Exercising and Staying Active for more ideas.
Discounted Yoga Classes for Hill Physicians Members
We're pleased to partner with independent yoga instructors to offer Hill Physicians members a 15 percent discount on yoga classes. To find a class near you, contact Member Health Improvement.
Listen to a Relaxation Podcast
Hill Physicians' relaxation podcasts guide you through exercises to reduce your stress in a convenient audio format. Some podcasts include downloadable tip sheets to help guide you through the podcast and to keep for your reference.
To listen and/or download a podcast, visit our podcast page here...
Behavioral Health Services
Many of our partner HMO's offer Hill Physicians members behavioral health benefits. Those with these benefits can self-refer for psychiatry, medication treatment and/or psychotherapy services.
Call your health plan's behavioral health department to verify your benefits and find a provider in your area. Read more about eligible Hill Member behavioral health services here...
Hill Physicians has partnered with Community Psychiatry to assist members with behavioral health needs. Services are covered under most health plan’s behavioral health benefits. Community Psychiatry offers the following services:
- Managing Your Mood through Mindfulness: an 8-week program to learn and practice techniques in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, a proven method for improving mood and chronic pain.
- Referrals to psychotherapy providers for those who would like to work individually with a licensed psychologist or mental health therapist to more effectively cope with life challenges.
- Information and/or evaluation for medication treatment options.
For more information or to enroll, contact:
Community Psychiatry at (888) 737-7712