Whole Health is VA’s holistic health approach that puts your values, aspirations and well-being at the center of your health care.
Retired Marine Corp Veteran Theresa Larson says, “What I like the most is that it allows you to begin where you are. You set goals and take accountability. It helps you create your own goals. Whole Health is about taking ownership.”
Larson has received care at VA San Diego since 2011. She is not only a VA patient and a user of the mobile app, she is a health and fitness enthusiast who began her own wellness journey shortly after leaving the Marine Corp in 2007.
Larson earned a Ph.D. in physical therapy and has been working with Veterans and the adaptive community for the last decade, providing physical therapy coaching through her own private practice. The Whole Health App is a tool that she highly values and uses in her own personal and professional life.
Set Whole Health goals in eight areas
The new app is a free, easy-to-use tool created for Veterans and others interested in taking charge of their health. The app invites you to learn more about Whole Health and identify areas to set goals in eight areas such as relationships, mindfulness, food and drink or moving your body.
With customizable features and a user-friendly design, you can easily access your overall health and well-being goals whenever you want, wherever you want.
“Experiencing the app as a Veteran and a health professional allowed me to really evaluate the framework,” Larson said. “It saves the data and you can go back to see how far you’ve come. All your information is stored and it’s sort of like journaling.”
With this tool you can develop a personalized plan, fill out your personal health inventory and get tools to achieve your health goals and learn more about whole health. The app guides and supports you on your journey.
App helps you live your best life
The Live Whole Health app resources are available 24/7 and provide access to videos and articles on topics including yoga, tai chi, meditation, mindful breathing and more. The next step in personal health planning is taking actionable steps.
The Live Whole Health App helps you achieve your wellness goals and live your best life.
“Life is not someday, it’s now. If you’re looking for a specific time to get better, you put life on hold,” said Larson. “Why not start now? Tell your friends, pass the information along and encourage people.”
The app is available for download on both Android and Apple devices. Visit the VA App Store to download the Live Whole Health app today.
Megan Jones is a writer for the PCS Communications Team.