Health First

Manatee YourChoice’s NEW Health Bucks program, Health First, will look at the 5 risk factors associated with Metabolic Syndrome — high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, obesity, and abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Having just one of these conditions doesn’t mean you have metabolic syndrome. However, any of these conditions increase your risk of serious disease like heart disease, stroke and diabetes, and your risk increases when more risk factors of Metabolic Syndrome are present.

The program begins November 2018 and labs must be completed by August 31, 2019.

How to Participate:

Step 1: You are automatically enrolled when you complete your QE Lab Work at Quest, which includes blood work, blood pressure, and weight. Anyone not completing QE (new enrollee, employee not on the health plan, etc.) call Christina at x6464 once the program starts in November. 

Step 2: Review your lab results

  • 3 (or more) in a healthy range = automatically earn $400 in Health Bucks - Keep engaging in a healthy lifestyle to prevent metabolic syndrome.
  • 3 (or more) not in a healthy range = Opportunity to put your Health First by engaging in an alternative, personalized plan to improve your risk factors and earn $400 in Health Bucks.

Learn more about the program, metabolic syndrome, risk factors, and answers to commonly asked questions on the pages below. Or, contact Christina Edenfield to discuss your specific situation.

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

What it is, risk factors, and how to prevent/treat

How to Find Lab Values & Earn Health Bucks

How to find your Health First lab values in Quest Blueprint for Wellness...

HDL Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy and fat-like substance that is produced by the...


Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood.

Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a measure to determine the force of your blood against...

BMI/Abdominal Obesity

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a predictive measure of body fat based on...

Fasting Blood Glucose

Fasting blood glucose is the measure of the amount of glucose that is...

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Personalized Plan

If you have metabolic syndrome, we can help you develop a plan to...

Goal Setting

Learn how to set realistic, achieveable goals

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