Change your behaviour
In order to break a bad habit such as smoking, or take up a beneficial one like going to the gym, we need to consider how we can change our behaviour. Most people are often highly motivated to make positive changes, but they need to be aware of the behaviours they need to change or introduce to produce the desired outcomeDr Martin Hagger, social and health psychology expert
Have you got an implementation plan?
Make an implementation plan and stick to it. Think about what you need to do to achieve each resolution and write a step-by-step plan to follow. For example, 'I will set my alarm one hour early so I can go to the gym before work', or 'every day I will smoke one less cigarette'. Put this plan somewhere where you will see it every dayDr Martin Hagger, social and health psychology expert
Remember your rewards
If you stick to your diet for a week, reward yourself by going shopping for an item of clothing you want. It's important that you keep your eye on the goal, but enjoy the process of getting there, tooDr Martin Hagger, social and health psychology expert
Why choose Gocompare.com's health insurance comparison service?
With PMI Partners we can help you to compare health insurance quotes in one quick and easy search to find the right policy at the right price. You can choose your required level of health cover, with policies that allow you to see private consultants quickly, jump NHS waiting queues, and choose where and when you are treated from a network of UK private hospitals.
Health insurance is also known as private medical insurance (PMI). Learn more about the factors you need to consider in our guides
In our quotes process you'll be asked for the basic personal and contact details of the people requiring cover, including whether they are smokers. After completing the very short forms, you'll be presented with the best-buy table showing your health policy options.
The table shows the name of the company providing the policy, the monthly price, excess level and PMI Partners' rating of the level of cover. They have five ratings of policy types - basic, mid-range, comprehensive, diagnostics and fixed premium - with clear explanations of the criteria required for each. You can also click through to a summary of the key policy features of the product you're interested in.
If you've found the policy you want you can proceed to purchase it online, but if you need more information there are a range of options open to you. You can call PMI Partners direct or, to save on your phone bill, request a call back from one of their specialist advisers. If you'd prefer to do your own research, try our health insurance guides, where you'll also find the answers to frequently asked questions.
The guides can help you with questions such as whether you need health insurance, what it will cost, factors affecting premium prices, what is and isn't covered, and common exclusions. Learn more about whether prices can alter in the course of a policy, medical history declarations, moratoriums, and cover if you are disabled. You can also read about areas such as out-patient treatment, in-patient treatment, day-patient treatment, pre-existing conditions and excesses.
Did you know...?
- Health insurance means the same as private medical insurance and is often referred to as PMI