As an old Spanish Proverb goes, “A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.” If your health fails, it is difficult to do much of anything else. Poor health can impact happiness, stress levels and overall life performance. Making a commitment to take on healthier habits is the key to feeling good and enjoying life!
People who are more involved in their health care are less likely to end up on medications, have surgeries or need other treatments. Create a healthy lifestyle, navigate the healthcare system, and explore healing practices.
Make a game plan to own your health:
- Keep track of important health information. Write down all health problems you have now and have had in the past, along with the things you do to keep them under control.
- Know your family health history. This will help you understand what to look for and manage with yourself.
- Attend a 9Health Fair. Every spring and fall, take advantage of low and no-cost health screenings to help you know your numbers. Check out our website for information on dates and locations of our fairs.
- Seeing a doctor regularly for check-ups. Take your 9Health Fair results to your doctor to review the findings. He/she will help you put together a health plan based upon your results.
Also, check out this assessmentto measure how you’re doing when it comes to your wellbeing. These are important pieces to living a healthy life.
Take charge; your ability to make healthy decisions is limitless, and it starts with making a few healthy changes in order to see a difference. Tell us what your game plan is when it comes to owning your health. Share with us on Facebook.