Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Seven Simple Questions

Is wellness important to you—important enough to make it a priority in your life? We’re not talking specifically about weight loss, physical activity or lack thereof or even unhealthy habits such as smoking. We’re talking about what we can do to improve and sustain our long-term health and wellness. And yes, we can all benefit from healthier behaviors, and by making just modest improvements in our daily behaviors, we can all be part of the healthcare solution rather than part of the problem.

Take a minute and answer “yes” or “no” to each of the following questions.

  1. Is your health and long-term wellness important to you?
  2. Is your family’s health important to you?
  3. Do you want to protect your financial future?
  4. Do you want to have a healthy, active retirement?
  5. Do you want to maximize your investment savings and minimize your health care expenditures?
  6. Do you want to feel better, have more energy, and take fewer prescription medications?
  7. Do you want to be around to watch your children—and your grandchildren grow up?

If you answered “yes” to even one question, then you want to make wellness a personal priority. Whether or not you’ve given it much thought in the past, if your answers to these questions are positive, you can conclude wellness is important to you. And, if something’s important, isn’t it logical to take action? If you answered “no,” well, that tells you something too, doesn’t it?

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