Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What is Your Health “Assurance” Plan?

No, I’m not talking about the name of the company on your insurance card. I’m talking about the plan you have laid out to improve or at very least maintain your current level of health. I’m talking about a detailed health plan documenting specific goals and planned action steps for their accomplishment. You don’t have one? Well, have you ever heard the saying, “Those who don’t plan, plan to fail.”

No one plans on having a heart attack, becoming obese or facing cancer. Yet our actions often lead us directly down those paths. If we don’t have a plan of action to take us from our current state to where we want to be, we will be forced to deal with unwanted health challenges down the road.

Besides family, my health and wellness are my top priority. It’s easy for me because it is my life’s purpose to help others achieve their health goals and maximize their health potentials. For most of us though, our passions and careers have taken us down different paths. However, most people still find time to plan for retirement, to plan their yearly vacations, to plan for their children’s college funds, yet do not take the time to set up their own Health Plan.

I’ve created a simple form to help you create that plan. You can access it by going to www.dr-t.net/files/Personal_Health_Plan2.doc. The first thing you need to do is decide how long you want to live. 80, 100, 120 years? How active do you want to be? Would you like to be golfing at 85 years old? Travel across the world at 98? From there you need to determine specific action steps necessary to achieve those goals.

Once you complete that you’ve completed the most important step: having a plan. Now comes the easy part…following you plans! Good luck and have fun!

Yours in Health,

Dr. T

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