It’s 2017 and You’re Not Too Busy for Health
Welcome to 2017! Are you ready?
After 2016 received so much press for being a bad year, it is refreshing to notice some pretty great things happened too. We like to focus on the positive! After all, positivity leads to many accomplishments, large and small. And who doesn’t like the feeling of getting things done?
With the new year comes new hope, new ideas, new resolutions and… the need for new ways to ensure our goals become realities. To move from idea to action sometimes takes a bit of energy, and sometimes, a change in point of view. For the viewpoint-changing, we like the following Lifehacker article: “Instead of Saying “I Don’t Have Time,” Say “It’s Not a Priority”” The pivotal quote reads:
“Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. …If [this doesn’t] sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.”
A shift in language can precipitate a shift in thinking. Staying healthy is one of those things that is easy to take for granted, but maintaining health in the long run requires proactive care. We firmly believe Ben Franklin’s adage that an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure.
So: Are you a current or former smoker over 55 who has skipped their recommended screening CT? Are you a woman 40+ who has skipped her annual screening mammogram? Do you have risk factors for heart disease and want to know how the arteries of your heart are looking?
If so, we ask you this: are you really too busy? Or do you just need to remember that health should always be a priority, because without it, life’s other priorities fade away?
We think you and your health are important. This is why we’re here to help you – and to remind you in this time of resolutions to aspire to take action for your best possible health in the year ahead and beyond.
(Image credit: Pixabay, Public Domain)