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Prevention 101

prev works2Food for thought… Prevention is YOUR business & Disease is Big business?

*Preventive care benefits help you to stay healthy. Your physician is not only available when you’re sick. He/She also provide services (immunizations, screenings, annual check-ups) that help keep you healthy.

Prevention is about creating an environment that promotes good health. You achieve it by reducing factors known to cause illness and problem behaviors (risk factors) and encouraging factors that help you and promote good health (protective factors).

*Today,Lifestyle Diseases” caused by the lifestyle choices we make and the changing nature of the workplace, homes and communities have the biggest impact on health and premature mortality.

Lifestyle Behavior Factors: contribute to diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cancer, obesity, etc…

  • Inactivity and prolonged sitting
  • Poor diet
  • Overweight/obesity
  • Social Isolation
  • Stress

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Check out, the list of free preventive services available without charging a copayment or coinsurance. These services are not subject to meeting your yearly deductible. Verify these services are delivered by a network provider at Healthcare.gov.

Start taking Care of

  1. Create a group of mutually committed “healthy lifestyle” co-workers.
  2. Take time to recognize your values, strengths, talents, passions, and gifts. (OBFF)

Forget about the saying “Knowledge is Power.” REALLY? The reality is knowledge without action is just knowledge! Where’s the power?

Taking Preventative Action is the Power… Knowledge + Action= POWER…Empower yourself!

know risk

  1. Can Change (lifestyle/habits): diet, physical inactivity, overweight, smoking and taking medication as prescribed to control: diabetes, high blood pressure &high cholesterol).
  2. Cannot Change (age, family history).

Stress leads to chronic inflammation, associated with every major age-related disease…REDUCE IT!