WEALTHNESS: Taking Charge of Your Wellness and Health

 As we enter the third month of 2024 and Spring rapidly approaches, those once motivating new year resolutions are beginning to lose there appeal. However regardless of where you are on the health spectrum or what your heath goals are, it is fair to say that the importance of health has become a top priority for a growing number of African Americans. Obtaining Wealthness means taking charge of your wellness and health. By being proactive and making informed choices, you can significantly impact your health. Here are some tips to help you take charge of your wellness and health in 2024.

 'Either you run the day or the day runs you.' - Jim Rohn

Stay Active 

• Exercise improves heart efficiency, lowers blood pressure, and positively affects cholesterol levels.
• *According to the CDC regular exercise could prevent 1 in 10 premature deaths.
• *CDC estimates that lack of physical activity costs American $117 billion in healthcare costs.


Food Is Medicine

• Diet and nutrition can have a profound impact on your overall health and well-being. The nutrients and compounds found in different foods can support various bodily functions, boost your immune system, and even help prevent certain diseases. It's important to prioritize a balanced and nutritious diet to optimize your health and longevity.
• Food plays an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Eating a balanced diet can help to maintain a healthy weight and reduce chronic health issues.


Get Regular Health Screenings

• Consult with your doctor to determine how often you need various screening tests
• Be proactive in scheduling these tests to catch any potential health issues early
• Regularly review your last screening tests

Remember obtaining your version of WEALTHNESS means taking charge of your health. Initially, it may require effort, but over time, it becomes a habit that feels natural. By focusing on these steps, you'll empower yourself to lead a healthier life.

Additionally, wellness extends beyond physical health. Consider other dimensions of wellness such as emotional, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, financial, social, and occupational well-being. Each dimension contributes to your overall quality of life.

*Source: https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/about-physical-activity/why-it-matters.html