4 Ways To Empower Healthier Living and Outcomes In Chronic Disease (Note: no mention of healthcare costs here)
It's no secret that achieving a healthy lifestyle is even more critical for anyone with a desire to enjoy life 'just like everyone' else who is living with a chronic illness. Whether a rare disease or a more 'common' diagnosis, getting the most out out "what you have" is the best way to prevent compounding existing health concerns with additional ones, and to optimize short and long-term health and well-being.
If that's the case, why aren't more people paying attention? One of the greatest challenges individuals, families and caregivers face living with daily ills, pains and treatments is how disempowering the world they live in becomes. To inspire sustainable change, we need to internalize how we can more effectively empower these individuals at home, at work, in our communities and at the point of care by changing how we communicate, treat and support them over time.
Whether I am working with corporate executives, clinicians or individuals, the foundation to transform employee health, patient care models and healthier lifestyles to impact chronic disease is built on taking action in 4 key areas:
#1 Nurture An Empowerment Mentality