Do A Risk Assessment on your Health

Have you ever done a Risk Assessment?   It’s a formal process that takes into account where you are now, what the risks are in the current situation, how to improve the situation and how, and in what order, to start making changes to avoid a bad outcome.

When you take this model and apply it to your health, you can use it as either a an assessment of your risk for heart disease or diabetes, which are both medical issues, or you can apply it to your total health, which is how I am thinking of it here.

When we discuss your assets, we’re talking about your energy level, your happiness quotient, your joy of life, your mobility, your level of required medication, your relationships, just to name a few.

When we discuss potential threats, we’re looking at high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweight or not, do you smoke?, did you ever smoke? health history red flags, and more.

Another area is looking at potential controls to reduce risk – these include things like: stable average weight,  exercise at least 4 times a week, taking vitamins, strength training, eating a diet of at least 35% raw food,  eating food that you cook at home, eating organic, meditation, doing yoga, using stress-relieving techniques, having good relationships, using trampoline (cellular rebounding), sunlight exposure, inversion therapy, having a pet, and more (I have identified 75 elements).

By factoring in the current threat/risk situation and applying the controls that exist, we can tell exactly what you need to improve, and in what order, and also can calculate the effectiveness of the controls in improving your total health!

About GetHealthy&Happier

I'm your basic California health nut, aging baby boomer, relegated to south Florida, taking my California values with me including vegetarian-vegan lifestyle; animal rights advocate; beagle owner; Edgar Cayce fan; fresh juice fanatic; lost 75 pounds in the last 2 years; water aerobics/water yoga exerciser; musician, dancer, your basic happy person -- just healthier!
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