1. Don’t be in denial. Chronic illness and disease are increasing every year in America. And while the percentages of people with non-curable diseases is relatively small, this issue is one we must be prepared to face if we don’t deal with it now. The consequences can be devastating.
2. Have a game plan. This plan should include all the Five-to-Thrive steps (page 5 in your manual) as well as all reasons for your “WHY.” If you need help with this, your coach can help guide you.
3. Remember that your health is an investment much more than an expense. It pains me every time I hear people who say they can’t afford to get healthy. The hard truth is bankruptcies resulting from health issues that lead to unpaid medical bills will affect nearly 2 million people this year—making health care the #1 cause of people going roke! And even if you have so called “good insurance" it doesn't mean you will be completely covered against financial hardship and it will not protect you from getting sick!
4. Keep your health as a matter of prayer. While we all have to work hard to keep our bodies healthy, let’s never forget that we should seek God’s power, strength, and protection as a major part of this process.
5. Stay close to your support team. Our staff and our community are passionate about your health and well-being. It is especially helpful to know that we are with you on this journey for life.
6. Seek self-awareness. Remind yourself that you are human and you need GRACE. Grace always creates space. Understand your strengths and weaknesses. Try to avoid things that you might not have the strength to resist.
7. Finally know you always have a restart button. Failure is only permanent if you quit. Never give up on your health. It's too precious.