Everyone agrees that without Health, any amount of Wealth has no value. Also, everyone hopefully agrees that Physical Health is closely linked to Financial Health . So, adopting healthy life styles at home,work and everywhere have been proven to be a good investment to combat stress, lower incidence and complications of chronic diseases, improve productivity and minimize waste. This means also job security with good health versus loosing the job over being too sick or unfit for the job health-wise!
Physical activity incorporated in the daily schedule decreased incidence of many obesity-related diseases such as heart disease, arthritis,diabetes, high lipids, Sleep Apnea ...etc . By Limiting time spent watching TV,as it was found that more than 3 hours daily watching, was associated with increased incidence of premature death( could be related to snacking while watching). Similarly, sedentary office work was found to be associated with 5.3 million deaths globally higher than 5.1 million deaths globally due to smoking!
Research from Eastern Kentucky University showed companies spend more than $300 Billion dollars on healthcare and lost productivity due to missed work as a consequence of workplace stress. According to the survey used, 73% of those surveyed reported psychological symptoms such as being irritable, angry, nervous, lack of energy and emotional outbursts. Also 77% of those surveyed encounter physical symptoms such as fatigue, headache, upset stomach, feeling muscle aches.
Many companies adopted solutions such as personal Resilience Program, Yoga Classes in addition to having regular social events to help manage workplace stress. The good thing here is that no one can go on ignoring stress and the importance of reducing it as no one can get rid of 100% of stress!
Even when people approach their retirement age , they are often reminded to plan for covering medical expenses and put aside saving to cover health expenses calculated an average person above 65 years of age to reach about $200 thousand dollars.
We believe in the Concept of Comprehensive Health and Wellness being physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually will be the ultimate investment. That is why we implemented those Wellness Components in our Concierge Medicine Program which has kept enrolled members healthy, saved each one thousands of dollars( between 7k to 10k per person enrolled per year). The Program kept them away from going to Hospitals as none of these members was admitted to hospital over the past 7 years and patients feel great especially for those who used to be admitted to hospital two to 4 times a year on an average every year, not anymore. It is simple, we work with our patients to improve nutrition, have regular exercise routine, get rid of bad habits such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, limit salt and sugar intake and have a positive approach to daily challenges which will ultimately minimize stress. Having direct contacting between patients and doctors for trusted care will simplify life,cut cost, get rid of unnecessary hassle causing stress during challenging economic times for so many hard working middle class Americans. They patients pay so much out of pocket with deductibles, co payments and added ( patient responsibility portion of the bill on top of their Insurance premiums). Just about all patients complain of the unbearable costs. So, the advise here to all my patients and everyone reading this important blog is to pay cash and save so much money and headache. This is our solution for healthcare crises for individuals, small and medium size-Businesses to get relief felt immediately after making a small investment in your health. Our Wellness program is time tested, with proven efficacy and recession prof. You, the consumer now will make an informed decision about your investment.