Guest post by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vindell Washington
One of the scariest, most life-altering things that can happen to any of us is a health crisis. We’re going along, working, living our everyday lives, then BAM! We fall sick, get a serious diagnosis or have a traumatic accident. It’s frightening, and can leave you feeling helpless and powerless.
Sometimes we get emails and communications from our members that project a ton of uncertainty and fear. Like this one:
It’s been a while since I caught you up on my efforts to improve my health! In case you’re new to this party, you can see where I started, my 10 steps for staying on track and how I tackled the holidays.
“Well, I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, and I’ve developed a strategy for the holidays that revolves around one of my Top 10 items: Focus on quality, and avoid the empty calories.”
“Starting today, I’m going to change my life. And I’m going to do it publicly, right out here where you all can see me and keep me honest.”