By Jesse Charest
DHAC Membership Manager
What is valuable to you? Your home? Your car? What about your health?
Value is defined as outcomes relative to costs and encompasses a myriad of things to different people. But to most, value includes efficiency, or a means to achieve in a certain amount of time.
Most of us want to lose weight, become fit, and/or lower the amount of medications prescribed to us due to declining health. Whether you need to lose 20 pounds or 100, it always starts with a need. And we always start off with the greatest of intentions and motivation.
But, then, we falter. How many times have you joined a gym and within 3 months, you are down to fewer visits per week than when you started. When you do go, you’re doing half the workout with half of the intensity. In order to succeed over the long term, we need both accountability and guidance.
We spend about $100 a month on our cable bills or coffee and breakfast at Dunkin Donuts. We indulge our material wants – but why do we skimp on fitness and health training?
We need to start rethinking our values. Instead of just saying we will be healthier, we need to commit. We need to pur our money where our mouths – and our heatlh – are.