By Ryan Velez
One of the many things we value as a business culture in America is the willingness to soldier on assignments through sickness and other conditions. However, this admiration is a bit misplaced, as one Black Enterprise article is suggesting. A.D. Dolphin, CEO of Dherbs.com and the new health coach of The Steve Harvey Show, shared some expertise and health tips for 2017 that we can implement to become healthier and wealthier people.
Perhaps one of the best ways to start is by being proactive when it comes to health. Dolphin shares that only 38% of Americans get an annual physical exam, which is generally the first line of defense when it comes to detecting if there are any serious issues with your body. In addition, your doctor may be able to make suggestions for you to avoid other potential issues before they arise, like with your weight or other similar issues. Also, while getting your annual physical is a great start, there are some health issues that even they may not be able to catch. It is important for women to get an annual mammogram, especially if there is a history of breast cancer in the family. Men will want to get regular prostate exams, as 1 in every 6 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Equally important as getting doctoral advice is what we do ourselves. Dolphin recommends making the commitment of a 20-day body cleanse. The function of this is to get rid of the junk, toxins, and impurities that have been settling in the body. Think of it like doing a tune-up for your car. Another important thing to do is consume lots of water. Water may not seem like a great health option, but in fact, it flushes out toxins, boosts the immune system, improves skin complexion, helps prevent cramps and sprains, and can even help with mood. As a rule of thumb, you should be drinking half your body weight in ounces of water daily. (A 150 lb person would drink 75 oz of water.)
Sometimes, it’s the practices that make us what we believe to be effective workers that are harming our health. One example is being constantly plugged into our electronic devices. Yes, that email is waiting or yes, your favorite show is almost on, but taking the time to go on a hike or simply walk out in the outdoors can do a lot. These practices can help recharge the body and mind to make you more effective both in the office and at home for 2017.