Mr Wayne W Bradleyby Wayne W. Bradley, Sr. President/CEO

Every New Year, we reevaluate what we did didn’t do the previous year and make a list of what we want to do for the incoming year. Interestingly, most goals center on personal performance and enhancements—eat better; be better, do better. But, a few months into the year, “WE” fall down the every growing list of demands and obligations.

Let’s do better this year, by starting with YOU.

Make you a priority. It sounds easy, but it the most difficult thing to do for so many. Family, work and other obligations seem to always take precedence, pushing the personal needs and wants to an all-tine low. And, that is backwards because life is like an airplane that experiences a sudden drop in pressure: put on your mask first so that you can help others.

In spite of every other resolution or goal you may personally have, it all pales in comparison to having good health, mental and physical. At the top of that list should be the following:

  • Personal time. Carve out time to rest, think, and to just be. The body and mind are like a battery—they need recharging, or else will give out and stop working.
  • Regular visits to the doctor…before there is an emergency. DCHC has six convenient locations in Detroit to meet the medical and dental needs of you and your family.
  • Prevention and intervention are integral to good health. Again, DCHC is here to offer resources, support and assistance to prevent and manage health issues, challenges and goals from birth to the Golden years.
  • Find something to get and stay active, regardless of the level. Even a walk around your block (or house) counts!
  • Spiritual connection or validation. Whatever that means to you, do it. Personal time, fellowship, or formal practices, we must be ground to that in which we believe.

The New Year is an opportunity for new (and better) beginnings. Let change begin with YOU!

This is provided as informational only, and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please visit your medical practitioner for all matters related to health, wellness and relative practices. For more information, visit www.dchcquality.org or call (313) 821-2591 for the DCHC Health Center near you.