If you have your health, you have everything

Are you familiar with the quote, “If you have your health, you have everything”? I’m not sure whether it was Gloria Vanderbilt or from The Princess Bride. Nonetheless, we know it to be true. To get the most out of life, to feel our best, to accomplish all that we want, we must be healthy. To be healthy, we must take care of ourselves. Generally, that means:

  • Eating fresh and simple foods

  • Exercising regularly

  • Sleeping deeply and long enough

  • Reducing “bad” stress

  • Being with people we love

  • Doing things about which we are passionate

When we’re healthy on the inside, it is reflected on the outside--healthy living manifests itself in our physical being. We’re strong. We can open jars and carry heavy groceries. We’re fit. We can climb stairs and get up out of chairs. We look good on the beach and we have energy to keep up with our kids (or grandkids), our dogs, or the guys down at the gym.

The same is true for our workforce. We have to do the right things—and in the right way—to make sure our workforce is strong and healthy.