HEALTH PORTFOLIO (H-Portfolio)
H-Asset: Family Wealth
Building an H-Portfolio that includes this H-Investment (Sunscreen) is very affordable. The sun can warm us and uplift us, but can also be the skin’s worst enemy. One in five Americans develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Even children can be at risk for skin cancer; melanoma accounts for up to 3 percent of all pediatric cancers. Severe sunburns as a child can also influence the development of skin cancers later in life. In fact, there is an increased risk of developing skin cancer in adulthood with any sun exposure during childhood. Not only does skin cancer affect our family health, but it leaves us with a tremendous economic burden, with an estimated total cost of $81 billon a year, and most cases are preventable.
Here is my H=W formula (Health = Wealth): Compliance, Compliance, Compliance=W. An ounce of protection, or in this case sunscreen, can preserve your health and that is always a great payoff. When you like a product, you will be more compliant in engaging in this form of protection. It is wise to invest in a good sunscreen, don’t under value yourself if it is expensive. I like a suntan lotion that feels like a regular lotion when I am putting it on daily. On a daily basis, I use an organic, unscented, 30 SPF or 50 SPF suntan lotion on my face, lips, and body. If I am exerting myself in the heat of the day, I stay hydrated, take planned breaks, and limit sun exposure between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Keep in mind the more you H-Invest, the more H-Money you have in your H-Retirement for you and your family. Even a good H-Portfolio can fall into a potential trap and take a downturn. Don’t let this happen to you and your family. There is still time to invest in-your-skin and keep your beautiful and glorious H-Investment right where you want it to be for years to come.
According to the National Commission on Prevention Priorities, preventive services not only save lives, but also save money. Such measures could save nearly two million lives and nearly $4 billion dollars a year!
I cannot express the importance of building an H-Portfolio that includes this important H-Investment. This is just one more way to “pay-your health-forward” by adding H-Investments to your and your family’s H-Portfolio that could fund your health. Once again, there is something for everyone and it is never too early or too late to invest in your health.
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About Lisa’s Health Management Blog
Lisa developed the Health Management Series to inspire people to achieve their health and wellness goals, by sharing what she has learned throughout her career and from her own personal journey. With Lisa’s relentless pursuit to restore the natural healing process, she reviews specific health assets (H-Assets) and recommends sound health investments (H-Investments) for building health dividends (H-Dividends) that are the key to a healthy lifestyle and will pay off in years to come. Yes, it is all about the H’s in her Health Portfolio. Using her approach will empower you to find your own solutions for a healthy lifestyle.
About Dr. Lisa Williams
Lisa has developed a business culture of health equals wealth and a core philosophy that bridges the gap between health and wealth using what she calls H-Portfolios (Health Portfolios), which leads to overall health. Lisa’s quest for health answers began nearly 30 years ago, when she needed to start building her own H-Portfolio, and this led her to create a multi-pronged approach to health and wellness, and pursue other areas of medicine and attain her acupuncture license. Lisa has managed several health clinics and consulted in multiple corporate, health and wellness industries and branches of medicine. Her areas of practice and experience have included corporate wellness, fitness, health and beauty, internal medicine, neurology, pain management, pediatrics, rehabilitation, schools, scoliosis management, sports injuries, and weight loss clinics.
Dr. Lisa Williams is a Health and Wellness Consultant and the founder of Gentle Touch Acupuncture and Gentle Touch Physical Therapy in New York City. For more information: Gentle Touch Acupuncture and Gentle Touch Physical Therapy. As you make the most of your H-Portfolio in 2017, please create and share your own MUST HAVE H-Investment with me at #Healthmanagmentseries or Health Management Series by Dr. Lisa Williams.
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