The new year is here, and with it comes a new set of concerns. Many of us have lost our health care benefits as a result of Obamacare. Millions more will lose health benefits this year as the hidden realities of this atrocious law unfolds. Even as it happens, doctors and hospitals announce that they will not participate in Obamacare policies, confirming the falsehood of “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” Medicare patients are not exempt, as that program was ravaged to pay for Obamacare. There are so many worries and concerns!
If you attempt to enroll in an Obamacare policy on the ill-fated website, you risk identity theft with significant exposure to hackers. If you attempt to enroll on paper, you must deal with known criminals (SERCO) who have defrauded the British government for the same services. If you decide that you don’t want any part of this nightmare, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will come after you with a fine, or a tax, depending on the political persuasion of the observer. Of course, if you protest the actions of the IRS, you may be targeted with an audit.
Do you feel like you are stuck in a box? Are you at the end of a cul-de-sac with violent thugs blocking the entrance?
There are some things you can do to take control of your situation. The most important one right now, and it is more important than ever, is simply to stay healthy. That’s right, stay healthy so that you do not need healthcare services or need fewer of them.
Deal with your stress. Find a hobby, an interest, or a productive distraction to defuse yourself after a stressful day at work.
Exercise is a great way to relieve stress, and it will keep your cardiovascular system in shape. It is not the primary way, or even a good way, to lose weight, but it will help in conjunction with my next suggestion.
Eat fewer calories than you burn. There are some important keys to this, including consumption of low-glycemic carbohydrates, adequate proteins, and low fats. You will also need vitamins and minerals with plenty of water.
An important part of all of this is a coaching component. Studies have shown that people who lose weight do so far more efficiently when there is accountability. At our clinic, we assist our patients in health maintenance with weight loss at the center of our intervention, and we coach them through the process personally.
We have someone in our program who lost over 100 pounds. We have had several to lose other things that were part of their daily lives, such as type II diabetes, hypertension, hyperglycemia, joint pain, depression, and poor self-image. The road to recovery for these people began with intelligent nutrition and health coaching. If you would like some help, give us a call.
You will feel better the moment you decide to take control of your situation. We would be glad to help you. And, by the way, if you want to know what to do about that Obamacare tax/fine, give me a call about that, too.