Dr. Donna L. Hamilton, MD
Woohoo! September is National Preparedness Month, and September 30 is America’s Prepareathon. What better time to pause for wellness™ and chat about emergency preparedness?
Alright. I know, it isn’t necessarily the most exciting or uplifting topic. It is, however an extremely important topic. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports that on average 124.5 million people worldwide become victims of natural disasters annually. Sadly, an average of 107,000 people die each year from natural disasters.
Safety is an important of part of health, and being prepared for emergencies is an important of staying safe. That’s why it’s important to include emergency preparedness in your personal wellness plan.
Personal wellness means functioning at your best in all areas, not simply just eating well and exercising. Food and fitness play important roles in your health, but that’s just one piece of the optimal health equation. After all, flat abs and a firm butt can’t protect you from floods, fires, hurricanes or tornadoes! Injury prevention deserves as much attention as illness prevention.
Visit the Center for Disease Control’s National Preparedness Month website to get valuable information to help ensure your family, workplace, child’s school, and community appropriately prepare for emergencies. You can also get information about preparing an emergency kit from this disaster preparedness article.
Be safe. Be well!
Bestselling author, dynamic holistic wellness speaker and wellness luminary Dr. Donna Hamilton, MD, has a mission to help everyone live the healthy, satisfying lives we’re all meant to lead. Dr. Hamilton passionately teaches what being healthy really means and how to do it in a way that fits your unique needs. Her easy, practical tips assist you with assessing the entire wellness landscape and appropriately planning your personal wellness journey. A wellness thought leader, she champions a comprehensive approach to health by addressing mental, emotional, social, spiritual & physical well-being with a simple and potent message. Her book Wellness Your Way offers a practical strategy to assist readers in creating a happier, healthier life. For more information or to book Dr. Hamilton for speaking engagements visit www.ManifestExcellence.com or www.DonnaHamiltonMD.com