Not The Answer, but

HCT (HEALTH Change, Support and Accountability TEAM/COMMUNITY)

There’s way too much information.
What’s needed is transformation,

Can’t get away with it any longer or Health; Wellness Foundation/Launching Pad

Not The Answer, but

HCT (HEALTH Change, Support and Accountability TEAM/COMMUNITY)

There’s way too much information.
What’s needed is transformation,

It’s catching up and about to get you.
(If it hasn’t already.) 

Just look at the bad, dreadful state/condition of our health is in that kills us, shortens lives or makes it unpleasant to live.  

X Overweight you look around and see on our bodies everywhere.

X Our lousy; health, life-threatening junk, processed “food” diet saturated with unhealthy, addicting sugar, salt and oils.

X Widespread disease, sickness, “aches and pains” you see and hear about so much, too much like heart attack, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s or dementia.

X Enormous consumption of prescription and over-the-counter drugs that keep us going, alive, and compromise beyond repair the proper functioning of our body’s organs!

X Properly prescribed and used prescription drugs, and the adverse drug reactions/side effects from them are “a major health risk, ranking 4th with stroke as a leading cause of death” (Light, New Prescription Drugs, 2014)!

X Those feeling fine, no sign of any problem, okay diet, good physical.  Then all of a sudden wham-bam heart attack, cancer, diabetes.

X On top of all that COVID and its variants are still around and everywhere causing sickness and death.  See

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“Human potential that is lost due to poor health is immense” (3 References and Resources).

6 out of 10 adults in the US have a chronic disease; 4 out of 10 have two of them! due to Tobacco Use, Poor Nutrition, Lack of Physical Activity and Excessive Alcohol Use (1).

“More than two-thirds of all deaths are caused by one or more of five chronic diseases: heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes. They are responsible for seven out of 10 deaths in the U.S., killing more than 1.7 million Americans each year” (2).

Trends show an overall increase in chronic diseases or the top ten health problems in America  (not all of them chronic)—heart disease, cancer, stroke, respiratory disease, injuries, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, influenza and pneumonia, kidney disease, and septicemia. 

The nation’s aging population and existing risk factors like tobacco use, poor nutrition and lack of physical activity have led to the “conclusion that these problems are only going to magnify if not effectively addressed now” (2).

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So, we, you and I need to take responsibility, and stand up and do what’s right for our health;  wellness, such as having a strong, powerful, well-built immune system. 

Not taking responsibility and care for our health; being unhealthy/in poor health is no longer possible or an option. It could be thought of as being selfish and inconsiderate.  See New Norm for Personal Healthcare   

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So, how can we, you and I take responsibility, and start or further strengthen/improve our health; wellness in the most powerful and effective way, and have optimal health, wellness and well-being?

It’s laying a “rock solid” health; wellness foundation/launching pad with these 7 building blocks.   

1 QUESTIONNAIRE about your health, wellness needs, interests, goals, and If you are ready, serious about your health 

How much can you do for your health; wellness if you don’t know what you want/need for it, what your goals are; what changes and improvements you want to make and how to achieve them?

2 ASSESSMENT; ANALYSIS of your health, nutrition, diet

A program’s first step is a needs assessment.  A car mechanic won’t work on a car without a diagnosis, and a therapist won’t treat you without first making an assessment. 

The same is true for our health; wellness and having it periodically assessed like you would a physical check-up. 

We need to know and understand exactly/precisely what our particular body and health, nutrition, diet needs; requires in order to change; improve and maximize/optimize our health; wellness.  We can be eating heathy foods and taking vitamins and supplements that may not be what our particular body and health; wellness needs.  In fact, they may not be good for it!

3 BASICS, FUNDAMENTALS of health, wellness

Think about the basics; fundamentals it takes to learn and play a sport or musical instrument and how they can’t be played without them?  That a house and its stories can’t be built without a foundation.  Likewise, health, wellness; our health, nutrition, diet also have their basics; fundamentals that must be taken care of and built up, or optimal health; wellness is not possible.

4 SUPPORT, SUPPORT SYSTEM, individual and group—health partner/buddy or team; health nutrition diet professional; health, wellness community service or church health ministry.  See  

Can you imagine life without the support of family and friends or doing your job at work without the help of your colleagues or co-workers?  That same kind of support, help/assistance and accountability is needed for making the changes; improvements you want/need to make the most for your health; wellness. It does indeed take a “village” to raise our health up to where we want it to be and belongs. 

5 PLAN, ACTION PLAN for fulfilling your health, wellness needs, interests and goals, and achieving the 7 foundational/launching pad building blocks.

How can we achieve anything in life if we don’t have plans, goals and action steps for accomplishing them?  The same is true for our health; wellness.

6 Regular, Consistent, Lasting CHANGES; IMPROVEMENTS.
Making changes; improvements you need/want the most for your health, wellness. ; ;  

Whatever we want in and out of life means change; learning, and having to learn, grow/develop and make improvements, “continuous improvement”.  And that needs to happen on a regular, consistent basis to be lasting and become a habit.  The same is true for our health; wellness.

7 Other, what would you add or suggest?

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So how can you:

★ Take full responsibility and accountability for your health, wellness and well-being, and
★ Start or further strengthen/improve it and have optimal health, wellness and well-being
★ Using the 7 foundational building blocks above?

NOW, don’t wait!

You could start with 1, then 2, 3….  or with one that you need or interests you the most.

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Contact Randy right away, don’t procrastinate if you have any questions, comments or requests; would like to discuss it; want any assistance or support, or have something to add or suggest.

Randy Bennett Ed.D. 
Change, Support and Accountability 
847 809-4821   


1 Chronic Diseases in America

2 An Empirical Study of Chronic Diseases in the United States: A Visual Analytics Approach to Public Health

3 Burden of Disease