Saturday, December 3, 2011

My Plea For Help

If you have read my Welcome post or my About Me page, you know that I am an EMT.  I don't work for the fire department, I'm an on site EMT for a specialty metals plant.  I deal with all sorts of accidents, burns and chemical exposures.  When I trained for this job I thought that it was these type of things that were going to be the most disturbing to me.  I was wrong!  In my time on the job the things that have bothered me the most are the major medical calls.  When I walk into a situation to find someone fighting for breath and clutching their chest, or worse, it stays with me for days.  Most of these types of calls that I've had to respond to are for people that haven't taken care of their own health.  This started me thinking about my own health and started me down the path to a healthy lifestyle.  Then I started blogging in an attempt to share some of the things I have learned with others.  After my recent, unsuccessful, CPR attempt I started feeling a strong urge to step up my attempts to help others improve their health.

I became a Independent BeachBody Coach so I could help people improve their health before I, or any of my peers, have to respond to their preventable health emergencies.  I want to make a personal plea to anyone who reads this post.  Help me, and all of us at Team BeachBody, fight the growing health problems of our nation.  What I'm asking is simple, if you know someone who's not taking care of themselves, plant a seed in their minds.  I don't want you to be rude or try to force someone to change who doesn't want to.  I just want you to remind them that you love them and want them to be around for a while longer.  If they show interest help point them in the right direction.

Thank you for your help.