1. Think of one healthy activity most people would consider doing…
2. Get people’s attention and interest immediately and hold them…
3. Generate piles of testimonials from those who did it. And capture great data, too.
Could we pull that off? No, you say? Impossible! “Oh, ye of little faith,” as our editor Jen would say.
Sometimes, we just make things too hard. The simple, smart, forehead-smacking obvious answer just hides in plain sight. I’ll give you a hint: the solution comes with unconditional love.
Of course, you know now. Dogs (and cats). Don’t overlook the wellbeing benefits of opening your home to a four-legged family member. Here’s a wonderful article, Pets Are Good Medicine For the Body and Mind.
My wife and I have had Greyhounds as part of our family for over 20 years. We’ve got three now. Their healing powers, love of walks, and joy of life are so powerful, yet we often overlook dogs and other pets as sources we should use to teach us how to live a life of health and joy.
“If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” Will Rogers
Consider writing more about the positive aspects of pets, and including our animal friends in your communications and images.
Shawn is the President and Founder of Hope Health. For over 30 years, his work has focused on bringing clear, easy-to-read and watch health messages to the public via workplaces. He bills himself as the “Best C+ Student in the Wellness Biz” because, as he says, “I like to challenge the notion that there is no such thing as a stupid question.” Shawn is on a mission to tie workplaces into their surrounding communities to share resources and ideas in an effort to improve the health of all Americans.
You may reach Shawn at sconnors@HopeHealth.com or 800-334-4094.