I really like one early message in this video. It's about the understanding that Kennedy had about physical health as a keystone habit. When we are physically healthy, we are healthy in many other areas of our lives. A Great National Effort.
As I work with businesses in providing opportunities to integrate wellness into the careers and lives of their employees, this message rings true.
It is important for kids to be active. However, our children are not the leaders in their lives. We are. If we do not model the behavior, as adults, they will default to living the sedentary lives many of us live today.
It works both ways. It is also easier for us to put the responsibility on our children to shift the course of health in our country. While that thinking isn't backwards, it's not complete either.
Rachael, Thank you for asking me for my thoughts. I am working to shift how business thinks about their human machines. Its our job, as adults to model the type of behavior we expect from our grown children. We all have careers. If we weave wellness into our careers, we will be healthier, more successful AND cast a model to inspire future generations to do the same.
Insurance will cost less and productivity will increase as well. That information is based on many studies and much research that is not difficult to find.
Kennedy had the idea many years ago. I am working to lead A Great National Effort and I think the idea is still very alive. I believe the disconnect comes in our (grown ups) unwillingness to take action towards creating the model for a healthier way of living.