Strategies to Enhance Staff Wellness: Expert Emphasizes the Importance of Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Updated: Jul 9, 2020
Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once remarked,
“If you sacrifice yourself for others, you will neglect them very soon.”
Put simply, self-care is essential if you intend to keep helping others effectively. That is especially true for those who work in corrections, as the stresses of the environment can lead to poor lifestyle choices that negatively impact health.
In her presentation at the 2017 Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care in May, national forensic consultant Judith Cox, MA, CCHP, discussed the prevalence of chronic disease among Americans and explained how positive lifestyle changes can help prevent many ailments.