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|Taking Action - Being Proactive
Being proactive means taking action before things start to go bad. In other words, taking action before you need to be in reaction mode. When you're reactive, you're always catching up. You're responding to something that's already happened.
When you're proactive, your moves go first. You lead the way. You get to choose how things are going to go.
Rather than permitting our kids to sit around all afternoon and all evening, watching TV and talking on their phones for five hours, we are proactive and encourage them to engage in fun physical activities and sports for at least an hour each day.
We take the time to plan our once-per-week shopping, making sure we're purchasing a variety of healthy foods and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. We take the time to prepare healthy, nutritious meals for the entire family. We're proactive parents, taking the time to take care of our health and the health of our kids.
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3Robinson JG, et al: Atherosclerosis profile and incidence of cardiovascular events. A population-based survey. BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9(1):46, 2009
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"Great family friendly clinic, quick and easy to get into. Glad to have them in the community!"
"Dr. Behrend is very knowledgeable and helpful in dealing with my ongoing back problems. He takes his time in explaining how to relieve the pain. Chelsea is great with getting me in. I'm very thankful he comes to Sidney and has an office here, top notch facility! Dr. Behrend will fix you-he does a great job!"
"I came in out of desperation with surgery being my last option, I walked out feeling no pain. Dr. Behrend has worked with me in a maintenance approach. Talk to him, he listens and wants to help!"