What is the value of a team? Some may say it depends on the sport. There
are many factors:
- How big is the playing field?
- How do you score or defend?
- How many positions are played?
Let’s take football and use it as our example, since it’s nearly
time for the Superbowl. If a team is short a kicker, there is no way to
make a field goal. Every opportunity to score a field goal for three points
or the extra point after a touchdown would be lost. If the team is missing
linemen, they won’t have enough able bodies to successfully protect
the quarterback, running backs or receivers. Without a running back or
a receiver, the quarterback has no one to throw to, or to run with the
ball for the touchdown. And without a quarterback, there is no game. It’s
worth pointing out: this is only the offense. There is another half of
the team, the defense, who is also vital to the game!
It’s obvious to me that each player in football has a crucial role
in the success of their team. Now play along with me and translate that
to your health and wellbeing.
Each and every one of my clients wants to be healthy, feel well and look
great. Without a team, this goal can become very difficult for them to achieve.
I believe each of us is our own quarterback. We call the shots and decide
the play action. We are the ones who earn the first down and have to live
with penalties. Just as in football, we can’t win the game by ourselves.
We need professionals to cover our blind side, run the zone defense, make
the interception, catch the “hail Mary” and carry us to the
end zone. Do you have your linemen, receivers and kickers all lined up?
Are you scouting ahead and do you know who your next draft picks will be?
Whether you live with a health condition such as diabetes or asthma, or
are simply working to maintain your health status, it’s important
to have a complete team to help you successfully manage your health. Each
adult should have a primary care physician they can consult for an annual
check-up, and refer to a specialist when needed. Regular visits with the
dentist and eye doctor are also vital to our general health and can assist
in the early detection of serious health conditions. For those with a
chronic or acute health condition, their team needs to expand beyond basic
care to meet their medical and emotional needs. You can find a list of
doctors in Gillette, Wyoming at
If you need help building your health team, remember that Campbell County
Health’s Health Coaches are great cheerleaders. We can help you
kick off a new season, tackle smart strategies in your playbook and take
back your game.
Campbell County Health
Wellness works to reduce health risks and promote overall wellness among employee
groups and individuals across the northeastern Wyoming region. To learn
more about Wellness, please visit
www.cchwyo.org/Wellness or call 307.688.8051.
This blog was written by Rachel Wilde, CPT, MA, CCH Wellness Services Technician