Campbell Wealth Management - February 2019

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Taking the Right Path to Your Financial Future

I hope everyone’s new year is off to a great start! My year began on an interesting foot. During the holidays, we had an office get- together. After the party, I was putting a table away when it slipped and landed square on my left big toe. This was a 50-pound table, mind you. One trip to the emergency room and a consult with the podiatrist later, I knew why I was in so much pain. I had completely shattered the end of my big toe. The podiatrist did what he could the day after. There were some stitches involved, but he had one major concern: infection. As a result, he wanted to see the progression of my healing, which meant I’d be visiting his office regularly. Since then, I have been seeing my podiatrist every three days or so. He checks up on it, redresses the bandages, and makes sure it’s healing as expected. The reason I bring all this up has everything to do with my doctor’s process and the purpose behind his approach to care. In short, my podiatrist is extremely methodical. He wants to make sure there is no threat of infection or any other issue. This is why he wanted me to visit his office so frequently. An infection can set in remarkably fast if you’re not careful. Well, I got to thinking about his method, which brought to mind our process at Campbell Wealth Management. We’re always focused on keeping you on the right path, regardless of market conditions or other factors that may influence your retirement plan.

During the checkups on my foot, my

doctor mentioned something else that piqued my interest. He told me it was a good thing I was in shape and ate a healthy diet. This is important when it comes to healing.

He also said that if I were to develop any kind of infection, they would likely remove part of my toe. If I was prediabetic or diabetic, I wouldn’t have the option. He would have gone straight to recommending the amputation, rather than going through the motions of the healing process. Today, over 50 percent of the adult population in the U.S. is prediabetic — a concerning statistic. In that moment, I was thankful to be on the WildFit program, which I talked about in our January issue. The program requires me to eat a very healthy diet and has made me very aware of the food I consume, even though I was never particularly unhealthy before. Because of my nutritious diet, my body can heal itself better. Being aware of one’s health by staying active and eating right is so important. You never know what might happen in the future — unexpected illness, injury, and more. When you focus on better health and nutrition today, you and your body will be in a better place to handle whatever comes your way. Continued on Page 3 ...

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