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HCT (HEALTH Change, Support and Accountability TEAM/COMMUNITY)

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What’s needed is transformation,

Optimal Health Model


Do YOU truly want:

♥ Best possible, OPTIMAL HEALTH; wellness and well-being?

♥ PREVENTION, freedom (free as possible from disease, sickness, “aches and pains” and drugs)?   

Or are they both just good ideas.

♥ Do you CARE, take your health and life seriously, and do, will do what it takes for optimal health and prevention? 

If yes, then total, comprehensive 
Optimal Health Model is for you—and others you know like you.  It brings together all the components for:

♥ Really/truly making changes, improvements or breakthroughs 

♥ On a regular, ongoing, consistent basis that 

♥ Brings about Optimal Health AND Prevention, and 

Makes it part of your life, your lifestyle and not something random or once and a while!

√ Change, Improvement and Optimal Health Model is also for helping not just yourself, but others, and how beneficial and vital that is.  See 6 below.    

√ Plus, it utilizes “best practice” change agents like Behavior Contracts and Action Plans,  Food Diary and Health Journal, and Affirmations, Visualizations (in 1, 4 and 7, and Resources below).


Optimal Health Model

Note, important:  You can skip around; don’t have to go in order, 1, 2, 3.  


1 Have a Health, Nutrition, Diet Assessment every 3, 6 or 9 months depending on what the first or last one shows, and

Make changes, improvements it calls for on a regular consistent basis like every 1, 2 or 3 weeks.  It can be small like adding Vitamin D drops or zinc.  

♥ Use a Food Diary and Health Journal (both in Resources) to record, track and maintain the state/condition of your body and health.


2 Do something to change, strengthen or improve your health on a regular, consistent basis like every 1, 2 or 3 weeks. 

♥ It could be from 1 or something else like just 2 more salads a week, or walk around the block as fast as you can every 3 days. 


3 Learn something new or something you already know deeper, stronger on a regular, consistent basis like every 1, 2 or 3 weeks. 

♥ For example, learn about 1 common vitamin deficiency every week or two.  See Resources in


Achieve/accomplish something, anything with 1, 2 or 3 using SMART goals, action plans, behavior contracts, and/or other Change Agents in Resources.  

♥ Choose one you like, works best for you, or combine a couple of them.


5 Gain the support, assistance and accountability you need for implementing and completing any of 1-4.  For examples:

♥ Use the Open Forum in a meeting and Forum, Discussion Board  

♥ Have a support, change partner or two who can support, assist and hold you accountable for doing 1-4 on a regular, consistent basis. 


6 Help others with their health that helps you with yours and fulfills moral and social responsibility. Plus, it can be easier and more rewarding to make and keep an agreement with someone else rather than yourself.  For examples:

♥ Pass, share this Change, Improvement and Optimal Health Model with others and maybe support, assist or help them out. 

You just don’t know who it might help, make a difference with their health, and might help someone they know.   

♥ Find another 1 or 2 who need to make changes, improvements or breakthroughs with their health, nutrition, diet like you do.  Partner, team up, help each other out.

♥ Participate in or help start a Health Ministry or Community Service


7 Reach out, speak up, get help with anything that interferes with carrying out 1-6, such as problem, issue too much to handle; challenge, obstacle or excuse making life too difficult; what’s “keeping you awake at night” or on your mind all the time.  

♥ Start with Randy, contact info below or Open Forum  
♥ Utilize any of the Change Agents in Resources below.
♥ Take advantage of the information, tools and resources in the HCT Resource Center 


8 Other, what would you add.  Adapt, modify, make this Optimal Health Model your own.


Optimal Health Model

1 Change Agents, tools or instruments of change  

a SMART goals, action plans and behavior contracts.  See below
b Health journal; food diary.  See below.
c Affirmations, visualizations;

d Meditation, spiritual incubation.
e 5 whys, root cause analysis.
f Gap, needs analysis and closure.
g Other, what you would add?
For d – f, contact Randy   

SMART goals, action plans and behavior contracts. (4) 

What studies show is best for making changes, improvements or breakthroughs.

a SMART Goals

b SMART Goals with Action Plan examples

c Behavioral Contract ACE

d Personal Health Behavior Contract

e Personal Action Plan

f Comprehensive Action Plan

3 Food Diary and Health Journal

As a change agent and to gain the most out of Health, Nutrition, Diet Checkup, and record, track and maintain the state/condition of your body, diet and health.

a Health Journal

b Food Diary Guide

c Food Diary 
Food-diary vertex

4 Stages of Change.  What is used the most for understanding how we change and changes are made.

a Why behavior change is hard – and why you should keep trying.
5 Stages of Change

b 6 Stages of Change


5 Other, what would you add?

For questions, further info, discussion; support, assistance; input, ideas or suggestions, contact Randy 847 809-4821,  And see