You Are Only as Good for Others
As You Are for Yourself

Bill Hettler, MD

Presented at the Symposium on Adolescent Health

Best Western Bridgewood Resort

Neenah, Wisconsin  2-5-2010

Click HERE for the PowerPoint

Click HERE for the World of Wellness and Wellness of the World presentation

A simple math problem.

Part A.          How old will you be when you die?  
Part B           To what age is it possible for humans to live?  
Part  C          Subtract the number you placed in Part A from the number in Part B  

Why is there a difference?  It could be bad luck or it could be the little choices you make each day.

What are the Essentials of Life?
How do you decide what deserves your attention?


etoh kills    Sam Spady Is Dead   911 Call  She Stopped Breathing

OK, doc, after the essentials, what do I do?

You take this quick POP-UP quiz.

I always fasten my seat belt. I do not smoke cigarettes (or anything else)
I know 3 ways to relax without using etoh or drugs. I am on schedule with recommended health screenings.
I know how to measure my resting pulse. My resting pulse is 60 or less.
I am within ten pounds of my ideal body weight. I know how to measure my own blood pressure.
I use alcohol moderately or not at all. I drink enough water to keep my urine light yellow.

BALANCE the Six Dimensions of your life.

Worksite Wellness Resources

American Institute of Preventive Medicine American Journal of Health Promotion WELCOA
National Wellness Institute American College of Sports Medicine CDC



Normal resting heart rate

The chart below shows the normal range of a resting heart rate (pulse rate after resting 10 minutes) in beats per minute, according to age. Many things can cause changes in your normal heart rate, including your age, activity level, and the time of day. When in training, Lance Armstrong has a resting heart rate of 32.

Resting heart rate
Age or fitness level Beats per minute (bpm)

Babies to age 1:


Children ages 1 to 10:


Children ages 11 to 17:




Well-conditioned athletes: