In the clinic,
Dr. Elali is always on the move. Yet, even between seeing patients and actively
engaging in CBHA’s growth and programs, he makes his own wellness
He had been involved in organized sports as a child, and continued into
college, but was slowed down by the injuries he sustained over the years.
His own success in the OptiFast program, and his desire to set a good
example “renewed his participation in active events,” Elali shared.
Along with monitoring his diet and staying active, he’s also an avid
runner. In 2017, he accomplished his goal to participate in a marathon,
Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Stantander Totta RTP in Lisbon, Portugal.
Dr. Elali shared that “new goals and challenges” keep him running.
“I enjoy the benefits to my health both mentally and physically,”
he said. “I also like my increased endurance, and meeting people
at events.” If you see him around Othello, join him! “My vision
is to see Othello as one of the healthiest towns in the state of Washington,”
Elali said. He leads by example to make this dream a reality.
His sustainable approach of “monitoring diet and staying active”
is one that participants in the
TotalYou Wellness Program and others in the community can use to make positive changes. For those
who are not sure where to start, Dr. Elali shares his advice: “start
slow, stop when you are tired, and take days off.”