When was the last time you went to your doctor for a checkup and got educated on how to prevent illness and disease? I’m not talking about getting a brochure on getting your flu shot, or the latest cholesterol, or blood pressure medication either.
We have made so many breakthroughs in technology and science over the last 50 years that there are seemingly no limits to what we can do with modern medicine today.
Stems cells, organ transplants, bionic limbs, electronic hearing implants, eye augmentation to allow people to see color for the first time….the list goes on and on, and it is truly amazing.
With all of the things we can do with modern medicine, as a whole, we’re missing out on perhaps the most important aspect of health.
Everything about the medical industry and business of healing is based on a person needing to be broken before the machine of modern medicine can be effective.
You have to be sick before you can be healed.
This creates a dichotomy of sorts in the relationship between the masses and the people who are sworn to keep them healthy. Doctors don’t make a living if people don’t need them. Pharmaceutical companies need sickness in order to have a worthwhile product. How does an industry that is designed to fix broken people, benefit by keeping people from breaking?
In the US, health insurance is a huge issue, costs are as high or higher than ever, coverage is less, and many people don’t have adequate coverage. How does an average person 1. Reduce their healthcare costs, and 2. Improve their health so that even if something happens they can recover more quickly and spend less money being fixed?
If you could spend money to keep yourself healthy and immensely reduce your risk of the top disease states in the US, (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, etc…) how much would you spend?
According to the American Diabetes Association, the average, annual, medical costs for someone with diabetes is $13,700. Not to mention the severely increased risk of death and additional costs as the disease progresses.
A single heart attack can cost someone up to $2000 IF they have insurance covering most of the expenses.
What if there was a way to increase your health, decrease the chances of living in a diseased state, save money, and most importantly live longer?
Guess what, there is.
Prevention is never 100%. Prevention is something that must be done by taking active steps to improve your health and reduce the factors that contribute to disease and poor health.
Some of the factors that need to be addressed in any disease prevention plan are:
- Body fat %
- Muscle Mass/Body Composition
- Cardiovascular health
- Inflammation Management
- Insulin Response
Many people talk about joining a gym and getting into shape. Most don’t really know what that means in any real sense. The term “getting in shape” provides a generalized picture of someone who looks fit, skinny, has some muscles and spends time in a gym.
For the most part, it misses the point of what fitness is really about.
Being fit means, not being sick.
The more you increase your fitness the more you decrease your chances of being diseased.
How important is your health and your desire to stay out of the hospital, off medications, and able to live your life freely without limitations? What is that worth in your time, effort, and money?
There are disease prevention plans available that will improve your fitness, nutrition, and all the aspects you need to address the risk factors for reducing your chances of being on the “Sickness” side of the spectrum.
The excuses we hear that people don’t have the time or money to get on a program are many times valid. The problem is being sick or diseased is not something you have a choice in, unless you take action before it happens.
Once you’re sick, the time and the cost cannot be avoided. The impact on your life is severe and the risk of losing your life is drastic.
Prevention or Repair. Your choice.
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