What we call health care in our society today, is not health care at all. It is damage control. If we want to care for our health we must do so while we still have it. Once illness, disease or malfunction occurs we must go to damage control, which is the correct name for our medical practices. They can help in stopping or delaying the full manifestation of the problem and maybe even restore health, but that is not caring for one’s health.
Health care is taking care of our minds and bodies, to help prevent illness from occurring. We now know that approximately 90% of all illness is preventable. Prevention must start when we are healthy. There are numerous things that we can do to promote optimal health. Diet is very important, which is a study of its own, but well worth looking into and discovering what a healthy diet consists of, and how to make that a part of your life. This varies with different people, so part of the process is getting to know your own body.
Exercise is also very important. Our bodies are made to move and if we want them to continue to keep functioning well we must keep them moving. Things tend to deteriorate when not used.
It is also very important to discover the love, joy and power we can find deep within ourselves. There is also a purpose for our lives and it has been well documented that people who live their lives on purpose live longer and happier lives.
Caring for our health usually entails personal growth. We must create a life style that promotes health and in doing so we make other discoveries that brings more happiness and fulfillment into our lives as well.
If you are interested in health care and/or personal growth my book, Unlimited Futures: How to Understand the Life You Have and Create the Life You Want, is the place to start. It provides step-by-step guidelines for creating a life style that will promote health, happiness and fulfillment.