Answer: Neither! Neither plan will improve your health. Neither plan will make a significant shift from the current “Disease Care” system to a “Health Care” system. A Health Care system spends most of its time and resources on promoting and supporting health and wellness and disease prevention, not waiting for you to become ill before […]
Image via Wikipedia Jack LaLanne is a great role model. He swam and lifted weights daily until age 96, when he passed. Barring unforeseen catastrophe, I plan on exercising nearly every day for the rest of my life, and you should too. Do you need a workout partner to keep you on the hook? Get one, and […]
Your health is up to you. Your medical doctor cannot eat healthy for you. Your medical insurance company will not exercise for you. Health care reform is not focusing on prevention. It’s simple. According to the Harvard School of Public Health and the MD Anderson cancer center, approximately 75% of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and […]
The Harvard School of Public Health’s website has this to say about disease prevention (2008): “So although the risk of most chronic diseases can’t be totally eliminated, it can still be significantly reduced. If everyone in the United States led a healthy lifestyle, 80 percent of the cases of heart disease and diabetes could be […]
Exercise is not just a means to looking good and it is not a luxury. Exercise is essential to help reduce cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. Plus, many people who exercise regularly enjoy more energy, better focus and concentration, more fulfilling rest, and overall better health and well-being. So why don’t more people exercise?
Image by Phil Gibbs via Flickr On February 4, 2011, Reuters news service ran an article1 stating that more than half a billion people are obese (that’s 1 in 10 adults worldwide). That’s, double the number from 1980. Obesity is linked to heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other serious diseases. If obesity is […]