The debate is raging on how to help sick people. I do not hear a lot about how to help people not to get sick.
In the long run this is the way to cut cost.
About health care…. again. And about personal responsibility.
Here is the plan.
Get educated in what you eat, when to eat and how often you eat. Watch what you drink.
Information is available – watch the movies: Sicko, Food. Inc, Sweet Misery, World according to Monsanto, Eating.
Exercise regularly. Why do some people take pills every day but neglect to exercise?
I would ban the escalators in the USA for the first three floors. Use your legs. You legs are designed for it.
I have noticed that when I go to the gym, people go up the escalator, work out and go down the escalator.
Only in America.
Caring, well-meaning parents
People drive their kids a half a block to the school bus stop, kids sit in the bus, sit in school, go back home sitting on a bus, and their caring parents drive them to the TV or computer.
Bus exhaust pollutes the air we breathe. We can stop buying Arab oil if we just use common sense and use our body’s abilities to move by itself. And we would save a bunch on health care because, if we would not be so lazy, we would have health not sickness. And because we would get healthier, we will not be stressed out so much about health insurance cost.
Trust yourself more then your doctor. I meet my doctor in the gym. Every time he seems to be surprised that I am in a better shape then he is. Why is he surprised? Have you seen doctors that look worse then their patients? Next appointment, pay attention to what shape your doctor is. Does your doctor look healthy? If not – change your doctor.
How can doctors help others if they cannot help themselves?
Eat in moderation
Do not “pig out”. You are supposed to enjoy your meal, not destroy it. Do not worry – you will have food to eat when you will get hungry.
Vote with your wallet. Do not buy junk, especially for kids. Sugar drives them crazy. It is not ADD or ADHD. It is sugar and lifestyle. Kids need to exercise. They need to use their energy. It is OK if they get a few bumps and bruises. Our kids get sick all the time by being around other kids – colds, ear infections, pink eye, etc. We understand the dangers and are used to it.
But why are we afraid of bumps and bruises? Bumps and bruises do not create chronic diseases, constant colds and infections do.
Take control of your life and your health. Do not count on doctors, government and insurance companies to do it for you.
Because if we do, we are not any better then chickens in one of the industrialized farms.
The difference is, we have a choice.