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Your health care - Reactive vs. Proactive health care

October 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Dr J's Blog

Most modern medicines are reactive. This means that treatments will only be used if a disease is detected. Curing medical conditions is all well and good however preventing them happening in the first place would be ideal.

Prevention is better than a Cure
Proactive health care is where you take an interest in your health. Instead of only seeking help and advice when something is wrong, you will do everything you can to avoid these medical complaints. We all know how to live healthily, but few people actually listen to this advice.

It’s very important that we are all fully aware about our health and everything that we can do to protect it. There are lots of different forms of proactive health care which you can employ yourself without seeking medical attention.

Many experts are calling for a healthcare reform. This reform would see more proactive treatments as opposed to the current reactive treatments. Money will be much better spent preventing illnesses rather than simply spending money when patients suffer from an illness.

Get More Exercise
Everyone surely realizes how important exercise is. You need to do some form of exercise to improve your health. Any type of exercise will increase your metabolism and improve the body’s essential systems.

You don’t actually need to sign up to the gym if you don’t want to. It can be a great asset to your health if you do something as simple as committing to take 10,000 steps every day. Aerobic exercises are ideal for anyone wanting to use up excess calories and burn fat.

To build up muscles you should use resistance training. Do this a couple of times a week as it will improve the strength of muscles which are used to support your bones.

People often try to say that they don’t have enough time to exercise. However this is nonsense. You can exercise wherever you are. Even parking further away from work or getting off the bus a stop early will provide you with some exercise.

Your diet is essential for your health and it’s very important that you eat a healthy balanced diet. Make sure that you eat plenty of leafy green vegetables and fruit. Buying organic vegetables will ensure that you keep toxins out of your body.

You should be able to get all of the nutrients your body needs from nature. However this is getting more and more difficult thanks to modern farming techniques, pesticides and genetic engineering. Processed foods also have very high salt content and low nutritional values.

It’s important that you carefully plan your diet so that you are getting all the nutrients you require. If not then you can consider using dietary supplements.

Preventative Treatments
By improving the health of your body you can prevent all sorts of illnesses and diseases. Healthy people rarely suffer from colds, flu and even cancer.

Positive thinking is very important. Continuous negative thoughts can have a major detrimental effect on your health. Your health care is worth taking time to think about, after all your health is the most valuable thing that you have.


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