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Prevention is a Healthier Route than Treatment

prescriptionsMany of the diseases and cancers seen in our society could be preventable or postponed if we shifted our focus to prevention rather than treating a disease. Too often people go on medication to lower their cholesterol or help with their blood pressure, but had they considered diet and exercise years before it’s likely that they wouldn’t have to depend on medication at all.

Obesity is another medical issue that could probably be avoided if we paid more attention to what we put into our mouths and how much exercise we get. The cost of prevention (eating right and exercising) is far cheaper than the cost of medical expenses (doctor visits, hospital stays, medications, etc.).

All this being said, what can you do to start this road of prevention? In my eyes, it’s never too late to start getting healthier. So what can you do? 

There’s no 100% easy, one-size-fits-all route to making changes for your diet, but the point is to improve upon your current situation. bite out of an apple

  • Focus on eating more fruits and vegetables. A plant-based diet has been linked to numerous health benefits and can help you drop some unwanted pounds.
  • Limit saturated and trans fats in your diet. These fats have been linked to several diseases and cancers.
  • Drink more water. Drinking more water helps your body function better and with more clarity.
  • Make it a point to be active every day. It’s recommended to do 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week for cardiovascular benefits and 60-90 minutes on most days of the week for weight loss and maintenance.

June 25th, 2009

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Will Tennis

I agree completely Kinsey. Although, most people don't realize what they are actually consuming. More emphasis on nutritional education in schools could decrease the prevalence of most of the health problems faced by our children. The corporate solution of putting cheap over processed foods in colorful advertisments doesn't help our nations major obesity problem. I personally beleive they are as bad as the cigarette commercials which were banned many years ago. The only nutritional education I received in school was that obviously useless food pyramid in the cafeteria. Some of my friends and I would debate where our sodas and pizza should be on the pyramid. This is a big problem which needs to be addressed nationally. Otherwise we will see the cost in many ways.

posted Aug 11th, 2010 12:30 pm


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