It seems as though we are hearing the term "health care" more than ever before, particularly in the news. Usually, what is being referred to is "sick" care, which is care that is given when one already has an injury or symptoms of an illness. "Health care” is what often refers to the grand efforts we see in the media and on TV to save a person’s life using drastic surgery or medication.
It's important to understand the difference between "sick" care and healthcare. Our true health is what we do in our everyday lives to be healthy. It is the proactive choices we make to prevent life threatening illnesses or diseases. True health is when the your body functions as it was designed, and actually may have little to do with how you “feel.” For example, when you consume spoiled food and you respond with an upset stomach and vomiting, your body is actually functioning properly (health). You might not feel your best, but your body is doing its job by ridding itself of those toxins.
Stay Well Naturally
There are many steps you can take to stay well and enjoy your health. Here a few tips:
- Exercise Regularly – We all know exercise is good for us, so why not make it a regular part of your life? The doctor may not prescribe it, but it is one of the most proactive measures you can take to promote optimal health.
- Proper Nutrition – Your body cannot reach peak performance if you don't give it the right fuel. Too often do we skip out on vegetables and fruits and fill up on foods with added sugars, bad fats, and empty calories.
- Adequate Sleep – Getting the appropriate amount of restorative sleep helps your body balance hormones, decreases risk factors related to many illnesses, and slows down the aging process!
- Chiropractic Care – Your nervous system communicates messages throughout your body. If you keep your communication center in the best shape possible, the other systems and organs of your body will also be working at their best.
You brush your teeth twice a day to prevent dental problems. Why not apply that to all areas of your life? Rescue measure healthcare may look heroic on TV, but the real “heroes” practice true “health” care everyday!