The Dali Lama is quoted as saying that “man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. He lives as if he is never going to die, and the dies having never really lived“.
I don’t know about you – but I find that to be a very powerful quote. It really speaks to the essence of why our health is so important to prioritize and take care of.
We have all heard the proverb “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure“. Well, no where is that as true as for health promotion. Our life expectancies are continuing to grow higher and higher such that living to 100 is rapidly becoming a norm vice a novelty.
But living to 100 will be no fun unless we are 100 and healthy. I want to die of old age vice disease. Dying at 100 healthy and happy certainly sounds like the best laid plans of how to go to me. What about you ?
Never has it been as important as it is today to start proactively living and investing in our own healthy lifestyle choices. We may all be required to “age” chronological age but there is no reason we have to rot. You can get ”younger next year” by focusing on the lifestyle factors under your control that can ”roll back the clocks” of time on our age.
Your family doctor is trained in prevention, screening and treating. Unfortunately our present medical system tends to focus on those factors in the reverse order – treating, screening and lastly prevention.
This is where you come in. Doctors cant do all the “prevention” part alone. They need you, to help them. Participatory medicine is the way of the future. Where you and your health care providers work together as a team. When you become an “e-patient” you are an engaged, educated, empowered partner in your own health – the sky is the limit. this process.
Your chances of you living to 100 happy and healthy and dying of old age is a real possibility and not just a dream.
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