A Stitch In Time Saves Nine – Prevention not Cure
It’s a sad fact that most people pay little attention to their health until it’s at risk. Only then will people really realize that health and well-being are far more important than money and that health cannot always be bought with all the money in the world.
From an early age we learn that prevention is better than cure – one stitch in time saves nine. Nowhere is this more true than in the care of our health, and with our health we don’t always get a second chance when things go wrong.
Aside from some genetic factors, our overall health is largely determined by our lifestyle – our diet, the exercise we get, the respect we show our bodies. All of these are the most important factors for our current and future health.
There are a number of things we can do to stay healthy, but it basically boils down to this – we have to live as nature intended. By eating healthily, exercising in the fresh air and listening to our bodies, we can positively influence our health – even with uncontrollable factors such as chronic diseases.
More than half of all people are affected by digestive diseases. Many people these days are opting for so-called ready meals – these foods are rich in ingredients that are essentially poison to the healthy functioning of our bodies.
People pay the price for these “convenience” foods with the inconveniences of chronic diseases.
It is true that “bad” foods (such as alcohol and tobacco) are also useful in small amounts, and “good” foods (such as vitamins) become harmful if overdosed. A glass of wine is good for the cardiovascular system; A cigarette can speed up the functioning of the digestive system and relieve stress. Vitamins stimulate everything, including the growth of malignant cells! There are good fats and bad fats ~ that we need and that are bad for us.
Another factor in our physical health is our mental health, although it is too easy to separate them because they are so interconnected. Our emotional state affects our health and stress contributes to so many diseases – cancer, heart attack, mental illness, etc. In developed countries (USA, Japan and Western Europe), mental illness and disorders are the leading cause of disability.
For example, depression can be considered a minor disorder
– so many people suffer from it for years and since they are still alive it can’t be that dangerous. Yes, it’s true that depression doesn’t die instantly, but when people are depressed they either eat more (chocolate, high-fat foods) or refuse to eat, which in turn impacts physical health.
The world we live in can have a profound impact on our health. Pollution, noise and even radiation are part of everyday life in industrialized nations and have a very negative impact on our lives. This can be counteracted by traveling to places with fresh air, such as mountains.
Sport and exercise are proven friends of health. Moderate physical activity, at least twice a week, relaxes the body and mind for young and old. Besides burning calories, regular exercise helps you feel happier and in good shape. This, in turn, has a positive effect on his health.
Thanks to Peter Sachford