The importance of health and wellness has certainly come to the forefront of the healthcare industry over the past decade. As the baby boomer generation approaches or reaches old age, health and medical services are strained, and more and more people recognize the limitations of medical science, society has developed an increasingly important attitude of responsibility for one’s health and well-being .
People no longer rely solely on doctors or hospitals to get better when they get sick. Instead, the approach to disease prevention has changed to maintain or improve existing health conditions. The incredible boom in the healthcare industry as a whole is a testament to these trends.
The importance of health and wellness is reflected in the fact that diets, weight loss programs, exercise programs and equipment, fitness facilities, spas, nutritional supplements and activity/recreation groups of all kinds are now a commonplace part of our everyday lives. Some of these changes are being driven by the extreme demands and long waits for treatments in the healthcare system, but also by the desire of the working generation for a more active lifestyle after retirement, with the hope of being fit and healthy enough to participate in their chosen activities . For these goals to manifest in reality, the foundation of good health must be built throughout life, not just to try to repair the damage after it’s done.
So it’s become clear why the healthcare industry has flipped in its current direction. Only those who make health and well-being a priority now can make the most of their future.
Thanks to Lorrie Wren