It seems like we are hearing the words "health care" more and more lately in the news. Usually, "sick" care is what's being referred to — care that is given to someone who already has the symptoms of an illness or injury. "Health care” often refers to the grand efforts we see in the media and on TV to save a person’s life using surgery or medication.
"Sick" care is not the same as healthcare. True health is what we do in our day-to-day lives to be healthy, and is the proactive choices we make to prevent life-threatening diseases or illnesses. True health is a when your body functions as it was designed, and may have little to do with how you actually “feel.” For example, if you eat food that is spoiled and you respond with an upset stomach and vomiting, your body is actually functioning properly (health). You might not feel well, but your body is doing its job of 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 suggestions:
- Proper nutrition – Your body cannot function at its best if you don't put the right foods and nutrients into it. Many of us often skip out on fruits and vegetables and fill up on foods with added sugars and bad fats.
- Regular exercise – Everyone knows exercise is good for you, so make it a regular part of your life! The doctor may not prescribe it to you, but it is one of the most proactive things you can do to promote optimal health.
- Adequate rest – Getting the appropriate amount of sleep helps balance your body’s 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 the communication center in great shape, the other systems and organs of your body will also be working at their best.
Practicing a proactive approach to health in your life is like brushing your teeth twice a day to prevent dental problems. Rescue measure healthcare does look heroic on TV, but the real “heroes” practice true “health” care every day!