Healthcare As A Lifestyle To Longevity

Alright, and hello again!

Recently I had to purchase an extended warranty for my car. If you didn’t know, those things are expensive when they break!

It would have been nice if the policy covered everything- oil, brakes, tires, batteries and maintenance recommendations, but it doesn’t. In fact, I’m responsible for maintaining my vehicle and keeping it in working order. What’s more, should I have any trouble with my car, the extended warranty company could ask me to show proof that I kept up with the recommended services, inspections and other maintenance things-otherwise, they might not cover the more costly repairs!

Some might think this is a rip-off, but it is my car, and I really should take care of it. Seemed fair to me, and what I bought the policy for was the big things- engines, transmissions, turbos, computers.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the way most people think about their bodies and healthcare. In fact, if you ask any politician, free healthcare is all a person needs to be healthy. This is the difference between being healthy or sick- a free health insurance plan that covers everything. After all, healthcare is too expensive isn’t it?

No, it’s not, and in fact, it is much cheaper than sickness care which is what most people consider health care. Status of health is something one works on each and every day- they eat right, exercise, take their vitamins, they enjoy being alive, and helping others enjoy being alive. It is VERY, VERY, VERY INEXPENSIVE compared to medication, surgery and years of poor health and disability. (Shameless promotion: We can help you with this at Paragon Chiropractic!)

Health care is a lifestyle. It’s how you live, and get along with others at home and work. One’s lifestyle is the magic elixir that creates life and livingness and imbues others with life. It’s happiness, it’s participation in not only your life but the lives of others. It will never be a chemical, or a shot, or a drug, or a surgery. It’s you living and finding your way. It’s really that easy.

This is part one of a two-part blog series. Check back next week to learn more about the keys to self-management.

As always, take care!

Dr. Dave!