Why Prevention is So Important to Your Health

Posted on October 12, 2011Categories HealthcareTags ,

Do you do what you can to prevent health problems? The reality is that too many people do not. They live life day to day and only worry about health problems when they become severe.

Here are some reasons why this is a problem and why prevention is so important to your health.

1. Prevention costs less than waiting until your problem is extreme. I personally experienced this two and a half years ago with my back problems. I had had back pain for quite some time but I just ignored it. Then one day I couldn’t get out of bed my back hurt so bad. I went to the chiropractor and it took me a lot longer and cost me more money than it would have had I gone to the chiropractor right away when my back first started hurting.

2. Many people do this every year during flu season. They eat whatever junk they want and they don’t take any vitamins or supplements and then are surprised when they are sick a lot.

3. Being overweight is a symptom of failing to practice prevention. I’m not the perfect example of this since I need to loose about 50 pounds as of the date of this posting but I’m now really focused on making it happen and I’ve already lost a few pounds in the past week or two. That said, too many people wait until their weight problem is severe before they do anything about it. They get diagnosed with diabetes or something else serious.

4. You can avoid a lot of pain by taking care of your body before your health problems are drastic.

Why else do you think that prevention is so important to your health?