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MOST PEOPLE DON'T CONTROL THEIR OWN HEALTH
There is an expectation that doctors, employers, insurance companies, drug companies, or some government agency are responsible for our health. The single most effective way to be healthy is to live healthy. There is no easy way around it. Choose health, live healthy, be healthy.
MOST PROVIDERS TREAT SYMPTOMS
MOST HEALTHCARE COSTS ARE AVOIDABLE
Chronic diseases and conditions and the health risk behaviors that cause them to account for most health care costs.86% of healthcare spending is for patients with one or more chronic health conditions. 71% is for people who have more than one chronic health condition.
MOST DISEASE IS PREVENTABLE
Chronic diseases and conditions are the leading cause of death and disability. Conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis, are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems.
The HEALTHY Life...
...is a balanced, whole, well life.
Health is a state of PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, and SOCIAL well-being, not just the absence of sickness or frailty.
There is much cross-over between these components, but a well-balanced healthy life has been shown to depend on active personal pursuit of all of them.