We hear it often enough. “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” But how many of us actually heed this precaution? When it comes to our health, it’s often so much easier to take on a come-what-may attitude-to leave everything to chance. But oh, how dire the consequences sometimes!
I know a couple of guys who continue to be beer guzzlers despite the bouts of gout attack they suffer from after a drinking binge. An old classmate just loved eating pork and all fatty foods despite warnings from well meaning friends; never lifted a finger to exercise and was quite content with his 200-pound frame. He had a heart attack at age 32! The mother-in-law of a colleague kept ignoring the pain and inflammation of a toe for several years until one day, she finally decided to have it checked, only to be told that it needed to be amputated right away!
It’s so easy to turn a deaf ear to the voice of our conscience or to ignore our nagging doubts about health. But if we really stop and think about it, it is so much better to prevent our worst fears from happening. Cancer, for instance, is one of our most dreaded diseases. Is it really preventable? According to experts at the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention, indeed it is. The experts estimate that “at least half of all cancer deaths in the U.S. alone could be avoided if more people stopped smoking, ate healthier foods, exercised more, avoided weight gain, protected themselves from common carcinogens (substances that causes cancer) and underwent regular screenings.”
In this Wellness and health Tips.com, we hope to drive home the point that health awareness is just as important as disease prevention. There are many other wellness and health tips in this website. Learn from them. Take heed. Take action. Your life could depend on it.