Inspiration at the pharmacy
I was at the pharmacy last week picking up a prescription for my son. That is a scary place.
Multiple people my age (late 30s) picking up 6 or 7 prescriptions for themselves. All the braces, incontinence products, quick fix nutrition items, etc...
Do you know that 75% of health care costs are from chronic disease? Chronic diseases can be: heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and arthritis.
Chronic diseases are preventable! This is depressing, but also inspiring to me.
This is from the CDC: Four common, health-damaging, but modifiable behaviors—tobacco use, insufficient physical activity, poor eating habits, and excessive alcohol use—are responsible for much of the illness, disability, and premature death related to chronic diseases.
I had been going through one of those times where eating healthy just seemed like such a stinking hassle. Does that ever happen to you?
A person has limits with how much chicken and salad they can eat. But the trip to the pharmacy got me back on track.
My goal is to get older, but not to age like the majority of our population is right now. Some of it is out of my hands, but I control what goes into my body and I control my activity level.
And so do you.
Don't accept that you have to be reliant on pills and potions to get through life. One of the greatest parts of my job is getting e-mails and texts from my clients excitedly telling me they are kicking blood pressure and cholesterol meds to the curb after a great report from their doctor.
Don't accept the fate most Americans see as inevitable. You have the power to change your future, make your health a priority.
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