Our Health is Our Responsibility
Contributed by: Dr. Joe Kosterich
One of the trends over the last thirty years has been to look outside ourselves for solutions. Whereas once people’s self reliance was seen as a virtue, there has been an increasing tendency to look to government to solve issues. Some of this came, quite reasonably, from a desire to ensure that those who genuinely could not look after themselves were cared for and not left by the wayside. Like all pendulums though, things can swing too far.
When it comes to health, governments will never be the solution. Our health is in fact our own responsibility. What we choose to put into our mouths, whether we choose to exercise or not, whether we choose to drink enough water are choices we make each day. The presence of drive thru and advertising does not absolve us of our responsibility.
In other words the choices we make are our own and so are the consequences. The great part of that is of course that the power to be healthy is within your own hands too. Disease is not random. Rather than view yourself as a potential victim, see yourself as being in charge of your health. Understand that what you do each day matters and that how you look after yourself today will directly affect how you feel tomorrow. The power is in your hands-use it wisely.
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