This may be a surprising, but the USA spends far more money than any other country on health care! “Probably it’s because we’re one of the richest countries in the world,” you say. Well, unfortunately what’s bad is where we rank in our overall health. The US ranks 37th among the world's industrial countries when it comes to overall health. 37th!!! “Well, who says?” you ask. That’s exactly right, the WHO (World Health Organization) says in their 2010 report.
Of course there are many factors that come into play but the more it is studied the more it is discovered how much control we have over our own health. Let’s take a look at cancer….wait, wait, wait, I know what you’re thinking. “Cancer? This isn’t very uplifting, Dr. B.” I know, but bear with me. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. The American Cancer Society reported in 2010 that over 1.5 million people would be diagnosed with some form of cancer and over 500,000 would lose their lives. To put it in perspective that’s approximately the entire population of our state’s capital! NOW for the good news! The American Cancer Society ALSO states: “Scientific evidence suggests that about one-third of the cancer deaths expected to occur in 2010 will be related to overweight or obesity, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition and thus could be prevented” You can reduce your risk of cancer by simple lifestyle changes!! Now imagine what that could do for other diseases, not just cancer!! See I told you to bear with me!
So, what are the keys to lifestyle changes which will keep you and your family at optimal health? The top five ways to keep healthy are:
getting enough rest (we all could use a bedtime),
eating mainly fresh fruits and veggies (get in those natural colors),
exercising several times per week (every little bit helps),
keeping a healthy mental attitude (I think I can, I think I can!)
and keeping a healthy nerve system (that’s where I come in)
Of course I’m going to mention Chiropractic! Just as a small cavity cannot be detected without a dental checkup, Chiropractors are experts at spinal health and can determine if something is affecting your health that you may not even be aware of. You do not have to be experiencing pain to get a Chiropractic checkup and just think – you can check off one of the five top ways to keep healthy!
Focused on your wellness,