Want to fix healthcare?

Yes, I do too.  And I think we can all agree that we NEED extra regulation to help reign in costs.  As Michelle Obama said, “doing nothing is not an option.”  Red or blue, something needs to be done.

Working in healthcare I see the results of a broken healthcare system.  People don’t have health insurance to help pay for expensive laboratory tests which can be life-saving.  However, there is one thing that we can all do lower healthcare costs:

Take better care of ourselves.

What do I mean?  Eat healthy, exercise, don’t smoke, don’t binge drink.  I know, we’ve all heard this for years.  But, do most of us follow this simple advice?  I seriously doubt it.

By eating healthy, organic, fresh foods you are eliminating high fructose corn syrup from your diet.  You’re not drinking soda and artificially sweetened drinks.  You’re avoiding Splenda and unnatural ingredients from your diet.  You’re not over-eating animal proteins and you’re getting the proper amount of Omega-3 fatty acids.  Doing these things will only help you avoid seeing the doctor.

Exercise.  How much do we realistically exercise each week?  We should all be getting at least 60 minutes of exercise three times a week.  It’s best to get your heart rate elevated for more than 20 minutes each time but, to be honest, just get moving.  Working in front of a computer at a desk all day has gotten us into bad habits. We’re tired at night and don’t have the energy to go to the gym either before or after work.

I’m not even going to explain not smoking and binge drinking.

So, if you want to lower your healthcare bill and feel better, eat well, exercise and have a little common sense with how you life.