Thursday, June 24, 2010
My Quest for Better Health
When I was a little girl, my mom had a book entitled, Better Than Medicine. It was almost like a bible to her, she was constantly reading, underlining, and rabbit-earring the pages. She told me that basically the book was teaching her how to live a healthy life style. Her moto was - preventative care is better than medicine. I never really understood what she meant until I became a mom. A few months ago, I was watching a news program about the rising cost of medical care - I had a light bulb moment. If I did not start taking better care of myself today, what type of medical care could I possibly afford as a senior citizen. Today my mom is 81 and with the exception of a little dementia, she is in great physical health.
I made a committment after seeing that news piece that preventive care would lessen my chances for needing meds for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and all the other unknowns. My first stop - signing up at the gym - I love Pure Fitness (women only - oh yes!) I feel so much better - physically and mentally since taking on this challenge.