Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Prevention is the best medicine

This article, published April 4 in the New York Times, mentions the use of preventative measurements to maintain one's health.

Traditionally, the western world has adopted the "find it, fix it" model, which equates the body to a machine, like a computer or vehicle. Only when one begins to feel sick does he or she begin to seek help for an ailment. However, many other cultures use preventative medicines and procedures to take care of their bodies before an illness begins. If this idea were to be implemented into the lives of Americans, many long-term diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular problems, could be eliminated.

Some methods of preventative health care include yoga, vitamins and acupuncture, and can have positive lasting effects on health and happiness.

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