The Habits of Health Transformational System was inspired by time working in critical care. As a physician, I saw time and time again that many of our advances in medical technology were not addressing the root causes of disease: our choices.
Instead of waiting to address disease when it is at its most extreme – and most dangerous – the Habits of Health instead aim to prevent disease. Yes, we can treat heart disease, but if the choices that led to heart disease are still a part of your daily life, no advances in medicine can completely stop that disease from becoming progressively more and more serious.
The science is simple: Prevention is one of the most effective things we can do to live a longer, more vibrant life.
If prevention isn’t a conversation you have had with your healthcare provider recently, reach out and ask them about:
- Recommended early screenings for your age and other lifestyle factors
- Your unique risk factors (based on lifestyle and family history) and what you can do to mitigate or monitor them
- A timeline for future preventative screening and options so that you can set reminders and plan accordingly
I know that healthcare can be intimidating and that tests can sometimes be uncomfortable or even scary. You’re not alone in feeling that way, but when you feel the temptation to putoff preventative conversations and tests, remember that a small amount of discomfort today can spare you from incredibly difficult treatments later.
And that ultimately means more time with your loved ones. So don’t put it off!