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Health is your first responsibility

Updated on March 12, 2011

Health should be the no one care of your self and that of the Government. There is a lot of chatter in your own work places. But also In the kitchens and dinner tables of ordinary Americans. People are scared they are scared about the constantly rising cost of health-care and the costs of getting sick

The decision makers in Washington are scared too. All politicians seem to be scared of taking action of making a wrong decision that might adversely change the health care of all Americans for the worse. Now we all know that we all want improved access to health-care but not for those with lots of money but rather for all Americans rich and poor. This has been a concern for decades but right now it occupies the minds of all those in high office including the president himself Barack Obama whose platform was the reformation of health care so that all Americans could get access to Health care.

Recently Barack Obama visited the Cleveland Clinic where wellness and health care prevention measure take centre stage in reducing health care costs. So far they have worked. That is the prevention measure has proved both poignant and successful. It seems like common sense that you would look after your your own health first. Before looking after the car the house or anything else. People in the corporate world seem to get caught up in the office politic of becoming available more and more available 27/7 able to be contacted day & night on their phone,having to work many hours of unpaid overtime in the race to the 'top' what if you dont make it will those around you be delivering you flowers food & get well cards if you get sick from burnout ? I ask you.

  1. Diet ~correct food choices at least four vegetables and two fruits every day.
  2. Exercise ~do thirty minutes every day :such as ten thousand steps
  3. Stress ~ true reduce the amount oof negative stress in your lifeand have a daily relaxation routine such as .~meditation, stetching,massage.


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    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 

      7 years ago from the short journey

      That's true, yes. However, not to say that this is everyone, but just this morning I had a conversation with someone complaining about not having health care because it was "too" expensive for them to buy insurance. Mentally I could not help but note a few things...expensive things...things they had chosen to spend their money on. So, although they are limited in an aspect of their health, they are more than able to take care of other things that they want. I listened to their shallow thinking and realized that once again I was dealing with a person who wanted what they think would be a free ride off the backs of other people.

      I've run into this so many times that I am giving some deep thought to how best explain the consequences to such people. Perhaps I should just find some websites that people in Canada and England are putting out there to explain how bad the situation is in their "free" healthcare countries, but that seems like the lazy way out for me.

    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      7 years ago from Queensland Australia

      WEll worthless if the wrong word but is a person is not well due to a treatable condition they are less useful to themselves & others...

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 

      7 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for replying. I'll have to read more of your work in HP, especially your latest. Issues about current events are of interest to me, especially the perspective of "real" people, not the media rhetoric or the political spins. I'm interested in what communities are thinking...perhaps more in whether they are thinking individually or if they are just following trends with a crowd mentality.

      So, are you saying that without "good" health a person is worthless?

    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      7 years ago from Queensland Australia

      RTalloni this is one of my earliest hubs & I admit first up it is not very good. I guess what I am saying is without health one has nothing & without a healthy population a nation has nothing...

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 

      7 years ago from the short journey

      In trying to understand your first sentence I am wondering if you really mean to say that the responsibility of the care for one's own health also belongs to the government?

      And do you really think that the recent health care emphasis in the U.S. is about giving access to health care to all Americans?

      I wouldn't ordinarily reply with these questions to a hub, but your bio states that you are a student of Justice and Law and that peaked my curiosity about your writing.

    • Kimberly Bunch profile image

      Kimberly Bunch 

      9 years ago from EAST WENATCHEE

      Great Hub! Here's one I wrote: https://hubpages.com/hub/depressionanddating

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