Healthcare Spending vs. Poor Lifestyle

Debbie Reid // September 25 // 0 Comments

Our Healthcare Spending vs. Poor Lifestyle.

 Our Healthcare Spending vs Poor Lifestyle, directly correlates with our choices. Not just the medication our doctors give us.

If we make better lifestyle choices our healthcare spending will go down.

Lifestyle?  In particular, what is Lifestyle Medicine? Lifestyle Medicine addresses Chronic diseases and conditions like heart disease, hypertension, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, including osteoporosis and several types of cancer.

These are some of the most common and preventable health conditions; we pay a high price each year.

Can you imagine that most of our medical conditions are preventable, and 86% of chronic diseases are linked to poor lifestyle choices? Chronic diseases represent the leading causes of death in the US. 90% of Healthcare spending is directly related to the treatment of chronic disease.

What is Lifestyle Medicine? 

Practice of medicine directed toward evidence-based behavioral interventions to prevent, treat and manage chronic disease.

Again what is Lifestyle medicine? It is treating the underlying cause. Treating the symptoms alone will not fix the chronic disease; it puts a mask on it.

Here are six fundamental Lifestyle focus to improve your health and Wellness.

  1. Healthful Eating Habits
  2. Physical Activity
  3. Sleep
  4. Managing Stress
  5. Healthy Relationships
  6. Avoid Risky Substances
Lifestyle Medicine
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Now, how do we get there? 

So many of us struggle to stay on a chosen diet. Exercise is a four-letter word. "I don’t know where to begin.” Or begin only to fail—the money spent on pills and potions and plastic food. Lose a little and gain it back.

Of course, we spend money on our healthcare and remedies, quick fixes, diets, and many other expenses. Still, we struggle. So, can you imagine how making better lifestyle choices can save you money on your healthcare spending?

Alternatively, imagine having a #Wellness-Life Coach to support and guide you on your journey to Wellness and lifestyle change for a small monthly fee. Help you take baby steps or keep you on track. Whatever will work for you.

Our healthcare spending vs. lifestyle, we can make a difference! For this reason, please consider an resolution and commitment to optimize your health by making better choices. 

We can help you save money and make better choices. Lifestyle is not a temporary fix. Let us take you to a Healthier Place. Check out Think Healthcare Solutions & the Healthitude Academy. We can help you be healthier and save you money. Give us a try!

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About the Author Debbie Reid

Nurse for many 25+ years, Experienced Medical Bill Auditor, Life Coach. Extensive knowledge and experience with saving money on Healthcare!

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