Health issues can cost us a fortune and the reality is that many, if not most, can be prevented if we take the few extra minutes of our day to make the healthier decision.
The following are three examples of preventative health issues that could cost a fortune if you fail to take that daily action.
Bones may mend themselves but teeth never grow back – once they’re gone, they’re gone.
· Brush, floss, and take care of your teeth, daily, and prevent tooth decay and gum disease
· Forgo dental health and spend thousands on dental operations
It’s a no-brainer for the choices but still many do everything they can to avoid the couple minutes required to keep a healthy mouth.
Outside of dental health is the appearance which truly does factor in your happiness – this is very apparent with misaligned teeth which makes the individual feel out of place which is why so many opt for braces or alignment tools like the recent Invisalign.
Dr. Sherri Worth, a well respected dentist, sums up
“While some cases may warrant one type over the other, for many people it is a matter of personal preference. They consider their lifestyle, their needs, and the benefits and drawbacks of each when making their decision.”
So how does straight teeth factor into the whole “cost” element of the post? Well, whether we like it or not, many people will base their decisions on our appearances and there may be a time when you’re rejected because of it; it’s not fair but it happens.
Plus, people want to feel good about themselves which is why they would take these preventative measures – if they’re happy than they’ll lead a happy, fruitful life.
Obesity is a growing epidemic around the World and will continue to rise as long as our culture is fixated on poor eating decisions. Along with an increase weight comes a myriad of health issues that could have been preventable such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and more.
The decision to live a healthy, active lifestyle has to come from within. Yes, it takes work to look and feel healthy but the short-term pain will lead to long-term gain especially considering the high costs of medical bills associated with obesity and an inactive lifestyle.
Children are especially susceptible to obesity because they aren’t making the buying decisions at the grocery store nor are they the ones cooking food – it’s up to the parents to set a healthy example.
You could face thousands of dollars in medical bills or decide to do the following:
· Change to a diet that fits your lifestyle that doesn’t involve unhealthy foods
· Make an effort to exercise a few times a week even if it’s for a few minutes
· Create accountability with friends and family to keep track
Psychology is one of those items easy to forget when it’s so easy to see physical health issues such as dental or weight but mental health is just as important as its physical counterpart.
As a child grows they will begin to see the world as it is which isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. There will be times when they are faced with an immense stress and trouble especially during the teenage years when young adults begin to divide into cliques. The result of this young societal divide could result in bullying which leads to psychological troubles throughout life.
An adult can experience these same troubles such as bullying at the job or feeling inadequate due to relationship troubles.
Most of these psychological issues could be prevented – and the first step is education.
The Web is an immense library of information which presents unlimited access to professional expertise and suggestions for coping with psychological issues – use it when you begin to see a pattern develop and take the appropriate actions before it becomes something you (or others) are stuck with that could lead to financial troubles later in life through bad decisions.