Fitness: This Civic Duty Leads To Affordable Healthcare – Healthcare

Civic duty is real and it doesn’t begin or end with voting for who will be the next POTUS.If you don’t do your part to reduce financial burden on our healthcare system then you’re not being a good citizen.”Good citizen” behavior includes doing what you can do to take good care of- or to not waste-your country’s resources. We recycle and work to keep our oceans clean. We also need to do our personal part in keeping health care costs down- by avoiding the pitfalls that lead to diabetes and other preventable diseases.Your healthy body is a resource you have an obligation to maintain and preserve. Making yourself sick due to poor diet and lack of exercise is the opposite of being a good citizen.Diabetes is the most expensive disease overall. It causes more deaths each year than cancer and aids combined. Some research shows that 90% of adult onset diabetes is preventable. If the number were only half that it would be staggering.Family history and genetics don’t guarantee you’ll get diabetes- they only play a role. Low activity level and poor diet increase your chances of getting the disease- and others too.Adult onset diabetes occurs slowly over time. This implies that you have time to get things under control. Are you working to get things under control? If you’re struggling and need help, get it. One secret to having a successful life is learning how to get the help you need.Uncontrolled diabetes contributes greatly to its overall cost. If you already have diabetes you can work to control it.Healthcare is not how many drugs you can get and for how cheap. It’s more about taking caring of your health before you lose it (prevention.)If there’s one good thing about turning 65 it’s got to be eligibility for Medicare. Your fellow Americans will then be paying the bulk of your healthcare costs- if you have any. We all could impact our country by making healthy choices throughout the years to keep our personal healthcare costs as low as humanly possible.Your personal lack of exercise and disregard for a healthy diet both lead to higher health care costs for your country and a lower quality of life for you. Why would you choose that? Don’t choose that.By doing what is in your personal power to be fit- by eating well and working out- you are doing your part, your civic duty, to keep government spending down through eliminating avoidable costs. If you don’t care about yourself, maybe you care about your country!We need affordable health care for everyone in this country. We can make nationwide healthcare more affordable if we decrease the need to utilize benefits.All you need to do is two things:
• Work out moderately and consistently.
• Learn how to eat right. It involves more than just avoiding too much sugar and fat.No excuses please. Learn what you need to know- then do what you need to do.Ask yourself these questions:
• Are you doing what’s in your personal power to take good care of yourself?
• Could you do a better job of it?You know you need exercise. Get some. Every day. Eat a healthy diet too.The civic duty of caring for your health is not that difficult and it’s totally free for you. It may come easier to some people than to others. Even so, it doesn’t have to be difficult and it’s easier once you get started.Preserving and protecting your health is a way to serve to your country without being a soldier.The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) states that the future growth of spending (per beneficiary) for our major health care programs will be the most important determinant of long term trends in federal spending.It’s been said that every right implies responsibility, every possession implies a duty, and every opportunity implies an obligation (John D. Rockefeller, Jr.)In America we have the right to receive Medicare when we turn 65. If you possess a healthy body you have a duty to take care of it. If you’re given the opportunity to enjoy life with a healthy body you have an obligation to maintain its condition.Shut up, work out, and eat right. As an American put your personal “I can” into making your life a healthy life. Your personal fitness can make national healthcare more affordable.