I am thinking about ‘health’ for the past week. Not that I am sick or have any big revelations about it, but I am considering how we deal with whatever our health status is.
Some people make a big deal out of minor ailments and yet some others are silent and brave about serious concerns.
I believe that as we get older, the health system responds to us differently. This is when the doctor responds to your concerns with, “it is normal for that to happen at your age.” They don’t seem quite as enthusiastic about fixing us up as we get older.
Another aspect about health – do we talk about it? When is it appropriate and when is it not?
Should we be proactive and do our own research (via Dr Google) or trust in the knowledge and experience of our health care professionals – or a bit of both?
Then there is the scientific approach to health or the alternative therapies. I lean very much toward the medical model – maybe because Medicare will subsidize me if I see a doctor but I pay the full cost if I see someone who practices natural therapies.
What part does our mind play in our health? I am sure it plays a significant role but can we think ourselves better? I know we can think ourselves sick!
So there you have it – a week’s reflection on health, summed up in less than 300 words 🙂