Quality Living for Life
A crisis of some kind is inevitable for everyone. Whether it’s an illness, a broken bone, a heart attack or a car accident, we’ve all experienced some type of major health issue, or know someone who has. Instead of waiting to act in response to a crisis or acting on crises as they occur, find your motivation in a high quality of life. The Healthcare Hierarchy outlines three levels of healthcare. Maintaining a balance of all three levels will help you prevent future crises and prepare to handle the ones you face today.
1. Self-Care: Doing for yourself whatever it takes to keep your mind, body and spirit healthy and functioning.
2. Health-Care: Using the aid of medical professionals to keep your mind, body and spirit healthy and functioning.
3. Crisis-Care: Recovering from an injury or illness by combining your efforts with those of health care professionals.
Preparation: Planning for Crisis Response
Since health crises are often unexpected, it is important to take steps early on that will allow you to deal with a crisis when it happens. The first priority is to research health insurance policies and find the one that works the best for you. Have faith in the system, but also take responsibility for your own health by staying informed and consulting openly with your doctor when you have an appointment. Know your family health history and be aware of potential risks. If, for instance, you know that all the women in your family experienced breast cancer, start getting mammograms earlier than the recommended timeframe.
Prevention: Keeping Crises at Arm’s Length
The best way to prepare for a crisis is to prevent one from occurring in the first place. Making great self-care and health-care a priority will keep a crisis away longer. Self-care begins with you being responsible for making the decisions that you know will be the most beneficial for you and your body.
One of the best ways to execute self-care is by getting your ESS in shape. Your ESS–endurance, strength and structure–is the essence of healthy living and longevity. High levels of endurance give you the energy you need to stay active. Building and maintaining muscles increase strength. Scheduling regular chiropractic adjustments will keep your structure balanced and help to prevent exercise-related injuries.
For true quality of life, stop waiting for health crises to cause havoc in your life and take action today to keep yourself in great shape for your best century. By practicing self-care and working with a strong healthcare team, you’ll stay motivated by high quality living – the key to your successful 100 Year Lifestyle.Share