The new primary health care is the health care you give to yourself, which speeds up the rehab process and stimulates the recuperative power within your own body.
You don't need to go to a doctor for this type of primary health care. You already know what to do:
- exercise regularly with vigor
- eat wisely
- get enough sleep
- distract yourself from being busy and miserable
- take decent holidays.
and all the rest of that stuff that you know you need to do.
Maybe you've forgotten what to do? As a species we seem to be mighty forgetful.
When we're crook out initial reaction is to reach for the bottle for our medication of choice. We forget that there are other things we could do which are more effective.
I'll give you and example. A lot of people I see get headaches. They're not caused by a lack of Panadeine.
So why do we persist in taking the palliative route instead of thinking, 'What's caused this headache and what do I need to do to firstly get rid of it, and secondly not have it happen again?'
I'll leave it to you to work that one out. I hope you can remember.
On the track
Running with the boys.
In the meantime stay tuned, highly tuned and remember what you need to do to keep yourself in good shape.